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Regiment Highveld
File:SADF Regiment Highveld shoulder flash.jpg
Regiment Highveld emblem
Country Flag of South Africa.svg South Africa
Branch
Allegiance
  • Flag of South Africa (1928–1994).svg Republic of South Africa
Service history
Active 1960
Role Light Infantry
Size One Battalion
Part of South African Infantry Corps
Army Territorial Reserve
Motto “Staan Ferm” (Stand Firm)
Commanders
Insignia

Regiment Highveld was a motorised infantry regiment of the South African Army. It formed part of the South African Army Infantry Formation. As a reserve unit, it had a status roughly equivalent to that of a present-day British Army Reserve or United States Army National Guard unit.

HistoryEdit

OriginsEdit

Regiment Highveld[1] was formed in Middelburg on the 1 January 1960, it also stationed a rear HQ in the town of Nelspruit.

The Regiment originally wore the infantry bokkop but the lion rampant emblem was adopted by 1965.

Regiment Highveld was utilized in a motorized infantry role and deployed on internal security duties on a regular basis.

DisbandmentEdit

Regiment Highveld was disbanded in 1997.

InsigniaEdit

Dress InsigniaEdit

SADF Regiment Highveld insignia

SADF Regiment Highveld insignia

ReferencesEdit

  1. The War In Angola. "South African Unit Profiles". warinangola.com. http://www.warinangola.com/default.aspx?tabid=1239&Parameter=95. Retrieved 2016-12-14. 

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