|Natal Field Artillery|
|Active||September 1862 to current|
|Branch||South African Army|
Armis Arte Audacia|
(With Arms, Skill and Bravery)
Second Anglo-Boer War|
World War I
World War II
South African Border War
|Battle honours||South-West Africa 1915|
The Natal Field Artillery (usually abbreviated as NFA) is an artillery regiment of the South African Army. As a reserve unit, it has a status roughly equivalent to that of a British Territorial Army or United States Army National Guard unit. It is part of the South African Army Artillery Formation.
History[edit | edit source]
The regiment took part in numerous military actions, including:
- the Second Anglo-Boer War
- the South African invasion of German South-West Africa during World War I
- World War II, when the regiment formed part of the South African 2nd Infantry Division and was captured during the fall of Tobruk.
From 1913 to 1926, the NFA was designated the 7th Citizen Battery (NFA). From 1926 to 1932, it was the 2nd Citizen Battery (NFA). During World War II it was the 2nd Field Regiment (NFA).
From 1960 to 1968, the regiment was affiliated to the University of Natal, and was called the Natal University Regiment.
Regimental Symbols[edit | edit source]
- Regimental motto: Armis Arte Audacia.
Battle honours[edit | edit source]
Although artillery units in the South African Army do not usually receive battle honours, the NFA was awarded the honour
- South-West Africa 1915
Freedom of the City[edit | edit source]
References[edit | edit source]
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