301 Battalion

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301 Battalion
SWATF 301 Battalion emblem.jpg
SWATF 301 Battalion emblem
Active 1984
Country  Namibia,  South Africa
Allegiance  South Africa
Branch  South African Army,
Type Infantry
Part of South West African Territorial Force
Garrison/HQ Tsintsabis, East of Etosha National Park, north of Tsumeb
Equipment Casspir, Buffel
Commanders
Ceremonial chief Captain Daan Liebenberg
Insignia
Part of the South West African Territorial Force Insignia of the South West African Territorial Force.svg

301 Battalion was part of Sector 30 of the South West African Territorial Force.

History

This unit was first known as the Northern Border Company and was located at Tsintsabis, close to the Alpha Cutline. It was under command of 61 Mech Battalion Group before it was placed under command of Sector 30. Sector 30 was used for Operation Yahoo, Carrot and Hokaai. The unit consisted of Bushmen trackers and at one stage SWATF Motorised Infantry Companies. The units main task was to patrol Alpha, Bravo and Charlie Cutlines as well as area between these cutlines from Oshivello to Mururani Gate in sector 20. They also patrolled the Northern Border of the Etosha Game Reserve as a final buffer against PLAN Typhoon. The Units shoulder flash was never officially recognised.[1]

See also

References

  1. 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

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.