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THE ROAD BETWEEN CHIEDE AND NAMACUNDE
Posted on: 30 April 2018
Operation Savannah - The battle of the casualties of the war
Posted on: 3 August 2017
IN SEARCH FOR A HOME
Posted on: 31 May 2017
"Saturday Night Live"
Posted on: 30 May 2017
BUSH WAR VETERANS!
Posted on: 6 February 2017
The Road to Botswana
Posted on: 13 May 2016
Supper in Sá da Bandeira
Posted on: 5 September 2015
The red cross
Posted on: 28 August 2015
Fighting for the heart and soul of Chiede
Posted on: 28 August 2015
Operation Savannah
Posted on: 23 August 2015
 
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Re: Operation Savannah
Will there be another reunion .?...
Posted on: 4 April 2019
Re: 23rd of August 1978 01h15 I remember it distinctly.
Was a gunner in that attack . Was in 1SSB and slept in the isle on that night, in the bungalow .Ran out of the bungalow after first red eye was shot<br />Slept in a bunker after that attack.Still have nightmares about that attack.<br />...
Posted on: 2 April 2019
Re: An SADF Conscript Remembers the Early 70s – Part One
hi to all<br />just wandering if any of you served with my dad , Derick Anthony Beard on the Angola border in the 70s .<br />he was in the Kaffrarian rifles unit according to my mom <br />My Dad passed away in 2016 August and would like ...
Posted on: 10 January 2019
1980 camp in katimo
My last 3 month camp in Katimo in 1980 after doing stints all over swa was the best of all. Slept in a bunker next to the river spying on the pont that was crossing over the zambesi river.cathing tigers in the river .<br />Would love to return to th...
Posted on: 16 October 2018
Re: The outbreak for the border war
This is a great information about the history you put in here. thank you go to website...
Posted on: 16 December 2018
 
