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1 Locating Regiment - (4 members)

1 Locating Regiment [Afr: 1 Opsporingsregiment] was established on 1 March 1950 as 1 Locating Battery with its Headquarters at Stellenbosch. It became 1 Opsporingsbattery, a purely Afrikaans-speaking unit, on 1 January 1960, and enlarged to a regiment as 1 Locating Regiment on 1 August 1975. The Headquarters was first situated in the Engineers Building of the Stellenbosch University, but was moved later to Jan Cilliers Street. The right of freedom to the town of Stellenbosch was awarded in 1975 and it received its colours from the then State President, Dr N.J. Diedericks, in 1978. The unit was converted from a locating to a medium gunner role, and was redesignated Regiment Simonsberg on 1 February 1990.


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Regiment Simonsberg - (4 members)

1 Locating Regiment [Afr: 1 Opsporingsregiment] was established on 1 March 1950 as 1 Locating Battery with its Headquarters at Stellenbosch. It became 1 Opsporingsbattery, a purely Afrikaans-speaking unit, on 1 January 1960, and enlarged to a regiment as 1 Locating Regiment on 1 August 1975. The Headquarters was first situated in the Engineers Building of the Stellenbosch University, but was moved later to Jan Cilliers Street. The right of freedom to the town of Stellenbosch was awarded in 1975 and it received its colours from the then State President, Dr N.J. Diedericks, in 1978. The unit was converted from a locating to a medium gunner role, and was redesignated Regiment Simonsberg on 1 February 1990.


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