"Cock 'O the North"
recognised by its uniform, traditions and participation on ceremonial occasions, the
Regiment is first and foremost a Mechanised Infantry Battalion making use of the most
modern weapons and equipment.
For over a century the citizen-soldiers of the
Cape Town Highlanders have stood ready to protect hearth and home. In peacetime, they work
at their normal civilian jobs like good citizens, and train themselves in the arts of war.
But if danger or emergency threatens, they leap to arms, true to their motto,
"Bydand" - Steadfast.
22 hard-won battle honours, earned in the lethal
bush of Africa, the burning deserts of Egypt. the Alpine snow of Italy and the bloody
trenches of France, tell the world: These are the warriors who keep South Africa safe.
"They bought their glory dearly, but oh,
they were magnificent." Lieutenant-General C A Fraser wrote of the Cape Town
Highlanders who fought with him in World War II.
If you think you can be a real
fighting man then join
THE CAPE TOWN HIGHLANDERS
and find out!
The sons and grandsons of those men are now
running the Cape Town Highlanders, and they keep faith with the old heroes who
went before. You can be one of them - if you've got what it takes.
We are looking for a few good men. If you
have a family connection with the Regiment, you are particularly welcome - we
like to have our "ain folk" with us. If not, you're equally welcome. It doesn't
matter whether you have previous military experience or not. If you're the right
sort, we can use you, and any civilian skills you might have.
What's in it for you? A little money, a lot
of comradeship, the chance to better yourself - and the pride of being a Cape
If you're interested in signing up, speak to
our recruiting team here at Regimental Headquarters at
021 787-1234 for service details.
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