10 Artillery Brigade

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10 Artillery Brigade
SADF 10 Artillery Brigade emblem.jpg
10 Artillery Brigade
Active1983–1992
Country South Africa
Allegiance South Africa
Branch South African Army
TypeArtillery Brigade
Part ofSouth African Artillery Corps
GarrisonPotchefstroom
Nickname(s)10 Art
Equipment
  • G5 Howitzer
  • G2 Howitzer
  • 127mm Multiple Rocket Launcher
  • 120mm mortar
EngagementsSouth African Border War
Commanders
OC Operation Excite/HiltiCommandant George Swanepoel
Insignia
SADF 10 Artillery Brigade laurelSADF 10 Artillery Brigade laurel.jpg
10 Artillery Brigade beret badgeSADF 10 Artillery Brigade beret badge.jpg

10 Artillery Brigade was a South African Defence Force formation designed for mass artillery barrages, mainly for the 7th South African Infantry Division or 8th South African Armoured Division, as well as an ad hoc formation during Operation Prone, when needed and detached and reattached where required. Smaller components would then be used at the battlegroup level.

History[edit]

10 Artillery Brigade[1][2][3] was formed in Potchefstroom in 1983, when 4 Field Regiment[4] and 14 Field Regiment [5] were both incorporated as 4 Artillery Regiment and 14 Field Artillery Regiment. 4 Artillery Regiment was located to the old 14 Field Regiment base where the Brigade was established. It provided the base and training facilities as well as National Servicemen gunner training between each regiment on an annual basis.

Equipment[edit]

The Brigade utilized the following equipment:

  • G5 155mm long range howitzer
  • G6 155mm long range howitzer
  • G2 140mm medium range howitzer
  • Bateleur 127mm multiple rocket launcher
  • M5 120mm heavy mortars
SADF 10 Artillery Brigade structure in Potchefstroom

South West Africa and Angola[edit]

Tactical Headquarters[edit]

10 Artillery Brigade[6] Tactical headquarters was an artillery formation created in 1988 to support the ad hoc formation of 10 SA Division which had been formed to counter the Cuban threat in south-western Angola in June 1988. It was composed of:

SADF 10 Artillery Brigade Tactical Structure Angola

Engagements[edit]

Disbandment[edit]

10 Artillery Brigade became the basis for the South African Army Artillery Formation.

Roll of Honour[edit]

Honoris Crux Recipients[edit]

Leadership[edit]

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  • Velthuizen, Andreas (2009). "The significance of the battle for Cuito Cuanavale: Long term foresight of the current strategic landscape". Scientia Militaria, South African Journal of Military Studies. 37 (2). doi:10.5787/37-2-71. ISSN 2224-0020.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2013-06-13. Retrieved 2014-04-21.
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2016-10-16. Retrieved 2018-12-11.
  3. ^ http://www.defenceweb.co.za/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=6561:fact-file-the-sa-artillery-&catid=79:fact-files&Itemid=159
  4. ^ http://www.potchefstroom.co.za/gunnersassociation/history.html
  5. ^ http://samilitaryhistory.org/11/c11aprne.html
  6. ^ Roberts, Sean. "44 Battery, 4 Artillery Brigade at 10 Artillery HQ in Potchefstroom 1990". Sentinel Projects. Sentinel Projects. Retrieved 12 September 2016.

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