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32 Battalion

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32 Battalion - (40 members)

32 Battalion (32 BN, sometimes nicknamed Buffalo Battalion or Os Terriveis - Portuguese for The Terrible Ones) [Afr: 32 Bataljon] was a special infantry battalion of the SA Army, composed of black and white officers and NCO's. It had been raised in 1975 as Bravo Group, and its troops came from the FNLA, one of the former liberation movements of Angola. Unlike other SADF units, 32 Battalion was mainly deployed in southern Angola, acting as a buffer between the SADF's regular forces and its enemies. Although it was mainly used as a counter-insurgency force it was eventually also used as a semi-conventional force during the later phases of the war. After Namibian independence in 1990, the unit was withdrawn to South Africa where it was used in the counter-insurgency role and later also in the South African townships. The unit was disbanded in March 1993 and retired to the town of Pomfret, South Africa.


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From 1976

32 Battalion - (40 members)

32 Battalion (32 BN, sometimes nicknamed Buffalo Battalion or Os Terriveis - Portuguese for The Terrible Ones) [Afr: 32 Bataljon] was a special infantry battalion of the SA Army, composed of black and white officers and NCO's. It had been raised in 1975 as Bravo Group, and its troops came from the FNLA, one of the former liberation movements of Angola. Unlike other SADF units, 32 Battalion was mainly deployed in southern Angola, acting as a buffer between the SADF's regular forces and its enemies. Although it was mainly used as a counter-insurgency force it was eventually also used as a semi-conventional force during the later phases of the war. After Namibian independence in 1990, the unit was withdrawn to South Africa where it was used in the counter-insurgency role and later also in the South African townships. The unit was disbanded in March 1993 and retired to the town of Pomfret, South Africa.


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7893Posted by

Marius Scheepers
on 10 November

RE: 32 Battalion

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7894Posted by

Marius Scheepers
on 10 November

RE: 32 Battalion

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15422Posted by

Dudley Wall
on 23 July

RE: 32 Battalion

32 SA Infantry Battalion...

YearNumber of members on Roll Of Honour
1976
6
1977
16
1978
21
1979
10
1980
39
1981
14
1982
18
1983
8
1984
9
1985
18
1986
9
1987
27
1988
6
1989
3
1991
3
1994
1
TOTAL:
208

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