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Group 11 Headquarters

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Group 11 Headquarters - (2 members)

Originally known as the Northern Group since around 1953, the Group 11 Headquarters [Afr: Hoofkwartier, Kommando-groep 11] was activated in Dundee on 11 September 1969 and had 9 commando units under its command. With the reorganisation of the groups and the establishment of Group 27 in April 1978, the Group only had command over 3 commando units and a Citizen Force regiment. Group 11 was the first Group to train both Black and Indian members. In 1976 the group activated a Commando Company for border duty and this company was stationed at Mpatcha. From 1990 the Group was actively involved in the curbing of unrest and a number of Citizen Force companies were called for this duty. On 1 April 1993, Group 11 formally amalgamated with Group 27, situated in Eshowe.


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From 1953

Northern Group - (2 members)

Originally known as the Northern Group since around 1953, the Group 11 Headquarters [Afr: Hoofkwartier, Kommando-groep 11] was activated in Dundee on 11 September 1969 and had 9 commando units under its command. With the reorganisation of the groups and the establishment of Group 27 in April 1978, the Group only had command over 3 commando units and a Citizen Force regiment. Group 11 was the first Group to train both Black and Indian members. In 1976 the group activated a Commando Company for border duty and this company was stationed at Mpatcha. From 1990 the Group was actively involved in the curbing of unrest and a number of Citizen Force companies were called for this duty. On 1 April 1993, Group 11 formally amalgamated with Group 27, situated in Eshowe.


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