The Battalion

32 Battalion

‘Os terreveis’
‘The terrible ones’

The mystique … the legend … the brotherhood

32 Battalion is one of the most extraordinary army units in post-World War II military history. The battered remnants of a beaten guerrilla army, the unit began as a ragtag outfit conducting covert, anti-guerrilla missions behind enemy lines before transforming itself into what became one of the best anti-guerrilla army battalions in the world. By the wars end, the battalion had again transformed itself into a highly effective, conventional, fully mechanized battle group. Withdrawn from the combat area, it was redeployed as an infantry unit combating civil unrest in urban warfare until it was disbanded after barely twenty years in existence.





32 Battalion Veterans        (private group)
32 Battalion                         (private group)
Omauni                                 (private group)



Other Books 

Author: Piet Nortje

Author: Jan Breytenbach

Author: Marius Scheepers

Author: L J Bothma


You Tube

SADF Border War

32 Battalion of the old SADF. Originally created by Fish Clint

32 Battalion – South African Defense Force : Outline of South African 32 Battalion : Chris Scholz

Thames TV – TV Eye : “Mercenaries” 1981

Into Angola (32 Battalion); Al J Venter

Watch Footage of the South African Defense Force in Namibia

The South African Border War: Bushwar Episode 9 – 32 Battalion , MadeleinCombrinck

32 Battalion’s Buffalo Base and the cemetery in the Caprivi – 2009.

South Africa Army The SADF 32 Battalion The Terrible Ones. OnsVirJouSuid Afrika. Darren Lennox

Brothers in Blood – The men of 32 Battalion

Tributoaos Bravos Guerreiros_ SADF-Batalhão 32 Bufalo-by Dj distressed.wmv

South Africa- The Buffalo Soldiers; Journeyman Pictures

32 Battalion Battle of Savate 1980 ; Piet Nortje

The Incredible Story Of Apartheid’s Black Shock Troops

Betrayed – L J Bothma

32 Battalion Demobilisation 1993

32 Battalion Demobilisation 1993

32 Battalion Lest We Forget ; Piet Nortje 2013

Making of 32 Battalion Savate 2016 Commemorative “Buffalo Bow” Heartwood Bows