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117 Battalion

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117 Battalion - (2 members)

117 Battalion (117 BN) [Afr: 117 Bataljon] was to be established at Soekmekaar in 1993 as one of nine regional African battalions to train black soldiers, each with a particular ethnic identity, which would serve under regional SADF commands. 117 BN would have comprised of Sepedi soldiers from the Northern Transvaal. The battalion was converted into a training unit around 1997 and was finally amalgamated into 3 South African Infantry Battalion as part of the new SANDF.


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117 Battalion - (2 members)

117 Battalion (117 BN) [Afr: 117 Bataljon] was to be established at Soekmekaar in 1993 as one of nine regional African battalions to train black soldiers, each with a particular ethnic identity, which would serve under regional SADF commands. 117 BN would have comprised of Sepedi soldiers from the Northern Transvaal. The battalion was converted into a training unit around 1997 and was finally amalgamated into 3 South African Infantry Battalion as part of the new SANDF.


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