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  Portugal's desperate efforts to keep Angola
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The revolution of 1961
The year 1961 was a bloody year of revolution such as Angola had never experienced before. WARNING! EXPLICIT PHOTOS! - NOT FOR SENSITIVE VIEWERS!
  Operations Before Savannah, 1975
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Operations before Operation Savannah, 1975
Discussions of operations and actions involving the SADF or SA Police before Operation Savannah started in October 1975.
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Veer
Operation Pelican
From 1 January 1969 to 31 December 1969
Dartes?
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Operation Colossus (Portuguese)
From to
Country and date unknown but assumed Angola. SA support to Portugal.
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Operation Scapula (Portuguese)
From to
Country and date unknown but assumed Angola. SA support to Portugal.
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Operation Blouwildebees
From 26 August 1966 to 26 August 1966
SAP operation supported by SAAF and members from 1 Para Bn to kill or capture SWAPO at Ongulumbashe training camp
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Operation Dikmelk
From 1 December 1967 to 31 December 1967
An operation planned by the then Officer Commanding SWA Command, Brig Magnus Malan, to prevent a possible combined UN and US-force from
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Operation Eksamen
From 1 January 1968 to 31 January 1968
An operation planned by the then Officer Commanding SWA Command, Brig Magnus Malan, to prevent a possible combined UN and US-force from in
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Operation Falcon
From 1 January 1968 to 31 December 1979
Dates? Electronic Warfare Signals Operation in Rhodesia
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Operation Brush
From 1 January 1968 to 31 December 1989
Operation BRUSH was an ongoing military intelligence operation to enable basic EW intercepts in northern SWA in 1968.
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Operation Flemish
From 6 August 1969 to 17 March 1970
1 Para Bn operations (probably in Zambia)
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Operation Baruta
From 10 December 1969 to 28 October 1971
1 Para Bn operations (probably in Zambia)
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Operation Bombay
From 18 March 1970 to 24 June 1970
1 Para Bn operations (probably in Zambia)
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Operation Dingo
From 1 January 1971 to 31 December 1971
Training of Zambian resistance in Caprivi Strip done by Special Forces under the auspices of BOSS
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Operation Mexer (Portuguese)
From 21 January 1971 to 29 January 1971
SAAF support Portuguese forces
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Operation Anniversaria (Portuguese)
From 3 February 1971 to 10 February 1971
SAAF support Portuguese forces
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Operation Dragon (Portuguese)
From 25 June 1971 to 1 July 1971
SAAF support Portuguese forces
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Operation Nacala (Portoguese)
From 5 May 1972 to 8 September 1972
SAAF support Portuguese forces
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Operation Junction (Rhodesian)
From 26 June 1972 to 8 September 1972
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Operation Plathond
From 1 January 1973 to 31 December 1974
Dates? Joint BOSS/SADF operation involving the training of a surrogate force of Zambians for operations against President Kaunda. Under t
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Operation Zorro (Portuguese)
From 25 June 1973 to 3 July 1973
SAAF support Portuguese forces
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Operation Zurzir (Portuguese)
From 12 July 1973 to 31 July 1973
SAAF support Portuguese forces
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Operation Zorba (Portuguese)
From 20 August 1973 to 2 September 1973
SAAF support Portuguese forces
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Operation Speedway (Portuguese)
From 22 September 1973 to 29 September 1973
SAAF support Portuguese forces
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Operation Focus
From 1 January 1974 to 31 December 1975
Dates?
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Operation Gramophone
From 20 April 1974 to 4 May 1974
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Operation Lisa/Liza
From 7 May 1974 to 4 November 1974
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Operation Shangombe
From 13 May 1974 to 20 May 1974
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Operation Blanket (Rhodesian)
From 14 August 1974 to 27 August 1974
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Operation Sausage
From 29 July 1975 to 9 September 1975
Special Forces operation
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Operation Sausage II
From 22 August 1975 to 29 August 1975
Cross border operations done by the SADF against SWAPO.
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Operation Hans II
From 28 August 1975 to
Dates? Cross border operations done by the SADF against SWAPO.