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SECURITY OF ALL ARMS by host
ALL members [of the SADF; implied] who have rifles and/or revolvers in their charge are warned to exercise great care at all times in the safe custody of these arms. When R1 Rifles are stored at...
Die Kommunisme In Aksie, deur C.F. de Villiers, F.R. Metrowich, J.A. du Plessis by host
See "THE COMMUNIST STRATEGY by C. F. de Villiers, F. R. Metrowich and J. A. du Plessis", for a Review on the English version book done by Lt GenL K. R. COSTER, ICD, OBE: Communist Strategy: 'Wake u...
RE: The Communist Strategy, by C.F. de Villiers, F.R. Metrowich, J.A. du Plessis by host
...Continued... THE HISTORY The history of communism is one of cynical brutality and inhuman ruthlessness. Estimates of the number of people killed in Stalin’s purges between 1935...
The Communist Strategy, by C.F. de Villiers, F.R. Metrowich, J.A. du Plessis by host
Communist Strategy: 'Wake up, before it is too late!’ THE COMMUNIST STRATEGY by C. F. de Villiers, F. R. Metrowich and J. A. du Plessis, Department of Information, Pretoria, 1975; 136 pp p...
RE: Ses Soldate (DVD), deur Bertrand Retief by host
Ses Soldate - 'n Ster Films Vrystelling...
RE: Geskiedkundige herinneringe, Regiment Vaalrivier 1960-2008 by host
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Geskiedkundige herinneringe, Regiment Vaalrivier 1960-2008 by host
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Avontuur in Angola: die verhaal van Suid-Afrika se soldate in Angola, 1975-1976, deur Sophia du Preez by host
A lot of secrets of the early years of the bushwar in Angola & Namibia were revealed in this book for the first time. The author was a military historian in the employ of the SADF. Afrikaans text. Ha...
FIREARMS: Developed and Manufactured in Southern Africa 1949 - 2000, edited by Chas Lotter by host
Two hundred and twenty local firearms are covered in this new reference guide. The full story of these firearms and of the people who designed them has never before been told. This new firearms refer...
The South African Intelligence Services: From Apartheid to Democracy, 1948-2005, by Kevin A. O'Brien by host
This book is the first full history of South African intelligence and provides a detailed examination of the various stages in the evolution of South Africa's intelligence organizations and structure...
A Spook’s Progress: From Making War to Making Peace, by Maritz Spaarwater by host
From the 1960s, Maritz Spaarwater was an intelligence agent for the South African government, first for Military Intelligence and later for National Intelligence. In the late 1980s, he was among the ...
Soviet Strategy in Southern Africa: Gorbachev's Pragmatic Approach, by Peter Vanneman by host
During the 1980s the assertive foreign policy of the Reagan administration arrested the momentum of Soviet strategy in southern Africa. Product details Paperback: 156 pages Publisher: Hoover...
Batalha Histórica De Quifangondo, by Serguei Kolomnin. by host
The war in Angola. A new book by Sergei Kolomnin. / War in Angola. "Russian Trace at Quifangondo". A new book by Serguei Kolomnin. / Guerra em Angola. "Vestígio russo em Quifangondo". O livro mais re...
RE: War in Angola. "Russian Trace at Quifangondo", by Sergei Kolomnin by host
Now available in Portuguese too: Batalha Histórica De Quifangondo, by Serguei Kolomnin. Read more about the Portuguese version of this book
U.S. Foreign Policy Towards Apartheid South Africa, 1948–1994. Conflict of interests, by Alex Thomson by host
From the Introduction: Africa, during the second half of the twentieth century, was not a priority for U.S. foreign policy. Senior Cold War strategists concentrated their efforts elsewhere. Whereas t...
How Far All The Way. A pocket history of the South African Naval Marines, by Louis Fourie by host
Additional info by Paul J Els: "This is the story of Louis Fourie of his time in the Marines. He was also the OC of Wenela and there are a few good photos in the book. The book can be ordered wit...
UITERS GEHEIM en ander anekdotes - Kobus de Villiers by host
Dit is die sestigs en die wêreld ondergaan groot veranderinge. Die Koue Oorlog, die ruimte wedloop, die Kubaanse misiel krisis, hippies en Woodstock. Motors met stertvinne en Suid-Afrika word ʼn Repub...
Angola The Battle of Kifangondo, 1975, by Miguel Junior by host
The world has witnessed several battles since the dawn of time. Whether ancient or recent, they all contain a wealth of data useful for life in several circumstances. These battles, which had a signi...
Involvement of South African Defense Forces in South East Angola 1966-1974: A Counterinsurgency Study, by Miguel Junior by host
This analysis of the involvement of the South African Defence Force in the counterinsurgency campaign led by the armed forces of Portugal aims to identify the nature of the engagement and to see what...
RE: The attack on 59 Brigade: 14 February 1988 by host
Some feedback from Facebook users made on 14 Feb 2018, on the War in Angola page: From Gerrit Kotze: This morning 31 years ago I saw my first action as part of the Tank Squadron attached to 61 M...
Angolan War of Liberation Colonial. Communist Clash, 1961-1974, by Al J. Venter by host
When a large group of rebels invaded Angola from a recently independent Congo in 1961, it heralded the opening shots in another African war of independence. Between 1961 and 1974, Portugal faced the ...
1 RECCE: Die Nag Behoort Aan Ons, deur Alexander Strachan by host
1-Recce was die skerpste, veelsydigste en dodelikste spesialiseenheid in die ganse Suid-Afrikaanse weermag. Dié manne was superfiks, bomenslik taai en het vir niks gestuit nie. Hulle het telkens hul ...
1 RECCE: The Night Belongs to Us, by Alexander Strachan by host
1-Recce was the sharpest, most versatile and deadliest specialist unit in the entire South African army. These men were super fit, unbelievably tough and stopped at nothing. Time and again they put t...
Angola: the hidden history of Washington's war, by Ernest Harsch & Tony Thomas by host
Angola: The Hidden History of Washington's War Hardcover – June 30, 1976 by Ernest Harsch (Author), Tony Thomas (Author), Malik Miah (Editor) As Angola was winning its long struggle for...
