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Personal Stories from our Premium Members
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
 
Latest Comments
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 <a href="hhttps://www.nlrbfcu.org/" rel="nofollow">go to website</a>...
Posted on: 14 September 2018
Re: BUSH WAR VETERANS!
I used to be able to log in but can’t do so any more.<br />Johan can you assist.<br />Thank you...
Posted on: 8 September 2018
Re: An SADF Conscript Remembers the Early 70s – Part One
Very interesting read. I was also a Durban 1973 intake ( may 1973 to 4 SAI ) My experience of the whole 'boertjie - soutie ' thing was a little different. Right in the beginning there was a bit of " Wat kyk jy jou blerrie Engelsman" / " What's your...
Posted on: 6 August 2018
Re: Operation Savannah - The battle of the casualties of the war
Duncan, I remember you well! <br /><br />Unfortunately I do not know about Maj Kruger. I've made enquiries in the past but wasn't successful.<br /><br />Take care!...
Posted on: 17 May 2018
 
Top Posts
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
The SAAF At War 1940-1984 by JS Bouwer & MN Louw. First edition (becoming rapidly more scarce) published in 1989. Large format hardcover with dust jacket, 220 pages with index. Profusely illustrated ...
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
Sergei Kolomnin "Historical Battle of Quifangondo" Editorial "Ethnica", 2018, 128 pages + Photo Gallery. ISBN 7-341-31817-9 A new book by journalist and military historian, Vice-President of Ang...
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...
RE: Die Suid-Afrikaanse KRYGSMAG, deur Helmoed-Romer Heitman by host
Inhoudsopgawe:
Die Suid-Afrikaanse KRYGSMAG, deur Helmoed-Romer Heitman by host
Die Suid-Afrikaanse Krygsmag, Deur Helmoed-Romer Heitman, Uitgegee deur CNA 1985, eerste uitgawe, groot format, harde band met stofomslag, met fotos, 192 bls. Source: www.bidorbuy.co.za
Steeds Kampioene Suid-Afrikaanse Weermag 1912 - 1987, deur Helmoed-Römer Heitman & W.A. Dorning by host
Steeds Kampioene Suid-Afrikaanse Weermag 1912 - 1987 (English & Afrikaans) deur Helmoed-Römer Heitman & W.A. Dorning. 75 years in the field, a concise history of the SA Defence Force, 1912 - 1987. ...
WAR OF INTERVENTION IN ANGOLA. VOLUME 1: ANGOLAN AND CUBAN FORCES AT WAR, 1975-1976, by host
As of 1975, the decades long insurgency in Angola appeared to be short of its conclusion. However, with no less than three major insurgent movements fighting for supremacy, the war went on and then S...
Fapla. Baluarte da paz em Angola (1992) by host
A very interesting book on FAPLA of Angola. The book recounts the major transformations of the Angolan armed forces since the beginning of the national liberation armed struggle up til after independ...
RE: ILLUSION OF VICTORY by RolandDV
...continued... Remember well, former soldiers of the SADF, who had done your duty so convincingly and fought so well during the South African Border War. Let us view things in context: • The or...
RE: ILLUSION OF VICTORY by RolandDV
... continued... I truly believe that the Cuban lie, about what really happened between the Lomba River and Cuito River is starting to falter! I saw it in the eyes of journalists and smiling...
ILLUSION OF VICTORY by RolandDV
ILLUSION OF VICTORY By Roland de Vries About winning or losing at Cuito Cuanavale in 1987-1988 and about war and peace…. or was it a win-win for all the belligerents, who were involved in thi...
We Dare: History of 2 Reconnaissance Regiment South African Special Forces, by Col Stanley Felix Botten by host
"We Dare" is the Motto of the South African Special Forces formed in 1974 and closed in 1992. This is the History of 2 Reconnaissance Regiment and the men who served. Source: www.amazon.com