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Operation Hans I
From 28 August 1975 to
Dates? Cross border operations done by the SADF against SWAPO.
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Operation Cubango Gallop
From 28 August 1975 to
Dates? Cross border operations done by the SADF against SWAPO.
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Operation Rover Astec
From 20 October 1975 to 26 October 1975
Cross border operations done by the SADF against SWAPO.
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Operation Karin I
From 1 November 1975 to 30 November 1975
Dates?? Cross border operations done by the SADF against SWAPO.
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Operation Karin II
From 28 August 1975 to
Dates? Cross border operations done by the SADF against SWAPO.
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Operation Wakker
From 1 January 1965 to 31 December 1965
Dates? Operation in Natal to stop unrest
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  Operation Savannah, 1975-76
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Power struggle in Angola
Comments on the events and circumstances around the power struggle in Angola leading up to Aug 1975.
1 1 9/21/2015 5:21:17 AM
Lt
Border problems
Comments on the events and circumstances around the SWA border problems experienced by South Africa leading up to the occupation of the Ruacana-Calueque project on 10 August 1975.
1 0 12/31/2012 11:42:17 AM
Lt
The Angolan War and the rest of the world
Comments on the events and circumstances around the the Angolan War and the rest of the world before and during the period of Operation Savannah.
1 11 8/22/2016 12:39:47 AM
Derek
Prelude to the participation of the SADF
Comments on the events and circumstances around the participation of the SADF in the Angolan War during Operation Savannah.
1 0 12/31/2012 4:51:48 PM
Lt
The SADF directly involved in Central-Angola
Comments on the events and circumstances around the SADF's involvement in Central-Angola during Operation Savannah.
1 3 9/3/2016 12:16:10 AM
Dawid
Task Force Zulu in Southern Angola
Comments on the events and circumstances around the actions of the SADF's Task Force Zulu in Southern-Angola during Operation Savannah.
1 3 10/24/2019 2:07:01 PM
Lt
Battle Group Foxbat on the Central Front
Comments on the events and circumstances around the actions of the SADF's Battle Group Foxbat on the Central Front during Operation Savannah.
1 0 12/31/2012 7:10:58 PM
Lt
The capture of Benguela, Lobito & Novo Redondo
Comments on the events and circumstances around the capture of Benguela, lobit and Novo Redondo during Operation Savannah.
1 0 12/31/2012 7:30:17 PM
Lt
The conflict in Northern Angola
Comments on the events and circumstances around the conflict in Northen Angola during Operation Savannah.
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Lt
Political and military decisions around 11 Nove
Comments on the events and circumstances of the political and military decisions made around 11 November 1975, when Angola was to become independent.
1 1 11/13/2019 6:37:32 PM
Lt
A formal organisation for Operation Savannah
Comments on the events and circumstances around the formal organisation of the SADF forces during Operation Savannah.
1 0 12/31/2012 8:19:41 PM
Lt
From Lobito to Ebo - further fortunes of BG Foxbat
Comments on the events and circumstances around the SADF, and the fate of Battle Group Foxbat in particular, from the action at Lobito to the disater at Ebo during Operation Savannah.
1 1 11/26/2017 3:55:33 AM
Gert
Prelude to a renewed offensive on the Central Fron
Comments on the events and circumstances around the prelude to the renewed offensive of the SADFon the Central Front during Operation Savannah.
1 0 12/13/2013 2:47:25 AM
Lt
Task Force Zulu on the Central Front
Comments on the events and circumstances around the actions of the SADF's Task Force Zulu on the Central Front from December 1975 and 3 January 1976 during Operation Savannah.
1 0 12/13/2013 2:48:16 AM
Lt
Battle Group XRay in Eastern-Angola: Nov-Dec 75
Comments on the events and circumstances around the SADF's Battle Group X-Ray in Eastern-Angola in Novemnber and December 1975, during Operation Savannah.
1 0 12/13/2013 2:49:03 AM
Lt
The misfortunes of Battle Group Orange
Comments on the events and circumstances around the misfortunes of the SADF's Battle Group Orange during Operation Savannah.
