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Regiment Erongo
SWATF Regiment Erongo emblem.jpg
SWATF 912 Battalion emblem
Active 1980
Disbanded 1990–91
Country  Namibia,  South Africa
Allegiance  South Africa
Branch  South Africa Army,
Type Motorised Infantry
Part of South West African Territorial Force
Motto(s) Usque Ad Finem “To the very end”
Equipment Casspir
Part of the South West African Territorial Force Insignia of the South West African Territorial Force.svg
SWATF Regiment Erongo beret badge SWATF Regiment Erongo beret badge.jpg

Regiment Erongo was a quick-reaction unit of the South West African Territorial Force.[1]


Regiment Erongo was formed in January 1980 as 912 Battalion and part of 91 Brigade of the South West Africa Territory Force.[2] 91 SWA Brigade was a Reaction Force with its base at Windhoek, in sector 40. It acted as a mobile reserve to support SWATF operations in Sectors 20 in northern Namibia and was modelled on the SADF motorised brigade.

912 Battalion was part of 91 Brigade SWATF 91 Brigade structure updated

2 SWA Specialist Unit was formed in 1987 out of the parachute company of Regiment Erongo.

Regiment Erongo was disbanded upon the independence of Namibia in 1990-91.[2]

Roll of Honour

05 Mar 1980: 72208721BT Rifleman Johannes Jacobus Maass from Regiment Erongo was Killed in Action during a contact with PLAN insurgents in Northern Owamboland. He was 24.

See also



Further reading

  • Helmoed-Romer Heitman (Author), Paul Hannon (Illustrator), Modern African Wars (3): South-West Africa (Men-At-Arms Series, 242), Osprey Publishing (November 28, 1991) ISBN 1-85532-122-X.

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