Register  Login
..::  » About The War » > » About The War In Angola » OPERATION SAVANNAH, 1975-1976 » PREMIUM CONTENT » BATTLE GROUP FOXBAT ON THE CENTRAL FRONT » Incidents on the Santa Comba route ::..

All the Forums and User Comments on this site are only viewable by Logged-In Users due to excessive hacking activities! Registered Users are advised to first log in before accessing information on this site as most of the information is now no longer available for Public viewing.

Incidents on the Santa Comba route

After the enemy was driven back from Luimbale on 28 October, Commandant Webb requested further instructions from Rundu. At that time Maj.-Gen. Viljoen, Brigadier Geldenhuys and Colonel Gleeson, accompanied by Colonel Harmse, were on their way to the north to discuss the situation at the front with the leaders of the FNLA and UNITA. They then decided that a combat team should firstly be sent out on the northern Santa Comba route, after which a second combat team should be sent out on the Benguela route, while Commandant Webb would himself focus on the Lobito route.

Early the morning of Wednesday 29 October, Commandant Web sent out his second-in-command, Major Holtzhausen, with a combat team to the north in order to reinforce a company of infantry deployed at that position on the front. He was accompanied by Warrant Officer J.J. Lotheringen with a 106mm recoilless gun, a mortar, two Eland-90 armoured cars, as well as two companies of UNITA infantry.

PREMIUM CONTENT: The rest of the content on this page is intended for PREMIUM MEMBERS only!

If you would like to become a PREMIUM MEMBER, or find out more about the services and information offered to PREMIUM MEMBERS, go to our Premium Membership Page....

Keywords found in the Premium Content of this page:


@ 2007 War In Angola - Veridical Solutions