The Origins of the Angolan Civil War: Foreign Intervention and Domestic Political Conflict, 1961-76, by Fernando Andresen Guimaraes by host
An investigation of the origins of the Angolan civil war of 1975-76. By looking at the interaction between internal and external factors, it reveals the domestic roots of the conflict and the impact ...
Slag van Brug 14 (1976), SABC Documentary by host
On 29 April 1976, SABC-TV (the state television service) screened a 'documentary' recreation of the 'Battle of Bridge 14'. Gordon Winter, a defector from the Bureau of State Security, claimed the fil...
History by YuriyPushkarev
Here is a translation of some materials about contacts which J. Savimbi and H. Roberto had with China.
SWAPO Captive, by ANGULA, OIVA by host
A young Namibian goes into exile to join SWAPO’s military wing, PLAN, in the late 1970s. After dedicating his life to the movement, a series of purges within the organisation lead to him being wrongf...
An academic tactical study of the battles of 9 and 11 November by host
From Leopold Scholtz: I have just published an academic tactical study of the battles of 9 and 11 November in Litnet Akademies: See https://www.litnet.co.za/die-slag-van-die-chambinga-9-en-...
Academic tactical study of the battle by host
From Leopold Scholtz: I have just published an academic tactical study of the battles of 9 and 11 November in Litnet Akademies: See https://www.litnet.co.za/die-slag-van-die-chambinga-9-en-...
RE: Last attacks of Moduler: 25-26 November 1987 by RolandDV
• No Angolan or Cuban armed formation ever crossed over into northern South West Africa (Namibia) to take on the South Africans. • Take note! The South Africans willingly left Angola and South West...
RE: Last attacks of Moduler: 25-26 November 1987 by RolandDV
I think of those offerings today with endearment instead of malicious intent for what had been achieved in the end, as these battles were the triggers for peace-making came August-December 1988. ...
RE: Last attacks of Moduler: 25-26 November 1987 by RolandDV
This significant episode of the South African Border War was intertwined with the Angolan Civil War and unfolded somewhere between heaven and hell at the far end of the earth. The ground became satur...
RE: Last attacks of Moduler: 25-26 November 1987 by RolandDV
Sitrep … 4 South African Infantry Battalion Group (4 SAI) … mechanised … a gathering of stalwarts in remembering their fallen and sharing a few battle anecdotes from times of yore … Assembly Are...
Why did the SADF not use tanks before 1987? by host
I had been asked why we never used tanks before 1987, even though we had them available on the SWA border since 1975... I had the following responses on a Facebook group called "SWA / Angolan Border ...
Mirage Eskader (Afrikaans, DVD), by Bertrand Retief by host
Lt. Gerhard Muller is the son of a pilot who was killed while flying with the South African Air Force in Korea. At the time his best friend and fellow pilot, Chris Fourie, was the only one to return ...
RE: Russian Prisoner(s) of War by host
Lt Col Manuel Rojas and Capt Ramon Quesada Aguilar were captured by UNITA after their MiG-21UM had been shot down by Unita AA fire in Luvuey on 28 October 1987.
RE: Russian Prisoner(s) of War by host
SEVEN British mercenaries that have also been released are mentioned in this article dated FEB. 28, 1984, that I found in the UPI Archives: "LONDON -- Seven British mercenaries, released une...
RE: Russian Prisoner(s) of War by host
Interesting thing I stumbled upon during my research into what happened to the Russians killed and captured during Operation Protea:: Ensign (Warrant Officer) Nikolai F, Pestretzoff was released as...
The Fourth Dimension – the untold story of military health in South Africa, by Col Ricky Naidoo (Editor-in-Chief) by host
The Fourth Dimension – the untold story of military health in South Africa is a magisterial study of the subject just published by the South African Military Health Service. A weighty tome of just le...
RE: A Greater Share Of Honour: The Memoirs Of A Recce Officer, by Jack Greef by 24B
I have recently read this book and is well worth it. What strikes me about the author is the humility of the man as well as the obvious great ability to think, plan and carry out dangerous patrols an...
RE: Parabat the documentary, from Efpe Senekal by host
Parabat the documentary from Efpe Senekal on Vimeo .
Parabat the documentary, from Efpe Senekal by host
"Parabat" the documentary is a 3 part series The Parabats were elite airborne soldiers in the South African Defence Force. During the SWA/Namibian border war, the Bats took part in several cross bord...
LIVE TO FLY ANOTHER DAY - My Flying Experience in the South African Air Force, by Johan Nieuwoudt. by host
Limited Edition, A4 format in both soft and hardcover. In the retail only available from The Aviation Shop and as from today at The Aviation Shop stall in Hangar 2 at AAD 2018. Source: Karel Za...
Zulu Foxtrot Reloaded: More Life and Death with Koevoet, by Arn Durand by host
The terrorist was caught between our two Casspirs. Mandume, kolomesho, kolomesho, fok links, verby hulle,’ (left, left, fuck left drive past) I shouted down to Mandume and Mandume swung our Casspir t...
RE: We Dare: History of 2 Reconnaissance Regiment South African Special Forces, by Col Stanley Felix Botten by host
From Steven Reeder Good morning, Guys. Happy Spring, and all that! The freshly printed copies will be here soon! So the day has arrived for your orders. We Dare - the newly released book ...
The SAAF at war 1940-1984 - Bouwer & Louw by host
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The Gender Politics of the Namibian Liberation Struggle, by Martha Akawa by host
‘One Namibia, One Nation!’ This slogan, one of the many chants of the South West African People’s Organization (SWAPO of Namibia) during the liberation struggle, called on the whole nation to come to...
Batalha Histórica De Quifangondo, by Sergei Kolomnin by host
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Suid-Afrikaanse Weermag by host
64-bladsy kleur brosjure uitgegee dur die Suid Afrikaanse Weermag met 'n voorwoord deur Generaal Geldenhuys. 64-Page colour brochure published by the South African Defence Force with a preface b...
 
