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Roll of Honour Member:
Year of DeathForce NumberName and RankDate of DeathUnitServiceViews
198579517090BGFidler B.A. HC (Posthumous), Cpl1985/09/157 Medical Battalion Group; 1 Parachute BattalionSouth African Medical Service1925
During the Angolan Bush War a member of 7 Med was killed in action. Corporal Bruce Andrew Fidler, an operational medical support operator of 7 Med Bn Gp with Special Forces training, was killed in action in Angola on 15 September 1985. The details are sketchy but it is understood that Corporal Fidler supported a "clandestine" unit of the SADF most probably 1 Parachute Battalion, tasked to train UNITA. His unit was ambushed and he was subsequently captured and interrogated. Cpl Fidler was executed by the enemy after brutal interrogation. He never revealed the location of his nearby unit in spite of brutal interrogation at the hands of his captors enabling them (a 7 Med Bn Gp, surgical team of 5 to 10 doctors) to escape and evade capture. His remains were repatriated to South Africa 10 years later on 15 September 1992 and cremated precisely 10 years after his death. Corporal Fidler was posthumously awarded the Honoris Crux for his actions of bravery. Cpl Fidler's name appears on the roll of honour of both 1 Parachute Battalion and 7 Medical Battalion Group.
 
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