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Timeline and Daily Headlines

I have tried to compile a database of daily events that were significant to the War In Angola so that they could be viewed on a daily and chronological basis. This is still very much a Work in Progress which already contains thousands of entries, but it still has a long way to go before being all-comprehensive.

As far as I can I will link entries to relevant sections or pages on the War In Angola portal for those users that would like to read a little bit more. Again, your participation and contribution to the information contained herein are invaluable and much appreciated.

I regret that I could only open up the Daily Headlines to Public (non-registered) and Registered users. Only Registered users with Credits and PREMIUM MEMBERS are able to access the functionality to view the events by selected year and month...

For more information about PREMIUM MEMBERSHIP, click here...

 

 
DAILY HEADLINES

14 Nov 1945 :
The Air Force Station Congella (Langebaan Section) was renamed 3 Air Depot Section.


14 Nov 1965 :
The Transvaal Air Defence System was inaugurated at Devon


14 Nov 1975 :
An AM3C Bosbok (929) crashed in the Bethlehem area, during take-off.


14 Nov 1975 :
South Africa decides to plough more resources into the conflict to meet its planned objectives


14 Nov 1975 :
Brigadier Roos meets with General Malan at Rundu in order to get clarity on South Africa's policy regardiing the situation in the north and hoe to keep ELNA's northern front from crumbling


14 Nov 1975 :
Task Force Zulu's advance is blocked by the Queve River


14 Nov 1975 :
A second lieutenant from 4 Field Regiment was deployed into south east Angola early November 1975. He had just completed a 10-day patrol when the next platoon had to move out and take up an ambush position on the Zambian/Angolan border. While travelling to the ambush site to drop off the relieving platoon, his Unimog detonated a landmine that went off directly under his seat. He was critically injured and grieviously burnt in the explosion and although the ops medic and fellow officer tried their best to keep him alive until he could be evacuated, he succumbed to his wounds before this was possible.


14 Nov 1975 :
A gunner from 4 Field Regiment was killed in action when their temporary base in southern Angola was attacked by enemy forces.


14 Nov 1975 :
A rifleman from the Tactical Platoon of the SADF Horse and Dog Centre was based at M'pacha in the eastern Caprivi Strip when he and his tracker dog Rinty, while attached to a patrol from 6 SAI, were killed in action by enemy machine gun fire after their patrol walked into a SWAPO/PLAN ambush during a night follow-up operation tracking fresh insurgent spoor in the Eastern Caprivi.


14 Nov 1978 :
A rifleman from 32 Battalion was killed in action during a contact with enemy forces near Omutwewondjaba in southern Angola.


14 Nov 1983 :
The SAAF requests schools in Owambo to repaint and update the large identification numbers on their roofs to assist aircrews with navigation


14 Nov 1984 :
A corporal from the South African Cape Corps was killed in action when his Buffel troop carrier detonated a TMA-3 "Cheese" anti-tank mine. When thrown out of the vehicle by the force of the explosion, his head struck the vehicle roll bar killing him instantly.


14 Nov 1987 :
An Impala Mk 2 (1024) crashed during an operational mission in the Operational Area, fatally wounding Capt AA Stapa.


14 Nov 1988 :
An Impala Mk 1 (606), crashed at Jan Smuts. This aircraft is presumed to have been at the location for routine maintenance.


14 Nov 1991 :
30 Squadron's final `closure' Parade was held at Air Force Base Ysterplaat. The unit amalgamated with 22 Squadron.

 
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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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