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7 Light Anti Aircraft Regiment

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Active  1 April 1969 -
Type  Reserve Artillery
Country  South Africa
7 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

7 Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment is a reserve force regiment of the South African Army Air Defence Artillery Formation.



With the reorganisation of the Citizen Force in 1959/60, the headquarters and three independent anti-aircraft batteries were combined into one regiment known as the University of Cape Town Regiment.

The regiment mobilised during the state of emergency during that period and was equipped with 3.7 inch guns. The regiment was organised with three batteries of two troops each with a radar troop.

7 Light Anti Aircraft was raised from its mother unit, UCTR, on 1 April 1969, when excess personnel from Cape Garrison Artillery was absorbed.

Command Affiliation

Initially the regiment was assigned to 7 South African Infantry Division, but with the raising of 9 Division, it was transferred to the new organisation.

Freedom of the City

The regiment received the freedom of Goodwood on 31 March 1990.


7 Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment Wikipedia

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