1799F.R. Bresler inG.M. ThealRec. of Cape Col. (1898) II. 392I furnished to all the Veldwachtmeesters and Veld Commandants a certain quantity of Gunpowder and Shot in order to enable them to maintain good order in their several Districts.
1802F. Dundas inS.D. NaudéKaapse Plakkaatboek Deel V (1950) 277I do hereby require all the Heemraaden, Veld Commandants, Veld Cornets and others severally & respectively inhabitants of the district of Graaf-Reinet to pay due attention and implicit obedience to the said Major Sherlock.
1824W.J. BurchellTrav.II. 119They wear no uniform, but are divided into squadrons under the command of a veld commandant, who is also a boor, nominated by the government, and who at all times retains that title, and with it, a rank superior to that of veldcornet.
1827G. ThompsonTrav. 389The Veld-Commandant, whose place I had now reached, I found to be a man of great substance as a stock farmer.
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