1 0 12/13/2013 2:49:52 AM
Lt
Clashes along the west coast of Angola
Comments on the events and circumstances around clashes on the west coast of Angola during Operation Savannah.
1 0 12/13/2013 2:50:47 AM
Lt
The search for a political solution
Comments on the events and circumstances around the search for a political solution to the conflict during Operation Savannah.
1 0 12/13/2013 2:51:38 AM
Lt
The road back
Comments on the events and circumstances around the SADF's withdrawal during Operation Savannah.
1 0 12/13/2013 3:50:41 AM
Lt
The deployment of Citizen Force units
Comments on the events and circumstances around the deployment of SADFCitizen Force units during Operation Savannah.
1 0 12/13/2013 3:51:29 AM
Lt
Angolan refugees
Comments on the events and circumstances around Angolan regugees during Operation Savannah.
1 2 12/16/2013 9:16:27 PM
Lt
The conclusion of Operation Savannah
Comments on the events and circumstances around the conclusion of Operation Savannah.
1 1 12/21/2018 9:00:51 AM
Lt
Operation Yskas
From 1 July 1975 to 31 December 1975
Enddate? SA Navy participation in Operation Savannah
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Operation Savannah
From 1 July 1975 to 31 March 1976
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Lt
  Operations After Savannah 1975
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Operation Budgie
From 1 February 1976 to 31 October 1976
Bravo Group (who later became 32 Bn) operations to prevent Cuando Cubango Province falling under Swapo/Fapla control
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Lt
Operation Sprocket
From 14 March 1976 to 15 March 1976
Operation during which the G-2 140mm guns that had been disabled and left behind at Ambrizette, north of Luanda, during Operation Savannah, w
1 1 10/20/2019 7:37:00 PM
Lt
Operation Motive
From 30 May 1988 to 19 July 1988
Dates? Special Forces operation in support of Operation Hiilti, using Special Forces personeel specifically allocated to fall under Operational
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Operation Pact
From 13 July 1988 to 31 December 1988
Operation Pact was the plan of the SADF to neutralise PLAN's military capability in the SWA Operational Area, and included all aspects of t
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Operation Tambotie
From 28 April 1976 to 1 May 1976
Bravo Group operation aimed at preventing FAPLA from occupying Mpupa and the area south of Calai
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Operation Cobra
From 10 May 1976 to 10 June 1978
Bravo Group operations against SWAPO to clear Owamboland of SWAPO elements
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Operation Milliard
From 13 July 1988 to 31 December 1988
Operation Milliard was the plan of the SADF to neutralise PLAN's military capability in the rest of SWA, outside the Operational Area, and
1 1 5/10/2019 1:11:23 AM
Lt
Operation Curry
From 10 June 1976 to 10 June 1976
Airborne Special Forces assault on SWAPO at Shatotwa, Zambia
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Operation Potter
From 1 September 1976 to
SADF support to Unita starts
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Operation Seiljag 1
From 26 November 1976 to 31 March 1977
Special Forces and 32 Bn anti-SWAPO area operations
1 1 12/22/2017 7:30:26 PM
Erika
Operation Charter
From 1 January 1977 to 31 December 1977
Dates? Operations in Zambia
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Operation Silver
From 1 January 1977 to 31 December 1983
Dates? Official support to UNITA. Renamed to Operation Disa in 1983
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Operation Bucksaw
From 28 March 1977 to 21 May 1977
32 Bn operation to locate SWAPO
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Operation Anvil
From 1 May 1977 to 26 November 1981
Seychelles coup attempt
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Operation Seiljag 2
From 17 May 1977 to 9 September 1977
Special Forces and 32 Bn anti-SWAPO area operations
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Operation Cupid
From 24 June 1977 to 21 September 1978
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Operation Koevoet
From 1 January 1977 to 31 December 1977
Dates? Special Forces operations in Zambia
1 0
Operation Seiljag 3
From 11 September 1977 to 7 October 1977
Special Forces and 32 Bn anti-SWAPO area operations
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Operation Kropduif
From 28 October 1977 to 28 October 1977
Special Forces and 32 Bn operation to destroy SWAPO objectives at Eheke
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Leon
Operation Daphodil / Daffodil
From 14 October 1987 to 18 November 1987
Sector 10 (with 10 Armoured Car Squadron) and 101 Bn Operations in southern Angola, supported by Impalas from the SAAF, with the aim of
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Operation Kropduif 2
From 4 November 1977 to 4 November 1977
Six platoons of 32 Battalion that had been used during Operation Kropduif earlier, and the mortar platoon, was used to clear and destroy
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Operation Shovel
From 1 January 1978 to 31 December 1978
Dates?
