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Hercules Commando

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Hercules Commando - (1 members)

The Hercules Commando [Afr: Hercules-Kommando] was originally established as the Pretoria North West Rifle Association in 1923. By 1925, the name was changed to the Pretoria Moot Rifle Association, but all Rifle Associations were disbanded with the outbreak of WW2. By 1948, skietkommandos were established and the new Hercules Commando was initially based in the Pretoria suburb of Hercules. A total of 490 men were recruited. In 1983, the existing elements of the commando were converted into Regiment Pretorius and later relocated to Voortrekkerhoogte.


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Hercules Commando - (1 members)

The Hercules Commando [Afr: Hercules-Kommando] was originally established as the Pretoria North West Rifle Association in 1923. By 1925, the name was changed to the Pretoria Moot Rifle Association, but all Rifle Associations were disbanded with the outbreak of WW2. By 1948, skietkommandos were established and the new Hercules Commando was initially based in the Pretoria suburb of Hercules. A total of 490 men were recruited. In 1983, the existing elements of the commando were converted into Regiment Pretorius and later relocated to Voortrekkerhoogte.


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6643Posted by

Hein Jacobs
on 7 August

RE: Hercules Commando

Hercules Commando was a Infantry unit that was operational and grew to a Regiment in about 1983- The name was Changed to Regiment Pretorius as the first Officer Commanding was Commandant Pretorius which also had links with the then National Intelligence Agency! Its offices was in Hercules Pretoria and moved to Voortrekkerhoogte in 1994!

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