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101 Battalion

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101 Battalion - (15 members)

101 Battalion (101 BN) [Afr: 101 Bataljon] was formed in 1974 as the company-strength 1 Owambo Bn [Afr: 1 Owambobataljon]. From 1976 it expanded and was renamed to 35 Battalion [Afr: 35 Bataljon] in 1978. When the SWATF was established on 1 August 1980, the unit became 101 Battalion, one of 7 regional light infantry battalions. Platoons were known as "Romeo Mike" [Afr: Reaksie Mag] teams and handled reaction operations inside Owambo. It took part in the 1987 operations to stop FAPLA. It comprised of 901-904 SSC (Special Services Companies) [Afr: Spesiale Dienskompanies (901-904 SDK)]


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8242Posted by

Hilton Johnson
on 9 December

RE: 101 Battalion

I was an operational Medic at 101 from 1982 to 1983 - 16 months in total. What a great unit - Cmdt Welgemoed was the OC and the Medics reported into Oshakati sick bay under Maj De Villiers....

15426Posted by

Dudley Wall
on 23 July

RE: 101 Battalion

101 Battalion...

YearNumber of members on Roll Of Honour
1980
3
1981
3
1982
4
1983
2
1984
5
1985
15
1986
8
1987
28
1988
12
1989
3
TOTAL:
83

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