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Regiment Vrystaat

Libertas, Virtus Fidelitas - Liberty, Virtue, Fidelity

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Regiment Vrystaat - (1 members)

Regiment Free State (better known as Regiment Vrystaat) was eventually formed from 2 Regiment President Steyn (RPS) which had been established in 1975 when 1 RPS was converted to tanks and 2 RPS formed with armoured cars. In 2008 the two regiments amalgamated and became a single regiment, Regiment President Steyn, once again


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Libertas, Virtus Fidelitas - Liberty, Virtue, Fidelity

History

RE: Regiment Free State

Originally established and designated 2 Regiment President Steyn on 1 August 1975, Regiment Vrystaat was only formed the following year by the transfer of excess personnel from Regiment President Steyn. At the same time, a decision was taken, for various reasons, to redesignate the unit and it thus became known as Regiment Vrystaat, the name being effective from the date of establishment.
It has retained the original unit colours of Regiment President Steyn of old gold, white and black but has adopted the tree of the Orange Free State as its Unit badge.
Although a young Unit, it served with distinction in the former operational areas.
MOTTO Libertas, Virtus Fidelitas : Liberty Virtue Fidelity

Source: 71 MOTORISED BRIGADE, by Lionel Crook 1994...


RE: Regiment Free State

Art Card for the Regiment Vrystaat Shoulder Flash, approved 1985:...


RE: Regiment Free State

Regiment Free State Colours (as per Art Card, date 1996)...


RE: Regiment Free State

Regiment Free State Flag (as per Art Card, date 1986)...


RE: Regiment Free State

Art Card for the Regiment Vrustaat Cap and Collar Badges, approved 1980:...


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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

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