|Pretoria Highlanders Regiment|
SANDF Pretoria Highlanders emblem
|Active||1939 to 4 June 2017|
|Disbanded||4 June 2017|
|Part of||South African Army Artillery Formation
Army Conventional Reserve
|Collar Badge||Bursting grenade with seven flames|
|Beret Colour||Oxford Blue|
|Artillery Battery Emblems|
|Artillery Beret Bar circa 1992|
The Pretoria Highlanders Regiment is a regiment of the South African Army. As a reserve unit, it has a status roughly equivalent to that of a British Army Reserve or United States Army National Guard unit.
World War 2
During World War II the regiment, as part of 7 South African Infantry Brigade, took part in "Operation Rose", the invasion of Madagascar by South African forces in June 1942. As far as is known, this is the first (and only) amphibious operation in which South African troops ever participated.
Post World War and into Border War
In 1946, the PH were converted to artillery and renamed 1 Anti-Tank Regiment (PH). When the Army was reorganised in 1960, for internal security duties, the regiment was converted to armour and reverted to its original name of Pretoria Highlanders.
The regiment was assigned to the 7th Division's 73 Motorised Brigade.
- Cmdt Henk Kaal
- Headdress: khaki Tam O'Shanter, black glengarry; Tourie (on both): bottle green.
- Tartan: Hunting Stewart (kilt); Sporran: brown leather as working dress and silver/grey haired for mess dress .
- Hose: khaki with tops of regimental tartan, green garter flashes.
- Nickname: "Jacaranda Jocks" (Pretoria is known as "the Jacaranda City")
Previous Dress Insignia
- Madagascar 1942