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Posted:2/7/2010 5:18:50 AM
Discussions and your comments regarding the organisation, structure, composition, equipment, ability, affiliations, reputations, etc. of the SADF's 1,2,4 and 5 Reconnaissance Regiments. PLEASE REFRAIN FROM USING PROFANITY, HATE SPEECH AND RACISM!
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Posted:7/26/2011 2:40:27 AM
The Reconnaissance Regiments were very busy during Ops Modular, Hooper and Packer. Operation Hunter was the code word for SF's operation to support the SADF/Unita and 5 RR were already in theatre by July 1987. Op Hunter then became Hunter B and C (4 RR's participation - Mrt to Apr 88). 4 RR also conducted Op Coolidge which resulted in the partial destruction of the Cuito Cuanavale bridge. In this Hunter series 1 RR, 4 RR and 5 RR (the lions share) rotated. 2 RR did not deploy as a unit but some of the operators were attached. While Op Hunter was ongoing the Reconnaissance Regiments also conducted various other operations in the Angolan theatre for example 1 RR's Op Gwarri and 5 Recce's Op Firewood (elements of 2 Recce were also involved as were companies from 101 Bn etc). Op Firewood was of great concern to the Russians and Angolans as they thought it was an attempt of the SADF to threaten their supply line however it was a pure anti-Swapo operation.

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