Fact file: Regiment Bloemspruit


Regiment Bloemspruit was established on January 1 1964 as the first Citizen Force infantry regiment in the then Orange Free State with the active involvement of then Minister of Defence and later State President, JJ (Jim) Fouché.

The regiment served in the South African Border War in the 1970s and 1980s.

The former Regiment Louw Wepener (Bethlehem), Regiment De Wet (Kroonstad) and Regiment Dan Pienaar (Bloemfontein) were absorbed into Regiment Bloemspruit on April 1 1997.

Current role: Motorised infantry.

Current base: Bloemfontein

Battle honours: –

Motto: Wakker en trou (Awake and loyal)