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Medals awarded to Members of the SA Special Forces:
Medal NameRankDate of ActionUnitCorpsNotes
HONORIS CRUX GOLD (HCG)HONORIS CRUX GOLD (HCG)
Fernando, GabrielCorporal01-Aug-805 Reconnaissance Regiment, SAICSA Infantry CorpsAwarded for deeds of gallantry on five separate occasions in 1980.
LOUW WEPENER DECORATION (LWD)LOUW WEPENER DECORATION (LWD)
Zeelie, F.JLt23-Jun-741 Reconnaissance Commando;SA Infantry CorpsSingle-handedly stormed an enemy position (he was the first SADF casualty in the Border War. Awarded posthumously.
HONORIS CRUX SILVER (HCS)HONORIS CRUX SILVER (HCS)
De Gouveia, Johnny J.H.Sergeant 20-Sep-87 1 Reconnaissance Regiment SA Infantry Corps  
HONORIS CRUX SILVER (HCS)HONORIS CRUX SILVER (HCS)
Diedericks, AndréMajor 01-Jun-85 Special Forces HQ SA Infantry Corps Also awarded HC
HONORIS CRUX SILVER (HCS)HONORIS CRUX SILVER (HCS)
Fonete, ManuelSergeant 02-May-87 5 Reconnaissance Regiment SA Infantry Corps  
HONORIS CRUX SILVER (HCS)HONORIS CRUX SILVER (HCS)
Meerholz, Cornelius Alwyn JohannesCaptain 28-Oct-77 1 Reconnaissance Regiment SA Infantry Corps  
HONORIS CRUX SILVER (HCS)HONORIS CRUX SILVER (HCS)
 Stannard, Richard JohnLieutenant 28-Jan-81 1 Reconnaissance Regiment SA Infantry Corps  
HONORIS CRUX SILVER (HCS)HONORIS CRUX SILVER (HCS)
Wannenburg, Frederick Gerhardus2nd Lieutenant § 07-Dec-75 1 Reconnaissance Regiment SA Infantry Corps § - Killed in action.
HONORIS CRUX SILVER (HCS)HONORIS CRUX SILVER (HCS)
Ward, William James HaroldStaff-Sergeant 10-Mar-76 2 Reconnaissance Regiment SA Infantry Corps  
VAN RIEBEECK DECORATION (DVR)VAN RIEBEECK DECORATION (DVR)
Breytenbach J.Cmdt.  1 Reconnaissance Commando SA Infantry Corps Special Forces operation in Tanzania
HONORIS CRUX - Second Type (HC) (1975)HONORIS CRUX - Second Type (HC) (1975)
Beukman AntonS/Sgt 25-Aug-87 4 Reconnaissance Regiment SA Infantry Corps  
HONORIS CRUX - Second Type (HC) (1975)HONORIS CRUX - Second Type (HC) (1975)
Burt R.BSgt 25-Aug-87 4 Reconnaissance Regiment SA Infantry Corps  
HONORIS CRUX - Second Type (HC) (1975)HONORIS CRUX - Second Type (HC) (1975)
Callow Tim J.Capt 01-Jan-85 Special Forces HQ SA Infantry Corps  
HONORIS CRUX - Second Type (HC) (1975)HONORIS CRUX - Second Type (HC) (1975)
Christie Gavin M.Cpl 01-Sep-79* 4 Reconnaissance Regiment SA Infantry Corps  
HONORIS CRUX - Second Type (HC) (1975)HONORIS CRUX - Second Type (HC) (1975)
Conradie J.L (Kenaas)WO2 07-Dec-75 1 Reconnaissance Regiment SA Infantry Corps  
HONORIS CRUX - Second Type (HC) (1975)HONORIS CRUX - Second Type (HC) (1975)
De Wet JSgt 25-Aug-87 4 Reconnaissance Regiment SA Infantry Corps  
HONORIS CRUX - Second Type (HC) (1975)HONORIS CRUX - Second Type (HC) (1975)
Diedericks, AndréCpl 02-Dec-75 1 Reconnaissance Regiment SA Infantry Corps  
HONORIS CRUX - Second Type (HC) (1975)HONORIS CRUX - Second Type (HC) (1975)
Dobe PSgt 01-Jan-85 Special Forces HQ SA Infantry Corps  
HONORIS CRUX - Second Type (HC) (1975)HONORIS CRUX - Second Type (HC) (1975)
Fourie D.HLt 06-Sep-78 4 Reconnaissance Regiment SA Infantry Corps  
HONORIS CRUX - Second Type (HC) (1975)HONORIS CRUX - Second Type (HC) (1975)
