Article 66

“Regiment Oranjerivier celebrates its 60th Birthday with the opening of the new ROR Laager at Fort Ikapa”

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The weekend of the 1st of July 2012 was a special one for the Regiment Oranjerivier (ROR): the regiment was celebrating its 60th birthday.

ROR is an armoured regiment whose mission is to perform and execute armour and reconnaissance tasks for the South African Army’s Armour Formation. It is a reserve unit, which means that its members are not full-time soldiers, though they can be called up for active duty if the need  arises. Their regimental motto is “oculi et aures” (eyes and ears), and the badge, which is worn on the traditional black beret of the Armoured  Corps, depicts an eagle with outspread wings.

Published in the Reserve Force Volunteer of  Summer 2013.