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Regiment University of Stellenbosch
SADF Regiment University of Stellenbosch emblem
SADF Regiment University of Stellenbosch
Active 1960 to 1970
Country  South Africa
  •  Republic of South Africa
Type Reserve Anti-Aircraft
Part of South African Army Infantry Formation
Army Conventional Reserve
Garrison/HQ Stellenbosch
Company level insignia SA Army Company Insignia.png
SA Motorised Infantry beret bar circa 1992

SA Motorised Infantry beret bar

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.

History[edit | edit source]

Origins[edit | edit source]

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.

Operations[edit | edit source]

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 Emblems[edit | edit source]

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References[edit | edit source]

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

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