508 Squadron
 

             

 
 

 Background

508 Squadron originally only a protection division of Air Force Base Durban, attained Squadron status on the 11th of May 1987. This entailed the creation of their own logistic control and their own Squadron Officer Commanding and infrastructure. The Squadron’s emblem and motto was approved 1988. This independence brought about a new sense of professionalism to the Squadron. The Squadron’s objectives also improved and included the prevention of sabotage and infiltration at Air Force Base Durban. To fulfil this task a number of trained Dogs, modern weaponry, and other specialised equipments are being utilised. All protection personnel undergo initial Basic Military Training, where after they do an intensive entrance control course. The members can now develop their own career further by doing one of the following courses: The Dog handlers, Cat A and B Instructors which includes the advanced weaponry and infantry phase. 508 Squadron consists of the following sections: Logistics, Budget, Personnel, Training, Dog Section, Entrance Controls, Ops Clerks, X-Ray Operators and Guard Commanders/Section Leaders.

508 SQUADRON TODAY

508 Squadron is still situated at Air Force Base Durban (AFB) in KwaZulu Natal (KZN) as a protection Squadron. We are the only Protection Squadron situated in KZN with the next closest Protection Sqn situated at AFB Bloemspruit. Our capability and training also affords us the opportunity to operate in other African countries.
 

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 Mission & Vision

Mission

WE SUPPORT THE SA AIR FORCE COMBAT READY AIR CAPABILITIES BY PROVIDING EFFECTIVE PROTECTION SERVICES

Vision

WE ARE STRIVING TOWARDS PROTECTION EXCELLENCE IN
KWA - ZULU NATAL
 

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 Values

Dignity

We value our Air force members, clients, associates, friends, and other interested groups and treat them with respect, tolerance, fairness and dignity.

Integrity

We believe in doing the right things first time round even when no one is looking.

Professionalism

We conduct protection activities in a disciplined, professional and safe manner.

Allegiance

We pledge loyalty to the SAAF and the SANDF.

Creativity

We encourage innovation, creative thinking and promote empowerment.

Accountability

We are committed to the SANDF Code of Conduct.

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 Officer Commanding



Maj E.M. Kekana

 

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