| 1 Special Training Unit - (1 members)
1 Special Training Unit was modelled on the Physical Training Brigade which had existed in Kimberley after World War 2. In 1947, Danie Craven was the Director of the Brigade which prepared disabled youths for service in the community. Forty years later the goals are the same, although at 1 Special Training Unit a clean bill of health is a prerequisite for signing up. The unit accepted jobless non-white males, between the ages 16-23, who have no more than a Standard 5 education, for 13 weeks of basic Army training. When this was completed, the Department of Manpower provided the men with an opportunity to learn a trade. Qualified artisans would give the men on-the-job training in tasks such as painting, bricklaying, plumbing and motor mechanics. The badge was based on Doc (Lt Col) Danie Cravens Physical Training Brigade at Kimberly during World War 2, the aim to build up under nourished and understrength recruits (as a result of the great Depression). The badge represented the Greek discus thrower (Diskobolus) from which the base and the post office got its name.
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