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Operation Reindeer, 1978

Operation ReindeerThe South African operation consisted of an assault by 2 South African Infantry Battalion on two South-West Africa People's Organisation (SWAPO) base complexes, Chetequera and Dombondola, near to the then-South-West Africa/Angola border; an assault by the elite 32 Battalion on SWAPO's Omepepa-Namuidi-Henhombe base complex around 20 km east of Chetequera; and finally, the attack the operation is most known for — a controversial airborne assault by paratroopers on Cassinga, a refugee camp and SWAPO's regional headquarters, 260 km inside Angola. The operation ended on 10 May 1978.

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Operation Roll of Honour (A Work In Progress - please send more details)
YearForce NumberName and RankDate of DeathUnitService
197871384234BTBackhouse E.J., Rfn1978/05/043 Parachute BattalionSouth African Army
197874411950BGBridgeman T.M., Cpl1978/05/0461 Mechanised Battalion Group; 2 South African Infantry Battalion Group; 2 Special Service BattalionSouth African Army
197870510813BT De Waal J.C. , Rfn 1978/05/042 Parachute BattalionSouth African Army
197865383390BTHuman A.P., Rfn1978/05/043 Parachute BattalionSouth African Army
197868546134BTKaplan M., Rfn1978/05/042 Parachute BattalionSouth African Army
197874560475BG Truebody H.C. , Cpl 1978/05/042 Special Service Battalion; 61 Mechanised Battalion GroupSouth African Army
197876901636SP Kaquarta B.. , Rfn 1978/05/0632 BattalionSouth African Army
197874540378PETheron C.J., Sgt1978/06/0632 BattalionSouth 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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