|Eastern Province Command|
|Colonel N.A. Ndou|
History[edit | edit source]
In 1939, the army at home in South Africa was divided between a number of regional commands. 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.
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. The Support Base was established in April 2000, after the closing down of the Eastern Province Command.
Commanders[edit | edit source]
- 1 January 1983–January 1987 – Brigadier Joffel van der Westhuizen
- January 1987–March 1990 – Brigadier Wessel Kritzinger
- 1996–n.d. – Lt Gen Themba Matanzima
Subordinate units[edit | edit source]
References[edit | edit source]
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- "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.
- 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.
- 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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