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6 Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment is an artillery regiment of the South African Army.

6 Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment
SADF 6 Light Antiaircraft Regiment emblem
6 Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment emblem
Country Flag of South Africa.svg South Africa
Branch
Allegiance
  • Flag of South Africa (1928–1994).svg Republic of South Africa
  • Flag of South Africa.svg Republic of South Africa
Service history
Active 1 April 1965 -
Part of
Motto
Commanders
Insignia
Insignia Bursting grenade with seven flames

HistoryEdit

6 Light Anti-Aircraft [1] was officially established on 1 April 1965 with its headquarters in Brakpan at the headquarters of Regiment Oos Transvaal until 1968. It transferred to Springs, whereafter it moved to Johannesburg in 1979.

Border WarEdit

The regiment took part in Operation Savannah in 1976 as part of 73 Brigade, part of 7 South African Infantry Division. Two batteries of 35mm Oerlikon GDF AA guns were mobilised for duty on the SWA border to protect Grootfontein and Rundu.

LeadershipEdit

The first Commanding Officer was Commandant Dick Inngs, who retired in 1977. He was succeeded by Commandant Nick Irish.

Regimental SymbolsEdit

Previous Dress InsigniaEdit

SADF 7 Division 73 Brigade 6 Light Anti Aircraft Flash

Battle HonoursEdit

  • Operation Savannah

ReferencesEdit

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