Ronald A. Edwards

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Ronald Alvin Edwards
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Born (1923-03-23)23 March 1923
Died 3 July 2014(2014-07-03) (aged 91)
Allegiance South Africa
Service/branch  South African Navy
Rank Vice Admiral
Commands held Chief of the Navy

Vice Admiral Ronald Alvin Edwards SSAS SM MMM (Paarl, 1923 – 2014)[1] was a South African military commander.

Military career[edit]

He joined the Union Defence Force in 1940 and served in 2 Anti Aircraft Artillery Brigade.[2] In 1946 he was appointed CO of 8 Coastal Artillery, after which he served in the South Africa Marine Corps on Robben Island[1] before transferring to the South African Navy in 1950. He was Officer Commanding of the Naval Provost Unit from April 1959 to December 1960

He served as Chief of Staff Personnel[3] from 1 October 1977 to 31 January 1980 before becoming Chief of the Navy from 1 February 1980 to 30 September 1982.[1]

Awards and Decorations[edit]


  1. ^ a b c Gounden, Manny. "A Final Farewell to Former Chief of the SA Navy Vice Admiral Ronald Alvin Edwards SSAS SM". SA Navy. Retrieved July 22, 2014. 
  2. ^ Uys, Ian (1992). South African Military Who's Who 1452-1992. Fortress Publishers. p. 73. ISBN 0-9583173-3-X. 
  3. ^ C.J. Nöthling, E.M. Meyers (1982). "Leaders through the years (1912-1982)". Scientaria Militaria. 12 (2): 92. 

See also[edit]

Military offices
Preceded by
Johan Charl Walters
Chief of the South African Navy
1980 – 1982
Succeeded by
Andries Putter
Preceded by
Pieter le Grange
Chief of Staff Personnel
1977 – 1980
Succeeded by
Gert Boshoff