SOUTH AFRICAN ARMY RANKS AND INSIGNIA

  • Athur Radburn
Keywords: COMMANDO RANKS, EXPANSION OF THE RANK STRUCTURE, WOMEN'S AUXILIARY ARMY SERVICE RANKS, NEW TITLES AND BADGES

Abstract

Like many other aspects of South Africa's military tradition, our rank system is derived from that of the British Army. It has, however, been modified and developed over the years to suit our own particular requirements, and has become a distinctive system in its own right. This article is a brief survey of developments since the army was organised in 1912.

Author Biography

Athur Radburn
Regimental Historian, Cape Town Rifles (Dukes)
Published
2012-02-22
How to Cite
Radburn, A. (2012). SOUTH AFRICAN ARMY RANKS AND INSIGNIA. Scientia Militaria - South African Journal of Military Studies, 20(2). https://doi.org/10.5787/20-2-364
Section
Articles