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

6 Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment
SANDF 6 Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment
6 Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment emblem
Active 1 April 1965 -
Country  South Africa
Allegiance
  •  Republic of South Africa
  •  Republic of South Africa
Branch
Type Reserve Artillery
Part of
Garrison/HQ Brakpan
Motto(s)
Insignia
Collar Badge Bursting grenade with seven flames
Beret Colour Oxford Blue
Battery emblems SANDF anti aircraft company emblems
Beret bar circa 1992 SANDF Anti Aircraft beret bar

History[edit | edit source]

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 War[edit | edit source]

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.

Leadership[edit | edit source]

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

Regimental Symbols[edit | edit source]

Previous Dress Insignia[edit | edit source]

6 Light Anti Aircraft Regiment with 73 Brigade tupper flash

Battle Honours[edit | edit source]

  • Operation Savannah

References[edit | edit source]

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