SA Irish Regiment Theas Afican na hÉireann Reisimint


The South African Irish Regiment is an Infantry Regiment and forms part of the South African National Defense Force (SANDF) and the South African Army.

As part of the South African Army Reserve, all the Regiment's members have civilian occupations and perform their military duties after hours and when "Called-up" to do so, and as such the Regiment is roughly equivalent to a British Territorial Army Unit or the US Army National Guard. However in the South African Reserve component, its members are required to be far more than mere "reservists".

Since 1914 the "citizen-soldiers" of South Africa's Irish Regiment has defended and protected our great country and continues to do so with pride. This website is dedicated to the brave men and women of the Regiment, past, present and future.

The Regiment is currently based at the Kensington Garrison in Johannesburg where it continues to serve The Republic of South Africa with pride.

When it was first formed in 1914, it was raised as an Irish Regiment, but it has evolved since then. Today the term “Irish” refers to selfless service and a culture of serving your country. It refers to an ethos of putting your country before yourself, as well as the fighting Irish spirit. This is an ideal that all members of the SA Irish Regiment have embraced as their ethos. Remember "You don't have to be Irish.... to be Irish.

Please note: This website and its pages are not official pages of the South African National Defence Force or the South African Army Reserves. This is a Regimental website reflecting the history and traditions of the SA Irish Regiment and it is privately owned, administered and funded.

The Current Regimental Command Team:

Honorary Colonel: Colonel B. Molefe
Officer Commanding: Major M.P. Mkhize
Second-in-Command: Major J.A. van Straaten, JCD
Adjutant: Lieutenant D.W. Chambers, PS
Regimental Sergeant-Major: Master Warrant Officer G.S. Moseki

Contact Details:

Tel: 011 417 6101 - Office Hours
Fax: 011 417 6122 - Office Hours
Regimental Association or Fax: 086 231 6118
SA Irish Pipes and Drums
The Webmaster or  Fax: 086 652 7643

Or Write to:
The Officer Commanding
South African Irish Regiment
Private Bag X2

Join the SA Irish Regiment:

If you are interested in joining the South African Irish Regiment and you have completed previous military service in the South African Army, contact our Recruitment Officer, Major Ferguson, on the above contact number. Remember "You don't have to be Irish... to be Irish".

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Last Updated on 18 August 2018