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4 South African Infantry Battalion
Active 1 January 1962
Country  South Africa
Branch South African Infantry Corps
Type Motorised infantry
Garrison/HQ Middelburg, Mpumalanga
Engagements South African Border War

4 South African Infantry Battalion is a motorised infantry unit of the South African Army.

History[edit | edit source]

4 SAI was established on January 1, 1962 at Middelburg, South Africa.[1] First troops begun training in April 1962 and became a operational motorised unit in 1969.[1] 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.[1] In some operations, an Oilfant tank squadron was also temporarily attached to the battalion.[1] 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.[1]

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