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SADF 32 Infantry Battalion

* Pease note that all the information contained herein are pure conjecture and subject to confirmation by the parties involved. The sole purpose of this Order of Battle is for the use of refighting the respective battles in miniature as a tactical wargame.

 

32 Infantry Battalion, with

Commandant Robbie Hartslief

            1 Ratel-Command

            1 command section (2 officers, 2 NCO’s, radio operator)

            1 Ratel-Command

            1 command section (2 officers, 2 NCO’s, radio operator)

1 medical section

            1 Rinkhals

            1 medical section (1 doctor + 4 medics)

            1 admin section

            1 Samil-50 office

            1 admin section (1 officer, 1 NCO, 3 clerks)

            1 supply section

            2 Samil-100

            1 Samil-50 Water

            1 Samil-50 Petrol

            3 supply sections (1 NCO, 4 men with R4’s)   

            1 maintenance section

            1 Withings recovery (Sargeant Rihan Rupping)

            1 Samil-50

            1 technical section (tiffies: 1 NCO, 4 men)

            4 reconnaissance teams, each with

            Sargeant Mac de Trinidata

            Sargeant Piet Fourie

                        1 Buffel (with radio)

                        1 rifle team (NCO, 5 men with R4’s/AK47’s, RPG-7)

            5 motorized infantry companies, each with                     

            Captain ‘Mac’ Macallum, Foxtrot Company (killed 13 Sep)

            Captain Piet van Zyl, Foxtrot Company

                        1 command Buffel (with radio)

                        1 command section (2 officers, 2 NCO’s, radio operator)

                        3 Samil-100 Kwêvoëls

                        3 support sections (NCO, 4 men with R4’s)

                        1 close support section, with

                                    3 60mm mortar teams (NCO + 1 man)

                        3 motorized infantry platoons, each

                                    1 command Buffel (with radio)

                                    3 Buffels

                                    1 command section (Officer, 2 NCO’s, Radio operator + medic)

                                    3 rifle sections (NCO + 9 men with R4s, LMG and RPG7)

            1 anti-tank squadron, with

            Major Hannes Nortman

                        1 command Ratel-20

                        1 command section (2 officers, 2 NCO’s, radio operator)

                        3 Samil-100 Kwêvoëls

                        3 support sections (NCO, 4 men with R4’s)

                        2 anti-tank troops, each with

                        1 command Ratel-90                      

                        3 Ratel-90’s

                        1 command section (2 officers, 2 NCO’s, radio operator)

                        3 crew sections (NCO + 4 men each)

                        1 anti-tank troop, with

                        1 command Ratel-ZT3

                        3 Ratel-ZT3’s

                        1 command section (2 officers, 2 NCO’s, radio operator)

                        3 crew sections (NCO + 4 men each)

1 support company, with

            1 command Buffel (with radio)

            1 command section (2 officers, 2 NCO’s, radio operator)

                        3 Samil-100 Kwêvoëls

                        3 support sections (NCO, 4 men with R4’s)

            1 anti-tank platoon, with

                        1 command Land Rover (with radio)

                        1 command section (officer, 2 NCO’s, radio operator, medic)

                        3 fire groups, each with

                        2 Land Rovers

                                    2 106mm recoilless guns

                                    2 crew sections (NCO, 4 men with R4’s)

            1 mortar platoon, with

                        1 command Unimog (with radio)

1 command section (officer, 2 NCO’s, radio operator, medic)

                        3 mortar sections, each with

                        2 Unimogs

                                    2 81mm mortars

                                    2 crew sections (NCO, 4 men with R4’s)

            1 heavy machine gun platoon, with

                        1 command Unimog (with radio)

                        1 command section (officer, 2 NCO’s, radio operator, medic)

                                    3 MG sections, each with

                        2 Unimogs

                        2 14.5mm heavy machine guns

                        2 crew sections (NCO, 4 men with R4’s)

            1 assault pioneer platoon, with

                        1 command Unimog (with radio)

                        1 command section (officer, 2 NCO’s, radio operator, medic)

                        3 Unimogs

                        3 rifle sections (NCO, 9 engineers with R4’s, LMG, RPG7)

1 anti-aircraft troop, with

                        1 command Ystervark

                        1 command section (officer, 2 NCO’s, radio operator, medic)             

                        6 Ystervarks with 20mm AA guns

                        6 crew sections (NCO, 4 men with R4’s)

                        1 Samil-100 Kwêvoël

                        1 support section (NCO, 4 men with R4’s)

 

 
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