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Usually in the plural, used collectively:the members of a motorcycle brigade of the Afrikaner Weerstandbeweging (see AWB), formed in 1981.
1981Sunday Times 23 Aug. 21We do have a special motorcycle unit, the Stormvalke, and a marching unit, called the Blitskommando. And we also have the Jeugkommando, from whom we select our potential leadership talent...His Blitskommando and Stormvalke will wear black-shirted uniforms, reminiscent of fascist Germany and Italy in the Thirties.
1982E. Prov. Herald 7 Apr. 11Barely 10 months ago the AWB launched its ‘stormvalke’, a motorcycle brigade, and its ‘stormkommando’, a unit created to ‘maintain law and order’ at its meetings and to ensure that none were disrupted.
1985A. Goldstuck inWeekly Mail 2 Aug. 7We expect a hall packed with rabid frothing farmers...We expect the stormvalke...We get a pair of puffed-up, sweating functionaries, preceded up the aisle by an aroma of brandy.
1986J. Mills inStyle Sept. 8To find a blackshirt brigand among the usual socialite, gourmet, and field-and-stream profferings, blew many an elegant reader’s mind. I wonder how your readers will have..reacted to the intrusion of the Stormvalk Supreme himself..?
1990Sunday Times 10 June 8The Boerekommandos..are the latest in a long list of failed attempts by the AWB to get a militant wing off the ground. Their predecessors were the Stormvalke and Aquila.
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