|Pieter de Waal|
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Colonel Pieter de Waal
|Born||December 31, 1899|
|Place of birth||Wynberg, South Africa|
|Service/branch||South African Navy|
Companion of the Order of the Bath|
Commander of the Order of the British Empire
Military career[edit | edit source]
From 1934 to 1940, he was Director of Operations and Training (under various titles) at Defence Headquarters. He served as Deputy Chief of the General Staff from 1940 until 1944, when he was seconded to the staff of General Dwight Eisenhower as South African Liaison Officer to Supreme Headquarters Allied Expeditionary Forces in England for the rest of World War II.
After the war, Brig de Waal served as Quartermaster-General from 1945 to 1951, and as Naval and Marine Chief of Staff from 1951 to 1952. As NMCS he was in command of both the South African Navy and the short-lived South Africa Marine Corps.
He served as Military & Naval Attaché to the USA from 1953 to 1954
Awards and Decorations[edit | edit source]
Companion of the Order of the Bath[edit | edit source]
The KING has been graciously pleased, on the advice of His Majesty's Ministers for the Union of South Africa, to give orders for
the following appointment to the Most Honourable Order of the Bath: —
To be an Additional Member of the Military Division of the Third Class, or Companions, of the said: Most Honourable Order: —
Brigadier Pieter de WAAL, C.B.E. (P.179910V) South African Staff Corps (V).
Commander of the Order of the British Empire[edit | edit source]
The KING has been graciously pleased, on the advice of His Majesty's Ministers for the Union of South Africa, to give orders for the
following appointments to the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire:
To be Additional Commanders of the Military Division of the said Most Excellent Order:
Brigadier Pieter de Waal, South African Staff Corps (V)
To be Additional Officers of the Military Division
See also[edit | edit source]
References[edit | edit source]
Militaria - Official Professional Journal of the SADF (Vol 12/2: 1982)
- Uys, Ian (1992). South African Military Who's Who 1452-1992. Fortress Publishers. p. 64. ISBN 0-9583173-3-X.
|New title||Naval & Marine Chief of Staff
|Director, South African Naval Forces||Renamed Naval & Marine Chief of Staff|
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