The Transvaal Scottish Regiment forms part of
the South African National Defence Force.
Members have civilian occupations, and the
battalion is roughly equivalent to a British
Territorial Army unit or the US Army National
Guard. However in South Africa the Part-Time
Component is in fact the main striking force of
the country's army (as in Israel or
Switzerland). Its members are thus required to
be far more than mere "reservists".
The regiment was established in 1902 after
the conclusion of the "The Second Anglo-Boer
War" also known as "The Boer War" or "The Second
South African War".
The founding members were raised as
volunteers originating from members of Scottish
units whose members chose to demobilise and
remain in the colony.
The Transvaal Scottish proudly carry 18
Battle Honours on their Colours:
SOUTH WEST AFRICA 1914-15
EAST AFRICA 1940-41
WESTERN DESERT 1941-43
"What a proud
record theirs is."
them before Aus in 1914 and at
Trekkopjes in 1915; their famous march
from Erongo to Otaviefontein made
"I saw their
tartan again in the mud of France at
Flanders when men of this fine Regiment
were fighting with the South African
Scottish (4th S.A. Infantry)"
"In 1940 as
Commander-in-Chief of the S.A. Forces I
chose the 1st battalion to represent the
Transvaal in my hand-picked 1st S.A.
Infantry Brigade; I saw two battalions
of the Regiment in Kenya and followed
their progress through Abyssinia with
"I saw all
three battalions in Libya and admired
their spirit; I mourned the annihilation
of the 3rd battalion at Sidi Rezegh;
sorrowed at the loss of the 2nd
battalion at Tobruk rejoiced at the
resistance and determination of the 1st
battalion at Alamein…."
record of service to South Africa
through this stormy era stands, and I
thank them for a great service greatly
Irene, 6th September 1950
tartan is the Murray of Athol, except the Pipers
wear the Murray of Tullibardine.
The Regimental March is the Athol
The Transvaal Scottish Regiment is a member
- Freedom Regiments Association of
These are military units that enjoy the
freedom of the entry to city of Johannesburg
with "bayonets fixed and drums a beating."
- South African Scottish Regiments
These are Scottish affiliated regiments in
- Herritage Units (Traditional Units) in
Gauteng which include:
The Transvaal Scottish Regiment have received
the Freedom to the Cities of :
- Johannesburg - Gauteng Province
- Benoni - Gauteng Province
- Barberton - Mpumalanga Province
The Commanding Officer is Lieutenant Colonel
The Regimental Sergeant Major is Warrant Officer
Class 1, G.J.H.(Deon) Schoeman.
Please visit our online
Regimental Museum. We also have data
Regimental Memorials and camp badges.
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