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913 Battalion (SWATF)

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

913 Battalion was part of 91 South West African Brigade.

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History

This unit was formed in 1980 at Namutoni situated 114 km kilometers northwest of Tsumeb. 91 SWA Brigade was the Reaction Force with its base in Windhoek in Sector 40. It acted as a mobile reserve to support SWATF operations in sectors 10 and in northern Namibia and was modeled on SADF motorised brigade.

913 Battalion was part 91 Brigade

Operational area

The Battalions main operational area was Owamboland.

Role of Honour

  • 23 Mar 1980: 71260731BT Corporal Renier Stephanus van Zyl from Regiment Namutoni SWATF was Killed in Action during a contact with PLAN insurgents in Northern Owamboland. He was 24.
  • References

    913 Battalion (SWATF) Wikipedia


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