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Operation Extend
From 1 January 1978 to 31 December 1978
Dates?
1 0
Operation Seiljag 4
From 1 January 1978 to 15 April 1978
Enddate? Special Forces and 32 Bn anti-SWAPO area operations
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Operation Rooikat
From 1 March 1978 to 31 March 1978
Dates? Special Forces training UNITA
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Operation Bruilof
From 1 April 1978 to
Replaced by Reindeer
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Operation Reindeer
From 4 May 1978 to 4 May 1978
Airborne assault by companies form 1,2 and 3 Para Bns on Cassinga supported by SAAF. Also a Mechanized Battle Group Juliet (61 Mech) assault on Tar
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Lt
Operation Rextill
From 22 August 1978 to 26 August 1978
Response to SWAPO stand off bombardment on SADF at Katima Molulo wherein 10 SADF soldiers were killed, involving 2 Combat Teams, and Specia
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Lt
Operation Revenge
From 22 August 1978 to 26 August 1978
Response to SWAPO stand off bombardment on SADF at Katima Molulo wherein 10 SADF soldiers were killed, involving 2 Combat Teams, and Specia
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Lt
Operation Cotton
From 22 August 1978 to 26 August 1978
Special Forces operation done as a sub-operation of Safraan 1 with the aim of interdiction of roads in Zambia by mine laying
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Operation Canasta
From 1 September 1978 to 30 September 1978
Special Forces and Rhodesian SAS deployed on Kariba and sank Zambian boats
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Operation Senator
From 13 November 1978 to 23 November 1978
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Operation Tarnus
From 1 January 1979 to 31 December 1979
Dates?
1 0
Operation Contra
From 1 January 1979 to 31 December 1979
Dates?
1 0
Operation Vanity (Rhodesian)
From 25 February 1979 to 26 February 1979
Rhodesian Air Force and SAAF bomb ZIPRA camp in eastern Angola
1 0
Operation Saffraan 1
From 6 March 1979 to 13 March 1979
Ground assault supported by airborne assault and airstrikes on SWAPO bases in Zambia
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Operation Rekstok 1
From 6 March 1979 to 13 March 1979
Heliborne assault on Swapo done by 2 x Companies from 1 Para Bn supported by SAAF
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Operation Mulungushi (Rhodesian)
From 10 April 1979 to 12 April 1979
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Operation Carrot 1979
From 1 May 1979 to 30 June 1979
61 Mech Bn Gp operation to locate and destroy the SWAPO special unit forces who were sent on a mission to infiltrate the white farming area
1 1 10/27/2012 2:41:43 AM
Lt
Operation Hotdog
From 1 May 1979 to 31 May 1979
Dates? A sub operation of Rekstok 2 by Special Forces doing a recce of a SWAPO base followed by an airstrike and a heliborne assault by 1 Para Bn
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Operation Saffraan 2
From 4 July 1979 to 14 July 1979
Ground assault by a combat group 31 Bn recce teams, Special Forces and the SAAF on SWAPO bases in Zambia
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Operation Rekstok 2
From 6 July 1979 to 6 July 1979
1 0
Operation Cucumber (Rhodesian)
From 7 July 1979 to 8 July 1979
1 0
Operation Placid II (Rhodesian)
From 22 August 1979 to 22 August 1979
1 0
Operation Sponge (Rhodesian)
From 22 August 1979 to 22 August 1979
1 0
Operation Placid I (Rhodesian)
From 22 August 1979 to 22 August 1979
1 0
Operation Motel II (Rhodesian)
From 23 August 1979 to 23 August 1979
1 0
Operation Motel I (Rhodesian)
From 23 August 1979 to 23 August 1979
1 0
Operation Bootlace (Rhodesian)
From 1 September 1979 to 8 September 1979
Recce operatrion with Rhodesiands in Mozambique, know in Rhodesia as Operation Uric.
