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School of Armour

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School of Armour - (45 members)

The School of Armour was established on 1 April 1966. With the establishment of the SAAC on 18 October 1946, a requirement for qualified armour instructors also arose. An Armour Training Branch was established in 1946, which, in 1953, amalgamated with the Artillery to establish the School of Artillery and Armour in Potchef-stroom, and finally establishing the School of Armour in 1966 in Bloemfontein.


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RE: School of Armour

With the establishment of the SAAC on 18 October 1946, a requirement for qualified armour instructors also arose. An Armour Training Branch was established in 1946, which later, in 1953, amalgamated with the Artillery to establish the School of Artillery and Armour in Potchefstroom, and finally establishing the School of Armour in 1966 in Bloemfontein.

During the official opening of the School of Armour in 1967, General Fraser said the following: “The School of Armour, like other training establishments, also plays an important role in the South African Army – it has in fact become an indispensable unit in our organisation.” Little did the general know how true his words would become?

Since its establishment, the School of Armour has achieved many successes in training, sport and other areas. Many dignitaries and foreign visitors have visited the unit over the years.



Source: Customs & Traditions, History and Insignia of the South African Armoured Corps, 2nd Edition...


RE: School of Armour

The Schol of Armour has a Facebook group called "SA Pantserskool - SA School of Armour (SAW/SANW)"

See https://www.facebook.com/groups/2609116067/
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RE: School of Armour

We would like to congratulate the School of Armour on their 50th anniversary this year!

The School of Armour was established on 1 April 1966. With the establishment of the SAAC on 18 October 1946, a requirement for qualified armour instructors also arose. An Armour Training Branch was established in 1946, which, in 1953, amalgamated with the Artillery to establish the School of Artillery and Armour in Potchef-stroom, and finally establishing the School of Armour in 1966 in Bloemfontein.


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School of Armour Colours (as per Art Card, dated 1982)...


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School of Armour Flag (as per Art Card, dated 1989)...


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Art Card for the School of Armour Shoulder Flash, approved 1973:...


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Art Card for the School of Armour Shoulder Flash, approved 1966: ...


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Art Card for the School of Armour Cap Badge, approved 1986:...


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Only Registered Users may view the Members, History and ROH of this unit
YearNumber of members on Roll Of Honour
1973
1
1975
1
1976
2
1986
1
1990
1
1992
2
TOTAL:
8

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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
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
Images from 'Grensoorlog' series, produced by Linda de Jager, reproduced with kind permission from MNET

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