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Regiment Erongo
SWATF Regiment Erongo emblem.jpg
SWATF 912 Battalion emblem
Active 1980
Disbanded 1990–91
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 Motorised Infantry
Part of South West African Territorial Force
Motto(s) Usque Ad Finem “To the very end”
Equipment Casspir
Insignia
Part of the South West African Territorial Force Insignia of the South West African Territorial Force
SWATF Regiment Erongo beret badge SWATF Regiment Erongo beret badge

Regiment Erongo was a quick-reaction unit of the South West African Territorial Force.[1]

HistoryEdit

Regiment Erongo was formed in January 1980 as 912 Battalion and part of 91 Brigade of the South West Africa Territory Force.[2] 91 SWA Brigade was a Reaction Force with its base at Windhoek, in sector 40. It acted as a mobile reserve to support SWATF operations in Sectors 20 in northern Namibia and was modelled on the SADF motorised brigade.

912 Battalion was part of 91 Brigade SWATF 91 Brigade structure updated

2 SWA Specialist Unit was formed in 1987 out of the parachute company of Regiment Erongo.

Regiment Erongo was disbanded upon the independence of Namibia in 1990-91.[2]

Roll of HonourEdit

05 Mar 1980: 72208721BT Rifleman Johannes Jacobus Maass from Regiment Erongo was Killed in Action during a contact with PLAN insurgents in Northern Owamboland. He was 24.

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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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