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Regiment Namutoni/913 Battalion
[[File:SWATF 913 Battalion shoulder flash|240x240px|frameless}}|SWATF 913 Battalion/Regiment Namuntoni emblem|alt=]]
SWATF 913 Battalion/Regiment Namuntoni emblem
Active 1980
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 Namutoni
Equipment Casspir, Buffel
Part of the South West African Territorial Force Insignia of the South West African Territorial Force
Cap badge SWATF Cap badge Regiment Namutoni

913 Battalion was part of 91 South West African Brigade.[1]


This unit was formed in 1980 at Namutoni situated 114 km kilometers northwest of Tsumeb. 91 SWA Brigade was the Reaction Force with its base in Windhoek in Sector 40. It acted as a mobile reserve to support SWATF operations in sectors 10 and in northern Namibia and was modeled on SADF motorised brigade.

913 Battalion was part 91 Brigade SWATF 91 Brigade structure updated

Operational areaEdit

The Battalions main operational area was Owamboland.

Role of HonourEdit

  • 23 Mar 1980: 71260731BT Corporal Renier Stephanus van Zyl from Regiment Namutoni SWATF was Killed in Action during a contact with PLAN insurgents in Northern Owamboland. He was 24.

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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