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Regiment Molopo
Regiment Molopo emblem
Regiment Molopo emblem
Active 1960-1991
Country Flag of South Africa.svg South Africa
Allegiance
  • Flag of South Africa (1928–1994).svg Republic of South Africa
Branch
Type Armoured Regiment
Part of South African Armoured Corps
Army Conventional Reserve
Garrison/HQ Zeerust Mafikeng
Motto(s) Gewapen maar Regverdig (Armed but Just)
Equipment Eland 90 armoured car
Battle honours
  • Operation Askari
  • Operation Modular
Insignia
Beret Colour Black
Armour Squadron emblems SANDF Armour squadron emblems
Armour beret bar circa 1992 SANDF Armour beret bar

Regiment Molopo was an armoured regiment of the South African Army. As a reserve unit, it had a status roughly equivalent to that of a British Army Reserve or United States Army National Guard unit.

HistoryEdit

OriginEdit

Regiment Molopo was raised in 1960 as an armoured regiment equipped with armoured cars.

Border WarEdit

Regiment Molopo saw active service in the South West Africa/Angola campaign.[1] The regiment participated in Operation Askari and Operation Moduler. It provided elements to combine with Regiment Mooirivier to form a composite unit of Eland 90 amoured cars under the command of Task Force Victor.

Noddysideview

Eland facility marker at Tempe

Brigade affiliationEdit

Regiment Molopo was affiliated with 73 Motorised Brigade from 1983 until 1991.

DibandmentEdit

Regiment Molopo closed around 1991 and it memorabilia and colours were transferred to the Pretoria Regiment for safekeeping.[2]

Regimental symbolsEdit

Dress InsigniaEdit

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Unit coloursEdit

OperationsEdit

Regiment Molopo participated in a number of operations including :

ReferencesEdit

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