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3 Field Engineer Regiment

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3 Field Engineer Regiment - (3 members)

3 Field Engineer Regiment was established on 1 Jul 1926 as 1, 2, and 3 Field Companies. 3 Field Company saw service in North Africa and participoated in the Battle of El Alamein. Re-established as 3rd Field Squadron in 1946, and in 1975, together with the 1st and 2nd Field and 8th Field Park Squadrons, it formed part of 2 Field Engineer Regiment. 3 Field Squadron itself saw service as a Citizen Force engineer unit of 71 Motorised Brigade, in 1975, during Operation Savannah, and did regular 3-month border duties up to 1988. It received regimental status in 1980 and national colours in 1991. The new regimental emblem was approved in 1984. In 1992, 3 Field Engineer Regiment became part of 9 SA Division. (* The original 3 Field Squadron flash as depicted was probably never actually worn)


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3rd Field Squadron* - (3 members)

3 Field Engineer Regiment was established on 1 Jul 1926 as 1, 2, and 3 Field Companies. 3 Field Company saw service in North Africa and participoated in the Battle of El Alamein. Re-established as 3rd Field Squadron in 1946, and in 1975, together with the 1st and 2nd Field and 8th Field Park Squadrons, it formed part of 2 Field Engineer Regiment. 3 Field Squadron itself saw service as a Citizen Force engineer unit of 71 Motorised Brigade, in 1975, during Operation Savannah, and did regular 3-month border duties up to 1988. It received regimental status in 1980 and national colours in 1991. The new regimental emblem was approved in 1984. In 1992, 3 Field Engineer Regiment became part of 9 SA Division. (* The original 3 Field Squadron flash as depicted was probably never actually worn)


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