For sale is two peices of insignia from the Rhodesia Conflict period belonging to SADF Regiment university of Stellenbosch Infantry Regiment. These badges are the Regiment university of Stellenbosch Version 1 Beret Badge with original screw back nuts and the Regiment university of Stellenbosch Collar Badge with replacement latch pins. Both beret badge and collar badge are original and in good condition. Please check out my other Rhodesia conflict period badges!
Regiment University of Stellenbosch was an infantry regiment of the South African Army. As a reserve unit, it had a status roughly equivalent to that of a British Army Reserve or United States Army National Guard unit. It was part of the South African Army Infantry Corps. Active 1960 to 1970.
In the late 1950s in South Africa, military units were attached to each large university. The University of Stellenbosch acquired an infantry capability transferred from the previous Regiment Tobie Muller itself dating from November 1953.
The regiment was renamed in January 1960. The concept was for long term students to complete their obligatory military training in these units. Training would also be organised so as not to unduly interfere with university work.
Operations-The Regiment was deployed for border duty in South West Africa as well as for internal unrest mainly in the Cape Province throughout the 1970s.
The Rhodesian Bush War, also called the Second Chimurenga as well as the Zimbabwe War of Liberation, was a civil conflict from July 1964 to December 1979 in the unrecognised country of Rhodesia (later Zimbabwe-Rhodesia). The conflict pitted three forces against one another: the Rhodesian white minority-led government of Ian Smith (later the Zimbabwe-Rhodesian government of Bishop Abel Muzorewa); the Zimbabwe African National Liberation Army, the military wing of Robert Mugabe's Zimbabwe African National Union; and the Zimbabwe People's Revolutionary Army of Joshua Nkomo's Zimbabwe African People's Union.
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