• D.C. Robertson JCD
  • W.M. Bisset Naval Museums
Keywords: University of Cape Town, UCT Regiment, Cape Garrison Artillery, South African College, University of Cape Town Training Corps


1979 saw the celebration of the 150th anniversary of the founding of an educational establishment in the Cape which was to develop into the University of Cape Town. To mark this anniversary the authors have presented a short history of UCT in uniform, highlighting the multifarious contributions made by UCTstudents and staff. This documented history clearly indicates the valuable contribution that not only UCT but all South African universities and their members have made in the past and will be called to make in the future. Changes in national service policy particularly with regard to urban commandos have resulted in the replacement of the UCT Regiment by the Cape Garrison Artillery. However, the loss of the UCT Regiment itself, certainly does not point to the end of UCT's contribution to the defence of South Africa. For at this very moment, in diverse regiments throughout South Africa, members of the UCT community are making a valiant contribution in answering the call of their country.
How to Cite
Robertson, D., & Bisset, W. (2012). UCT IN UNIFORM. Scientia Militaria - South African Journal of Military Studies, 10(1). https://doi.org/10.5787/10-1-717