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Fact file: 1 SA Corps

1 South African Corps was a sequel to an Active Citizen Force headquarters established in April 1965. This changed its name to HQ Army Task Force (Permanent Force) in 1967 and was superseded by 1 SA Corps, consisting of 7 SA Infantry Division and 8 SA Armoured Division.

 













A provisional 1977 order of battle had 1 SA Corps organised as follows:

 

 

Corps Troops

Artillery

Field Artillery

  • 14 Light Regiment, SAA

  • 15 Missile Regiment, SAA

     

Light Antiaircraft

  • 47 Antiaircraft Regiment, SAA

  • 57 Antiaircraft Regiment, SAA

  • 67 Antiaircraft C&R Unit, SAA

     

Engineers

  • 17 Field Squadron, SAEC

  • 27 Engineer Support Regiment, SAEC

     

Infantry

  • 1 Para Bn, SAIC

  • 2 Para Bn, SAIC

     

Signals

  • Corps Signals Group

 

Maintenance

  • 13 Maintenance Unit

  • 23 Maintenance Unit

  • 33 Maintenance Unit (SA Cape Corps)

  • 15 Transit Maintenance Unit

  • 201 Air Supply Company

  • 27 Field Workshop, TSC

  • 37 Field Workshop, TSC

  • 11 Medium Workshop, TSC

  • 12 Medium Workshop, TSC

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Medical

  • 23 Mobile Hospital

  • 48 Field Ambulance Unit

  • 10 Medical Evacuation Unit

  • 26 Field Hygiene Company

     

Military Police

  • 13 Provost Company, SACMP

  • 14 Provost Company, SACMP

     

Paymaster

  • 17 Field Pay Unit

 

The formation was seemingly disbanded in the early to mid-1980s.



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