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OPERATION YAHOO, 1982
 
Operation Yahoo, 15 April - 2 June 1982

Operation YahooThe aim of Operation Yahoo was to counter the Swapo infiltration that took place during April to June 1982.

Since August 1981 a specially trained Swapo group consisting of ten platoons underwent training at the Vulcano base in Angola.The first platoon infiltrated South West Africa/Namibia during February 1982 with the aim to lay landmines and to execute acts of sabotage.

Two forces, an eastern and a western group, spearheaded the whole infiltration.They moved south during March 1982 and finalised preparations to cross the cut line...

 

 
Ratel 21 equipped with ground shout speakers used to upset the SWAPO infiltrators (Photo: SANDF Documentation Centre)
 
Operation Roll of Honour (A Work In Progress - please send more details)
YearForce NumberName and RankDate of DeathUnitService
1982.Hamukwaya S., S/Cst1982/04/10South West Africa Police Counter-Insurgency Wing: Ops-K Division (KOEVOET)South West African Police
1982 Kessler H.A., Maj1982/04/101 SWA Commando SquadronSouth West African Territory Force
198277375863BGHough L.P., Rfn1982/04/1561 Mechanised Battalion Group; 3 South African Infantry BattalionSouth African Army
198279648515SPKouswab J., Rfn1982/04/15Etosha Area Force UnitSouth West African Territory Force
198278491404BGPeterson M., Rfn1982/04/1561 Mechanised Battalion Group; 1 South African Infantry BattalionSouth African Army
198267302257BGPotgieter J.H., Rfn1982/04/1561 Mechanised Battalion Group; Etosha Area Force UnitSouth West African Territory Force
198278330479BGVan den Berg J.J., L/Cpl1982/04/1561 Mechanised Battalion Group; 1 South African Infantry BattalionSouth African Army
198274846544PEVan der Westhuizen D.R., 2 Lt1982/04/1561 Mechanised Battalion Group; Etosha Area Force UnitSouth West African Territory Force
198277554202PFVan Jaarsveld M.J., Cpl1982/04/1561 Mechanised Battalion Group; 1 South African Infantry BattalionSouth African Army
198278431004BGWolfaardt B.J., Rfn1982/04/1561 Mechanised Battalion Group; 1 South African Infantry BattalionSouth African Army
198279323408BGDu Toit J.D.G., Rfn1982/04/1661 Mechanised Battalion Group; 1 South African Infantry BattalionSouth African Army
1982 Claasen F.A.F., Sgt1982/04/20South West Africa Police Counter-Insurgency Wing: Ops-K Division (KOEVOET)South West African Police
198279469086BGHattingh G.P.C., Rfn1982/04/201 South African Infantry Battalion, attached to 61 Mechanised Battalion Group;South African Army

Images from 'Grensoorlog' series, produced by Linda de Jager, reproduced with kind permission from MNET
Images from 'Grensoorlog' series, produced by Linda de Jager, reproduced with kind permission from MNET
Images from 'Grensoorlog' series, produced by Linda de Jager, reproduced with kind permission from MNET
Images from 'Grensoorlog' series, produced by Linda de Jager, reproduced with kind permission from MNET
Images from 'Grensoorlog' series, produced by Linda de Jager, reproduced with kind permission from MNET

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