Fourie F.J.Lt 30-Nov-81 1 Reconnaissance Regiment SA Infantry Corps  
HONORIS CRUX - Second Type (HC) (1975)HONORIS CRUX - Second Type (HC) (1975)
Fourie J.G.J.Cpl 30-Nov-81 1 Reconnaissance Regiment SA Infantry Corps  
HONORIS CRUX - Second Type (HC) (1975)HONORIS CRUX - Second Type (HC) (1975)
Greeff J.de.VS/Sgt 30-Nov-81 1 Reconnaissance Regiment SA Infantry Corps  
HONORIS CRUX - Second Type (HC) (1975)HONORIS CRUX - Second Type (HC) (1975)
 Greyling C.PSgt 28-Oct-77 1 Reconnaissance Regiment SA Infantry Corps  
HONORIS CRUX - Second Type (HC) (1975)HONORIS CRUX - Second Type (HC) (1975)
Herbst P.JSgt 25-Aug-87 4 Reconnaissance Regiment SA Infantry Corps  
HONORIS CRUX - Second Type (HC) (1975)HONORIS CRUX - Second Type (HC) (1975)
Heydenrych G.HS/Sgt 25-Aug-87 4 Reconnaissance Regiment SA Infantry Corps  
HONORIS CRUX - Second Type (HC) (1975)HONORIS CRUX - Second Type (HC) (1975)
 Johnston A.LS/Sgt 28-Jan-81 1 Reconnaissance Regiment SA Infantry Corps  
HONORIS CRUX - Second Type (HC) (1975)HONORIS CRUX - Second Type (HC) (1975)
Klopper L.JSgt 02-Jan-75 1 Reconnaissance Commando SA Infantry Corps  
HONORIS CRUX - Second Type (HC) (1975)HONORIS CRUX - Second Type (HC) (1975)
Kloppers J.SCpl 30-Nov-81 1 Reconnaissance Regiment SA Infantry Corps  
HONORIS CRUX - Second Type (HC) (1975)HONORIS CRUX - Second Type (HC) (1975)
 Liebenberg HSgt 25-Aug-87 4 Reconnaissance Regiment SA Infantry Corps  
HONORIS CRUX - Second Type (HC) (1975)HONORIS CRUX - Second Type (HC) (1975)
Manuel A.NSgt 25-Aug-87 1 Reconnaissance Regiment SA Infantry Corps  
HONORIS CRUX - Second Type (HC) (1975)HONORIS CRUX - Second Type (HC) (1975)
Matias N.TSgt 01-Jun-85 Special Forces HQ SA Infantry Corps  
HONORIS CRUX - Second Type (HC) (1975)HONORIS CRUX - Second Type (HC) (1975)
Oettle J.LSgt 25-Aug-87 4 Reconnaissance Regiment SA Infantry Corps  
HONORIS CRUX - Second Type (HC) (1975)HONORIS CRUX - Second Type (HC) (1975)
Paulo D (alias 'Danny Roxo')S/Sgt 27-Nov-75 1 Reconnaissance Regiment SA Infantry Corps  
HONORIS CRUX - Second Type (HC) (1975)HONORIS CRUX - Second Type (HC) (1975)
Potgieter J.JCpl 01-Sep-79* 4 Reconnaissance Regiment SA Infantry Corps  
HONORIS CRUX - Second Type (HC) (1975)HONORIS CRUX - Second Type (HC) (1975)
Queiroz A.M.RS/Sgt 21-May-85 4 Reconnaissance Regiment SA Infantry Corps  
HONORIS CRUX - Second Type (HC) (1975)HONORIS CRUX - Second Type (HC) (1975)
 Smith M.ACpl 28-Jan-81 1 Reconnaissance Regiment SA Infantry Corps  
HONORIS CRUX - Second Type (HC) (1975)HONORIS CRUX - Second Type (HC) (1975)
Stadler, KoosCapt  5 Reconnaissance Regiment SA Infantry Corps  
HONORIS CRUX - Second Type (HC) (1975)HONORIS CRUX - Second Type (HC) (1975)
Terblanche J.C.GSgt 25-Jun-80 5 Reconnaissance Regiment SA Infantry Corps  
HONORIS CRUX - Second Type (HC) (1975)HONORIS CRUX - Second Type (HC) (1975)
Van der Merwe J.HSgt 25-Aug-87 4 Reconnaissance Regiment SA Infantry Corps  
HONORIS CRUX - Second Type (HC) (1975)HONORIS CRUX - Second Type (HC) (1975)
Van Niekerk P.GCpl 25-Aug-87 4 Reconnaissance Regiment SA Infantry Corps  
HONORIS CRUX - Second Type (HC) (1975)HONORIS CRUX - Second Type (HC) (1975)
Van Wyk J.CLt 18-Oct-75 1 Reconnaissance Regiment SA Infantry Corps  