Die geskiedenis van: Hartbeesfontein Kommando 1954 - 2002, deur C.Breedt en J.H. Viljoen by host
Bibliographic information: Title Die geskiedenis van: Hartbeesfontein Kommando, 1954-2002 Title in English: The History of: Hartbeesfontein Commando, 1954-2002 Authors Carel Breedt, J. H....
RE: THE HOBBY HORSEMEN. OPERATION SAVANNAH. The Clandestine War January - April 1976, by Roy L. Jackson by host
We are now into the second impression of the Hobby Horsemen. Kind regards, As always, Under the crossed flags. Roy Jackson.
Anyone that served at the base of Katima Mulilo between 1976 and 1985 by host
My name is Daniel Rademan, I am currently collecting information for my honours thesis on the events surrounding the attack on the SADF base that was situated in the town of Katima Mulilo on the 23d ...
RE: 72A - The captured 90mm Ratel from 1988? by host
Also see Ratel 72, 27 Jun 1988 for the circumstances around this loss.
Tartan on the Veld. The Transvaal Scottish 1950-1993, by James H. Mitchell by host
The book is far from being a simple regimental history. The motivations of those involved, at all levels, are considered, and comparisons are made with other defence forces utilising similar part-tim...
South Africa's Navy: The First fifty Years, compiled by Commodor J. C. Goosen by host
South Africa's Navy: The First Fifty Years by J. C. Goosen was compiled in consultation with the South African Naval Authorities under the direction of the author. It is a traditional belief among se...
Portugal's Stand in Africa, by Adriano Moreira by host
Unapologetic account of Portugal's colonial presence in Angola and Mozambique, by Portugal's Minister for Overseas. New York: University Publishers, [1962]. First American Edition. Hardcover. Octav...
Area handbook for Angola (1967), by Allison Butler Herrick by host
Unknown Binding: 439 pages Publisher: For sale by the Supt. of Docs., U.S. Govt. Print. Off (1967) Language: English ASIN: B0006BX40Q Source: www.amazon.com
Rand Light Infantry, compiled by Major B. G. Simpkins JDC and bar, MMM by host
RAND LIGHT INFANTRY tells the story of the activities of the Regiment from the time of its inception, 1905, to the present time= 1965. It gives the account of the part played by the R.L.I. in its ear...
Pro Patria - Another 50 Natal Carbineer Years 1945 to 1995, by Mark Coghlan by host
From the Preface: Pro Patria: Another 50 Natal Carbineer Years 1945—1995 is intended to serve as a sequel to Reverend John Stalker's The Natal Carbineers 1855 to 1911 (1912) and Professor Alan Hatter...
THROUGH DESERT, VELD AND MUD: A HISTORY OF 15 MAINTENANCE UNIT 1899–1999, by H.R. PATERSON and M. LEVIN by host
Napoleon famously said that an army marches on its stomach. This is the story of the endeavours of a volunteer unit to feed a variety of stomachs over a century. From its origins at the outbreak of t...
The Ship's Badges of Simon's Town Dry Dock, by J.F. Wainwright by host
A unique bit of Naval History - a full record of the ship's badges that were painted onto the wall of the dry dock at the Simon's Town Naval Base from the early 1900's to the present day. Also contai...
SAS Inkonkoni 1885 - 1985, by Captain S.H.C. Payne by host
175 pages (complete). SAS Inkonkoni in Durban was one of the oldest, if not the first, Naval Reserve Unit of its kind in the British Empire. Commissioned to counter the probability of Russian Invasio...
Suid‑Afrika se Vlootmagte 1922‑2012, deur Andre Wessels by host
Suid-Afrika, met drie landsgrense deur see omsoom en ’n kuslyn van ongeveer 2 800 km, is ’n maritieme moondheid. Die Suid-Afrikaanse vlootmagte vorm uiteraard ’n belangrike deel van dié land se gewap...
Operacion Carlota. pasajes De Una Epopeya - Milton Díaz Cánter by host
Operacion Carlota, pasajes de una epopeya pretende rememorar la campana solidaria de cuba en angola, a travez de los relatos de algunos de sus protagonistas,tomados del seriado testimonial, los testi...
