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Regiment Highveld
Regiment Highveld emblem
Regiment Highveld emblem
Active 1960
Country  South Africa
Allegiance
  •  Republic of South Africa
Branch
Type Infantry
Role Light Infantry
Size One Battalion
Part of South African Infantry Corps
Army Territorial Reserve
Garrison/HQ Middelburg, Nelspruit
Motto(s) “Staan Ferm” (Stand Firm)

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.

History[edit | edit source]

Origins[edit | edit source]

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.

Disbandment[edit | edit source]

Regiment Highveld was disbanded in 1997.

Insignia[edit | edit source]

Dress Insignia[edit | edit source]

SADF Regiment Highveld insignia

References[edit | edit source]

  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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