“A Change of Command at Regiment Oranjerivier”
On Saturday 23 June 2018, during a parade at the regimental headquarters of Regiment Oranjerivier (ROR) in Fort Ikapa Military Base, the outgoing Officer Commanding, Lieutenant Colonel J.P. Wessels, handed over command to his successor, Lt Col Thembelani Dlakadla.
Invited guests, family and friends of the regiment were warmly welcomed by Major Philip Wessels, Master of Ceremonies for the change of command parade as well as for the Armour Shot Action that followed. Everyone stood for the arrival of the command group: Lt Col J.P. Wessels, Major Thembelani Dlakadla, Captain Amanda Goli, and Capt Reinhardt Kruger. Chaplain Caroline Pillay of the SA Armour Formation led the scripture reading and prayer, followed by the singing of the Tanker’s Prayer.
Published in the Reserve Force Volunteer of Summer 2019.