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Operation Uric (Rhodesian)
From 1 September 1979 to 8 September 1979
Recce operatrion with Rhodesiands in Mozambique, know in SADF as Operation Bootlace.
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Operation Driepoot
From 24 September 1979 to 27 September 1979
1 0
Operation Miracle (Rhodesian)
From 27 September 1979 to 27 September 1979
1 0
Operation Miscast
From 1 October 1979 to 30 November 1979
Special Forces operation
1 0
Operation Backlash
From 1 October 1979 to 31 October 1979
Special Forces infiltrated and exfiltrated by SAAF with the aim of disrupting SWAPO's logistic line
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Operation Cheese (Rhodesian)
From 8 October 1979 to 8 October 1979
Rhodesian SAS parachuted into Zambia 320km north of the Zambian-Rhodesian border, and destroyed the strategic road and rail bridges over th
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Operation Tepid (Rhodesian)
From 18 October 1979 to 18 October 1979
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Operation Tepid (2) (Rhodesian)
From 18 October 1979 to 18 October 1979
1 0
Operation Dice
From 1 November 1979 to 30 November 1979
Dates? Special Forces operation to destroy Zambian bridges
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Operation Senanga
From 5 November 1979 to 5 November 1979
1 0
Operation Capsule 1 (Rhodesian)
From 23 November 1979 to 26 November 1979
Dates?
1 0
Operation Seepkis
From 29 November 1979 to 29 November 1979
1 0
Operation Capsule 2 (Rhodesian)
From 8 December 1979 to 12 December 1979
Dates?
1 0
Operation Winter
From 1 January 1980 to 31 December 1980
Operation launched by the SADF to recruit mainly white members of Rhodesia's various counter-insurgency units. The operation was directed
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Operation Drama
From 1 January 1980 to 31 December 1989
A militarily-driven project of the SADF using mostly ex-Rhodesian soldiers aimed at destabilising the new independent government of Zimba
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Lt
Operation Caustic
From 1 January 1980 to 31 December 1980
Dates?
1 0
Operation Maanskyn
From 1 January 1980 to 31 December 1980
Ongoing SAAF night-flying operations scheduled to utilize the moonlight in the period of five days before a full moon until five days aft
1 0
Operation Donkermaan
From 1 January 1980 to 31 December 1980
Ongoing SAAF night-flying operations developed after Maanskyn Opertions to carry out attacks in conditions of no moon
1 0
Operation Chitumba 1
From 7 January 1980 to 7 January 1980
1 0
Operation Carrot 1980
From 1 February 1980 to 28 February 1980
61 Mech Bn Gp operation to locate and destroy the SWAPO special unit forces who were sent on a mission to infiltrate the white farming a
1 0 10/23/2012 4:06:43 AM
Lt
Operation Hammer
From 1 February 1980 to 28 February 1980
Dates? Troops from Elundu sweeping the area north of the Elundu base and two kilometres into Angola
1 0
Operation Driehoek
From 4 February 1980 to 22 February 1980
2 Companies of 32 Battalion and two recce teams sweeping the area north of Beacon 21
1 0
Operation Artist
From 11 February 1980 to 9 March 1980
Reconnaissance of the Lobito harbour and its oil storage tanks, Luanda harbour and its oil terminal and pipelines to the refinery, mouth of
1 0
Operation Bowler
From 11 February 1980 to 31 March 1980
Enddate? Mechanised battle group mobilised to protect South African equipment being transported by road south from Salisbury (Harare) and
1 0
Operation Chitumba 2
From 15 February 1980 to 15 February 1980
1 0
Operation Makalani 1
From 20 February 1980 to 5 March 1980
52 Bn and 32 Bn operation to clear the area north of Beacon 6 to Beacon 13 of SWAPO presence
1 0
Operation Makalani 2
From 7 March 1980 to 20 March 1980
32 Bn operation to patrol the area north of Beacon 8 to Beacon 12 as far as Cuamato and Dombobdola
1 0
Operation Makalani 3
From 21 March 1980 to 26 March 1980
32 Bn operation to search the area at Chetaquera for the SWAPO group that had escaped during Operation Makalani 2
1 0
Operation Loodvoet
From 25 March 1980 to 30 March 1980
Enddate? 32 Bn operation to patrol up to 50km into Angola
1 0
Operation Ferreira
From 30 April 1980 to 23 May 1980
32 Bn operation to patrol 20km into Angola from Beacon 19 in an easterly direction, avoiding FAPLA forces at Santa Clara and Namacunde
1 0
Operation Tiro-a-Tiro (Savate)
From 15 May 1980 to 24 May 1980
Attack by 32 Bn on FAPLA at Savate to hand over town to Unita.
