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Regiment East Rand
SANDF Regiment East Rand emblem.jpg
Active 1 January 1960
Country  South Africa
Branch  South Africa Army
Type Internal Stability
Garrison/HQ Benoni, Germiston
Company level Insignia SA Army Company Insignia.png
SA Motorised Infantry beret bar circa 1992

SA Motorised Infantry beret bar

Regiment East Rand is a reserve infantry battalion of the South African Army. The unit was intended initially to be predominantly an Afrikaans speaking citizen force. As a reserve force unit, it has a status roughly equivalent to that of a British Army Reserve or United States Army National Guard unit.

History[edit | edit source]

From 1976 to 1979, Regiment East Rand called up members for the border war. From 1983 onward, Regiment East Rand was involved in internal stability and township control. Today Regiment East Rand, is a typical reserve motorised infantry battalion. Regiment East Rand is also involved with Operation Corona, an continuous anti poaching operation in the Kruger National Park.[1]

Training[edit | edit source]

Regiment East Rand specialised in 81 mm Mortar platoons, Medics, Signals and Drivers

References[edit | edit source]

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