Defence Forces

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The phrase Defence Force(s) (or Defense Force(s) in US English - see spelling differences) is in the title of the armed forces of certain countries and territories.

Defence forces[edit]

Air Defence Forces[edit]

At the start of the Cold War, the United States Air Force had established the Aerospace Defense Command. It was broken into three different regions:

Defunct Defence Forces[edit]

South Africa[edit]

In South Africa under apartheid the nominally independent Bantustans had their own forces, separately from the South African Defence Force:

Football clubs[edit]

A number of football clubs related to defence forces are also named such, for example: