10 Anti-Aircraft Regiment

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
Active1 February 1968 -
Country South Africa
Allegiance
Branch
TypeReserve Artillery
Part of
Garrison/HQYoungsfield, Kimberley
Motto(s)
Insignia
Collar BadgeBursting grenade with seven flames
Beret ColourOxford Blue
Battery emblemsSANDF anti aircraft company emblems
Beret bar circa 1992SANDF Anti Aircraft beret bar

History[]

Origin[]

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]

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

Incidents[]

13 October 2007: An Oerlikon GDF Mk.5 35 mm anti-aircraft twin-barrelled gun malfunctioned, spraying hundreds of high-explosive 0,5 kg 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[]

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[]

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

Insignia[]

Previous Dress Insignia[]

SADF era 10 Anti Aircraft Regiment insignia

References[]