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As a Commonwealth country, the South African Army used the Vickers MG in the same manner as the British forces.

Principally the Medium Machine Gun assets were used in the Support Company as part of the Machine Gun Platoon, however, they also used the Divisional Machine Gun Platoon establishment and converted or created Machine Gun Regiments whose Battalions performed the Divisional MG Bn role.

South African MG Regiment
Regiment President Steyn Regiment Suid-Westelike Distrikte
Regiment Langenhoven 1st Machine Gun Squadron
Regiment Louw Wepener South African Horse

In addition to this, the Army Gymnasium also used the Vickers MG within their capbadge.


  • Goldsmith, 1994
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