The South-West African Territory Force Headquarters (SWATF HQ) was established at Windhoek on 1 Aug 1980 to form the basis for the defence force of an independent South-West Africa, using the existing SA Army units in SWA as its core. It was expanded over its nine years of existence until it provided more than 70% of the ground forces deployed against the SWAPO insurgency. 4 Sectors fell under SWATF command -30, 40, 50, and 60.

The South-West African Territory Force Headquarters (SWATF HQ) was established at Windhoek on 1 Aug 1980 to form the basis for the defence force of an independent South-West Africa, using the existing SA Army units in SWA as its core. It was expanded over its nine years of existence until it provided more than 70% of the ground forces deployed against the SWAPO insurgency. 4 Sectors fell under SWATF command -30, 40, 50, and 60.

The South West Africa Military School was established at Okahandja towards the end of 1979 and was incorporated as such into the SWA Territorial Force (SWATF) when it was formed in August 1980. It focused on the training of junior leaders which included officers and non-commissioned officers of the SWATF

The South West Africa Military School was established at Okahandja towards the…

41/911 Battalion was formed in 1977 as 41 Battalion in Sector 40, Windhoek, and renamed to 911 Battalion in 1980 as part of 91 Brigade, SWATF. It was transferred back to Sector 40 in 1987. It deployed companies to Owambo from 1980, and took part in several externals. From 1984 one company was permanently deployed to 51 Battalion on a rotation basis. From 1988 it was involved in the training of National Servicemen

41/911 Battalion was formed in 1977 as 41 Battalion in Sector 40, Windhoek, and renamed to 911 Battalion in 1980 as part of 91 Brigade, SWATF. It was transferred back to Sector 40 in 1987. It deployed companies to Owambo from 1980, and took part in several externals. From 1984 one company was permanently deployed to 51 Battalion on a rotation basis. From 1988 it was involved in the training of National Servicemen

SWATF Sharpshooter badge

SWATF Sharpshooter badge

SWATF Infantry beret bar - Green/Black colour with a with Golden metallic diamond in the centre - enamel metal

SWATF Infantry beret bar - Green/Black colour with a with Golden metallic diamond in the centre enamel metal

The South West Africa Military School was established at Okahandja towards the end of 1979 and was incorporated as such into the SWA Territorial Force when it was formed in August 1980. It focused on the training of junior leaders which included officers and non-commissioned officers of the SWATF.

The South West Africa Military School was established at Okahandja towards the end of 1979 and was incorporated as such into the SWA Territorial Force when it was formed in August 1980. It focused on the training of junior leaders which included officers and non-commissioned officers of the SWATF.

SWATF Infantry collar badge

SWATF Infantry collar badge

SWATF Sharpshooter cloth

SWATF Sharpshooter cloth


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