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Message from the CO

Commanding Officer of the Rand Light Infantry - Lt. Col. John G. Mellitchey

Commanding Officer of the Rand Light Infantry - Lt. Col. John G. Mellitchey

From inception in 1905, the Rand Light Infantry has always served South Africa with great enthusiasm and distinction. This efficient fighting unit, distinguished by numerous battle honours, continues to play an important role in the promotion of domestic security and the enhancing of stability on our continent. 

While the Regiment can boast of great accomplishments, the heart and soul of this regiment is its men and women who have become widely recognised for their fitness, shooting ability, discipline and excellence on the battlefield. This unwavering dedication to purpose and a strong sense of loyalty, patriotism and pride are RLI trademarks.

It is a privilege and honour to have been granted the responsibility to lead this fine regiment. May the Rand Light Infantry continue to uphold the values for which so many of our predecessors sacrificed their lives.