South Africa Defence Force
South West Africa Sector 10 Signal Squadron 1975 - 1989
[Colin Hodgkins collection SA 0017]
[Colin Hodgkins collection SA 0018]
In 1973 SADF formed 1 Military Area with its HQ in Rundu. The area was later divided into Sectors 10, 20 and 70. Sector 10 was established as the headquarters of one of the 7 geographical areas within South-West Africa used by the SADF to control and coordinate military operations. The Signal Unit was originally formed on 1st April 1973 as 1 Military Signal Unit and later re-designated Sector 10 Signal Squadron. Sector 10 was the sector in the Operational area covering the north-western part of SWA and the border with Angola with its headquarters at Oshakati. A number of SADF cross-border operations were launched into Angola from this sector. In January 1987 the Squadron gained full Unit status and re-designated 10 Division Signal Unit.
This is an example of a pair of Sector 10 Signal Squadron flashes. They are a metal based badge faced in coloured epoxy resin, secured by three stick pins.
Note: Many formations have left and right handed badges and some have the colour sequence also handed.
The Sector 10 Signal Squadron insignia has an arrangement of seven palm fronds based on the Sector 10 emblem on a shield of the Signal Corps colours of Green, light Blue and Dark Blue.
Pocket or Breast badge
Breast or Pocket badge (right) is a size reduced shield of the same construction and design as the larger shoulder flash. It is secured by two stick pins to a leather or vinyl fob and is buttoned on to the breast pocket.
[Colin Hodgkins collection SA 0350]