Establishment[edit | edit source]
The South African Army was created first by merging the existing military structures of the former British colonies and Boer Republics that had become the four provinces of the Union. The formation of the South African Air Force followed in 1920. The South African Naval Service was created in 1922.
Wars and other actions[edit | edit source]
References[edit | edit source]
- "A Brief History of the South African Defence Force (SADF) 1912 1994. Part1". Allexplore.com. http://www.allexplore.com/id780.htm. Retrieved 2013-11-27.
- "South Africa-Early Development of the South African Military". Mongabay.com. http://www.mongabay.com/history/south_africa/south_africa-early_development_of_the_south_african_military.html. Retrieved 2013-11-27.
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