Introduction — Badge of Courage and Valour When looking at the shoulder flash of 61 Mechanised Battalion Group it inadvertently engenders a sense of roused excitement and heightened pride. This is true to the respective former members who served this proud unit loyally during its period of operational service. It is equally true to the current members of the Veterans Association of 61 Mechanised Battalion Group. The active years lasted close on 27 years - from the inception of the unit in 1979 until its disbandment in 2005. The badge of “61” struck both fear and created respect in the hearts and minds of its former enemies.
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