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9th Division (South Africa)

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Active  1992-1997
Branch  South African Army
Size  Division
Country  South Africa
Type  Infantry
9th Division (South Africa)

9 South African Infantry Division was a formation of the South African Army, active in the early 1990s.

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History

9 SA Division was established in 1992 in Cape Town when the SA Army abandoned the conventional order of battle used for field divisions. 9 SA Division was a balanced mix of all the arms and services required in modern conventional warfare with the accent on long range mobility and great fire-power. 9 SA Division typically had:

  • Armoured Car Regiments.
  • Motorised Infantry Battalions transported in 'Buffels'.
  • Three Artillery Regiments equipped with G5 or G6 or the 140mm (5.5 inch). Howitzers.
  • Two Anti-Aircraft Regiments armed with a combination of 20mm and 35mm towed artillery. In 9 Divisions case, Cape Garrison Artillery(35mm) and 7 Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment(20mm).
  • An Engineer Regiment.
  • Necessary supporting service units.
  • Disbandment

    The Division was effectively disbanded on April 1, 1997, when its former units became part of 7th South African Infantry Division as 75 Brigade.

    References

    9th Division (South Africa) Wikipedia


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