Alte Feste Commando

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Alte Feste Commando
SWATF era Alte Feste Commando Area Force Unit emblem.jpg
Alte Feste Commando / Area Force Unit emblem
Active -1989
Country  Republic of South Africa
Type Infantry
Role Light Infantry
Size One Battalion
Part of South West Africa Territorial Force
Army Territorial Reserve
Garrison/HQ Alte Feste, Windhoek, South West Africa now Namibia

Alte Feste Commando was a light infantry regiment of the South West Africa Territorial Force. It formed part of the Area Force Units as well as the Territorial Reserve.



Alte Feste Commando was one of 26 Area Force Units, similar to the localised territorial force concept of area bound commandos in South Africa. These units were set in particular sectors of South West Africa mainly from the farming community.[1]


Alte Feste AFU with other SWATF Sector 40 Area Force Units emblems


This unit, along with all other South West Africa Territorial Force units was disbanded with the independence of Namibia from South Africa and was announced around December 1988.[2]

Unit Insignia

SWATF era Alte Feste Commando Area Force Unit insignia


From Honorary Colonels To
From Commanding Officer To
From Regimental Sergeant Major To


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  2. ^ Hampson. F.O. Nurturing peace why peace settlements succeed or fail US Institute of Peace Washington DC, 1996 ISBN 1-878379-55-0

See also

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