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31 South African Infantry Battalion

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31 South African Infantry Battalion - (4 members)

31 Battalion (31 BN) [Afr: 31 Bataljon], or Bushmen Battalion [Afr: Boesmanbataljon], was originally formed as Alpha Group [Afr: Alfagroep] in 1974, then renamed to 31 Battalion after Operation Savannah. In 1980 the unit became 201 Battalion [Afr: 201 Bataljon] as part of the SWATF. After the disbandment of SWATF in 1989, both 201 Battalion and 203 Battalion were merged into a singe battalion, now named 31 South African Infantry Battalion (31 SAI), using this newer emblem, based at Schmidtsdrift, Kimberley, as part of the Northern Cape Command. Sunday, 31 SAI Battalion was disbanded at a public ceremony in the Cape Province, on 7 March 1993.


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31 Battalion - (4 members)

31 Battalion (31 BN) [Afr: 31 Bataljon], or Bushmen Battalion [Afr: Boesmanbataljon], was originally formed as Alpha Group [Afr: Alfagroep] in 1974, then renamed to 31 Battalion after Operation Savannah. In 1980 the unit became 201 Battalion [Afr: 201 Bataljon] as part of the SWATF. After the disbandment of SWATF in 1989, both 201 Battalion and 203 Battalion were merged into a singe battalion, now named 31 South African Infantry Battalion (31 SAI), using this newer emblem, based at Schmidtsdrift, Kimberley, as part of the Northern Cape Command. Sunday, 31 SAI Battalion was disbanded at a public ceremony in the Cape Province, on 7 March 1993.


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13093Posted by

NEIL PRATT
on 25 August

RE: 31 Battalion

I was afgedeel to 201 BN in early 83 and spent about 15 months in total as a "drywer" for their "Reaksie Mag" aka Romeo Mike, teams. I grew to respect the bushmen who were excellent trackers and soldiers. They had an uncanny knack of knowing when something wasn't quite right. I felt safer with them than my own SA maatjies....

16011Posted by

Dudley Wall
on 5 September

RE: 31 Battalion

31 SA Infantry Battalion / 201 Battalion...

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