Talk:Kommando

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Kommando-South Africa'--willemjacobusviljoenjunior 13:06, 1 April 2012 (UTC)

It refers to a civil reserve military unit in South Africa. In the past pre-republic times(Before 31/05/1961) it was a unit for self defence. It was commanded by a Velkornet(equal in rank to a Lieutenant) within a specific magistarial district. The districts combined to form ''Kommandomente"commanded by a Kommandant(Equal in rank to Major). All the Kommandomente were centrally commanded by a Kommandant-Generaal in the former Boer Republics.

It eventually evolved into a military unit used for self defence of farms in rural areas,to help police with maintenance of law and order and to serve as a functional civil reserve(semi-permanent).

Currently the units are disbanded.

ReferencesCite error: There are <ref> tags on this page without content in them (see the help page). South African History as recorded in School Curriculums and as written in South African Military Literature. Verklarende Afrikaanse Woordeboek-2007: ISBN-10: 1-86890-066-5 or ISBN-13: 978-1-86890-066-4 on page 372.(The Terms used are explained and confirmed) South Africa

Cite error: There are <ref> tags on this page without content in them (see the help page). In South Africa, commandant was the title of the commanding officer of a commando (militia) unit in the 19th and early 20th centuries.