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12 Field Engineer Regiment

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12 Field Engineer Regiment (also known as 12 Engineer Regiment) [Afr: 12 Veldgenieregiment] was originally established as an Active Citizen Force unit in 1939 and saw service in East Africa, Syria and Egypt during the Second World War. It remained a unit of the ACF after the war until its disbandment in 1959. The present unit was established as a Citizen Force unit, 12 Field Squadron SAEC [Afr: 12 Veldgenie-eskadron] on 22 August 1961. The unit became a founding member of 72 Motorised Brigade in August 1974, and has seen active service on the SWA border, first in 1976, and then again in 1979. During Exercise Kwiksilver in 1978, the unit earned the distinction of having built the longest Bailey Bridge in South Africa since the Second World War. By 1988 it had been upgraded to a regiment and from 1 November 1991 it was placed under command of the Army Battle School to provide engineer support to the new formation, and from 1992, also the Rapid Deployment Force.


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12 Field Engineer Regiment (also known as 12 Engineer Regiment) [Afr: 12 Veldgenieregiment] was originally established as an Active Citizen Force unit in 1939 and saw service in East Africa, Syria and Egypt during the Second World War. It remained a unit of the ACF after the war until its disbandment in 1959. The present unit was established as a Citizen Force unit, 12 Field Squadron SAEC [Afr: 12 Veldgenie-eskadron] on 22 August 1961. The unit became a founding member of 72 Motorised Brigade in August 1974, and has seen active service on the SWA border, first in 1976, and then again in 1979. During Exercise Kwiksilver in 1978, the unit earned the distinction of having built the longest Bailey Bridge in South Africa since the Second World War. By 1988 it had been upgraded to a regiment and from 1 November 1991 it was placed under command of the Army Battle School to provide engineer support to the new formation, and from 1992, also the Rapid Deployment Force.


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