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Operation Tambotie, 1976

Operation Tambotie For the first few months of 1976, operations were conducted on an area defence/patrol system, with only verbal orders being issued. On 28 April, Colonel Breytenbach issued the first formal order for deployment - Operational Order No. 1, aimed at preventing FAPLA from occupying Mpupa and the area south to Calai.

Intelligence had indicated that a SWAPO and FAPLA agent known as February was holed up at Tuni, while a second agent was reported to be at Xamavera. On the night of 29 April, Corporal Evans was lo take four members of 1 Reconnaissance Commando, 16 Bravo Group members and a section of engineers commanded by Staff Sergeant Charlie Spiller, and capture both agents for interrogation.

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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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