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Boshof Commando

Vir Volk en Vaderland - For Nation and Fatherland

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The Boshof Commando [Afr: Boshof-Kommando] was originally established at Boshof in the Orange Free State. While its history can probably be traced back to the establishment of the Boshof Volunteers under Captain Bertrand in 1864, as a local Boer Commando the Boshof Commando operated against the British during the Anglo-Boer War of 1899-1902, being involved in the siege of Kimberly in 1899. During the SADF-era the Commando fell under the command of the Group 35 Headquarters at Bloemfontein, as part of the OFS Command, and was responsible for the security and protection of the local area. In 1989 the unit moved into its new headquarters building at Hertzogville. It received National Colours at a National Colours Parade at Tempe in Bloemfontein on 14 Nov 1993. It was phased out with the remainder of the commandos between 2003 and 2008 after President Mbeki announced the disbanding of the commando system on 14th Feb 2003.


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