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From 1 September 1972 Army Task Force Headquarters was redesignated HQ 7 Infantry Division.<ref>Dorning, and Monick, 'The Forging of a Strike Force Part II,' Scientia Militaria, 22/3, 1992, p.32 fn 1.</ref> Two years later, it was decided to organize the Army's conventional force into two divisions under a corps headquarters. Both were primarily reserve (Citizen Force) formations, though the division and brigade HQs were Permanent Force. The headquarters of the two divisions were established on 1 August 1974. [[1 South African Corps]] itself was established in August 1974 and was active until 30 January 1977.<ref>{{cite web|title=SACMP Corps History 1946-1988|url=http://home.mweb.co.za/re/redcap/h194688.htm|website=redcap|accessdate=29 November 2014}}</ref> It appears from Colonel Lionel Crook's book on 71 Brigade<ref name=Crook71Bge /> that two of the division's three brigades were redesignations of 17th and 18th Brigades. 71 Motorised Brigade was the former 17 Brigade, 72 Brigade was the former 18 Brigade, and 73 Brigade was a new formation.<ref name=Crook71Bge>{{cite book|first1=Lionel, Col (Rtd)|last1=Crook|editor1-first=Michele|editor1-last=Greenbank|title=71 Motorised Brigade: a history of the headquarters 71 Motorised Brigade and of the citizen force units under its command|publisher=L. Crook in conjunction with the South African Legion|year=1994|place=Brackenfell, South Africa|isbn=9780620165242|oclc=35814757}}</ref>
 
From 1 September 1972 Army Task Force Headquarters was redesignated HQ 7 Infantry Division.<ref>Dorning, and Monick, 'The Forging of a Strike Force Part II,' Scientia Militaria, 22/3, 1992, p.32 fn 1.</ref> Two years later, it was decided to organize the Army's conventional force into two divisions under a corps headquarters. Both were primarily reserve (Citizen Force) formations, though the division and brigade HQs were Permanent Force. The headquarters of the two divisions were established on 1 August 1974. [[1 South African Corps]] itself was established in August 1974 and was active until 30 January 1977.<ref>{{cite web|title=SACMP Corps History 1946-1988|url=http://home.mweb.co.za/re/redcap/h194688.htm|website=redcap|accessdate=29 November 2014}}</ref> It appears from Colonel Lionel Crook's book on 71 Brigade<ref name=Crook71Bge /> that two of the division's three brigades were redesignations of 17th and 18th Brigades. 71 Motorised Brigade was the former 17 Brigade, 72 Brigade was the former 18 Brigade, and 73 Brigade was a new formation.<ref name=Crook71Bge>{{cite book|first1=Lionel, Col (Rtd)|last1=Crook|editor1-first=Michele|editor1-last=Greenbank|title=71 Motorised Brigade: a history of the headquarters 71 Motorised Brigade and of the citizen force units under its command|publisher=L. Crook in conjunction with the South African Legion|year=1994|place=Brackenfell, South Africa|isbn=9780620165242|oclc=35814757}}</ref>
   
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[[71 Motorised Brigade (South Africa)|71 Motorised Brigade]] was established at Cape Town (in the [[Western Province Command]] area), and 72 Motorised Brigade and 73 Motorised Brigade around Johannesburg and Pretoria. Units transferred from Western Province Command to the new [[71 Motorised Brigade (South Africa)|71 Motorised Brigade]] included the [[Cape Field Artillery]], the [[Cape Town Highlanders]], [[Regiment Westelike Provinsie]], [[Regiment Boland]], [[Regiment Oranjerivier]], a [[South African Engineer Corps]] field squadron, [[74 Signal Squadron SACS]], [[4 Maintenance Unit SAOSC]], [[30 Field Workshop SAOSC]], and 3 Field Ambulance.<ref name="Crook71Bge"/>{{Rp|16}} 12 Supply and Transport Company, originally established on 22 August 1961, became 4 Maintenance Unit on 1 September 1971.
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[[71 Motorised Brigade (South Africa)|71 Motorised Brigade]] was established at Cape Town (in the [[Western Province Command]] area), and 72 Motorised Brigade and 73 Motorised Brigade around Johannesburg and Pretoria. Units transferred from Western Province Command to the new [[71 Motorised Brigade (South Africa)|71 Motorised Brigade]] included the [[Cape Field Artillery]], the [[Cape Town Highlanders]], [[Regiment Westelike Provinsie]], [[Regiment Boland]], [[Regiment Oranjerivier]], a [[South African Engineer Corps]] field squadron, [[74 Signal Squadron SACS]], [[4 Maintenance Unit SAOSC]], [[30 Field Workshop SAOSC]], and 3 Field Ambulance.<ref name=Crook71Bge>{{cite book|first1=Lionel, Col (Rtd)|last1=Crook|editor1-first=Michele|editor1-last=Greenbank|title=71 Motorised Brigade: a history of the headquarters 71 Motorised Brigade and of the citizen force units under its command|publisher=L. Crook in conjunction with the South African Legion|year=1994|place=Brackenfell, South Africa|isbn=9780620165242|oclc=35814757}}</ref>{{Rp|16}} 12 Supply and Transport Company, originally established on 22 August 1961, became 4 Maintenance Unit on 1 September 1971.
   
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[[72 Motorised Brigade (South Africa)|72 Motorised Brigade]] appears to have been made up of the following units, soon after formation in 1972.<ref>Monick, Part II, 1992, p.31</ref> Infantry included 1st Battalion, [[Transvaal Scottish Regiment|Transvaal Scottish]], the [[South African Irish Regiment]], and the [[Johannesburg Regiment]], artillery was provided by the [[Transvaal Horse Artillery]], armour by the [[Light Horse Regiment|1 Light Horse Regiment]], engineer support by [[12 Field Squadron SAEC]], signals by [[72 Signals Unit SACS]], and service support by 31 Field Workshop and 7 Maintenance Unit.
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[[72 Motorised Brigade (South Africa)|72 Motorised Brigade]] appears to have been made up of the following units, soon after formation in 1972.<Ref>Monick, Part II, 1992, p.31</ref> Infantry included 1st Battalion, [[Transvaal Scottish Regiment|Transvaal Scottish]], the [[South African Irish Regiment]], and the [[Johannesburg Regiment]], artillery was provided by the [[Transvaal Horse Artillery]], armour by the [[Light Horse Regiment|1 Light Horse Regiment]], engineer support by [[12 Field Squadron SAEC]], signals by [[72 Signals Unit SACS]], and service support by 31 Field Workshop and 7 Maintenance Unit.
   
 
73 Motorised Brigade may have had its headquarters at Kensington (Johannesburg) for some time.
 
73 Motorised Brigade may have had its headquarters at Kensington (Johannesburg) for some time.

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