14 South African Infantry Battalion

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14 South African Infantry Battalion
SADF 14 SAI emblem.jpg
14 SAI emblem
Active 1 January 1994 to present
Country  South Africa
Branch  South African Army
Type Motorised infantry
Part of South African Army Infantry Formation
Garrison/HQ Mthatha, Eastern Cape
Motto(s) Courage Sans Peur (Courage without Fear)
Equipment Mamba APC
Insignia
Company level insignia SA Army Company Insignia.png

14 South African Infantry Battalion[1] is a motorised infantry unit of the South African Army.

History[edit]

14 SAI[2] was established on January 1, 1994, at Umtata, Eastern Cape as a result of the amalgamation of Transkei Defence Force into the SANDF.

14 SAI marked freedom of entry into Mthatha on 30 July 2011 in which the Mayor of King Sabata Dalindyebo Municipality, officiated. Another unit, 13 SAI was amalgamated with 14 SAI.

Insignia[edit]

Previous Dress Insignia[edit]

Current Dress Insignia[edit]

SANDF era Infantry Formation insignia

SANDF's Motorised Infantry[edit]

SANDF’s Motorised Infantry is transported mostly by Samil trucks, Mamba APC’s or other un-protected motor vehicles. Samil 20,50 and 100 trucks transport soldiers, towing guns, and carrying equipment and supplies. Samil trucks are all-wheel drive, in order to have vehicles that function reliably in extremes of weather and terrain. Motorised infantry have an advantage in mobility allowing them to move to critical sectors of the battlefield faster, allowing better response to enemy movements, as well as the ability to outmaneuver the enemy.

Leadership[edit]

Leadership[edit]

Leadership
From Honorary Colonel To
From Officer Commanding To
2010 Lt Col T.D. Oss c. nd
From Regimental Sergeants Major To

Notes[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.defenceweb.co.za/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=6919:14-sa-infantry-battalion&catid=79:fact-files&Itemid=159
  2. ^ Grundy, K.W. Soldiers without politics, Blacks in the South African Armed Forces, Perspectives on Southern Africa, 33, University of California Press, Berkley. ISBN 0-520-04710-9 AACR2