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Operation Carrot, 1980: Prelude

Operation Carrot 1980 Things were not looking too good for the South African Security Forces in February 1980, as the new season of SWAPO infiltration was expected to start…

The withdrawal of the modular company of 4 SA Infantry Battalion on 5 February 1980 and its temporary replacement with a three-platoon company of 2 SA Infantry Battalion until the end of February made the execution of the instructions for Operation Carrot, which was the securing of the responsible area in northern South-West Africa, unachievable, according to the Officer Commanding 61 Mechanised Battalion Group, Commandant Dippenaar, who had been tasked with this responsibility.

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