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Fact file: 16 Maintenance Unit

16 Maintenance Unit was established on October 16, 1973 at Grootfontein to render 3rd line logistical support to deployed forces in Namibia....

Fact file: 44 Parachute Regiment

44 Para Regt is the successor to 44 Parachute Brigade, established as an integrated fulltime/reserve formation in April 1978. At its peak,...

Fact file: 21 SA Infantry Battalion

In 1973 the apartheid government decided to train black soldiers. The next January, a team of ten, led by Major MW Pretorius...

Fact file: 15 SA Infantry Battalion

This battalion was established in 1994 from the ranks of the former Venda Defence Force. The unit badge reflects its location. Thohoyandou...

Fact file: 14 SA Infantry Battalion

This battalion was established in 1994 from the ranks of the former Transkei Defence Force. Current role: Light Infantry Current base: Mthatha Battle...

Fact file: 8 SA Infantry Battalion

The unit was established at Upington in the Northern Cape in October 1973 and received its first batch of national service trainees...

Fact file: 7 SA Infantry Battalion

7SAI was established on October 1, 1973 at Bourke's Luck under command of then Commandant (Lt Colonel) Eddie Webb. The RSM was...

Fact file: 6 SA Infantry Battalion

Grahamstown has been home to 6SAI since January 1, 1962. The unit was established at the time to train whites conscripted for...

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SONA doesn’t do defence

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The SA National Defence Force (SANDF) was much in evidence ahead of President Cyril Ramaphosa’s State of the Nation Address (SONA). This high visibility did...