Hercules Commando / Regiment Pretorius emblem
|Part of||South African Infantry Corps|
Army Territorial Reserve
|Motto(s)||"Pede intrepide" (forward fearlessly)|
This unit was initially established as the Pretoria North West Rifle Association in 1923.
With the UDF
By 1925, the name was changed to the Pretoria Moot Rifle Association. Rifle Association s were however disbanded with the outbreak of WW2.
By 1948, skietkommandos were established and Hercules Commando was initially based in the Pretoria suburb of Hercules. A total of 490 men were recruited.
With the SADF
Upgraded to Regiment
By 1983 the existing elements of the commando was converted into Regiment Pretorius.
The unit served in the operational areas of South West Africa and the Far Northern Transvaal.
The Regiment continued to wear the infantry Bok up to 1989 when a new badge with a caracals head was introduced.
The Regiment received it's National Colours on 31 May 1990.
The Regiment was converted to an urban coin unit, now with Northern Transvaal Command.
The Regiment was moved to a new HQ at Voortrekkerhoogte in May 1992.
With the SANDF
Amalgamation into Tshwane Regiment
In December 2002, Regiment Pretorius with other structures in the Greater Pretoria area was amalgamated into the new Tshwane Regiment.
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South African Commandos
|Group 1 (HQ Kelvin)|
|Group 2 (HQ Oudtshoorn)|
|Group 3 (collapsed into other groups)|
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|Group 6 (HQ Port Elizabeth)|
|Group 7 (HQ Grahamstown)|
|Group 8 (HQ East London)|
|Group 9 (HQ Pietermaritzburg)|
|Group 10 (HQ Montclair, Durban)|
|Group 11 (HQ Dundee)|
|Group 12 (HQ Ermelo)|
|Group 13 (collapsed into other groups)|
|Group 14 (HQ Pietersburg)|
|Group 15 (HQ Thaba Tshwane)|
|Group 16 (HQ Marievale)|
|Group 17 (HQ Midvaal)|
|Group 18 (HQ Doornkop)|
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|Group 20 (HQ Mmabatho)|
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|Group 22 (HQ Diskobolos)|
|Group 23 (HQ Upington)|
|Group 24 (HQ Kroonstad)|
|Group 25 (HQ Bethlehem)|
|Group 26 (HQ, Jacobsdal)|
|Group 27 (HQ Eshowe)|
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|Group 30 (HQ Potchefstroom)|
|Group 31 (HQ Wellington)|
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|Group 33 (HQ Nelspruit)|
|Group 34 (HQ Welkom)|
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|Group 36 (HQ Tempe/Ladybrand)|
|Group 39 (HQ Queenstown)|
|Group 40 (HQ Wingsfield)|
|Group 41 (HQ Primrose)|
|Group 42 (HQ Lenz)|
|Group 46 (HQ Umtata)|
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