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912 Battalion (SWATF)

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Active  1980
Allegiance  South Africa
Type  Motorised Infantry
Country  Namibia,  South Africa
Branch  South African Army,
912 Battalion (SWATF)
Part of  South West African Territorial Force

Regiment Erongo was a quick-reaction unit of the South West African Territorial Force.

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History

Regiment Erongo was formed in January 1980 as 912 Battalion and part of 91 Brigade of the South West Africa Territory Force. 91 SWA Brigade was a Reaction Force with its base at Windhoek, in sector 40. It acted as a mobile reserve to support SWATF operations in Sectors 20 in northern Namibia and was modelled on the SADF motorised brigade.

912 Battalion was part of 91 Brigade

2 SWA Specialist Unit was formed in 1987 out of the parachute company of Regiment Erongo.

Regiment Erongo was disbanded upon the independence of Namibia in 1990-91.

Roll of Honour

05 Mar 1980: 72208721BT Rifleman Johannes Jacobus Maass from Regiment Erongo was Killed in Action during a contact with PLAN insurgents in Northern Owamboland. He was 24.

References

912 Battalion (SWATF) Wikipedia


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