Neha Patil

14 South African Infantry Battalion

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Active  1 January 1994
Branch  South African Army
Garrison/HQ  Mthatha, Eastern Cape
Country  South Africa
Type  Motorised infantry
14 South African Infantry Battalion
Part of  South African Army Infantry Formation

14 South African Infantry Battalion is a motorised infantry unit of the South African Army.

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History

14 SAI was established on January 1, 1994, at Umtata, Eastern Cape as a result of the amalgamation of Transkei Defence Force into the SANDF. 14 SAI marked freedom of entry into Mthatha on 30 July 2011 in which the Mayor of King Sabata Dalindyebo Municipality, officiated. Another unit, 13 SAI was amalgamated with 14 SAI.

SANDF's Motorised Infantry

SANDF’s Motorised Infantry is transported mostly by Samil trucks, Mamba APC’s or other un-protected motor vehicles. Samil 20,50 and 100 trucks transport soldiers, towing guns, and carrying equipment and supplies. Samil trucks are all-wheel drive, in order to have vehicles that function reliably in extremes of weather and terrain. Motorised infantry have an advantage in mobility allowing them to move to critical sectors of the battlefield faster, allowing better response to enemy movements, as well as the ability to outmaneuver the enemy.

References

14 South African Infantry Battalion Wikipedia


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