.Luitenant-Kolonel Jan Breytenbach was die stigter en eerste bevelvoerder van 1-Verkenningsregiment (1-Recce) - voorloper van die huidige Spesiale Magte Brigade van die SANW en die Suid-Afrikaanse gelyke van die Britse SAS (Special Air Service). Hy is ook die stigter van 32-Bataljon, ook bekend as "Buffalo Battalion". Hy is die broer van die digter Breyten Breytenbach.

Luitenant-Kolonel Jan Breytenbach was die stigter en eerste bevelvoerder van…

Made of Steel - Founded in 1975 by Colonel Jan Breytenbach of the South African Special Forces Brigade, it was later under the command of Colonels Gert Nel, Deon Ferreira (nickname Falcon) and Eddie Viljoen, known within the battalion by the nickname of “Big Daddy”.

Made of Steel - Founded in 1975 by Colonel Jan Breytenbach of the South African…

32 Battalion (sometimes nicknamed Buffalo Battalion or Os Terríveis - Portuguese for “The Terrible Ones”) was a special infantry battalion of the Army of the “old” Republic of South Africa (RSA) Empire, composed mainly of blacks. It was disbanded on 26 March 1993 on the request of the African National Congress (ANC) prior to the multinational elections of 1994 that would lead to the birth of the “new” RSA Empire.

32 Battalion (sometimes nicknamed Buffalo Battalion or Os Terríveis - Portuguese for “The Terrible Ones”) was a special infantry battalion of the Army of the “old” Republic of South Africa (RSA).

The Battalion, which also became known as the most successful counter insurgency unit of the SADF, was comprised mainly of former FNLA and other anti-communist fighters from Angola who had sworn allegiance to the South African government. Together with their South African officers, these troops forged a formidable Battalion that became known as the best operational Battalion of the South African Defence Force – if not one of the best in the world.

The Battalion, which also became known as the most successful counter insurgency unit of the SADF, was comprised mainly of former FNLA and other anti-communist fighters from Angola who had sworn allegiance to the South African government. Together with their South African officers, these troops forged a formidable Battalion that became known as the best operational Battalion of the South African Defence Force – if not one of the best in the world.

Buffalo Graveyard of 32 Bn Soldiers SADF, You are not forgotten

Buffalo Graveyard of 32 Bn Soldiers SADF, You are not forgotten

32 BATTALION SOUTH AFRICA SF COMMANDO ELITE 6 AFRICAN ARROWS metal ARM BADGE in Collectables, Militaria, 1983-1989 | eBay

32 BATTALION SOUTH AFRICA SF COMMANDO ELITE 6 AFRICAN ARROWS metal ARM BADGE

32 BATTALION SOUTH AFRICA SF COMMANDO ELITE 6 AFRICAN ARROWS metal ARM BADGE in Collectables, Militaria, 1983-1989 | eBay


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