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Ronald A. Edwards
Born 1923
Allegiance South Africa
Service/branch  South African Navy
Rank Vice Admiral
Commands held Chief of the Navy

Vice Admiral Ronald A. Edwards SSAS SM was a South African military commander. He joined the Union Defence Force in 1940 and served in 2 Anti Aircraft Artillery Brigade.[1] In 1946 he was appointed CO of 8 Coastal Artillery, after which he served in the South Africa Marine Corps before transferring to the South African Navy in 1950.

He served as Chief of Staff Personnel[2] from 1 October 1977 to 31 January 1980 before becoming Chief of the Navy from 1980 to 1982.[3]


  1. Uys, Ian (1992). South African Military Who's Who 1452-1992. Fortress Publishers. p. 73. ISBN 0-9583173-3-X. 
  2. C.J. Nöthling, E.M. Meyers (1982). "Leaders through the years (1912-1982)". p. 92. 
  3. South African Defence Forces

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Military offices
Preceded by
Johan Charl Walters
Chief of the South African Navy
Succeeded by
Andries Putter

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