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Regiment Groot Karoo

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Regiment Groot Karoo - (10 members)

Regiment Groot Karoo (RGK) was formed as `Die Middelandse Regiment' in 1934. It participated in the battle of El Alamein as a machine gun battalion in 1942. In 1954 they were renamed to the `Regiment Gideon Scheepers' and converted to an armoured role, but in 1960 it was renamed Regimen Groot Karoo and converted to infantry. In 1974 it became part of 82 Mechanised Brigade and in 1988 it was involved in Operation Packer with the rest of the brigade. The regiment became part of 9 SA Division in 1992 as part of the rationalization process and was finally disbanded in 1999


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Regiment Groot Karoo - (10 members)

Regiment Groot Karoo (RGK) was formed as `Die Middelandse Regiment' in 1934. It participated in the battle of El Alamein as a machine gun battalion in 1942. In 1954 they were renamed to the `Regiment Gideon Scheepers' and converted to an armoured role, but in 1960 it was renamed Regimen Groot Karoo and converted to infantry. In 1974 it became part of 82 Mechanised Brigade and in 1988 it was involved in Operation Packer with the rest of the brigade. The regiment became part of 9 SA Division in 1992 as part of the rationalization process and was finally disbanded in 1999


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YearNumber of members on Roll Of Honour
1983
3
TOTAL:
3

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