HONORIS CRUX - Second Type (HC) (1975)HONORIS CRUX - Second Type (HC) (1975)
 Vermaak JS/Sgt 20-Sep-87 1 Reconnaissance Regiment SA Infantry Corps  
HONORIS CRUX - Second Type (HC) (1975)HONORIS CRUX - Second Type (HC) (1975)
 Viljoen MSgt 28-Oct-77 1 Reconnaissance Regiment SA Infantry Corps  
HONORIS CRUX - Second Type (HC) (1975)HONORIS CRUX - Second Type (HC) (1975)
Wessels L.PSgt 25-Aug-87 4 Reconnaissance Regiment SA Infantry Corps  
HONORIS CRUX - Second Type (HC) (1975)HONORIS CRUX - Second Type (HC) (1975)
Wilke C.FMajor 25-Aug-87 4 Reconnaissance Regiment SA Infantry Corps  
VAN RIEBEECK MEDAL (VRM)VAN RIEBEECK MEDAL (VRM)
Conradie, J.LS/Sgt  SA Special Forces SA Infantry Corps Special Forces operation in Tanzania
VAN RIEBEECK MEDAL (VRM)VAN RIEBEECK MEDAL (VRM)
De Beer, D.LSgt SA Special ForcesSA Infantry Corps 
VAN RIEBEECK MEDAL (VRM)VAN RIEBEECK MEDAL (VRM)
 Floyd, T.IWO 2  SA Special Forces SA Infantry Corps Special Forces operation in Tanzania
VAN RIEBEECK MEDAL (VRM)VAN RIEBEECK MEDAL (VRM)
Moorcroft, J.JS/Sgt  SA Special Forces SA Infantry Corps Special Forces operation in Tanzania
SOUTHERN CROSS MEDAL - Second Type (SM)                                                                                                                                                                 SOUTHERN CROSS MEDAL - Second Type (SM)
Diedericks, AndréMajor  Special Forces HQ SA Infantry Corps Also awarded HCS and HC
MILITARY MERIT MEDAL (MMM)                                                                                                                                                                              MILITARY MERIT MEDAL (MMM)
Diedericks, AndréLt01-Jul-78 to Sep-781 Reconnaissance Commando; 5 Reconnaissance RegimentSA Infantry CorpsAlso awarded HC
 
Members of the SA Special Forces on the Roll of Honour
YearForce NumberRankNameDate Of DeathUnit
197468343599PE Lt Zeelie F.J. (LWD) 1974/06/231 Reconnaissance Commando; 5 Reconnaissance Regiment
197470264544RL/CplMarais S.1974/08/291 Reconnaissance Commando
197501211440PE Maj Visser N.J. 1975/10/291 Reconnaissance Commando; 5 Reconnaissance Regiment; Infantry School
197567437996PESgtWannenburg F.G. (HCS)1975/12/071 Reconnaissance Commando
197675090423PGL/CplRibeiro C.A.C.P.1976/08/191 Reconnaissance Commando; 5 Reconnaissance Regiment;32 Battalion
197675014399NSSgtRoxo D.F. (HC), "Paulo"1976/08/231 Reconnaissance Commando; 5 Reconnaissance Regiment;32 Battalion
197675014431PNSgtSoeiro P.G.1976/08/231 Reconnaissance Commando; 5 Reconnaissance Regiment;32 Battalion
197676080159PGSgtRibeiro J.C.P.1976/08/251 Reconnaissance Commando; 5 Reconnaissance Regiment;32 Battalion
197769360642PEL/CplLawrie G.A.1977/01/011 Reconnaissance Commando; 5 Reconnaissance Regiment
197768277771BGCplBadenhorst A.1977/10/281 Reconnaissance Commando; 5 Reconnaissance Regiment
197764024110BTSgtClack N.G.1977/10/282 Reconnaissance Commando; 5 Reconnaissance Regiment
197767291112PESgtKruger M.L.1977/10/281 Reconnaissance Commando; 5 Reconnaissance Regiment
197765666281PESgtMarx W.C.1977/10/281 Reconnaissance Commando; 5 Reconnaissance Regiment
197705453576PEWO1Van Zyl F.C.1977/10/281 Reconnaissance Commando; 5 Reconnaissance Regiment
