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Walvis Bay Command

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The Walvis Bay Command [Afr: Kommandement Walvisbaai] was established in 1964 at Walvis Bay, as a separate command of the Territorial Force in the South African enclave on the west coast of South West Africa. In 1968 it was incorporated as part of the SWA Command as the Walvis Bay Military Area [Afr: Walvisbaai Militêre Gebied], but upon formation of the SWATF in Aug 1980, the enclave was excluded and re-established as an autonomous command which, with the other regional commands, once again made up the Territorial Force. Based in Walvis Bay itself, it was responsible for the security of the region, forming the primary level of command for military operations. It also provided logistic, administrative and service support to units and formations operating in its area of responsibility. By 1990, SWA gained independence as Namibia, but Walvis Bay remained under South African sovereignty, with South Africa increasing its number of troops, mainly due to units returning from Namibia. South Africa only formally transferred sovereignty of Walvis Bay to Namibia on 1 March 1994.


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Walvis Bay Command - (0 members)

The Walvis Bay Command [Afr: Kommandement Walvisbaai] was established in 1964 at Walvis Bay, as a separate command of the Territorial Force in the South African enclave on the west coast of South West Africa. In 1968 it was incorporated as part of the SWA Command as the Walvis Bay Military Area [Afr: Walvisbaai Militêre Gebied], but upon formation of the SWATF in Aug 1980, the enclave was excluded and re-established as an autonomous command which, with the other regional commands, once again made up the Territorial Force. Based in Walvis Bay itself, it was responsible for the security of the region, forming the primary level of command for military operations. It also provided logistic, administrative and service support to units and formations operating in its area of responsibility. By 1990, SWA gained independence as Namibia, but Walvis Bay remained under South African sovereignty, with South Africa increasing its number of troops, mainly due to units returning from Namibia. South Africa only formally transferred sovereignty of Walvis Bay to Namibia on 1 March 1994.


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YearNumber of members on Roll Of Honour
1987
1
1988
1
TOTAL:
2



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