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THE OPERATION DOLFYN INCIDENT
 
THE OPERATION DOLFYN INCIDENT

On 12 June 1983, as part of Operation Dolfyn, Battle Group Bravo had been ordered to locate a logistical cache of SWAPO's Typhoon Brigade in the Vinticette area between Mupa and Cuvelai, when they encountered stiff resistance during which one South African soldier was killed and 17 were wounded.

This refight were based on the similar circumstances to that faced by the adversaries on that day.

The table was laid out to more or less represent the following area:

 
Layout of the 2700mm x 1800mm table
Operation Dolfyn Table Layout
 
Read more about Operation Dolfyn
Operation Dolfyn, 30 April - 20 June 1983
Operation Dolfyn was a military operation in Angola from May 1983 by the South African Defence Force (SADF) during the Angolan Civil War and South African Border War. The aim of the operation was to locate and destroy the People's Liberation Army of Namibia (PLAN) Eastern Command headquarters which was thought to be north of Cuvelai as well any other bases in the area. The operation took place during May and June 1983 and consisted of many small contacts. The SADF units consisted of elements from 61 Mechanised Battalion, 32 Battalion, 4 SAI, 44 Parachute Brigade and Regiment Groot Karoo.
 
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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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