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Regiment North Natal
SADF Regiment North Natal shoulder emblem.jpg
Regiment North Natal emblem
Active 1950
Allegiance
  • Republic of South Africa
  • Flag of South Africa (1928–1994).svg South Africa
Branch
Size Battalion
Part of
Garrison/HQ PaulPietersburg, Vryheid, Newcastle
Motto(s) Libertatem tenemus (Hold Freedom)
Battle honours
Commanders
First Officer Commanding Commandant Willie Stumph
Ceremonial chief Lt Colonel Ferdie Alberts

Regiment North Natal 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.

HistoryEdit

Regiment North Natal was established in the 1950s at Paulpietersburg and named originally as Regiment Smuts.[1]

SADF Regiment Smuts beret badge

SADF Regiment Smuts beret badge

The regiment was renamed Regiment North Natal in 1961 and its headquarters was moved to Vryheid. Members served in Owamboland in northern South West Africa from 1976 to 1980. The headquarters was finally moved again to Newcastle around 1980.

Border WarEdit

The regiment served in numerous deployments in the Border War in SWA/Namibia where 4 active companies and about 800 Citizen Force members served in the operational and border areas.

Democratic elections of 1994Edit

In 1994 the regiment provided reaction force support to the police for South Africa’s first democratic elections.

DisbandmentEdit

Regiment North Natal was disbanded in 1997.[2]

Battle honoursEdit

Freedom of the CityEdit

Freedom of Vryheid in 1961.

LeadershipEdit

Regimental emblemsEdit

Dress InsigniaEdit

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Roll of HonourEdit

ReferencesEdit

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