La historia cubana en Africa - Ramón Perez Cabrera by host
En “La historia cubana en África”, se narra la participación de los internacionalistas cubanos en el proceso de descolonización en aquel continente, así como de la épica lucha por ellos librada contr...
RE: Angolan/Cuban Air Force losses in Angola by host
I have appended more Angolan air force losses to the original post under this topic, by including some new information which I have uncovered. The list grows longer and longer!
THE DURBAN LIGHT INFANTRY: (1854 - 2011): An Illustrated History, by Brian Kearney by host
In November 1942, 48 hours after the great battle of El Alamein, Col Butler-Porter of the RDLI had a visit from General Montgomery, full of congratulations for ‘that very fine Royal Regiment’. This i...
RE: Krygers en skietpiete. Harrismith Kommando - 150 Jaar van Thaba Bosieu tot die Townships, deur Leon Strachan by host
Leon Strachan se beskrywing: Harrismith-kommando se lotgevalle oor 150 jaar (Boereoorlog uitgesluit), van Thabo Bosigo, deur die skietpiet-tyd, grensdiens tot ontplooing in die townships. Leiers en...
Platoon 3, by Tim Ramsden by host
“This is a story common to tens of thousands; called up, broken down, trained and thrust into action.” In 1984, as an eighteen-year-old school leaver, the author was conscripted into a chaotic worl...
RE: THE HOBBY HORSEMEN. OPERATION SAVANNAH. The Clandestine War January - April 1976, by Roy L. Jackson by host
Get it from:
THE HOBBY HORSEMEN. OPERATION SAVANNAH. The Clandestine War January - April 1976, by Roy L. Jackson by host
From the author: Full colour cover on 300gsm board, pulled on after section stitching of the body of the book, printed in black on imported white 80 gsm bond paper. The cover is finished with a coat...
RE: Operation Askari 1983/84 War Journal, by Lt Col Dawid Lotter (Ret) by host
Where to get it from:
Operation Askari 1983/84 War Journal, by Lt Col Dawid Lotter (Ret) by host
Operation Askari, December 1983 and January 1984, was the end of the beginning of the Bush War. Due to increasing instability in Angola, since 1975, the South African Defence Force was galvanized int...
RE: URGENT! Clearing the minefields at Cuito Cuanavale by host
ANGOLA: The War (DVD), by Peter Lamberti by host
A faraway war… A clash of ideologies… And some of the biggest battles fought on African soil since World War Two. For twenty-three years, five western nations, members of the Soviet bloc and two supe...
RE: The air attack on Calueque: 27 June 1988 by host
On June 27, Fidel Castro warned the South African political leadership that if a peace agreement with Angola was not signed, the Cuban volunteer army and SWAPO units would transfer the war to the ter...
RE: The Tall Assassin: The Darkest Political Murders of the Old South Africa, by Alan D. Elsdon by host
An older edition of this book...
The Tall Assassin: The Darkest Political Murders of the Old South Africa, by Alan D. Elsdon by host
General Hendrik van den Bergh, head of Security Police and BOSS, was for many, the most feared man in the Apartheid-era South Africa. He reigned in terror and was a noted personality among Cold War s...
Die Lang Generaal - Die duistere politieke sluipmoorde van die ou Suid Afrika, deur Alan D. Elsdon by host
Generaal Lang Hendrik van den Bergh, oud-hoof van die Veiligheidspolisie en hoof van BOSS, was vir baie die mees gevreesde man in apartheid-era Suid-Afrika. Selfs internasionaal was hy 'n gerekende f...
SIGNAL UNITS Of The South African Corps Of Signals And Related Signal Services, by Walter Volker by host
The book, entitled ‘Signal Units Of The South Africa Corps Of Signals And Related Signal Services’ represents one of the most comprehensive collection of regimental and unit histories ever published ...
 
