The South African Defence Force (SADF) comprised of
The SADF fell directly under the Minister of Defence, General Magnus De M. Malan, who served as Chief of the Army (1973 - 1976), Chief of the Defence Force (1976 - 1980), and became Minister of Defence in 1980.
- a Defence Headquarters (DHQ) in Pretoria,
- three combat services (Army, Air Force, and Navy),
- the SA Medical Service, and
- supporting elements.
Actual command was exercised by...
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