|6 Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment|
6 Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment emblem
|Active||1 April 1965 -|
|Collar Badge||Bursting grenade with seven flames|
|Beret Colour||Oxford Blue|
|Beret bar circa 1992|
History[edit | edit source]
6 Light Anti-Aircraft  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]
Battle Honours[edit | edit source]
- Operation Savannah
References[edit | edit source]
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