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Comment by william.surmon@gmail.com
This is the official explanation at School of Armour...
RE: William Surmons Personal Photo Collection by william.surmon@gmail.com
Olifant tank with premature detonation...
RE: Brakpan Commando by Allan Neill
Herewith a list of OC's and RSM's at Brakpan Commando. Unfortunately some dates can not be confirmed.

OC Brakpan Commando
Cmdt. Andries Swart ?
Col. Frik van Niekerk ?
Cmdt/Lt. Col. A.W. Nel 1982 -2002.
Lt. Col. R.N. Steele 2002 - 2005. (Closure).

RSM's.
RE: Peet Pelsers Personal Photo Collection by Grensman
10 jaar van aktiewe diens in die Suid Afrikaanse Weermag! Wonderlike tye gemeng met verlange, hartseer en nostalgie! n Ervaring wat jy nie kan oor vertel nie....Sal dit beslis weer wil doen sou die geleentheid hom voortdoen!...
RE: Graham du Toits Personal Photo Collection by GrahamDT
Another load of Brothers departing from AFB Waterkloof to the Operational Area for their tour of duty....
RE: Graham du Toits Personal Photo Collection by GrahamDT
1 Squadron Mirage F1AZ carrying a 14 Bomb Load Configuration seen over the Lowveld...
RE: Graham du Toits Personal Photo Collection by GrahamDT
Getting up close with a Mirage IIIEZ just after take-off from AFB Pietersburg...
RE: Graham du Toits Personal Photo Collection by GrahamDT
Our friendly Rum Run C-47 Dakota 6892 seen here chugging along at low level overhead an Owambo Homestead_Kraal while taking rations, post and all the other good things from AFB Ondangwa to Nkongo...
RE: Graham du Toits Personal Photo Collection by GrahamDT
Our friendly Rum Run C-47 Dakota being unloaded at Eenhana....
RE: Graham du Toits Personal Photo Collection by GrahamDT
One can never mistake the sound and smell of a C-47 Dakota Pratt & Whitney engine starting up. A very familiar sound to most of us that served in the Operational Area....
RE: Graham du Toits Personal Photo Collection by GrahamDT
Captured Soviet 14,5 x 114mm Belt of Armor-piercing Incendiary Cartridges.for the ZPU-1 Soviet Anti-Aircraft Gun These Armour piercing projectiles were Ratel Killers....
RE: Knysna Commando by goggoway
Knysna Commando 1934 - 1997
Knysna Commando was founded as far back as 1934. Rifle Ranges were situated at The Crags on the farm Loredo. The OC at that time was Cmdt Edde Oosthuizen. Rifle Ranges were Built during 1947 at the following places, Wittedriift, Covie, Keur...
Comment by Mothergoose
Wow, what a great collection of reference photos! Thanks for sharing them....
RE: Operation Daisy by primalaction
My Buffel after ammo exploded - chopped up and packaged for return to SWA. Our Walk was out on a patrol when it exploded....
RE: Operation Daisy by Granger
This is our platoon of Bats watching the burning Buffel loaded with Soviet Ammo in Ops Daisy Nov 81./ it was coming to the end of Operation Daisy which had been an operation with good intelligence but filled with bad luck and missed timing and some SADF casualties. The Bats ( H Coy 80/81) had been l...
Comment by geoffza1
Great photo...ready to go......
RE: igor ignatovichs Personal Photo Collection by ivigor
Just outside Lubango, 1979
[Photo: Valery Samoylenko] ...
RE: igor ignatovichs Personal Photo Collection by ivigor
SWAPO ZU-23 AA gun, manned by Russian advisors (training SWAPO cadres).
[Photo: Valery Samoylenko] ...
RE: igor ignatovichs Personal Photo Collection by ivigor
After the SAAF attack of a SWAPO training center (THTC), Lubango, 1979
[Photo: Valery Samoylenko]...
RE: igor ignatovichs Personal Photo Collection by ivigor
SWAPO advisors, Lubango, 1979 [Photo: Valery Samoylenko]...
RE: Peet Wesselss Personal Photo Collection by Hooper
Tail section of a Russian cluster bomb landed in the middle of our gun position. Only damage was a burning tree and a windscreen smashed. South Angola March 1988....
RE: Peet Wesselss Personal Photo Collection by Hooper
G5 HE projectiles South Angola March 1988. This photo was taken directly after a Mig ground attack on our gun positions. Note the one projectile was separated between the fuse and projectile by flying shrapnel. ( Projectile second from right under camo net )
There also appear to be some shrapne...
RE: Peet Wesselss Personal Photo Collection by Hooper
Unita Major and me in bomb crater directly after Mig attack on our G5 position. South Angola March 1988....
RE: All New Photos by Hooper
G5 HE rounds South Angola March 1988. This photo was taken directly after a Mig ground attack. Note one of the HE rounds was separated between fuse and projectile. ( Projectile under camo cover in front line, second from the right ) Lucky escape!
...
RE: Peet Wesselss Personal Photo Collection by Hooper
G5 under camo. South Angola March 1988....
RE: Peet Wesselss Personal Photo Collection by Hooper
Posted By Peet on 9/11/2018 3:14:31 AM


G5 South Angola March 1988
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RE: Peet Wesselss Personal Photo Collection by Hooper

