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.
32 Battalion became the most decorated unit in the history of the South African Defence Forces, winning a whooping 13 Honoris Crux medals, the highest award for combat gallantry. Among their ranks was the legendary Portuguese tracker Danny Roxo, and many men who would later found the nucleus of private military contracting groups such as Executive Outcomes and Sandline International. This decal features the legendary unit's insignia superimposed onto 32 Battalion's signature" summer pattern" camouflage as our tribute to these gallant men.
- Measures 3 x 2"
- Heavy-duty adhesive-backed vinyl construction
- Water-resistant lamination
- Printed, cut, and produced in Canada by Zaibatsu Manufacturing Concern
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