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

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.


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]


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


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