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Engineer Terrain Intelligence Regiment SAEC
Active 2010 - present
Country  South Africa
  •  Republic of South Africa
Type Military engineering
Role Surveying, printed and digital cartography
Size Regiment
Part of South African Army Engineer Formation
Army Conventional
Garrison/HQ Sappers Heights, Pretoria
Nickname(s) ETIR
Motto(s) Ubique
Colors Guardsman Red and Oxford Blue[1]
Collar Badge Bursting grenade with nine flames
Beret Colour Oxford blue
Engineers Company Emblems SANDF Engineers Company emblems
Engineers Beret Bar circa 1992 SANDF engineers beret bar

ETIR SAEC is a regiment of the South African Engineer Corps. The unit is based in Pretoria, Gauteng. The role of the Engineers is to maintain mobility and serviceability of own forces and counter mobility of enemy forces. Tasks include bridging, water purification, obstacles, demolition, infrastructure repair and development.

History[edit | edit source]

Engineer Terrain Intelligence Regiment is the amalgamation of 4 Survey and Mapping Regiment and 1 Military Printing Regiment.

47 Survey Squadron[edit | edit source]

47 Survey Squadron was established in 1975 with a mandate to deliver mapping of foreign countries used by soldiers. 47 Survey Squadron produced the reproduction material used in the maps of foreign countries, the RSA border and military training areas.[2]

47 Survey Squadron was relocated from Germiston in 1994.

1 Military Printing Regiment[edit | edit source]

1 Military Printing Regiment was established in 1975 with a mandate to deliver mapping to soldiers. 1 Military Printing Regiment was responsible for the printing of the maps. 1 Military Printing Regiment was relocated from Koedoespoort in 1994.

Amalgamation[edit | edit source]

The new Terrain Intelligence Regiment is a combination of the these two units with a clear mandate to provide operational geographical support to clients within the DOD in the specific fields of mapping, surveying, navigation, terrain negotiability, printing and operational photography. The new Terrain Intelligence Regiment underwent changes in terms of technology, upgrading and this will enhance the service. The unit deploys internally and externally with the mobile operational geographic squadron that can provide the same capabilities as the static unit stationed in Pretoria.

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