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RMVO / CMVO : Raad van Militêre Veterane Organisasies van SA

Council of Military Veterans' Organisations of South Africa (CMVO) Raad van Militêre Veterane Organisasies van Suid Afrika (RMVO)

The objects for which the CMVO is established are as follows:

  • To protect and promote the common interests of organisations as defined in the Constitution, which are members of the Council.
  • To confer and co-operate with, and promote unity among, all military veterans' organisations.
  • To assist in the promotion of the welfare and interests of all military veterans and their dependants and to co-ordinate representations made from time to time on their behalf.
  • To assist in the promotion of the welfare and interests of all serving members of the South African Defence Forces and their dependants.
  • To admit national and regional organisations to either full or associate membership on such terms and conditions as may from time to time be determined by the Council.


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Wall of Remembrance 31 May 2015:
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Some feedback on the 61 Mech Veterans Association annual memorial service and parade at the Ditsong National Museum of Military History. In picture is the 61 Mech memorial needle with the names of our fallen brothers - those names represent also the families and friends of those soldiers
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Posted by Mike Beyl (‎SMOKESHELL. 10 JUNE 1980.)
Doing our Parade on the Volga river in Russia on the 10th of June 2014 to honour those men whom did not see the sun rise again, specially for the men of Smokeshell that lost there lives today, 34 years ago to the day. It was a huge privilege and Honour for me to have been able to represent Smokeshell with the respected Veterans in this clip. We will not forget.


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BRIEFING BY CMVO/RMVO CHAIRPERSON ON LATEST DEVELOPMENTS IN VETERANS MATTERS IN CAPE TOWN ON FRIDAY, 6 JUNE 2014
1. Maj Gen (Rtd) Johan Dippenaar (National Chairman CMVO) is currently doing a “road show” and visiting the various regions. He will be in Cape Town this coming Friday
2. We have, at short notice arranged for the Chairman to address the CMVO Western Cape “constituency”
3. Eddie Sykes is simultaneously arranging meeting/s for the SACC groupings in the Western Cape to meet the Chairman
4. Brian Porter has made the following arrangements for us to meet:
Date: Friday 6th June
Venue: SA Legion, Rosedale
Lower Nursery Road Rosebank, Cape Town Phone:021 689 9771
Time: 11h00 to 12h30
Lunch: 12h30, for those who wish to stay (R40pp)
Purpose: Briefing by CMVO Chairman on latest developments on Veteran’s Matters
RSVP: Kevin Ashton kashton@mweb.co.za 072 947 9230
5. Please feel free to invite any of your fellow association members to join us
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Wall of Remembrance annual wreath laying ceremony at the Voortrekkermonument on 25 May 2014
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Wall of Remembrance annual wreath laying ceremony at the Voortrekkermonument on 25 May 2014
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Wall of Remembrance annual wreath laying ceremony at the Voortrekkermonument on 25 May 2014
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Veteran Organisations Affiliated to the CMVO

South African Legion of Military Veterans (SA Legion)
The SA Legion is a National Organisation, part of a world-wide family of organisations serving the needs of ex-service personnel and their dependents in the way of housing, pensions, employment and general welfare. It is non-sectarian and apolitical. It undertakes investigations on behalf of the Royal Commonwealth Ex-Services League (RCEL) in respect of assistance requested by other Commonwealth countries.

Memorable Order of Tin Hats (M.O.T.H.)
The Memorable Order of Tin Hats have been helping fellow comrades in need since 1927. The Moth was founded on the 7th May 1927 by Charles Evenden, later to be known as MOTH 0. The idea of the Order, then and now is to help fellow comrades in need, either financially or physically and to remember all servicemen who have answered the Sunset Call, both in war and peace time. The Moth consists of the following:
  • Provincial Dugouts
  • District Dugouts
  • Shellholes
The three MOTH ideals True Comradeship, Mutual Help, Sound Memory
  • T.C. (True Comradeship) by practising front line friendship in civilian life;
  • M.H. (Mutual Help) by acknowledging the personal and collective obligation to help each other as in front line service;
  • S.M. (Sound Memory) by remembering the fallen as a living companionship and to serve their memory in practical actions which rise above divisions of social status, race, or politics.

Memorable Order of Tin Hats, Womens Auxiliary (M.O.T.H.W.A.)
The Objects will be to assist the MOTH socially and in their benevolent activities in the interest of Service and Ex-Servicemen/women and their dependents. To erect and maintain Homes for the Aged and to provide accommodation, meals, board, lodging, nursing, clothing and other amenities and to assist indigent persons. The organisation shall work towards and assist in the benevolent activities of any Organisation devoted to the relief of the indigent aged and suffering in any section of the community as long as the basic principles of the MOTH and MOTHWA are strictly adhered to, and provided that such activities do not contravene the Rules and Regulations of the NON PROFIT ORGANISATION ACT.

