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18 Field Engineer Regiment

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18 Field Engineer Regiment - (2 members)

18 Field Engineer Squadron [Afr: 18 Veldgenie-eskadron] was established as a Citizen Force unit from elements taken from 11 and 12 Field Engineer Squadrons on 1 December 1969. 18 Field obtained the Freedom of Entry to De Aar in 1977. 18 Field did its first border-camp in Owambo from April to June 1978, and at least one border-camp every year up to 1989, with the exception of 1981, 1983, 1985 and 1987. 1978 was a highlight, when the headquarters was based at Katima-Mulilo in the Eastern Caprivi for three months. During Exercise Ditsem at Army Battle School in 1981, the unit was chosen as the best engineer-element to have received training at Lohathla up to that stage. It was upgraded to a regiment in 1986 when it became 18 Field Engineer Regiment [Afr: 18 Veldgenieregiment]


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18 Field Engineer Squadron* - (2 members)

18 Field Engineer Squadron [Afr: 18 Veldgenie-eskadron] was established as a Citizen Force unit from elements taken from 11 and 12 Field Engineer Squadrons on 1 December 1969. 18 Field obtained the Freedom of Entry to De Aar in 1977. 18 Field did its first border-camp in Owambo from April to June 1978, and at least one border-camp every year up to 1989, with the exception of 1981, 1983, 1985 and 1987. 1978 was a highlight, when the headquarters was based at Katima-Mulilo in the Eastern Caprivi for three months. During Exercise Ditsem at Army Battle School in 1981, the unit was chosen as the best engineer-element to have received training at Lohathla up to that stage. It was upgraded to a regiment in 1986 when it became 18 Field Engineer Regiment [Afr: 18 Veldgenieregiment]


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