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Cachet Commando
Country Flag of South Africa.svg South Africa
Branch
Allegiance
  • Flag of South Africa (1928–1994).svg Republic of South Africa
  • Flag of South Africa.svg Republic of South Africa
Service history
Role Light Infantry
Size One Battalion
Part of South African Infantry Corps
Army Territorial Reserve
Commanders
Insignia

Cachet Commando was a light infantry regiment of the South African Army. It formed part of the South African Army Infantry Formation as well as the South African Territorial Reserve.

HistoryEdit

This unit, along with all other Commando units was disbanded after a decision by South African President Thabo Mbeki to disband all Commando Units.[1][2] The Commando system was phased out between 2003 and 2008 “because of the role it played in the apartheid era”, according to the Minister of Safety and Security Charles Nqakula.[3]

LeadershipEdit

Leadership
From Honourary Colonels To
From Commanding Officer To
From Regimental Sergeant Major To

ReferencesEdit

  1. Col L B van Stade, Senior Staff Officer Rationalisation, SANDF (1997). "Rationalisation in the SANDF: The Next Challenge". Institute for Security Studies. http://www.issafrica.org/Pubs/ASR/6No2/VanStade.html. Retrieved 5 March 2015. 
  2. "About the Commando system". http://www.saps.gov.za/statistics/reports/rural_safety/eng/pages/no2e.htm. Retrieved 2008-01-17. 
  3. de Lange, Deon. "South Africa: Commandos Were 'Hostile to New SA'". Cape Argus. http://allafrica.com/stories/200805290408.html. Retrieved 5 March 2015. 

See alsoEdit

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