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2 Transvaal Scottish Regiment

Alba Nam Buadh - Well done Scotland, Scotland home of the virtuous

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2 Transvaal Scottish Regiment - (2 members)

The Transvaal Scottish (TS) was formed in Johannesburg on 12 Dec 1902 and is affiliated to the Black Watch (Royal Highlanders). From 1913 to 1932 the TS was also known as the 8th Infantry, Active Citizen Force (ACF) and took part in the invasion of German South-West Africa. In World War 2, 3 battalions saw action in Egypt, but 3 TS were disbanded after Sidi Rezeigh. Earlier in 1953 the 1st and the 2nd battalions had been amalgamated but in 1971 the 2nd Battalion Transvaal Scottish was once again revived. Both the 1st and 2nd Battalions were involved in the Bush War from 1975. In 1976 the 2nd Battalion deployed to the Caprivi area of SWA. During the mid-1980s the 2nd Battalion became the first Citizen Force unit to deploy on the northern Transvaal borders with Botswana and Zimbabwe. During 1997 as a result of the rationalisation measures within the South African National Defence Force the 1st and 2nd Battalions of the Regiment were once more amalgamated.

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Alba Nam Buadh - Well done Scotland, Scotland home of the virtuous



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