Sad Passing of Mrs. Marilyn Cameron – King Cetshwayo Artillery Regiment

Sad Passing of Mrs. Marilyn Cameron – King Cetshwayo Artillery Regiment

(Fltr) The inseparable Ms. Charmaine Anderson (Def Res PO KZN) and Mrs. Marilyn Cameron (KCAR) in happier times.

King Cetshwayo Artillery Regiment (KCAR), formally known as Natal Field Artillery Regiment (NFA), sadly lost its senior admin clerk, Mrs. Marilyn Cameron, on 12 May 2021.

Mrs. Cameron joined the SANDF on 17 July 1989 at Durban South Commando and served there until the closing down of the Commando units and Group Headquarters. She was transferred to Natal Command HQ to assist with the closure of Group 10 HQ and its Commando units and later became the ‘Unit Lady’ of NFA in 2003. She worked many a time after hours to support the Reserve Force Regiment with their Regimental functions and activities.


Mrs. Cameron was actively involved with the Gunners and was bestowed an Honorary Gunner title for all the duties and support that she had given the KZN Gunners’ Association over the years. She was influential in organising the annual KZN Gunners’ Remembrance Dinners and Memorial Services.


Her involvement, outside her normal administrational office duties and support to the KZN Gunners, did however not stop there. She became actively supportive and assisted the Defence Reserves Provincial Office KZN (Def Res PO KZN) with their orchestration and running of the KZN Military Tattoo, the KZN Midlands Dinner and Games (aka The Fort Nottingham Highland and Traditional Dinner and Games) along with numerous other SHIELD marketing functions held in the KZN, i.e. Annual Reserve Force Dinner and Dance, the annual Defence Reserves KZN Business Formal Guest Dinner and the manning of stands at the annual Pietermaritzburg Royal Show and Ladysmith Battlefields Festival.

Rest easy Mrs. Cameron, you were a fine example of dedication and support to the SANDF, the Reserve Force, and your Regiment, and you will be sorely missed.

Mrs.Cameron’s memorial was held at the Saint Cyprian’s Church, 608 Umbilo Rd, Durban on Wednesday 19 May 2021.