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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”
Country Flag of South Africa.svg South Africa
Branch
Allegiance
  • Flag of South Africa (1928–1994).svg Republic of South Africa
  • Flag of South Africa.svg Republic of South Africa
Service history
Active 1 April 1969 to form 8 Light Anti-Aircraft, 27 April 1973 as Regiment Overvaal
Part of
Motto
Commanders
Insignia
Insignia Bursting grenade with seven flames

HistoryEdit

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.

LeadershipEdit

Officers CommandingEdit

  • 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 MajorsEdit

  • 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)

ReferencesEdit

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