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SADF 61 Mechanised Infantry Battalion Group

* 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.

 

Revision 1.1 (dated 21 Dec 2009)

 

61 Mechanised Infantry Battalion Group, with

CO, Commandant Bok Smit

2iC, Major Laurence Maree

IO, Captain Hermann Mulder, 32 Bn

            1 Ratel-Command

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

            1 Ratel-Command (2IC)

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

            1 Ratel-Command (IO)

            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

            1 Samil-50

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

            2 mechanised infantry companies, each with         

            Major Dawid Lotter, (Bravo Company)

                        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)

                        1 close support section, with

                                    3 Ratel-60

                        3 mechanised infantry platoons, each

                                    1 command Ratel-20

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

                                    3 Ratel-20

                                    3 rifle sections (NCO + 9 men with R4 Assault rifles each)

1 armoured car (Charlie) squadron, with

                        1 command Ratel-90

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

                        3 Samil-100 Kwêvoëls

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

                        3 armoured car troops, each with

                        Lieutenant Hind (Troop Cmdr)

                        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 platoon, with

Lieutenant Kooij

                        1 command Ratel-90

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

                        2-3 armoured car troops, each with

                        1 command Ratel-90

                        1 Ratel-90

                        2 Ratel-ZT3’s

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

                        3 crew sections (NCO + 4 men each)

1 mortar platoon, with

                        1 command Ratel-12.7

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

                        2-3 Mortar Groups, each with

                        4 Ratel-81’s

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

1 anti-aircraft troop, with

                        1 command Ratel-20

                        6 Ystervarks with 20mm AA guns

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

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

                        1 Samil-100 Kwêvoël

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

 
61 Mech Bn Gp F- and A-Echelon Vehicles

 
61 Mech Bn Gp F-Echelon TO&E

 
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RE: 61 Mechanised Battalion Group by ErichP
Time for the stupid questions - which I couldn't see quickly on the site.  Where does Pretoria Reg...
RE: The 61 Mechanised Battalion Group Commemorative Needle by Duncan1
Where is this photo taken ?
RE: 61 Mechanised Battalion Group by johansamin
Chris, I have loaded the 61 Mech TO&E in The Units section. Most of it has been vreified by the mem...
RE: 61 Mechanised Battalion Group by chrisswim
Does anyone know what equipement was used and the TO&E? Thank you, chris
RE: CSI (Directorate Special Tasks) by Mossie
Abri, sure mate you may travel up to where St Micheal was, the road is still in use. Further north ...
RE: CSI (Directorate Special Tasks) by abri
I was a member of the CSI team during 1986. I was wondering if there is any trips possible to the C...
CSI (Directorate Special Tasks) by Mossie
The members of CSI based in Rundu at Mbambi base as their HQ, supported the whole war effort and log...
RE: The 61 Mechanised Battalion Group Commemorative Needle by PieterH
The 47 Brigade bell... captured when 47 Brigade was destroyed at the Lomba River.
RE: The 61 Mechanised Battalion Group Commemorative Needle by PieterH
A close-up of the names of our fallen....
The 61 Mechanised Battalion Group Commemorative Needle by PieterH
Just a photo of the Commemorative Needle of 61 Mech Bn Grp...  me standing next to it.
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