New Officer Commanding for SAS SPIOENKOP

Jan 30, 2008
Author: P&S


The South African Navy frigate SAS SPIOENKOP (F147) has a new officer commanding (O/C). Captain Christopher G Manig who hails from Pinetown in KwaZulu Natal was appointed O/C at a ceremony in Simonís Town last week.

Capt. Manig is no stranger to command, having previously been officer commanding the strike craft SAS RENE SETHREN and SAS MAKHANDA. He was appointed Executive Officer of the frigate SAS ISANDLWANA in 2002, serving there until 2006 when he became Surface Warfare Officer in Fleet Command and from March 2007 O/C of the Maritime Reaction Squadron.

His predecessor as O/C SAS Spioenkop, Captain DR Faure will be taking up the position in Fleet Command of Operations Manager.


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