Gunners Association of South Africa (Gunners)
MISSION - It is the mission of the Gunners' Association to promote fellowships and camaraderie amongst Gunners, (field, anti-aircraft, anti-tank, serving or retired) to promote Gunner Traditions and to provide welfare and educational support to Gunners and their families OBJECTIVES - The organisation's main objectives are to: maintain an association of those persons who are or become members of the Association; actively encourage Gunners to become members of the Association and partake in its activities in order to ensure the continuity of the Association; encourage the continuation of the traditions and to foster the heritage of Gunners; assist members in obtaining any right or privilege to which they are or should be entitled by reason of the member's military service; assist members in obtaining employment; sponsor and assist the formation of Branches in suitable centres under the auspices of the Association; affiliate with any organisation having objects similar in part, or in whole, to those of the Association, and whether within or outside the Republic of South Africa; render support to members and their dependents.

Sappers Foundation (Sappers)

South African Air Force Association (SAAFA)
The SOUTH AFRICAN AIR FORCE ASSOCIATION is an all-ranks meeting place, founded in 1945. This eminently worthy cause not only recreates in a light-hearted atmosphere of togetherness of its aviation-minded members, but also enjoins them to share responsibility for the needs of less fortunate ex-SAAF types and their spouses. Furthermore, the SAAFA actively promotes the image of the SAAF and its members. Indeed, the two-fold activity of having fun while raising funds continues to produce excellent results over the years. Funds raised thus are distributed via the Association's Care of the Aged programme.

Naval Officers Association of Southern Africa (NOASA)
The objects of the Association shall be:
  • To foster and maintain the spirit of comradeship engendered during naval service
  • To encourage the maintenance of naval traditions, customs and standards.
  • To foster mutual help among members and, where possible, render assistance.

South African Cape Corps Regimental Association (SACCRA)

South African Railways and Harbours War Services Union (SAR&HWSU)

South African Jewish Ex-Service League (Jewish League)

St Dunstans Association for South African War Blinded Veterans (St Dunstans)

Ex Servicewomens League (Womens League)

South African Paratroop Association (SA Para Assn)

South African Infantry Association (SA Inf Assn)

South African Medical Health Service Veterans Association (SAMHS VA)

Curamus Association (Curamus)

Curamus Association (Curamus)
Curamus was established in 1990 to serve and support former and current members of the SADF, non-statutory forces, as well as the current SANDF. We also have members who serve in the SA Police as well as the Departement of Correctional Services. The original purpose was to care for South African Defence Force members who became wounded and disabled in the execution of their duties. After 1994 Curamus was restructured to include all disabled Veterans of the South African National Defence Force.Civilian employees and dependants were then also included.

South African Naval Gunners Association (SANGA)

South African Scottish Regiments Association (SASRA)

South African Armour Association (Armour)
VISION To bring together serving and former armour soldiers as well as interested persons and parties MISSION Promote camaraderie, cohesion and comradeship among serving and former armour soldiers and to maintain the armour heritage and traditions and to facilitate the rendering of mutual support among these members.

South African Special Forces League (Spes Forces League)
The South African Special Forces League is a formal and professional Military Veterans Organisation, formally recognised by the Honourable Minister of Defence of the Republic of South Africa and the South African Ministry of Defence, as well as the governing body for all Military Veterans Organisations in South Africa - the Advisory Board on Military Veterans Affairs.

South African Veterans Continuation Committee (Continuation Com)

Savannah Veterans Association (Savannah)
The aim of the Association is to be a voluntary association of people, regardless of where they may be now, who had played a role in operation Savannah in order to promote 1. Pride in what they had achieved 2. Maintain and promote camaraderie between members 3. Honouring fallen comrades at suitable gatherings 4. Wherever possible, assisting members that are experiencing problems

South African Korean War Veterans Association (Korean Vets)

South African Military Veterans Organization of Australasia (SAMVOA)
SAMVOA is an ex-servicemen organisation comprised of Military and Police Veterans who were called up or volunteered to serve their country, South Africa, in the SADF/SANDF, SAP/SAPS, or the South Africa Prison Services, who completed their commitment and who now reside in Australia or New Zealand, or in countries peripheral to this region.

