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Old 25-09-22, 10:51 AM
GatinhoDeGato123 GatinhoDeGato123 is offline
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Default Looking for information on WWII Afrikaans-speaking regiments

Hello everyone,

Maybe a silly question - not sure, but did regiments like Regiment Botha, Regiment President Steyn, Die Middellandse Regiment and such have their ranks, documents and orders (those types of things) in Afrikaans rather than English? I know they were Afrikaans-speaking regiments, but not if they also used it for the aforementioned official stuff.

Any help would be appreciated!
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Old 29-09-22, 08:32 AM
Madziro Madziro is offline
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While still serving in the SA army I had the opportunity to do some research on WW2 units at the SA Army Archives occasionally. All the documents there were in English. For interest, I have attached a copy of typical war time correspondence document on medal ribbons as an example.
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Old 10-10-22, 08:55 PM
GatinhoDeGato123 GatinhoDeGato123 is offline
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Hello Madziro,

Thank you for this.
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afrikaans, regiment botha, south africa, ww2, wwii

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