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Regiment Overvaal is an artillery regiment of the South African Army.

Regiment Overvaal
SANDF Regiment Overvaal emblem
“Serving in war and peace”
Active 1 April 1969 to form 8 Light Anti-Aircraft, 27 April 1973 as Regiment Overvaal
Country  South Africa
Allegiance
  •  Republic of South Africa
  •  Republic of South Africa
Branch
Type Reserve Artillery
Part of
Garrison/HQ Vereeniging, Gauteng
Motto(s)
Insignia
Collar Badge Bursting grenade with seven flames
Beret Colour Oxford Blue
Battery emblems SANDF anti aircraft company emblems
Beret bar circa 1992 SANDF Anti Aircraft beret bar

History

Regiment Overvaal was established in 1969 as a Medium Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment, based on the Vereeniging Military Base. P Battery of Regiment Overvaal was subsequently transferred on 1 October 1969 to form 8 LLA. The first Officer Commanding was Commandant R.D.J. Coetzee and the first RSM C.S. Feldtmann.[1]

Regiment Overvaal is a unit which executes the Anti-Aircraft task independently, or in support of other arms using radar controlled 35mm Oerlikon AA cannon. These cannon can be used in all-weather conditions against low flying aircraft and can, if necessary be used in a ground role as well.

Leadership

Officers Commanding

  • Cmdt R.DJ. Coetzee (1969-1973)
  • Cmdt L. Human (1973-1983)
  • Cmdt P.J. Viljoen (1983-1988)
  • Cmdt P.J. Roetz (1988-1991)
  • Lt Col J.C. Zelie (1991-1997)

Regimental Sergeant Majors

  • WO1 C.S. Feldtmann (1969-1984)
  • WO1 G.D.J. Beukes (1984-1988)
  • WO1 F.J. du Plooy (1988-1991)
  • WO1 J.J.G. Greyling (1991-1994)
  • WO1 J. Klonarides (1994-1997)

References

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