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41/911 Battalion
SWATF 911 Battalion emblem.jpg
Active 1977
Country Flag of Namibia.svg Namibia, Flag of South Africa (1928–1994).svg South Africa
Allegiance Flag of South Africa (1928–1994).svg South Africa
Branch Flag of South Africa.svg South Africa Army,
Type Infantry
Part of South West African Territorial Force
Garrison/HQ Windhoek, Luiperdsvlei
Equipment Casspir, Buffel
Ceremonial chief Commandant Gert Uys
Part of the South West African Territorial Force Insignia of the South West African Territorial Force

911 Battalion was part of 91 South West African Brigade.


This unit was formed in 1977 situated sixty kilometres south of Windhoek at Oamites an old disused copper mine. 911 Battalion was made up of various ethnic groups from SWA, such as Hereros, Damaras, Tswanas, Basters and Coloureds.

911 Battalion was part of 91 Brigade. SWATF 91 Brigade structure updated

Operational AreaEdit

The Battalions main operational area was Owamboland, via Oshivello, about two hundred kilometres south of the SWA/Angola border. On entering the Oshivello gate, soldiers had passed over the so-called `red line' which meant in effect that they were officially on the border and in the operational area.

Role of HonourEdit

  • Coetzer, J.P. 1986
  • De Bruin, J.D. 1988
  • Du Plooy, A. 1988
  • Kariko, I. 1988
  • Lourens, I.Z. 1986
  • Olyn, D.S. 1982
  • Stelzel, G. 1985

See alsoEdit


Further readingEdit

  • Helmoed-Romer Heitman (Author), Paul Hannon (Illustrator), Modern African Wars (3): South-West Africa (Men-At-Arms Series, 242), Osprey Publishing (November 28, 1991) ISBN 1-85532-122-X.

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