RSA (Pre-1994): South West Africa Territory Force

RSA (Pre-1994): South West Africa Territory ForceRSA (Pre-1994): South West Africa Territory Force
Form: Circular
By: ?
Date: 1989
Ref:  Laidlaw: 0598;
51.4 mmYellow Bronze50.0 gm$25

Edge: Plain.

Obverse: Arms of South West Africa (160-1990) with antelope supporters and crest and motto: "VIRIBUS UNITIS".

Reverse: In large letter across: “1989” across. Legend above: “SWA Gebiedsmag”, and below: “SWA Territory Force”.

Notes: The South West African Territory Force (SWATF) was an extension or auxiliary of the South African Defence Force set up to combat the South West Africa People’s Organisation (SWAPO), a liberation terrorist movement seeking independence. It was formed on 1 August 1980 from Southwest Africans already serving in the SADF and civilian personnel. The force was disbanded in 1989 in advance of SWA becoming the newly independent Namibia.