|4 South African Infantry Battalion|
|Branch||South African Infantry Corps|
|Active||1 January 1962|
|Battles||South African Border War|
4 SAI was established on January 1, 1962 at Middelburg, South Africa. First troops begun training in April 1962 and became a operational motorised unit in 1969. In 1982 it converted to a mechanised infantry battalion consisting of Ratel-20 IFV, with an artillery battery of G5 howitzers and a Ratel-90 armoured car squadron attached. In some operations, an Oilfant tank squadron was also temporarily attached to the battalion. 4 SAI took part in many external operations during the South African border war such as Operations Dolfyn, Askari, Alpha Centauri, Moduler, Hooper and Prone.
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