From Rundu/Calai two roads lead on both sides of the Cubango River up to Katuitui. At 14h00 on 14 October 1975 the task force departed from Rundu while the component of Battle Group Bravo already at Calai departed from there; the first-mentioned along the left bank and the last-mentioned along the right bank of the river northward. At Katuitui was a refugee camp. Despite the secrecy, the Portuguese refugees flocked to both sides of the road at 22h00 to cheer the task farce as liberators of Angola. Five kilometres after Katuitui the roads merged and after Battle Group Bravo also reached that point, the entire task force spent the night right there on the road.
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