CISKEI Defence Force - 1 Ciskei Battalion arm flash, left
Left sleeve variant for wearing on a left sleeve. Lucite covered. Three clutch pins on the reverse.
The Ciskei Defence Force (CDF) was established in March 1981 and existed until 1994 when it was incorporated into the newly formed South African National Defence Force with the end of Apartheid in South Africa.
The 1 Ciskei Battalion consisted of 900 men and were stationed at Bhisho. It consisted of:
3 companies of which 2 had Mamba mine-protected vehicles
a small support company
a large Light Workshop Troop and signals workshops which served the whole of the CDF