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6 Light Anti Aircraft Regiment

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Active  1 April 1965 -
Type  Reserve Artillery
Country  South Africa
6 Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment
Allegiance  Republic of South Africa  Republic of South Africa
Branch  South African Army  South African Army
Part of  South African Army Air Defence Artillery Formation Army Conventional Reserve

6 Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment is an artillery regiment of the South African Army.

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History

6 Light Anti-Aircraft was officially established on 1 April 1965 with its headquarters in Brakpan at the headquarters of Regiment Oos Transvaal until 1968. It transferred to Springs, whereafter it moved to Johannesburg in 1979.

Border War

The regiment took part in Operation Savannah in 1976 as part of 73 Brigade, part of 7 South African Infantry Division. Two batteries of 35mm Oerlikon GDF AA guns were mobilised for duty on the SWA border to protect Grootfontein and Rundu.

Leadership

The first Commanding Officer was Commandant Dick Inngs, who retired in 1977. He was succeeded by Commandant Nick Irish.

Battle Honours

  • Operation Savannah
  • References

    6 Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment Wikipedia


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