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Old 06-07-21, 02:19 PM
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Default Current status of SA Regiments

End of the road for SA Regiments
Battle Honours not being taken forward, and Colours to be laid up!

https://www.defenceweb.co.za/feature...nTfRuqLxXZYdSk

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All that tradition and Esprit de Corps gone.

Hopefully it will make for a better reserve force which is fit for purpose and those retained will quickly become proud of their new Units.

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Old 12-07-21, 07:07 AM
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I think it is simply a new phase which happens with the passage of time in many defence forces based to an extent costs and changing global and national situations.


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End of the road for SA Regiments
Battle Honours not being taken forward, and Colours to be laid up!

https://www.defenceweb.co.za/feature...nTfRuqLxXZYdSk

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Happened in the 1960s, as a result of the establishment of the republic, although on a smaller scale. Several names were changed, followed by new badges and new Colours. Battle honours were retained though, except for some 19th-century self-assumed honours which the regiments concerned couldn't justify.
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