South African Military Veterans Organisation of the USA (SAMVOUSA)
SAMVOUSA is an ex-servicemen organisation comprised of Military and Police Veterans who were called up or volunteered to serve their country, South Africa, in the SADF/SANDF, SAP/SAPS, or the South Africa Prison Services, who completed their commitment and who now reside in the United States of America, Canada or in countries peripheral to this region. SAMVOUSA has no affiliation to any political or religious organisation and is a non-sexist organisation. Furthermore, these subjects will never be raised or discussed. SAMVOUSA is a single rank organisation with "Veteran" being the only rank. The organisation's strength will come from veteran membership and comradeship at Club level, and the organisation will take its lead and direction from this membership level.

32 Battalion Veterans Association (32BnVA)
On 20 November 2004 the 32 Battalion Veterans Association was reactivated at a special meeting just outside Pretoria. The meeting was attended by 26 former members of the unit - a battalion that has received international recognition for its role in the South African Border War, in particular for its special operations in Angola during the Cold War. Although the unit was disbanded in 1993, the Association has a membership of over 500 members and although many members still live in South Africa, the Association is also well represented all over the world. The objectives of the association are as follow: 1. To act as a platform for social interaction between former members of 32 Battalion. 2. To honour and preserve the traditions of the battalion, to preserve its memorabilia and to promote the public image of 32 Battalion. 3. To aqcuire the necessary funding in order to achieve the above.

61 Mechanised Battalion Group Veterans Association (61MechVA)
The 61 Mechanised Battalion Group Veterans Association was created to immortalise the deeds, sacrifices, adventures and stories of this South African Defence Force military unit. The 61 Mech Battalion Group Veterans Association acts as a forum through which former members of this battle force can share their memories and accounts of events that transpired during their service with the unit.

South African Defence Force Association (SADFA)
The South African Defence Force Association (SADFA) was founded in February 2009. The association aspires to the upholding of the pride of the former SA Defence Force, for what we have done and achieved, and the safeguarding of our history for our descendants. The National Executive Council (NEC) manages the association and is elected at the Annual General Meeting (AGM).

31/201 Bn Veterans Association (31BnVA)
VISION: To recognise and honour in a tangible way all members of the Association that served South Africa and all its citizens; and to re-establish and nurture the unique camaraderie of the memory of 31/201 Battalion. MISSION: To provide a Volunteer-harbour to all its members as well as concerned people and organisations to re-establish and nurture camaraderie, to strengthen bonds between veterans, to protect their inheritance and traditions and to provide national support amongst members.

Naval Association of South Africa (NASA)

Signals Association (Western Cape) (Sigs Assn WC)

Ebo Trust
 
Veteran Organisations NOT affiliated to the CMVO

South African National Military Veterans Association (SANMVA)
The Military Veterans' Affairs Act, 1999 (Act No 17 of 1999) was signed into force by the State President on 23 April 1999. In terms of the provisions of the Act, an Office for Military Veterans' Affairs has been established in the Department of Defence, and the Office is managed by the Director of Military Veterans' Affairs. The present Director of Military Veterans' Affairs is Brig Gen W Nkonyeni. In accordance with the powers and duties vested in the Office for Military Veterans' Affairs, the Office has undertaken, inter alia, to promote the affairs of military veterans and military veterans' organizations on an integrated basis. The need to integrate the desires and aspirations of individual veterans and the activities of recognized military veterans organizations lead to the establishment of the in September 2008. Although membership of SANMVA is confined to associations which are described in the Act as being "recognized military veterans' associations", provision has also been made to include individual members of APLA, AZANLA and MK whose details do not appear on the, so-called, Certified Personnel Registers of these organizations. The Objectives of the SANMVA are:
  • To promote unity and cooperation among military veterans' organizations in South Africa and to facilitate membership of the SANMVA by all military veterans' groupings which are lawfully representative of the interests of individual military veterans.
  • To promote and protect the common interests of military veterans' organizations
  • To promote and protect the socio-economic interests and welfare of individual military veterans and their dependants in South Africa.
  • To foster and maintain the memory of all the men and women who sacrificed their lives to the honour, and in the service, of South Africa.
  • To promote and maintain military veterans' values and traditions
  • To promote representivity within the SANMVA.

Koevoet Veterans League

Azanian Peoples Liberation Army Military Veterans Association (AZANLA MVA)

Azanian National Liberation Army Military Veterans Association (APLA MVA)

Bophuthatswana Defence Force Military Veterans Association (BDF MVA)

Ciskei Defence Force Military Veterans Association (CDF MVA)

uMkhonto We Sizwe Military Veterans Association (MK MVA)

Transkei Defence Force Military Veterans Association (TDF MVA)

Venda Defence Force Military Veterans Association (VDF MVA)

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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