On Saturday 25 October 1975 Battle Group Foxbat moved to an assembly area at Silva Porto. The plan was to advance along the road via Bela Vista and Teixeira da Silva (Bailundu) to Alto Hama where Commandant Webb would first make an appreciation of the enemy threat before deciding on a plan of action. At 14h00 Commandant Webb was at Silva Porto and at 17h00 an order group was held after which Battle Group Foxbat departed from Silva Porto at 19h00. Only a roadmap, of which Rundu had made photocopies, was available to the battle group.
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