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Witwatersrand Command
The Drill Hall,[1] Johannesburg, South Africa
File:Wits Command Flash type 2.svg
Type Command (military formation)
Coordinates Latitude:
Longitude:

The Witwatersrand Command was a Command of the South African Army. It was one of the ten regional commands, which, with the Walvis Bay Military Area, made up the Territorial Force. Based in Johannesburg, it was responsible for the security of the region, forming the primary level of command for military operations in support of the Police. It also provided logistic, administrative and service support to units and formations operating in its area of responsibility.[2][3]

When 6th Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment SAA became operational in 1966 with its headquarters at Brakpan, it was originally administratively responsible to Headquarters Witwatersrand Command, but was later transferred to 1 South African Corps.

In 1987, the command headquarters installation was the target of a bomb by Umkhonto we Sizwe operative, Hein Grosskopf.[4]

Commanding OfficersEdit

Officers commanding were:

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 "The Drill Hall - Historical Snippets". http://www.heritageportal.co.za/article/drill-hall-historical-snippets. Retrieved 24 December 2014.  quoting Col D.R. Smitherman OBE ED
  2. "Unit Profiles: Witwatersrand Command". http://www.warinangola.com/Default.aspx?tabid=1239&Parameter=209. Retrieved 24 December 2014. 
  3. "Leër Kommandemente - Army Commands". http://sadf.info/UnitArmyCommands.html. Retrieved 24 December 2014. 
  4. "Hein Grosskopf recounts 1987 bomb attack". NASPERS. 21 November 2000. http://www.news24.com/SouthAfrica/Politics/Hein-Grosskopf-recounts-1987-bomb-attack-20001121. 
  5. Hancock, William Keith (2007). Van Der Poel, Jean. ed. Selections from the Smuts Papers Volume III August 1945 - October 1950. Selections from the Smuts Papers (annotated ed.). Cambridge University Press. ISBN 9780521033701. https://books.google.co.za/books?id=B9W6t3SfRgUC&pg=PA372&lpg=PA372&dq=%22Witwatersrand+Command%22&source=bl&ots=MTvO5aoxkP&sig=9x99Aj7aUUCepNkeVwUgszfQ4-k&hl=en&sa=X&ei=M6yaVIOnN4nb7AbKwYHwDg&ved=0CCwQ6AEwBDge#v=onepage&q=%22Witwatersrand%20Command%22&f=false. Retrieved 24 December 2014. 
  6. Nöthling, C.J.; Meyers, E.M. (1982). "LEIERS DEUR DIE JARE (1912-1982)" (in Afrikaans) (Online). Digital object identifier:10.5787/12-2-631. ISSN 2224-0020. http://scientiamilitaria.journals.ac.za/pub/article/view/631. 
  7. Uys, Ian S. (December 1986). "The South Africans at Delville Wood". The South African Military History Society. ISSN 0026-4016. http://samilitaryhistory.org/vol072iu.html. Retrieved 24 December 2014. 
  8. Els, Paul. We Fear Naught but God (3rd ed.). 
  9. "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. 

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