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Title:Regiment Mooirivier and South African transborder operations into Angola during 1975/76 and 1983/84
Author:Oosthuizen, Gerhard J.J.ISNI
Periodical:Historia: amptelike orgaan
Geographic terms:Angola
South Africa
Subjects:military intervention
armed forces
military operations
Abstract:The dedicated training that Regiment Mooirivier (RMR) received since its establishment in 1954, was tested in 1975/1976 (Operation Savannah) and again in 1983/1984 (Operation Askari). The involvement of the South African Defence Force (SADF) in Angola introduced a new era in the history of the RMR. The general aim of the two operations was to effectively curtail the infiltration of the South West Africa People's Organization (SWAPO) from the south of Angola into South West Africa/Namibia. This paper describes and analyses the role of Regiment Mooirivier in both operations, with an emphasis on the experiences as remembered by the members of the Regiment themselves. Notes, ref., sum. in English and Afrikaans. [ASC Leiden abstract]