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Derick Van Schalkwyk by Bravo
National service during 1975 at 2 SAI BN GP, Bravo Company, in Walvis bay. Calueque from July-October 1975. Joined Battle Group Orange until late December 1975.
Camps, including border duty in Parys Commando from 1977- 1987.
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RE: charl parkins Personal Photo Collection by charlparkin
10 Armoured Car Sqn ...
RE: charl parkins Personal Photo Collection by charlparkin
10 Armoured Car Sqn...
RE: charl parkins Personal Photo Collection by charlparkin
G-6 SP Gun...
RE: charl parkins Personal Photo Collection by charlparkin
G-6 SP Gun...
RE: charl parkins Personal Photo Collection by charlparkin
A Field Post Office of 11 Field Postal Unit...
RE: 11 Field Postal Unit by SCHOEMAN
The flash was changed was changed in the early 80's soon after SAMS was established as a seperate service branch in July 1979. When the QMG organisation was disbanded in 1989 11 FPU was transferred to the Signals Formation. (I was the Adj and later the Exec Officer. Seconded to the SADF/QMG on a ful...
RE: Operation Vlakvark by whaka
I remember Vlakvark well or the way I remember. SADF RM 101 BN made up teams with four Buffels and a Moffel like our teams with Casspirs. Entire Oshakati Koevoet teams deployed. Half of us Koevoet teams together with 101 teams went north from Nkongo (Okango) the other half went north from St Clara. ...
RE: Koevoet Combat Team Zulu 1 Sierra by adams_Mark911@yahoo.com
Ops Medic Bernhard Brumloop was attached to Ops K Zulu 1 Sierra and was awarded the nickname 'Draadkar' because he was so skinny. He was there before the 9 day war broke out on 1 April 1989, when SWAPO infiltrated in their masses. Running battles ensued for the next 9 days. Bernhard treated multiple...
RE: Koevoet Combat Team Zulu 1 Sierra by adams_Mark911@yahoo.com
Message from Dean Viljoen
It is with a heavy heart and great sadness that I must report the passing away of Ops Medic Bernard Brumloop, on the 27th August 2018. His nickname with us at OPS K was "Draadkar" and he served in Zulu 1 Sierra. During the 1st of April 1989 swapo attacks, with little r...
RE: Graham du Toits Personal Photo Collection by GrahamDT
1 Squadron Mirage F1AZ with full after-burner on, photographed at the moment of rotation off Runway 01 at AFB Waterkloof....
RE: Graham du Toits Personal Photo Collection by GrahamDT
The 24 Squadron and 3 Squadron Flight Line at AFB Waterkloof as seen on 03 June 1986...
RE: Graham du Toits Personal Photo Collection by GrahamDT
Food, post and lots of other nice goodies arriving at Eenhana, compliments of our friendly C-47 Dakota seen here about to land while Army Brothers maintain the constant vigil...
RE: Graham du Toits Personal Photo Collection by GrahamDT
Meanwhile, back at Infantry School, we see some hand grenade practice in progress....
RE: Graham du Toits Personal Photo Collection by GrahamDT
A group of Infantry School Echo Company Brothers making a plan and improvising in order to make a decent lunch come together.(Unknown Photographer)...
RE: Graham du Toits Personal Photo Collection by GrahamDT
Infantry School Echo Company seen here in their Buffel Troop carriers near Ondangwa 1983 with the familiar Summer afternoon thunderstorm brewing in the background. (Photographer Unknown)...
RE: ORDER OF THE STAR OF SOUTH AFRICA GOLD (SSA) by maraisj1@gmail.com
Any record of how many SSAs were issued?
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RE: Michiel Burgers Personal Photo Collection by Michiel Burger
FT5 missile launcher...
RE: Michiel Burgers Personal Photo Collection by Michiel Burger
FT5 missile launcher...
RE: Michiel Burgers Personal Photo Collection by Michiel Burger
FT5 missile launcher...
RE: Michiel Burgers Personal Photo Collection by Michiel Burger
FT5 missile launcher...
Comment by Deono69
Ja, they certainly did treat us like mushrooms, kept in the the dark and fed manure...
RE: neels van der Lingen by lininfo
Dankie om deel te wees van die forum...
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Equipment, Medals and Operations Posts
RE: Operation Reindeer by host
The air assault on Cassinga: (map done by Mark Kinsey)...
RE: Operation Daisy by primalaction
My Buffel after ammo exploded - chopped up and packaged for return to SWA. Our Walk was out on a patrol when it exploded....
RE: Operation Daisy by Granger
This is our platoon of Bats watching the burning Buffel loaded with Soviet Ammo in Ops Daisy Nov 81./ it was coming to the end of Operation Daisy which had been an operation with good intelligence but filled with bad luck and missed timing and some SADF casualties. The Bats ( H Coy 80/81) had been loading captured soviet ammo from the bunkers in a swapo base just been very quickly evacuated by Swa...
RE: Operation Vlakvark by whaka
I remember Vlakvark well or the way I remember. SADF RM 101 BN made up teams with four Buffels and a Moffel like our teams with Casspirs. Entire Oshakati Koevoet teams deployed. Half of us Koevoet teams together with 101 teams went north from Nkongo (Okango) the other half went north from St Clara. The ones that went north from Nkongo then one at a time swung west. The ones from St Clara the same....
RE: Sound Locating Equipment Radio Link No 2 MK I by host
Some other sound ranging equipment:...
Comment by host
Sound ranging principle:...
RE: Operation Drama by host
'Dead soldier' is alive and well
Khiwa Sibanda is a dead man walking. The father-of-four is living in Nancefield, Messina, in Northern Province, with his family despite claims before the Truth and Reconciliation Commission that he was killed during a cross-border raid into Zimbabwe for the former South African Defence Force (SADF) in 1982.

