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SWAPOL Counter-Insurgency Wing: Ops-K Division (KOEVOET) GHQ*

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SWAPOL Counter-Insurgency Wing: Ops-K Division (KOEVOET) GHQ* - (0 members)

The South West Africa Police Counter-Insurgency Wing (SWAPOLCOIN) Ops-K Division, better known as KOEVOET, was founded at Oshakati in 1978. Early 1979 saw the first operations carried out. By late 1980, the unit had carried out several raids on guerrilla camps and engaged in violent firefights with SWAPO fighters. By 1989 over three thousand guerrilla fighters were being killed or captured each year by the one unit alone.


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6013Posted by

James Gibson
on 2 May

RE: South West Africa Police Counter-Insurgency Wing: Ops-K Division (KOEVOET) GHQ

Hi Johan, We knew of them while we were up on the Border with Angola, if I'm not mistaken they became part of the 31 Battalion and their Badge were the Kivi Bird, but I'll do a research and come back to you....

10968Posted by

Frederik Swartz
on 26 October

RE: South West Africa Police Counter-Insurgency Wing: Ops-K Division (KOEVOET) GHQ

If you want to know more about Koevoet. We have a website. You can read about the history of Koevoet but will not be allowed into certain areas as it is for Koevoet members only. No exceptions. You can leave comments in the visitors book as well. If you are interested i will post the address asap. Regards to all....

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