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UNIT HISTORY: South African 7th Motorized X

NOTES

7th South African Motorized Infantry Brigade underwent a variety of configurations, almost transferred to North Africa following the loss of Tobruk, and was intended for 2nd South African Armored Division in the proposed South African Armored Corps. It served on Madagascar in the second half of 1942, returned to South Africa, and was disbanded in 1943.

Organization:

1st City Regiment
The Pretoria Regiment
Pretoria Highlanders

CHRONOLOGY

DateTheaterHeadquartersStatusLocationNote
07/01/1940  SA  Union Def Force  Forming  South Africa  
11/05/1940  SA  Union Def Force  Training  South Africa  South African 3rd Infantry XX
11/06/1940  SA  Union Def Force  Training  South Africa  
06/17/1942  SA  Union Def Force  In transit to  Madagascar  ? date
06/21/1942  SA  Union Def Force  In transit to  Madagascar  
06/24/1942  MA  Force 121  Arriving  Madagascar  From South Africa
06/25/1942  MA  Force 121  Arriving  Madagascar  1 CityRegt, PretRegt, PretHigh
06/26/1942  MA  Force 121  Garrison  Madagascar  
07/01/1942  EA  Force 121  Garrison  Madagascar  
07/02/1942  EA  Force 121  Garrison  Madagascar  
12/07/1942  SA  Union Def Force  Arriving  South Africa  From Madagascar
12/09/1942  SA  Union Def Force  Garrison  South Africa  
05/17/1943  SA  Union Def Force  Disbanded  South Africa  
 

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