|Regiment Mooi Rivier|
SANDF Regiment Mooi River emblem
|Active||1954 to present|
|Type||Armoured Car Regiment|
|Equipment||Eland 90, Rooikat armoured fighting vehicle|
|Lt Col Heiko H-P.J. Stark|
|Honorary Colonel||Colonel Gert van der Walt|
|Armour Squadron emblems|
|Armour beret bar circa 1992|
Regiment Mooirivier (named after the Mooi River) is an armoured 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. It is part of the South African Army Armour Formation and is headquartered in the South African university town of Potchefstroom.
Regiment Mooirivier was re-instituted as 2 Antitank Regiment, South African Army/Active Citizen Force (ACF).
During 1955 the regiment was converted to an armoured car regiment and renamed Regiment Hendrik Potgieter. In 1959 the Regiment was renamed Regiment Mooirivier.
Under the SADF
This unit served in South Africa's various internal conflicts as well as during the South African Border War, including duty in South-West Africa and cross-border raids into Angola between 1975 and 1984. The regiment participated in Operations Askari, Modular, Hooper and Packer. The regiment was equipped with Eland 90s at that stage.
Under the SANDF
82 Mechanised Brigade Division was disbanded, and Regiment Mooirivier was transferred to the new armoured 'type' formation, the South African Army Armoured Formation.
The Regiment currently uses the Rooikat armoured fighting vehicle, equipped with a 76 mm quick-fire gun.
- Regimental motto: Semper Prorsum.
Previous dress insignia
- None known
|n.d.||Colonel Gert van der Walt||Present|
|April 1954||Commandant J.S. du Plessis||January 1967|
|January 1967||Commandant C.W.A. Steyn||May 1971|
|May 1971||Commandant C.H. Heenop||May 1979|
|December 1979||Commandant S.G. Greyling||December 1987|
|January 1988||Lt Col. W.H. van Zyl||March 2001|
|May 2001||Lt Col. T. du P Snyman||May 2005|
|May 2005||Lt Col. B.J. de Klerk||January 2014|
|January 2014||Lt Col. H.H-P.J. Stark||Present|
|From||Regimental Sergeant Major||To|
|April 1954||WO1 P.F. Smit||July 1966|
|July 1966||WO1 S.W. van der Merwe||March 1993|
|April 1993||WO1 W.J. Wagner||Present|
- http://www.saarmourassociation.co.za/regiment-mooirivier.aspx Archived October 5, 2013, at the Wayback Machine.
- "Fact File: Regiment Mooi Rivier". defenceweb.co.za. DefenceWeb. Retrieved 25 October 2014.
- Tylden, Major G (1954). The Armed Forces of South Africa. Frank Connock Publication No 2. Johannesburg: City of Johannesburg Africana Museum.
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