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Medals and Decorations of the South African Armed Forces

 


Medals and Decorations of the South African Defence Force (SADF)


 


LOUW WEPENER DECORATION (LWD)
(1952-1975) Awarded to all ranks of SADF for acts of the most conspicuous courage or greatest heroism in circumstances of extreme danger', during war or peactime. This medal was instituted in honour of Louw Wepener who, in 1865 lost his life whilst leading his burghers in an attack on a stronghold on Thaba Bosigo in the Basuto Wars of 1858-1865.
 
Non-Military Decorations
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