197772321920PRCplWalker G.W.J.1977/10/281 Reconnaissance Commando; 5 Reconnaissance Regiment
197764020357BTLtGreyling L.C.1977/11/042 Reconnaissance Commando; 5 Reconnaissance Regiment
197873508434PRL/CplDe Wilzem C.L.1978/01/041 Reconnaissance Commando; 5 Reconnaissance Regiment
197871348213PEL/CplMenecke C.I.1978/01/041 Reconnaissance Commando; 5 Reconnaissance Regiment
197875014449PNCplGanhao M.A.I.1978/01/281 Reconnaissance Commando; 5 Reconnaissance Regiment
197872570187PELtDu Toit J.H.1978/02/111 Reconnaissance Commando; 5 Reconnaissance Regiment
197873442204PECOForster F.J.1978/04/091 Reconnaissance Commando
197805251004PEWO1Conradie J.L. (HC)1978/04/294 Reconnaissance Commando; 5 Reconnaissance Regiment
197871312235PESgtEayrs C.J.1978/04/295 Reconnaissance Commando; 5 Reconnaissance Regiment
1978. Rfn Shilemba A. 1978/09/025 Reconnaissance Commando; 5 Reconnaissance Regiment
197870220991PESgtVan der Merwe H.G.1978/09/215 Reconnaissance Commando; 5 Reconnaissance Regiment, attached to "D" Squadron Rhodesian S
197972234123PRCplOlivier J.G.L.1979/03/211 Reconnaissance Commando; 5 Reconnaissance Regiment
1979 L/Cpl Strydom F.E. 1979/04/201 Reconnaissance Commando; 5 Reconnaissance Regiment
197977121853PDRfnStumbo D.J.1979/04/205 Reconnaissance Regiment
197978120813PD Rfn Daniels A.R. 1979/05/085 Reconnaissance Regiment
197973288375PESgtKloosterziel J.1979/05/235 Reconnaissance Commando; 5 Reconnaissance Regiment
197967260869PECaptVan Wyk J.C. (HC)1979/05/235 Reconnaissance Commando; 5 Reconnaissance Regiment
198005234968PE SSgt Van der Linde M.J. 1980/02/175 Reconnaissance Commando; 5 Reconnaissance Regiment
198075014688PESSgtDa Costa A.M. (PMM)1980/02/241 Reconnaissance Commando
198068369909PESgtGreyling C.P. (HC)1980/04/171 Reconnaissance Commando; 5 Reconnaissance Regiment
198078120854PDRfnErnesto J.D.1980/04/291 Reconnaissance Commando; 5 Reconnaissance Regiment
198079581435PECplVan Niekerk T.B.1980/06/301 Reconnaissance Commando; 5 Reconnaissance Regiment
198076422344BGCplHardenberg C.R.1980/07/104 Reconnaissance Regiment
198079000717PN Maj Murphy J.K. 1980/10/201 Reconnaissance Commando; 5 Reconnaissance Regiment
198180022536PPSgtHutchinson R.L.1981/01/306 Reconnaissance Commando; 5 Reconnaissance Regiment
198180021017PPL/CplPark J.K.1981/01/306 Reconnaissance Commando; 5 Reconnaissance Regiment
198180013444PPSgtSuttill I.1981/01/306 Reconnaissance Commando; 5 Reconnaissance Regiment;
198178121985PBRfnMokoena M.S.1981/08/085 Reconnaissance Regiment
198174435017PFL/CplMaletta I.1981/08/085 Reconnaissance Commando; 5 Reconnaissance Regiment
198176527688PEL/CplSpies W.1981/08/145 Reconnaissance Regiment
198178434719PEPteVermaak C.J.1981/09/03Special Forces Headquarters
1981.LtGingles A.1981/10/155 Reconnaissance Regiment
1981.RfnMichael B.1981/10/155 Reconnaissance Regiment
1981.RfnTombo F.1981/10/155 Reconnaissance Regiment
198171310536PECaptDe Kock A.J.P.1981/11/301 Reconnaissance Regiment
1982 L/CplNgoma M.S.1982/05/125 Reconnaissance Regiment
198279542783BGL/CplLennox A.C.1982/05/295 Reconnaissance Regiment
198277120483SgtMbele L.M.1982/06/075 Reconnaissance Regiment
1982.L/CplShilongo O.1982/06/175 Reconnaissance Regiment
