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8 Mobile Hospital
Active 1972 – 1981
Country South Africa
Branch South African Medical Service
Type Citizen Force
Motto(s) Audaces Servamus - We Serve the Brave
Engagements Border War
Cmdt F.W. te Groen (6 Jun 1972 - 5 Nov 1981)

8 Mobile Hospital (8 Mob Hosp) was a mobile medical hospital in the South African Medical Service (SAMS), part of the South African Defence Force (SADF). As a Citizen Force unit, it was roughly equivalent to a Clinical Wing in the current medical battalion in the SANDF or a mobile field hospital. The unit was based in Pretoria in the Transvaal province of South Africa.[1]

Structure[edit | edit source]

The command structure of the unit was composed of an Officer Commanding, a Regimental Sergeant Major, a Chaplain and an Adjutant.

Equipment[edit | edit source]

Weaponry[edit | edit source]

The main personal weapon of operationally deployed members of the unit were the R1 Assault Rifle, whilst Warrant Officers and Officers were usually issued with a 9mm pistol as a personal sidearm.

Disbanding[edit | edit source]

8 Mobile Hospital was disbanded on 5 November 1981, when the majority of the serving and active members were incorporated into 6 Medical Battalion Group.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Herorganisasie: SAGD BM-organisasie. Ref HSP/D man P/502/1/4 dated 13 Jan 1982

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