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4 Electronic Workshop

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4 Electronic Workshop - (6 members)

4 Electronic Workshop [Afr: 4 Elektroniese Werkplaas] was established as 4 Radar Maintenance Sqn on 1 Oct 1964, in Youngsfield, to carry out all maintenance and repair on anti-aircraft radar and computers. Its history can be traced back to 1948 with 16 Anti-Aircraft Depot SAAF at the Castle.which was then moved to Youngsfield, and in 1950 the personnel joined 67 Base Workshop Technical Service Centre. In 1957 the unit was re-designated Radar Maintenance Sqn and was attached to the Anti-Aircraft Centre at Youngsfield, again re-designated as 4 Radar Maintenance Sqn in 1964. Its name was officially changed to 4 Electronic Workhop in 1972.when it became an independent and self-accounting.unit. In 1983 it maintained all 35mm Anti-Aircraft systems. The unit was disbanded in 1990/1 and 4 CMI Support Unit took over the 4 Electronic Workshop insignia.


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Res Meliores Facimus - We Repair It

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RE: 4 Electronic Workshop

The lineage, designations and history began in 1948 with 16 Anti-Aircraft Depot SA Air Force (SAAF) at Castle.

In 1949 16 Anti-Aircraft Depot moved to Youngsfield and in 1950 personnel joined from 67 Base Workshop Technical Service Centre (TSC).

In 1957 the unit was re-designated Radar Maintenance Squadron and was attached to the Anti-Aircraft Centre at Youngsfield.

The unit was again re-designated 1st October 1964 as 4 Radar Maintenance Squadron and located in Hanger 2 at 10 Anti-Aircraft Regiment at Youngsfield Cape Town.

4 Radar Maintenance Squadron was re-designated 4 Electronic Workshop on 1st April 1972. It also became independent and self-accounting.

In 1983 it was decided that SACS were to be responsible for maintenance and repair of all 35mm Anti-Aircraft systems and this task was assigned to 4 Electronic Workshop.

These are two examples of the 4 Electronic Workshop flashes. They are a metal based badge faced in coloured epoxy resin, secured by three stick pins.

4 Electronic Workshop was disbanded in 1990/1 and the formation of 4 CMI (Command Management Information) Support Unit took over the 4 Electronic Workshop insignia.

​4 CMI Support Unit was re-designated 4 Signal Regiment on 1st March 2009.

Source: A SIGNALS BADGE COLLECTION...


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4 Electronic Workshop Colours (as per Art Card, dated 1987)...


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4 Electronic Workshop Flag (as per Art Card, dated 1989) ...


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