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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
  •  Republic of South Africa
  •  Republic of South Africa
Type Reserve Artillery
Part of
Garrison/HQ Brakpan
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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