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1 Regiment de la Rey

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1 Regiment de la Rey - (8 members)

Regiment de la Rey (RDLR) was originaly formed at Potchefstroom on 1 Apr 1934. It was renamed to Regiment Wes Transvaal in 1960, after which was changed back to RDLR in 1966. It participated in the Border War, especially during Operation Packer in 1988, where a battalion was part of the 82nd Mechanied Brigade attack on the Tumpo Triangle at Cuito Cuanavale. Regiment De la Rey (RDLR) was named after the "Lion of the West", as General Koos de la Rey was known since the South African War.


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Regiment de la Rey - (8 members)

Regiment de la Rey (RDLR) was originaly formed at Potchefstroom on 1 Apr 1934. It was renamed to Regiment Wes Transvaal in 1960, after which was changed back to RDLR in 1966. It participated in the Border War, especially during Operation Packer in 1988, where a battalion was part of the 82nd Mechanied Brigade attack on the Tumpo Triangle at Cuito Cuanavale. Regiment De la Rey (RDLR) was named after the "Lion of the West", as General Koos de la Rey was known since the South African War.


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5917Posted by

James Gibson
on 14 April

RE: Regiment De la Rey

Hi Johan, Another remarkable Regiment who had a huge role in the Angolan Bush war. The information I have on this Regiment has already been said, to add onto the History of this Regiment, I would like to attach the older version of the Regiment Badge.

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