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This picture taken by Ross Hesom. 101 Workshop Unit Gun Shop 1984/85...
RE: Andrew Patersons Personal Photo Collection by vivaongiva
I remember this fateful day very well, as I was the OC Alpha Tower, Oshikango (Santa Clara), on the cutline during the JMC ceasefire at the time. That day (or was it the next?) I met with my FAPLA counterpart, Subtenente Lucas Paulo (sunglasses, front right), for our daily SitRep through an interpre...
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Where was this and what year?...
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16 Maint Unit was Oshakati ? Correct?...
RE: Operation Firewood B by deon.avanzyl@gmail.com
... Continued...

On the SWAPO side, the casualties were said to be very high, with at least 150 PLAN soldiers killed (however, again there is controversy here as a source within PLAN command maintains that this figure posted on Wikipedia is inflated somewhat, however an actual figure f...
RE: Operation Firewood B by deon.avanzyl@gmail.com
A failed SADF Operation; Ops Firewood – truths & myths!

In any military campaign there are always setbacks, and Ops Firewood qualifies one of the very few real setbacks that the SADF experienced during the Border War. To view it as a resounding victory of PLAN (S...
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RE: Kalashnikov AK-47 Rifle by host
Op meegaande foto's word geïllustreer hoe handig die AK 47 met sy kort loop in boswêreld is....
RE: Kalashnikov AK-47 Rifle by host
VERGELYKENDE DATA
.......................... AK 47 R1 M16(VSA)
Gewig .................... AK 47: 10 lbs; R1: 9 lbs; M16: 6.3 lbs
Lengte ................... AK 47: 34 dm; R1: 40 dm; M16: 39 dm
Magasyn .................. AK 47: 30 skote; R1: 20 skote; M16: 20 skote
Kaliber .................. AK 47: 7.62x39mm; R1: 7.62x51mm; M16: 5.56x45mm
Doeltreffende afstand .... AK 47: 400 x; R1: 600 X; M16: 400 X
Gewig van 100 patrone .... AK 47: ± 3.5 lbs; R1: ± 5.3 lbs; M16: ± 2.5 lbs
Tipe vuur ................ AK 47: enkel/outomaties; R1: enkel; M16: enkel/outomaties


