Relationship with the Special Forces Headquarters
The General Officer Commanding Special Forces presenting
Retired Senior Operator Mike Landman with outstanding medals
at the opening of the Special Forces School on 5 October 2002
South African Special Forces Association enjoys a close and friendly
relationship with the standing South African Special Forces Headquarters (SFHQ) of
the South African National Defence Force.
Both the Association and the SFHQ attend the annual Remembrance Day Service held at Special Forces Headquarters and the annual Special Forces Open Day. Family members are able to meet and mix socially with each other and strengthen the common bonds and support systems that exist between the family members of Special Forces personnel.
For occasions of specific significance to Special Forces, each organisation will invite the other to attend as and when appropriate or applicable. The Special Forces HQ invited the Special Forces Association and its members to the opening of the new Special Forces School. During this occasion the General Officer Commanding at the time presented retired members of the Association with outstanding medals and badges.
Similarly, the Special Forces Association invites relevant key personnel of the Special Forces Brigade to its National Conference, in order that the SFHQ may provide such input as it requires to the activities of the Association and its members.
All lines of communication are open, clear and constant and the close relationship between these two organisations continues in a mutually supportive manner.
Finally, in recent years, many of the sons of the retired first generations of Special Forces Operators have joined Special Forces and became Special Forces Operators themselves. Taken in this context, it can truly be said that the Special Forces community in South Africa comprises a real family.
A senior Special Forces Operator saluting the memorial cenotaph at a joint
SA SF Association and SFHQ Remembrance Day Service held at Special Forces HQ
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