Formed in 1975 from the remnants of the defeated anti-communist National Liberation Front of Angola (abbreviated from Portuguese as "FNLA"), it was led and organized by Colonel Jan Breytenbach in the aftermath of Operation Savannah in 1975. The unit initially consisted of "Bravo Group", a rag tag group of two meagre infantry companies and a handful of support platoons. From this nucleus of companies came the development of seven full strength infantry companies, a recce wing, a full support company equip with heavy weapons. The unique regiment integrated the black African FNLA fighters with NCOs and officers from South Africa, Rhodesia, the United Kingdom, Portugal, the United States, Australia and beyond. Hundreds of years of military experience from the former Portuguese empire, Malaya, Vietnam, and Rhodesia mixed in with die-hard Angolan warriors. The result was the finest fighting formation in it's day in the entirety of the African continent.
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