Several media also report...
RE: Operation Drama by host
South Africa and RENAMO
In late 1979, with the independence election looming in Rhodesia, the SADF agreed to take over Renamo, then an instrument of the Smith regime. In the months after March 1980 the Renamo army was redeployed to bases inside South Africa and its leadership was moved to a farm near Pretoria. Several hundred black members of Bishop Muzorewa's auxiliary force...
RE: Operation Drama by host
The three SADF soldiers killed in Zimbabwe on 18 August 1982 were:

80023104PN Sgt Beech R.T. 44 Pathfinder Company South African Army
80016298PN S/Sgt Berry P.D. 1 Reconnaissance Regiment South African Army
RE: Operation Drama by host
In 1982, four former Rhodesians were killed forty miles inside Matabeleland in a contact with the Zimbabwean army. They were Sergeants Robert Trevor Beech, Peter David Berry, and John Andrew Wessels and a black serviceman known to the Commission only as ‘Private Khiwa’. (While the SADF acknowledged the death of the three whites, it has never admitted to the death of Khiwa.)

In the 19...
RE: ORDER OF THE STAR OF SOUTH AFRICA GOLD (SSA) by maraisj1@gmail.com
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RE: Operation The Joint Monitoring Commission (JMC) by host
Typical Certificate of Service:...
Comment by Subops
We used this equipment to check coastlines and the sea for any enemy at night when landing elements of the RRs on enemy coasts or while doing intelligence gathering off enemy harbours. During one operation an aircraft was detected coming directly towards the submarine and the submarine crash dived. the Captain asked the Officer of the Watch whether he had stowed the KOT. He replied that he had, th...
RE: SA-13 Gopher Mobile tracked by host
ANATOMY OF THE SA-13 GOPHER MISSILE
Willie (Buskruit) Burger ...
RE: Operation Forte by host
On 3 Feb 1985 :a 32 Battalion company was attacked with four 122 mm rockets while in a temporary base near Tetchamutete.

During Operation Forte, on 3 Feb 1985 a platoon from Echo company heard the sound of trees being chopped (in the vicinity of the Cuvelai an Bambi rivers 80 km from their main base). As they moved closer to investigate, the platoon came under fire before seven men jump...
RE: Operation Forte by host
On 3 Feb 1985 :a 32 Battalion company was attacked with four 122 mm rockets while in a temporary base near Tetchamutete.

During Operation Forte, on 3 Feb 1985 a platoon from Echo company heard the sound of trees being chopped (in the vicinity of the Cuvelai an Bambi rivers 80 km from their main base). As they moved closer to investigate, the platoon came under fire before seven men jump...
Comment by host
The primary power source for the Cymbeline radar is a Wankel engine-driven generator delivering 1.5 kW at 28 volts dc. The generator is capable of operating for a period of eight hours prior to refueling. Normally, the radar is transported on a two-wheeled trailer towed behind a prime mover like a Land Rover (or similar type vehicle). Four men for short distances can carry the radar. Additionally,...
RE: H-2 Glide Bomb by host
From the 24 Sqn SAAF group on Facebook (https://web.facebook.com/groups/24.Squadron.SAAF/)
The H2 Weapon was deployed operationally as follows:
* 12.12.87 - 44km – Maj N.W. Napier – Penetration Warhead
* 13.12.87 – 41km – Maj A.A. Mouton – Penetration Warhead
* 3.1.88 – 40km – Maj N.W. Napier – Penetration Warhead...
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The second attempt saw the aircraft take-off at 09h40Z and the Buccaneer successfully launched H2 and destroyed the Bridge at 10h31Z....
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