Pieter de Waal
|Pieter de Waal
Colonel Pieter de Waal
December 31, 1899|
Wynberg, South Africa
||South African Navy|
From 1934 to 1940, he was Director of Operations and Training (under various titles) at Defence Headquarters. He served as Deputy Chief of the General Staff from 1940 until 1944, when he was seconded to the staff of General Dwight Eisenhower as South African Liaison Officer to Supreme Headquarters Allied Expeditionary Forces in England for the rest of World War II.
After the war, Brig de Waal served as Quartermaster-General from 1945 to 1951, and as Naval and Marine Chief of Staff from 1951 to 1952. As NMCS he was in command of both the South African Navy and the short-lived South Africa Marine Corps.
He served as Military & Naval Attaché to the USA from 1953 to 1954
Awards and Decorations
Companion of the Order of the Bath
|“||The KING has been graciously pleased, on the advice of His Majesty's Ministers for the Union of South Africa, to give orders for the following appointment to the Most Honourable Order of the Bath: —
To be an Additional Member of the Military Division of the Third Class, or Companions, of the said: Most Honourable Order: —
Commander of the Order of the British Empire
|“||The KING has been graciously pleased, on the advice of His Majesty's Ministers for the Union of South Africa, to give orders for the following appointments to the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire:
To be Additional Commanders of the Military Division of the said Most Excellent Order:
- Uys, Ian (1992). South African Military Who's Who 1452-1992. Fortress Publishers. p. 64. ISBN 0-9583173-3-X.
- Who's Who of Southern Africa 1976. The Argus Printing and Publishing Company. 1976.
- "Biography of Brigadier Pieter J. De Waal (1899-1977), South Africa". Retrieved 21 March 2015.
- Bredenkamp, J.D. (1982). "Die Onstaan en Ontwikkeling van die Vloot 1912-1982" [The origin and development of the Navy, 1912-1982]. Scientia Militaria - South African Journal of Military Studies (in Afrikaans). 12 (2). doi:10.5787/12-2-620. Retrieved 21 March 2015.
- "No. 37409". The London Gazette (Supplement). 28 December 1945. p. 153.
- "No. 36311". The London Gazette (Supplement). 28 December 1945. p. 57.
|New title||Naval & Marine Chief of Staff
1951 – 1952
|Director, South African Naval Forces||Renamed Naval & Marine Chief of Staff|
|OC SA Military College
1933 – 1934
|OC Special Service Battalion
1933 – 1934