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46 Survey Squadron*

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46 Survey Squadron* - (1 members)

Originally established as 46 Survey Company in 1942, the unit was renamed 46 Survey Squadron, SAEC on 1 January 1954 and again on 31 January 1959 when it became 46 Survey Squadron. The squadron carried out extensive mapping tasks for both military and civilian purposes in the Transvaal and South West Africa. 46 Survey Squadron SAEC (CF) was re-established as a unit of the SA Army on 1 July 1969, with its headquarters in Pietermaritzburg In 1992 the SADF commenced restructuring and the two citizen force squadrons, 45 and 46 Survey Squadrons, now commemorating their 50th anniversaries, were brought under command of 47 Survey Squadron, only to be amalgamated on 2 June 1992 into 4 Survey and Mapping Regiment. (* The flash-approval process seems to have stopped in 1985 and the depicted flash is therefore unconfirmed. It is not clear if any flash was used)


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46 Survey Squadron - (1 members)

Originally established as 46 Survey Company in 1942, the unit was renamed 46 Survey Squadron, SAEC on 1 January 1954 and again on 31 January 1959 when it became 46 Survey Squadron. The squadron carried out extensive mapping tasks for both military and civilian purposes in the Transvaal and South West Africa. 46 Survey Squadron SAEC (CF) was re-established as a unit of the SA Army on 1 July 1969, with its headquarters in Pietermaritzburg In 1992 the SADF commenced restructuring and the two citizen force squadrons, 45 and 46 Survey Squadrons, now commemorating their 50th anniversaries, were brought under command of 47 Survey Squadron, only to be amalgamated on 2 June 1992 into 4 Survey and Mapping Regiment. (* The flash-approval process seems to have stopped in 1985 and the depicted flash is therefore unconfirmed. It is not clear if any flash was used)


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Images from 'Grensoorlog' series, produced by Linda de Jager, reproduced with kind permission from MNET
Images from 'Grensoorlog' series, produced by Linda de Jager, reproduced with kind permission from MNET
Images from 'Grensoorlog' series, produced by Linda de Jager, reproduced with kind permission from MNET
Images from 'Grensoorlog' series, produced by Linda de Jager, reproduced with kind permission from MNET
Images from 'Grensoorlog' series, produced by Linda de Jager, reproduced with kind permission from MNET

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