|4 Field Artillery|
|Active||1945 to present|
|Role||Medium (self propelled) Artillery (G6)|
South African Army Artillery Formation|
|Garrison/HQ||Potchefstroom, Northwest Province|
|Motto(s)||Always in support|
|Equipment||GV6 155 mm self-propelled howitzer|
World War II|
South African Border War
|Battle honours||South-West Africa|
|Collar Badge||Bursting grenade with seven flames|
|Beret Colour||Oxford Blue|
|Artillery Battery Emblems|
|Artillery Beret Bar circa 1992|
4 Artillery Regiment is based at Potchefstroom, responsible for the training of soldiers allotted to Field and Medium Artillery.
On May 28, 1945, authority was granted for the formation of 4 Field Artillery as a full-time regiment with effect 1 April 1945. Based in Potchefstroom after the war, it became 4 Field Training Regiment in 1953 with 10, 11 and 12 Field Batteries at Potchefstroom, Bloemfontein and Oudtshoorn respectively. It was disestablished as a training institution in November 1967. The regiment has taken part in most operations since Operation Savannah in 1976. It became the first artillery regiment to be presented with a regimental colour and claims to be the first to have appointed an honorary colonel. The regiment is currently organised as a composite unit and has a growth capability for the establishment of added regiments.
- Col (Hon) Johann Oosthuizen 1984 – 2012
- Lt Col Nick Bierman CBE 1946 – 1947
- Lt Col Bob Meintjies DSO 1950 – 1953
- Col Deon Holtzhausen 1994 – 1997
- Lt Col Victor Khasapane 2006 – 2010
Freedom of the CityEdit
The regiment was awarded the Freedom of Potchefstroom in 1984.
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