BRON: PARATUS • DECEMBER 1970...
RE: Kalashnikov AK-47 Rifle by host
DIE AK 47
deur kmdt J. J. P. Erasmus

SEKER die mees gedugte wapen in die hande van ’n terroris, is die AK 47 geweer. Waar Komunistiesgeïnspireerde terroriste ook al hul verskyning maak in die vrye wêreld, daar vind mens die AK, of "Avtomat Kalashnikov".

Die Busse het die geweer ontwerp nadat hulle tydens die tweede Wêreldoorlog aan die verkeerde kant van die Duitse "Sturmgewehr" beland het.

Die AK is dan ook baie soos die stormgeweer. Daar is wel verskille by die sluitmeganisme, maar dit neem ’n kenner om die wapens met ’n oogopslag te onderskei.

Die AK 47 gebruik ook ’n patroon wat feitlik die identiese ballistiese vermoëns het van die Duitse Sturmgewehr. Die AK se patroon staan bekend as die 7.62mm m43, of, meer korrek, as die 7.62x39mm. Dit is baie swakker gelaai as die 7.62x51mm NAVO patroon, nl omtrent 1500 vt/lbs energie teenoor die 7.62x51 se ± 2500 vt lbs. Die hoofvoordeel van die laer krag is die feit dat die geweer amper niks skop nie en dat kort sarsies doeltreffend gevuur kan word. Die patroon is kragtig genoeg, aangesien slegs 58 vt/lbs energie genoeg is om ’n militêre verlles te veroorsaak. Mens slaan ook nie ’n vlieg dood met ’n voorhamer nie.

Baie lande glo dat die 5.56mm patroontjie die patroon van die toekoms is. Die VSA gebruik dit reeds al ’n geruime tyd. Ook hiervoor is die AK gereed. Die Russe het reeds ’n 5.56mm koeël in die 7.62x39 doppie van die AK gelaai en die resultaat was baie bevredigend. Die AK se ontwerp is so dat slegs die loop vervang moet word om dit te omskep in ’n 5.56mm kaliber.

Die AK se grootste voordeel lê waarskynlik in sy betroubaarheid. Amerikaanse toetse en waarnemings in Vietnam en Israel het bewys dat die AK uitstekend fungeer, onder swak toestande. Modder, stof, hitte, koue en swak ammunisie het blykbaar min uitwerking op die AK. Dit vereis ’n minimum onderhoud en pas dus so reg in die kraam van Terroriste.

Alhoewel die AK effens swaar is, is dit kort en gevolglik baie handig in bosse. Modelle met opvoubare kolwe hanteer soos submasjiengewere en word veral in voertuie gebruik.


BRON: PARATUS • DECEMBER 1970...
RE: PPSh41 Sub Machine Gun by host
Die PPSh is bale gewild onder terroriste....
RE: PPSh41 Sub Machine Gun by host
TERRORISTEWAPENS: Die PPSh
deur kmdt J. J. P. Erasmus

VROEG in 1942 is die eerste PPSh submasjiengewere aan die Rooi Leër uitgereik. Dit was goedkoop en doeltreffend en moes dien om die groot tekort aan kleingewere aan te vul. Teen die einde van die oorlog was reeds meer as 5 miljoen van die wapens gemaak. Die PPSh was tiperend van die Russiese soldaat en het dus gou die simbool geword van kommunistiese indringing.

