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Regiment University of Stellenbosch
SADF Regiment University of Stellenbosch emblem
SADF Regiment University of Stellenbosch
Country Flag of South Africa.svg South Africa
Branch
Allegiance
  • Flag of South Africa (1928–1994).svg Republic of South Africa
Service history
Active 1960 to 1970
Part of South African Army Infantry Formation
Army Conventional Reserve
Commanders
Insignia

Regiment University of Stellenbosch was an infantry regiment of the South African Army. As a reserve unit, it has a status roughly equivalent to that of a British Army Reserve or United States Army National Guard unit. It was part of the South African Army Infantry Corps.

HistoryEdit

OriginsEdit

In the late 1950s in South Africa, military units were attached to each large university. The University of Stellenbosch acquired an infantry capability transferred from the previous Regiment Tobie Muller itself dating from November 1953.

The regiment was renamed in January 1960.[1] The concept was for long term students to complete their military training in these units. Training would also be organised so as not to unduly interfere with university work.

OperationsEdit

The Regiment was deployed for border duty in South West Africa as well as for internal unrest mainly in the Cape Province throughout the 1970s.

Regimental EmblemsEdit

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ReferencesEdit

  1. Scientia Militaria, South African Journal of Military Studies, Vol 10. Nr 1 1980

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