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host
Posts:5585
Posted:12/21/2009 5:59:56 PM
Discussions and your comments regarding the organisation, structure, composition, equipment, ability, affiliations, reputations, etc. of the SADF's 61 Mechanised Battalion Group. PLEASE REFRAIN FROM USING PROFANITY, HATE SPEECH AND RACISM!

chrisswim
Posts:21
Posted:11/26/2010 10:01:49 AM
Does anyone know what equipement was used and the TO&E? Thank you, chris

johansamin
Posts:679
Posted:11/26/2010 12:34:49 PM
Chris, I have loaded the 61 Mech TO&E in The Units section. Most of it has been vreified by the members that were there, but it is still subject to modifications as I find out more. The standard Organigrams from the SADF's training manuals were used as a starting point.
See: http://www.warinangola.com/Default.aspx?tabid=802
Regards
Johan

ErichP
Posts:2
Posted:12/12/2011 2:59:34 PM
Time for the stupid questions - which I couldn't see quickly on the site. 
Where does Pretoria Reg. fall into all of this.  We took the tanks up and then stayed with them until sometime in January, when we handed over.  If memory serves we were in Ops. Hooper and Modular. 

I remember one time we had to drive down to Mavinga to get more diesel for the tanks and while we were gone, someone kindly moved the front line.  After driving around Angola for an afternoon looking for our unit, we stumbled onto a area command (it was rumoured that Unita's number 2 was on site). I walked into the command tent and asked if anyone knew where our unit was and no-one had even heard of us.  We finally agreed that we were associated to 61 Mech and pointed in a general direction. 

Another story after that, running into a small battle with only three diesel bunkers... : )

Cheers
Ep


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