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Hercules Commando
Country  South Africa
Allegiance
  •  Republic of South Africa
  •  Republic of South Africa
Branch
Type Infantry
Role Light Infantry
Size One Battalion
Part of South African Infantry Corps
Army Territorial Reserve
Garrison/HQ Hercules, South Africa

Hercules 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.

History[edit | edit source]

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]

Leadership[edit | edit source]

Leadership
From Honourary Colonels To
From Commanding Officers To
From Regimental Sergeants Major To

References[edit | edit source]

  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. 

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