The Pretoria Highlanders Regiment is a 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.
History[edit | edit source]
During World War II the regiment, as part of 7 South African Infantry Brigade, took part in "Operation Rose", the invasion of Madagascar by South African forces in June 1942. As far as is known, this is the first (and only) amphibious operation in which South African troops ever participated.
In 1946, the PH were converted to artillery and renamed 1 Anti-Tank Regiment (PH). When the Army was reorganised in 1960, for internal security duties, the regiment was converted to armour and reverted to its original name of Pretoria Highlanders.
Regimental Symbols[edit | edit source]
Uniform: Headdress: khaki balmoral, black glengarry; Tourie (on both): bottle green. Tartan: Hunting Stewart (kilt); Sporran: white with two black tails. Hose: green with tops of regimental tartan, green garter flashes. Nickname: "Jacaranda Jocks" (Pretoria is known as "the jacaranda city")
Battle honours[edit | edit source]
- Madagascar 1942
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