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AFB Ondangwa

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AFB Ondangwa - (20 members)

Air Force Base Ondangwa [Afr: Lugmagbasis Ondangwa] was initially established at the Ondangwa Airfield on 2 February 1972, under the name "Playboy". The only military presence at that time in the area was at Oshakati, which fell under 1 Military Area in northern SWA. It soon became the most important air base in the Operational Area. On 1 March 1976, the base was upgraded and renamed 95 Tactical Airfielld Unit. It formed part of the SAAF's Western Air Command and served in support of the counterinsurgency campaign in SWA and the ground forces operating in the Operational Area and Angola. On 1 January 1982, after further upgrades, it was given Base status and renamed Air Force Base Ondangwa.


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YearNumber of members on Roll Of Honour
1982
1
1987
1
TOTAL:
2

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