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7 Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment
[[File:7 Light Anti-aircraft regiment emblem|240x240px|frameless}}|SANDF 7 Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment emblem|alt=]]
SANDF 7 Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment emblem
Active 1 April 1969 - present
Country  South Africa
Allegiance
  •  Republic of South Africa
  •  Republic of South Africa
Branch
Type Reserve Artillery
Part of
Garrison/HQ Wingfield, Cape Town
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

7 Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment is a reserve force regiment of the South African Army Air Defence Artillery Formation.

History[edit | edit source]

With the reorganisation of the Citizen Force in 1959/60, the headquarters and three independent anti-aircraft batteries were combined into one regiment known as the University of Cape Town Regiment.

The regiment mobilised during the state of emergency during that period and was equipped with 3.7 inch guns. The regiment was organised with three batteries of two troops each with a radar troop.

7 Light Anti Aircraft [1] was raised from its mother unit, UCTR, on 1 April 1969, when excess personnel from Cape Garrison Artillery was absorbed.

Command Affiliation[edit | edit source]

Initially the regiment was assigned to 7 South African Infantry Division, but with the raising of 9 Division, it was transferred to the new organisation.

Regimental Symbols[edit | edit source]

Previous Dress Insignia[edit | edit source]

SADF 7 Light Anti aircraft Regiment Flash.jpg

Freedom of the City[edit | edit source]

The regiment received the freedom of Goodwood on 31 March 1990.[citation needed]

References[edit | edit source]

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