Unit Emblem 526 Protection Squadron

 

526 Protection Squadron
   
 
 
 

 Introduction

On 08 August 1988 526 Squadron was established at Air Force Base Langebaanweg. It consisted of the Officer Commanding, Lt G.H.C. Gerber, three shift leaders, six entrance controllers and four dog handlers. In July 1995 the command and control of 526 Squadron was taken over by Capt G.E.N. Wiese.

Motto: SEMPER VIGILANS – "ALTYD WAAKSAAM"

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 Vision and Mission

Vision

A leader in the protection environment in South Africa.

Mission

Effective protection and safeguarding of buildings, equipment and personnel of AFB Langebaanweg, SAS Saldanha and 4 Special Forces Regiment through professional and thorough actions.

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  Key Values

Key values – TRUST

T _ Thorough – to carry out our mission with thorough actions
R – Respect – to respect seniors, juniors and customers
U – Uniformity – uniformity in carrying out processes
S – Self-discipline – to motivate ourselves to be self-disciplined
T – Team – to work together as a team at 526 Squadron

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 Performance

526 SQUADRON’S PERFORMANCE WITH SAEF MODEL

  • For the last four years the best protection squadron in the Air Force.
  • Last four years 2nd, 3rd, 1st and 1st in the Air Force out of 74 Units.
  • For the last two years 1st in the SAEF National Competition for Public Services Sector level two

526 Squadrons performance

External and internal audits, inspections and evaluations

In 1998, Air Force internal EFQM evaluation, 526 Squadron achieved 3rd position out of 14 Protection Squadrons. The squadron was also chosen as section of the year at Langebaanweg.

In 1999, Air Forces internal EFQM evaluation, 526 Squadron achieved 1st position out of 14 Protection Squadrons, and was placed 2nd overall in the Air Force out of more than 70 units. The squadron was also chosen as section of the year at Langebaanweg.

In 2000, Air Forces internal EFQM evaluation, 526 Squadron achieved 1st position for the 2nd consecutive year, out of 14 Protection Squadrons, and 3rd overall in the Air Force out of more that 70 units.

In 2001, 2002 and 2003 the squadron was selected by the Chief of the air Force to compete in the SAEF National Competition to represent the Air Force and Department of Defence. After being nominated the best protection squadron for four consecutive, the squadron also obtained the highest marks in the Air Force relating to the Air Forces SAEF evaluations for the previous two years.

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