1988

Commander:
Commandant Mike Muller
2IC:
Major Kobus Loubser
Adjudant:
2Lt Chris (Barries) Barnard
RSM:
WO1 JJ Kemp

Composition of 61 Mechanised Battalion Group

Overview by the Commander

It was a year of heavy combat, Exercises and Show of Force. The handing and taking over from the troops and staff took place in December 1987 in the Bush north of Mavinga. Op Hooper commenced with 5 main attacks on Fapla Positions. During March 61 Mech withdrew for much needed replenishments, leave and maintenance. Deployment was done again in June at Calueqe with Op Excite. After That Op Linger commenced at Ogongo. During August a major Exercise was executed South of Ruacana. Peace talks started in earnest and 61 was on standby for the rest of the year. During 1989 61 Mech was again deployed to counter the SWAPO infiltrations. 

Operations

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