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Regiment Mooi Rivier
Active 1954–
Country Flag of South Africa.svg South Africa
Branch South African Army
Type Armoured Regiment
Size Regiment
Garrison/HQ Potchefstroom
Motto(s) Sempre Prorsum
Ever Forward[1]

Regiment Mooi Rivier (named after the Mooi (Afrikaans for "Beautiful") River) is an armoured 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. It is part of the South African Army Armour Formation and is headquartered in the South African university town of Potchefstroom.


The Regiment was founded in 1954 by the first vice-rector of the Potchefstroom University, Professor Fanus du Plessis.

Regiment Mooirivier was founded as 2 Antitank Regiment SAA/ACF. During 1955 the regiment was converted to an armoured car regiment and renamed Regiment Hendrik Potgieter. In 1959 the Regiment was renamed Regiment Mooirivier.[2]

This unit served in South Africa's various internal conflicts as well as during its "Border War", including duty in South-West Africa and transborder operations into Angola during the periods 1975 to 1976 and 1983 to 1984.

Commanding Officers[3]Edit

  • Commandant JS du Plessis (April 1954 - January 1967)
  • Commandant CWA Steyn (January 1967 - May 1971)
  • Commandant CH Heenop (May 1971 - November 1979)
  • Commandant SG Greyling (December 1979 - December 1987)
  • Lt Col WH van Zyl (January 1988 - March 2001)
  • Lt Col T du P Snyman (May 2001 to date)

Regimental Sergeant Majors

  • WO1 PF Smit (April 1954 - July 1966)
  • WO1 SW van der Merwe (Jul 1966 - March 1993)
  • WO1 WJ Wagner (April 1993 - December 1997)

Regimental SymbolsEdit

  • Regimental motto: Semper Prorsum.

Battle honoursEdit

  • None known


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