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Cape Flats Commando

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Cape Flats Commando - (4 members)

The Cape Flats Commando [Afr: Cape Flats-Kommando] was formed as an Urban Commando at Rosebank in Cape Town on 25 January 1962 in the Western Province Command. All the original members were volunteers. From 1964 National Servicemen were posted to the unit after their initial training to complete their Annual National Service commitments. From 1969 the commando was organised under the Group 1 Headquarters at Youngsfield. By 1975 the unit consisted mainly of National Servicemen with a small number of Volunteers in the Leader Group. In 1983 the unit was granted Citizen Force status and the name changed to Cape Flats Battalion [Afr: Cape Flats Bataljon] with its HQ in Claremont, Cape Town. The Battalion was a well trained counter insurgency infantry unit with the ability to adapt to variable circumstances to do duty throughout South Africa.


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Cape Flats Battalion - (4 members)

The Cape Flats Commando [Afr: Cape Flats-Kommando] was formed as an Urban Commando at Rosebank in Cape Town on 25 January 1962 in the Western Province Command. All the original members were volunteers. From 1964 National Servicemen were posted to the unit after their initial training to complete their Annual National Service commitments. From 1969 the commando was organised under the Group 1 Headquarters at Youngsfield. By 1975 the unit consisted mainly of National Servicemen with a small number of Volunteers in the Leader Group. In 1983 the unit was granted Citizen Force status and the name changed to Cape Flats Battalion [Afr: Cape Flats Bataljon] with its HQ in Claremont, Cape Town. The Battalion was a well trained counter insurgency infantry unit with the ability to adapt to variable circumstances to do duty throughout South Africa.


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