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Eastern Province Command
Eastern Province Command.svg
Active 1959-c. 2000
Country  South Africa
Type Command
Headquarters Port Elizabeth
Colonel N.A. Ndou

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

History[edit | edit source]

In 1939, the army at home in South Africa was divided between a number of regional commands.[1] At the time, the command was headquartered at East London and comprised 2nd Infantry Brigade and 5 and 6 Batteries of the Permanent Garrison Artillery. In 1980, Eastern Province Command and 6 SAI engaged in Operation Rain, which was support to the Transkei during a regional drought that lasts until 1981.[2]

In the early 1980s the command's units were reported to include 6 South African Infantry Battalion (Grahamstown), 84th Technical Service Corps (Grahamstown); 11th Commando (Kimberley); East Cape Province Commando (Kimberley); Port Elizabeth Commando (Kimberley); and the Danie Theron Combat School (Kimberley). It is currently known as Army Support Base Eastern Cape (ASB EC) and is commanded by Colonel N.A. Ndou.[3] The Support Base was established in April 2000, after the closing down of the Eastern Province Command.[3]

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References[edit | edit source]

  1. Ryan, David A.. "Union Defence Forces 6 September 1939". http://www.ordersofbattle.darkscape.net/site/ww2/drleo/017_britain/39_south-africa/_sa_.html. Retrieved 20 December 2014. 
  2. Volker, W. 2010. Signal Units of the South African Corps of Signals and Related Signal Services. Pretoria: Veritas Books. ISBN 978-0-620-45345-5, 372, cited in Anthony Turton, A South African Diary: Contested Identity, My Family - Our Story Part G: 1987 - 2011.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Netshirembe, Lufuno (11 April 2012). "Army Support Base Eastern Cape held a medal Parade". RSA Department of Defence. http://www.dod.mil.za/news/2012/04/easterncapemedalparade.htm. Retrieved 20 December 2014. 
  4. http://www.justice.gov.za/trc/decisions/2000/ac200037.htm
  5. 5.0 5.1 "Volume 2, Chapter 5, Sub-Section 22, Paragraph 161b". TRC Final Report. SABC. p. 440. http://sabctrc.saha.org.za/reports/volume2/chapter5/subsection22.htm. Retrieved 24 December 2014. 
  6. Engelbrecht, Leon (25 January 2010). "Fact file: Lt Gen Themba Matanzima". DefenceWeb. http://www.defenceweb.co.za/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=6281&catid=79&Itemid=. Retrieved 20 December 2014. 
  7. 7.0 7.1 Engelbrecht, Leon (26 April 2010). "New medal for ex-Commandos". DefenceWeb. http://www.defenceweb.co.za/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=7661:new-medal-for-ex-commandos&catid=111:sa-defence&Itemid=242. Retrieved 20 December 2014. 

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