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116 South African Infantry Battalion

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116 South African Infantry Battalion - (2 members)

116 Battalion (116 BN) [Afr: 116 Suid-Afrikaanse Infanteriebataljon] was to be established as one of nine regional African battalions to train black soldiers, each with a particular ethnic identity which would serve under regional SADF commands. It was eventually raised at Messine in 1986 as an original platoon of only 14 men but expanded quickly. The first personnel consisted of former Rhodesian soldiers who had moved to South Africa and were mustered by the Intelligence Corps. 64 Tsonga soldiers from 113 Battalion was also integrated in the newly formed Battalion. Recruitment was also done from the Lebowa Homeland to finally bring the Battalion up to strength. 116 Battalion initially resorted under Far North Command and finally with the Soutpansberg Military Area. The unit was disbanded around 1999 as its main function of border control had been issued to the South African Police Service.


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15551Posted by

Dudley Wall
on 7 August

RE: 116 South African Infantry Battalion

116 SA Infantry Battalion...

YearNumber of members on Roll Of Honour
1986
1
1989
1
1992
2
TOTAL:
4

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