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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...

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DAILY HEADLINES

21 May 1957 :
The first Shackleton MR.3 delivery took-place when an Avro Shackleton MR Mk 3, SA Air Force (serial 1717 "O") ferried to RAF St Mawgan for `work-up' exercises.


21 May 1977 :
Report into factionalism published, demanding expulsion of Alves and Van Dúnem from MPLA.


21 May 1977 :
32 Bn patrols between beacons 26 and 28 are stopped when all 32 Bn forces draw back to Omauni


21 May 1979 :
The recce teams from 32 Bn returns to Buffalo Base


21 May 1980:
32 Bn attacks the SWAPO base at Savate and encounters a FAPLA brigade, losing 15 killed and 22 wounded

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21 May 1980 :
2 Platoons of 32 Bn attack 50 SWAPO in a temporary base near Chana Hengue, 9 km north of Beacon 22, killing 2 and capturing 3 wounded


21 May 1983 :
A Dakota is tasked to take Echo Victor (Commandant Eddie Viljoen) and twenty 32 Battalion troops from Omauni to Ongiva


21 May 1985 :
Three members of the Fire Brigade (South African Air Force) were killed in action after being called to assist the Pretoria Fire Department in extinguishing a massive fire at the SASOL Bulk Storage Depot in Pretoria West after Soviet SPM limpet mines planted by MK operatives had exploded and damaged some of the large fuel storage tanks. The crew were inside their Pathfinder fire tender vehicle busy dousing the flames when one of the large fuel storage tanks exploded. The Pathfinder fire tender together with its SAAF crew were incinerated.


21 May 1985 :
During a raid on the Cabinda oil refinery in Angola, Capt. Wynand du Toit was taken captive and two other South African commandoes killed. The rest of the Special Forces unit evacuated successfully.


21 May 1985:
Two South African commandos from nine-man unit captured while sabotaging Cabinda oil installations. They reveal they have carried out three previous operations in Angola. (This source is incorrect: only one member was captured, two others were killed)


21 May 1986 :
A corporal from 5 Reconnaissance Regiment was killed in action during a contact with enemy forces in southern Angola.


21 May 1986 :
A large group of SWAPO ambush two Army platoons which pursued them into southern Angola, 56 terrorists are killed in the clash and their intended victims suffered no losses

 
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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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