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Regiment Algoa Bay was an infantry battalion of the South African Army. As a reserve force unit, it had a status roughly equivalent to that of a British Army Reserve or United States Army National Guard unit.
Regiment Algoa Bay was raised in January 1946 in Port Elizabeth. The Regiment was initially intended as an artillery unit to be known as the 5th Field Regiment. The Regiment therefore initially wore artillery badges.
Role and Name changesEdit
By January 1960 however, the Regiment was renamed Regiment Algoa Bay and its role changed to that of mechanized infantry. The lighthouse cap badge was adopted in 1964 and was based on the design of the Donkin Reserve lighthouse.
The Regiment appears to have disbanded in the early 2000s.
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