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Bophuthatswana Defence Force:

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Brief Description
Air Force Base Mmabatho

The Air Force Base Mmabatho (AFB Mmabatho) housed a Transport Wing (operating CASA 212, CASA 235 and Pilatus PC 6 fixed wing types), a Helicopter Wing (two Allouette lll and two BK 117 types) and a Training Wing equipped with the Pilatus PC 7 (3 in number)
BDF Signals Unit

The Bophuthatswana Defence Force Signals Unit
BDF Supply Depot

The Bophuthatswana Defence Force Supply Depot was established at the old Mafikeng Air Base after the establishment of Air Force Base Mmabatho
Bophuthatswana Defence Force Air Force

The Bophuthatswana Defence Force Air Force (BDF Air Force) was situated at Air Force Base Mmabatho which had been commissioned on 28 November 1992. Chief of the Bop. Air Force, Brig. M.P. Janse van Rensburg, fell directly under the Chief of the BDF.
Bophuthatswana Defence Force Headquarters Unit

The Bophuthatswana Defence Force (BDF) was formed when Bophuthatswana became independent on 6 December 1977.
Bophuthatswana Defence Force Task Force

The Bophuthatswana Defence Force Task Force (BDF Task Force) constituted the immediate reaction force, previously part of the airborne troops, and was made up of specialists in reconnaissance work.
Bophuthatswana National Guard

The Bophuthatswana National Guard, some 125 men strong, was trained by the SADF in time for independence in 1977 and handed over to Bophuthatswana together with some equipment when that country became independent on 6 December 1977.
Military Base Bafokeng

The Bophuthatswana Defence Force Military Base Bafokeng was a company group base at Bafokeng
Military Base Odi

The Bophuthatswana Defence Force Military Base Odi was a company group base at Odi
Military Base Taung

The Bophuthatswana Defence Force Military Base Taung was a company group base at Taung
Military Base Thaba’Nchu

The Bophuthatswana Defence Force Military Base Thaba’Nchu was a company group base at Thaba’Nchu
Military School

The Bophuthatswana Defence Force Military School evolved from the training wing of One Infantry Battalion, eventually to become the Military Schoolis at Military Base Molopo
One Infantry Battalion

The Bophuthatswana Defence Force One Infantry Battalion was a COIN unit based at Molopo
One Maintenance Unit

The Bophuthatswana Defence Force One Maintenance Unit
One Military Area

The Bophuthatswana Defence Force One Military Area within which fell One Infantry Battalion (a COIN unit based at Molopo) and the BDF Parachute Battalion (at Lehuru Tshe). The Parachute Battalion had one parachute company (of more than normal strength) and two infantry companies. Originally, training for this battalion took place at One Parachute Battalion in Bloemfontein in 1989.
Parachute Battalion

The Bophuthatswana Defence Force Parachute Battalion had one parachute company (of more than normal strength) and two infantry companies.
Technical Services Unit

The Bophuthatswana Defence Force Technical Services Unit evolved from the Light Workshop Troop of One Infantry Battalion, at Military Base Molopo
Three Military Area

The Bophuthatswana Defence Force Three Military Area within which fell Military Base Thaba’Nchu (a company group) and Military Base Taung (also a company group). If there were to be a third battalion be established in the future, it would probably have been based in this area.
Two Infantry Battalion

The Bophuthatswana Defence Force Two Infantry Battalion was a COIN unit at Mankwe
Two Military Area

The Bophuthatswana Defence Force Two Military Area within which falls Two Infantry Battalion (a COIN unit at Mankwe), Military Base Bafokeng (a company group) and Military Base Odi (another company group).

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