Otjiwarongo Commando

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

Otjiwarongo 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.

History

Origin

Otjiwarongo 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]

Operations

Otjiwarongo Commando/AFU with the rest of the SWATF Sector 30 Area Force Units

Disbandment

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 Otjiwarongo Commando Area Force Unit insignia

Leadership

References

  1. ^ http://www.warinangola.com/Default.aspx?tabid=1481
  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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