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Western Province Command

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Active  1959
Type  Command
Country  South Africa
Parent unit  Union Defence Force
Western Province Command
Part of  Union Defence Force South African Defence Force South African National Defence Force Cape Command (3 September 1939 - July 1940) Parent unit Union Defence Force Components HQ The Castle, Cape Town, Cape Province A. Permanent Force Cape Detachment, The Special Service Battalion: Cape Town No. 1 Anti-Aircraft Artillery Battery: Bamboevlei, Wynberg The Coast Artillery Brigade: HQ, The Castle, Cape Town 2 Sections of Cape Garrison Artillery designated as Engineers and Signals: Cape Town 1st Heavy Battery: Cape Town (Wynard Battery): Table Bay 2nd Heavy Battery: Simonstown (Queen's Battery): Simonstown 1st Medium Battery: Cape Town 2nd Medium Battery: Cape Town No. 1 Armoured Train: Cape Town The Cape Field Artillery (Prince Albert's Own): Cape Town B. Active Citizen Force 3rd Infantry Brigade: HQ Cape Town The Duke of Edinburgh's Own Rifles: Cape Town The Cape Town Highlanders (The Duke of Connaught and Strathearn's Own): Cape Town The Kimberley Regiment: Kimberley 3rd Field Company, South African Engineer Corps: Cape Town 8th Infantry Brigade: HQ Oudtshoorn Regiment Westelike Provinsie: Stellenbosch Regiment Suid-Westelike Distrikte: Oudtshoorn Die Middellandse Regiment: Graff-Reinet 8th Field Company, South African Engineer Corps: Cape Town
Components  HQ The Castle, Cape Town, Cape Province A. Permanent Force Cape Detachment, The Special Service Battalion: Cape Town No. 1 Anti-Aircraft Artillery Battery: Bamboevlei, Wynberg The Coast Artillery Brigade: HQ, The Castle, Cape Town 2 Sections of Cape Garrison Artillery designated as Engineers and Signals: Cape Town 1st Heavy Battery: Cape Town (Wynard Battery): Table Bay 2nd Heavy Battery: Simonstown (Queen's Battery): Simonstown 1st Medium Battery: Cape Town 2nd Medium Battery: Cape Town No. 1 Armoured Train: Cape Town The Cape Field Artillery (Prince Albert's Own): Cape Town B. Active Citizen Force 3rd Infantry Brigade: HQ Cape Town The Duke of Edinburgh's Own Rifles: Cape Town The Cape Town Highlanders (The Duke of Connaught and Strathearn's Own): Cape Town The Kimberley Regiment: Kimberley 3rd Field Company, South African Engineer Corps: Cape Town 8th Infantry Brigade: HQ Oudtshoorn Regiment Westelike Provinsie: Stellenbosch Regiment Suid-Westelike Distrikte: Oudtshoorn Die Middellandse Regiment: Graff-Reinet 8th Field Company, South African Engineer Corps: Cape Town

Western Province Command was a command of the South African Army.

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History

Originally it was a numbered military district, and then in the 1930s became Cape Command. In 1939, the army at home in South Africa was divided between a number of regional commands. Cape Command, (with its headquarters at the Castle of Good Hope, Cape Town, included 3rd Infantry Brigade, 8th Infantry Brigade (Oudtshoorn), the Coast Artillery Brigade (two heavy batteries, two medium batteries, and the Cape Field Artillery), and a battery of the 1st Anti-Aircraft Regiment.

Western Province Command itself appears to have formed in 1959. Brig Magnus Malan, later Chief of the SADF, took command in 1971.

From 1 August 1974, units transferred from Western Province Command to the new 71 Motorised Brigade included the Cape Field Artillery, the Cape Town Highlanders, Regiment Westelike Provinsie, Regiment Boland, Regiment Oranjerivier, a South African Engineer Corps field squadron, 74 Signal Squadron SACS, 4 Maintenance Unit, 30 Field Workshop SAOSC, and 3 Field Ambulance. 12 Supply and Transport Company, originally established on 22 August 1961, became 4 Maintenance Unit on 1 September 1971.

By the early 1980s Western Province Command included the Cape Garrison Artillery, 101 Signal Squadron, 6 Base Ordnance Depot, Command Workshops (all at Cape Town) the South African Cape Corps Battalion (Eerste River, Western Cape), 2 Military Hospital, 3 Field Ambulance, and three Commandos (all at Wynberg) and 10 Anti-Aircraft Regiment SAA and 4 Electronics Workshops (both at Youngsfield Military Base at Ottery, Cape Town).

It was disbanded c.‚ÄČ1999 after the South African Defence Review 1998.

Group 1 (Youngsfield)

  • Cape Flats Commando
  • False Bay Commando
  • Koeberg Commando
  • Lions Head Commando
  • Skiereiland Commando
  • Tygerberg Commando
  • Wynberg Commando
  • Group 31 (Wellington)

  • Caledon Commando
  • Paarl Commando
  • Stellenbosch Commando
  • Swellendam Commando
  • Winterberg Commando
  • Worcester Commando
  • Group 40 (Wingsfield)

  • Clanwilliam Commando
  • Piketberg Commando
  • Swartland Commando
  • Van Rhynsdorp Commando
  • West Coast Commando
  • References

    Western Province Command Wikipedia


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