10 Anti-Aircraft Regiment

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10 Anti-Aircraft Regiment is an artillery regiment of the South African Army.

10 Anti-Aircraft Regiment
SADF 10 Anti Aircraft Artillery Regiment emblem.jpg
10 Anti-Aircraft Regiment emblem
Active 1 February 1968 -
Country  South Africa
Allegiance
Branch
Type Reserve Artillery
Part of
Garrison/HQ Youngsfield, Kimberley
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[edit]

10 Anti-aircraft Regiment was formally established on 1 February 1968 as though it was a new unit of the Permanent Force, without any mention of the fact that it was obviously a reconstruction of 10 Anti-aircraft Battery.[citation needed]

SADF 10 Anti Aircraft Regiment shoulder title

Its headquarters was at Youngsfield in Cape Town, where the Artillery Air Defence School had been established from the same date.

Incidents[edit]

13 October 2007: A Oerlikon GDF Mk.5 35 mm anti-aircraft twin-barrelled gun malfunctioned, spraying hundreds of high-explosive 0,5kg 35mm cannon shells around the five-gun firing position. By the time the gun had emptied its dual 250-round magazines nine soldiers were dead and eleven injured, the accident occurred just before 9 am, when a battery from 10 Anti-Aircraft Regiment began a live-fire exercise at the Army Combat Training Centre at Lohatlha as part of the SANDF's Exercise Seboka.[1]

Starstreak missile development[edit]

10 AA Regiment participated in the first live firing of Starstreak missiles on African soil. This firing took place at the Denel Overberg Test Range.

Equipment[edit]

10 Anti-Aircraft Regiment has used the following equipment throughout its history:

  • 40mm Bofors,
  • 3,7 inch heavy AA gun
  • GA1-CO1 20mm light gun
  • GDF-002 twin 35mm automatic gun with Super Fledermaus fire control system
  • ZU-23-2 twin 23mm and
  • 20/3 M55 A2 anti-aircraft guns
  • Starstreak ground-to-air missile[2]

Insignia[edit]

Previous Dress Insignia[edit]

SADF era 10 Anti aircraft Regiment shoulder flashes under various commands

References[edit]