South Africa Defence Force
6 Signal Regiment 1975 - 1989
[Colin Hodgkins collection SA 0041]
[Colin Hodgkins collection SA 0072]
Breast or Pocket badge (right) is a size reduced shield of the same construction and design as the larger shoulder flash. It is secured by two stick pins to a leather or vinyl fob and is buttoned on to the breast pocket.
Northern Logistic Command Signal Unit was re-designated 6 Signal Regiment in 1980. The Regiment was based at Grootfontein in South West Africa under the command of the Northern Logistic Command. The Unit left SWA in 1989 when Namibia gained independence and moved to Wonderboom Military Base. In September 1990 the Regiment along with 4 Electron Workshop was disbanded as part of the reorganization of the SADF following the cessation of conflict on Namibian/Angolan border.
The main functions of 6 Regiment was as a Mobilization Stores for rapid deployment for operations in support of the Sector 10, 20 & 70 Signal Units. Providing technical and signal equipment support to the Sectors Signal Units, SADF and SWATF during operations. The Regiment provided signal equipment First Line, Second Line & Third Line repairs. First Line being at operational unit level, Second Line repairs were undertaken back at 6 Signal Regiment level and Third Line repairs were undertaken by 3 and 4 Electronic Workshops.
These are an example pair of 6 Signal Regiment flashes approved in 1984.They are a metal based badge faced in coloured epoxy resin, secured by three stick pins.
Note: Many formations have left and right handed badges and some have the colour sequence also handed.
The 6 Signal Regiment insignia is a twin Malakani palm, which are found in the Grootfontein area of SWA/Namibia, on a shield of the Signal Corps colours of Green, light Blue and Dark Blue.
Pocket or Breast badge
[Colin Hodgkins collection SA 0385]