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Regiment Overvaal is an artillery regiment of the South African Army.

Regiment Overvaal
SANDF Regiment Overvaal emblem
“Serving in war and peace”
Active 1 April 1969 to form 8 Light Anti-Aircraft, 27 April 1973 as Regiment Overvaal
Country  South Africa
  •  Republic of South Africa
  •  Republic of South Africa
Type Reserve Artillery
Part of
Garrison/HQ Vereeniging, Gauteng
Collar Badge Bursting grenade with seven flames
Beret Colour Oxford Blue
Battery emblems SANDF anti aircraft company emblems
Beret bar circa 1992 SANDF Anti Aircraft beret bar

History[edit | edit source]

Regiment Overvaal was established in 1969 as a Medium Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment, based on the Vereeniging Military Base. P Battery of Regiment Overvaal was subsequently transferred on 1 October 1969 to form 8 LLA. The first Officer Commanding was Commandant R.D.J. Coetzee and the first RSM C.S. Feldtmann.[1]

Regiment Overvaal is a unit which executes the Anti-Aircraft task independently, or in support of other arms using radar controlled 35mm Oerlikon AA cannon. These cannon can be used in all-weather conditions against low flying aircraft and can, if necessary be used in a ground role as well.

Leadership[edit | edit source]

Officers Commanding[edit | edit source]

  • Cmdt R.DJ. Coetzee (1969-1973)
  • Cmdt L. Human (1973-1983)
  • Cmdt P.J. Viljoen (1983-1988)
  • Cmdt P.J. Roetz (1988-1991)
  • Lt Col J.C. Zelie (1991-1997)

Regimental Sergeant Majors[edit | edit source]

  • WO1 C.S. Feldtmann (1969-1984)
  • WO1 G.D.J. Beukes (1984-1988)
  • WO1 F.J. du Plooy (1988-1991)
  • WO1 J.J.G. Greyling (1991-1994)
  • WO1 J. Klonarides (1994-1997)

References[edit | edit source]

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