6 Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment
|6 Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment|
6 Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment emblem
|Active||1 April 1965 – present|
|Collar Badge||Bursting grenade with seven flames|
|Beret Colour||Oxford Blue|
|Beret bar circa 1992|
6 Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment was officially established on 1 April 1965 with its headquarters in Brakpan at the headquarters of Regiment Oos Transvaal until 1968. It transferred to Springs, whereafter it moved to Johannesburg in 1979.
The regiment took part in Operation Savannah in 1976 as part of 73 Brigade, part of 7 South African Infantry Division. Two batteries of 35mm Oerlikon GDF AA guns were mobilised for duty on the SWA border to protect Grootfontein and Rundu.
Freedom of Entry
The unit exercised its freedom of entry into Johannesburg on the 9th of November 2013 as part of the centenary celebrations of the City of Johannesburg with fixed bayonets, colours flying and drums beating.
The first commanding officer was Commandant Dick Inngs, who retired in 1977. He was succeeded by Commandant Nick Irish.
Previous Dress Insignia
- Operation Savannah
- "6 Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment" (PDF). Defence Reserves Republic of South Africa. Retrieved 30 June 2018.
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