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Regiment Skoonspruit

Robore et Vigilantia - Strength and Vigilance

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Regiment Skoonspruit (also known as Regiment Schoonspruit) was established in 1964, as a Citizen Force infantry unit, at Klerksdorp in the Western Transvaal, with its headquarters which relocated to Orkney in 1966. It became part of the then North Western Districts Command in 1968, which later became the North West Command, based at Potchefstroom. The first commander was Cmdt Kruger followed by Cmdt Roodt, Cmdt Jacobs and lastly Lt/Col Campher. The regiment was deployed in the Kaokoveld in 1981 and saw action against SWAPO/PLAN insurgents during which a member was killed by an enemy rifle grenade. Regiment Skoonspruit has also deployed for internal security duties on a regular basis. The regiment was disbanded in 1999, a year after the North West Command that it had been part of for over thirty years.


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Regiment Skoonspruit - (0 members)

Regiment Skoonspruit (also known as Regiment Schoonspruit) was established in 1964, as a Citizen Force infantry unit, at Klerksdorp in the Western Transvaal, with its headquarters which relocated to Orkney in 1966. It became part of the then North Western Districts Command in 1968, which later became the North West Command, based at Potchefstroom. The first commander was Cmdt Kruger followed by Cmdt Roodt, Cmdt Jacobs and lastly Lt/Col Campher. The regiment was deployed in the Kaokoveld in 1981 and saw action against SWAPO/PLAN insurgents during which a member was killed by an enemy rifle grenade. Regiment Skoonspruit has also deployed for internal security duties on a regular basis. The regiment was disbanded in 1999, a year after the North West Command that it had been part of for over thirty years.


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Robore et Vigilantia - Strength and Vigilance

 

 

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YearNumber of members on Roll Of Honour
1977
1
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1
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Images from 'Grensoorlog' series, produced by Linda de Jager, reproduced with kind permission from MNET
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Images from 'Grensoorlog' series, produced by Linda de Jager, reproduced with kind permission from MNET
Images from 'Grensoorlog' series, produced by Linda de Jager, reproduced with kind permission from MNET
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