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South African Engineer Formation
Country  South Africa
Type Military engineering
Role To enhance mobility and survivability of own forces
Motto(s) Ubique (Everywhere)
Primus incidere exire ultimus (First in and last out)
Colors Guardsman Red and Oxford Blue[1]
Insignia
Collar Badge Bursting grenade with nine flames
Beret Colour Oxford blue

The South African Army Engineer Formation is the controlling entity of all South African Army military engineering units. The Formation is currently commanded by the General Officer Commanding (GOC); Brigadier General D.W. Nkosi, as of early 2013, and the Formation Sergeant Major (FSM); Chief Warrant Officer L.R. Rayner, as of late 2011, (the son of one of the previous FSM's; CWO B.G. Rayner).

Units[edit | edit source]

The Formation consists of both regular and reserve units:

Regular Units[edit | edit source]

Engineer Formation HQ. (Thaba Tshwane)

  • Administrative Headquarters of the SA Army Engineer Formation. (SAAEF).

School of Engineers. (Kroonstad)

  • Primary Training Centre for the SAAEF. (Part of General Support Base Kroonstad)

2 Field Engineer Regiment. Commanded by Lieutenant Colonel O.B. Monyatsi and Master Warrant Officer D.S. Mkhonto. (Bethlehem)

  • Primary Deployment Unit of the SAAEF.

35 Engineer Support Regiment. (Dunnottar)

  • Unit responsible for the maintenance of all Engineering equipment. (Part of Military Base Dunnottar)

1 Construction Regiment. (Dunnottar)

  • Unit responsible for all construction and Building maintenance work. Mostly Plumbers, Electricians and Builders are stationed here. (Part of Military Base Dunnottar)

1 Military Printing Regiment. (ETIR as of 2011) (Thaba Tshwane)

  • Responsible for compilation and printing of maps and booklets, etc. for the SA Army.

4 Survey and Mapping Regiment. (ETIR as of 2011) (Thaba Tshwane)

  • Responsible for surveying and drawing up of maps.

Engineer Terrain Intelligence Unit (ETIR), Formerly 1 Military Printing Regiment and 4 Survey and Mapping Regiment. (Thaba Tshwane)

  • Same duties as the units it replaced.

Reserve Units[edit | edit source]

3 Field Engineer Regiment. (Cape Town)

  • Field Regiment.

19 Field Engineer Regiment. (Durban)

  • Field Regiment.

Closed Units[edit | edit source]

14 Engineer Regiment.

  • Same as 1 Construction Regiment.

4 Field Engineer Regiment.

  • Field Regiment.

6 Field Engineer Regiment.

  • Field Regiment.

20 Field Engineer Regiment.

  • Field Regiment.

References[edit | edit source]

http://www.army.mil.za/hq_units/engineer_fmn/structure.htm

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