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Witwatersrand Command Engineer Regiment

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The Witwatersrand Command Engineer Regiment [Afr: Kommandement Witwatersrand Genieregiment] was established in Johannesburg during September 1991, with the amalgamation of 5 Engineer Squadron and 18 Field Engineer Regiment. 5 Engineer Squadron was a continuation of the original "5th Field Company" which had played such a major role in the successes of the South African Engineers during World War 2. With the advent of Operation Savannah in 1976, it was decided to reinforce the Territorial Commands with their own engineering capabilities, and 5 Engineer Squadron was activated to fulfill this role within the Witwatersrand Command. 18 Field Engineer Regiment, on the other hand, was a conventional regiment that had formed part of 73 Motorised Brigade up to its amalgamation with 5 Engineer Squadron. The Witwatersrand Command Engineer Regiment has a rich history because of its mother-units, and strove to become the best engineer regiment in South Africa. It became the Gauteng Command Engineer Regiment when the Witwatersrand Command was replaced by the Gauteng Command in 1995


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The Witwatersrand Command Engineer Regiment [Afr: Kommandement Witwatersrand Genieregiment] was established in Johannesburg during September 1991, with the amalgamation of 5 Engineer Squadron and 18 Field Engineer Regiment. 5 Engineer Squadron was a continuation of the original "5th Field Company" which had played such a major role in the successes of the South African Engineers during World War 2. With the advent of Operation Savannah in 1976, it was decided to reinforce the Territorial Commands with their own engineering capabilities, and 5 Engineer Squadron was activated to fulfill this role within the Witwatersrand Command. 18 Field Engineer Regiment, on the other hand, was a conventional regiment that had formed part of 73 Motorised Brigade up to its amalgamation with 5 Engineer Squadron. The Witwatersrand Command Engineer Regiment has a rich history because of its mother-units, and strove to become the best engineer regiment in South Africa. It became the Gauteng Command Engineer Regiment when the Witwatersrand Command was replaced by the Gauteng Command in 1995


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