Nadat die Russiese Leër in 1947 oorgeskakel het na die AK-47 is die oortollige
PPSh submasjiengewere beskikbaar gestel aan guerillas en terroriste wat teen die vrye wêreld moes veg. Die wapen word ook in Rooi Sjina gemaak en word ook vanuit dié bron aan terroriste gelewer.

Die mees uitstaande kenmerk van die PPSh is die ronde trommagasyn wat onder die wapen gemonteer word. Dit is egter ook beskikbaar met ’n kasmagasyn, alhoewel die terroriste blykbaar die trom verkies, miskien omdat dit 71 patrone neem. Die PPSh is bale gewild onder terroriste alhoewel dit nou as statussimbool deur die AK-47 vervang is.

Volgens Westerse standaarde is die PPSh swaar en lomp, maar dit is baie goed gemaak en duursaam.

Die hoe trompsnelheid (vir ’n submasjiengeweer) maak dat dit ’n besonder skerp en kenmerkende knal het. Die PPSh gebruik die ou 7.63 mm Mauser pistoolpatroon wat dateer uit 1896. Die Russe noem dit egter 7.62 mm tipe P. Dit is egter omruilbaar met die Mauserpatroon en persone wat nog van die Mausers het kan die 7.62 patroon daarop gebruik.

Soos al die Russiese wapens is die PPSh ontwerp vir ’n minimum van onderhoud. Dit het ’n verchroomde loop en is sterk maar eenvoudig.

Die wapen word ook gekenmerk deur sy baie hoë vuurtempo, nl. 900 skote per
minuut.

EIENSKAPPE:
Kaliber: PPSh: 7.62 mm tipe P; FN UZI: 9 mm Parabellum.
Lengte: PPSh: 33 dm; FN UZI; 25” of 17 dm.
Gewig: PPSh: 12 lb; FN UZI: 8.8 lb.
Vuurtempo; PPSh; 900 s/min; FN UZI: 600 s/min.
Magasyn: PPSh: 71 Skoot trom; FN UZI: 32 skoot kastipe.
Trompsnelheid: PPSh: 1600 vt/sek; FN UZI: 1280 vt/sek.
Afstand: PPSh; 200x; FN UZI: 200x.


Bron: PARATUS • NOVEMBER 1970...
RE: G-6 Self-Propelled 155 mm Gun-Howitzer by host
...
RE: Operation Milliard by host
Operation Milliard was intended to
    1. To coordinate complete collaboration between the Security Forces and the Second-level Authorities, as well as between the Security forces and the local population, against SWAPO PLAN;
    2. To secure Security Forces and State Infrastructure against terrorist actiions.
All forces that formed part of Operation Milliard would also be avauilable to provide support of Operation Prone- and Operation Linger-forces. Operation Linger was limited to the Operational Area, while Operation Milliard covered the rest of SWA. Each one of these operations would influnce the other operations directly....
RE: Operation Placable by host
Operation Placable included planning allowing for:
    1. The SA Army to launch raids from SWA base areas on targets inside southern Angola close to the border which would directly influence the enemy offensive;
    2. The SA Army to launch raids in collaboration with other Combat Services, on other targets in southern Angola that would influence the enemy offensive, but not necessarily directly;
    3. The SA Air Force to launch air-strikes on FAPLA installations which would directly influence the enemy offensive;
    4.The SA Air Force to launch strikes on selected targets in support of raids in order to obtain specific results, for exmple, actions taken in revenge;
    5. The SA Navy to attack and destroy or temporarily put out of action, specific targets and installations in the harbours of Namibe and Lobito;
    6. The SA Navy to join raids launched against specific targets in collaboration with the other Combat Services and Special forces;
    7. The SA Medical Service to provide support to the other Combat Services and Special Forces as part of their planning;
    8. The Special, Forces to sabotage specific infrastructure targets;
    9. The Special Forces to launch attaclks on specific targets with or without collaborating with UNITA;
    10. Chief of Staff Intelligence (CSI) personnel to plan attacks by UNITA on specific targets, with or without SADF-support, as soon as the enemy launched their offensive.
...
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