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16 Reception Depot
16 Reception Depot emblem
Country  South Africa
  •  Republic of South Africa
  •  Republic of South Africa
Type Mobilisation Depot
Part of South African Personnel Service Corps

16 Reception Depot was an administrative unit of the Personnel Service Corps of the South African Army.

History[edit | edit source]

Origin[edit | edit source]

16 Reception Depot was activated as the reception depot to service the then Western Cape Command.[1]

SADF era and the Bush War[edit | edit source]

The unit was used to mobilize white troops in the greater Western Cape area. This involved:

  • the registering of young white males at schools
  • the issuing of call-up papers
  • confirmation of the recruits arrival
  • the transport of these recruits to various allotted training units

SANDF era[edit | edit source]

By the early 2000s, Commands were no longer responsible for individual recruitment, making Reception Depots essentially redundant.[2]

Insignia[edit | edit source]

SADF era 16 Reception Depot insignia

References[edit | edit source]

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