198280016298PNS/SgtBerry P.D.1982/08/181 Reconnaissance Regiment
198280024458PP Rfn Chivovo R. 1982/08/305 Reconnaissance Regiment
198280000987PPCaptMcIntosh W.R.1982/10/084 Reconnaissance Regiment
198279480596BGRfnKeen S.L.1982/12/19Special Forces Headquarters Unit
1983.CplDula D.1983/06/075 Reconnaissance Regiment
1983 CplMhlinga R.1983/06/075 Reconnaissance Regiment
1983 RfnMkoshi F.1983/06/075 Reconnaissance Regiment
1983 RfnShikondau M.1983/06/075 Reconnaissance Regiment
1983 RfnFrans N.1983/08/085 Reconnaissance Regiment
1983 CplMilinga, Richard1983/10/215 Reconnaissance Regiment
1983 RfnAwi, Filimon1983/10/215 Reconnaissance Regiment
1983 RfnDulla, Teofora1983/10/215 Reconnaissance Regiment
1983 RfnSimon, Micheal1983/10/215 Reconnaissance Regiment
198480469539BGPteHildebrandt R.F.1984/01/06Special Forces Headquarters
198473521593PECaptKruger S.J.1984/02/085 Reconnaissance Regiment
1984.L/CplAwino K.1984/06/085 Reconnaissance Regiment
1984.CplShiningivali D.1984/06/085 Reconnaissance Regiment
198478531340BGPteBooysen C.1984/07/15Special Forces Headquarters Unit
198483586925BGPteGrobler M.H.1984/07/15Special Forces Headquarters Unit
198482539701BGSprHelberg N.J.G.1984/07/15Special Forces Headquarters Unit
198578121001PDCplMarcel N.M.1985/02/065 Reconnaissance Regiment
198582518556BGPteDu Plessis D.G.1985/04/104 Reconnaissance Regiment
198576465673PKCplLiebenberg R.R.1985/05/214 Reconnaissance Regiment
198577527224PECplVan Breda L.P.1985/05/214 Reconnaissance Regiment
198581539702PBCplTeffo A.L.1985/07/105 Reconnaissance Regiment
198672393762PESgtNortje G.F.1986/02/015 Reconnaissance Regiment
198680021827PESgtCook R.A.1986/02/125 Reconnaissance Regiment
198678120870PDCplPedro V.R.1986/03/131 Reconnaissance Regiment
1986 CplMauricio D.1986/05/215 Reconnaissance Regiment
198681521643PDCplMashavave M.L.1986/11/135 Reconnaissance Regiment
198675338285BTCplRenken A.D.1986/11/132 Reconnaissance Regiment
1987 CplOram J.C1987/01/315 Reconnaissance Regiment
198780443419BGPteReynolds P.B.1987/02/055 Reconnaissance Regiment
1987.RfnJohannes J.W.L.1987/03/125 Reconnaissance Regiment
198781525792PDCplFernando A.1987/05/025 Reconnaissance Regiment
198781531692PDCplNyamhunga M.L.1987/05/025 Reconnaissance Regiment
198781539553PBCplSebata O.M.1987/05/025 Reconnaissance Commando; 5 Reconnaissance Regiment
198786202983BGL/CplOosthuizen H.A.1987/09/251 Reconnaissance Regiment
198783561928BG 2 Lt Cobbolt D.C. 1987/10/315 Reconnaissance Regiment
198888703517PBRfnMpembe M.J.1988/05/205 Reconnaissance Regiment
198985212843PECplCarstens H.1989/04/041 Reconnaissance Regiment
198988630553BG Rfn Thiel R.E. 1989/08/021 Reconnaissance Regiment
198968212471PEColMeerholz C.A.J. (HCS)1989/11/215 Reconnaissance Regiment
1990 CplHaasbroek P.C.J.1990/02/144 Reconnaissance Regiment
199088732193PB Rfn Mashile T. 1990/08/301 Reconnaissance Regiment
199176238054PEMajDe Koker W.1991/07/291 Reconnaissance Regiment
199380024094PE Sgt Dube M. 1993/08/185 Reconnaissance Regiment
199491749689PE L/Cpl Ramaila E.M. 1994/05/121 Reconnaissance Regiment
199485256675PE Capt Roux F.P.S. 1994/06/265 Reconnaissance Regiment
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