1 0
Operation Baseball
From 1 June 1980 to 31 August 1980
Special Forces operation
1 0
Operation Sceptic 2
From 7 June 1980 to 7 June 1980
1 0
Operation Sceptic
From 8 June 1980 to 21 June 1980
Attack by 61 Mech Bn Gp with 2 x 1 Para Bn Coys attached and 6 x 1 Para Bn Coys on the SWAPO stronghold at Chifufua codenamed "Smokeshell". It d
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Lt
Operation Amazon
From 1 August 1980 to 31 August 1980
Dates? Special Forces, supported by SA Navy, sabotage oil infrastructure in Lobito
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Operation Vastrap
From 28 July 1980 to 16 March 1981
Special Forces and 32 Bn operation
1 2 6/25/2013 6:04:34 PM
Lt
Operation Klipkop
From 30 July 1980 to 30 July 1980
Heliborne assault on Chitado by 1 x Coy from 1 Para Bn
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Graham
Operation Pitchfork
From 1 September 1980 to 30 August 1980
Special Forces operation
1 1 6/25/2013 3:10:47 AM
Pierre
Operation Agony
From 1 November 1980 to 31 October 1982
Anti-aircraft operations in support of Unita by Special Forces
1 0
Operation Wishbone
From 19 December 1980 to 19 December 1980
1 0
Operation Force
From 1 January 1981 to 31 December 1981
Dates? Special Forces operation in Mozambique
1 0
Operation Koeksister
From 1 January 1981 to 31 December 1981
Dates? Special Forces operations in Zambia
1 0
Operation Vasbyt 1
From 1 January 1981 to 31 December 1981
Dates?
1 0
Operation Zulu
From 4 January 1981 to 24 February 1981
Operation mounted by 32 Battalion's Alpha, Bravo an Charlie companies as well as 1 Parachute Battalion to seek and destroy SWAPO's Northe
1 0
Operation Beanbag
From 29 January 1981 to 29 January 1981
Recce raid on ANC command centre in Matola, about 16km inland from Maputo
1 0
Operation Interrupt
From 17 March 1981 to 17 March 1981
Barnacle recce on Swapo's Jumbo mechanised training base and airstrike by SAAF
1 0
Operation Carrot 1981
From 6 April 1981 to 18 April 1981
61 Mech Bn Gp operation to locate and destroy the SWAPO special unit forces who were sent on a mission to infiltrate the white farming area
1 0
Operation Houtpaal
From 14 April 1981 to 21 April 1981
32 Bn
1 0
Operation Domino
From 26 May 1981 to 27 May 1981
A combined operation involving 32 Bn, 44 Parachute Brigade and Special Forces conducted to set up vehicle ambushes on the road between Xangongo a
1 0
Operation Carnation
From 1 August 1981 to 31 August 1981
Recce deployments and actions prior to Operation Protea so "soften the enemy up" and destroy all Swapo's logistical routes and bases in area
1 0
Operation Ceiling
From 1 August 1981 to 31 August 1981
Recce deployments and actions prior to Operation Protea so "soften the enemy up".
1 0
Operation Knife
From 21 August 1981 to 8 September 1981
This operation was run concurrently with Operation Protea with the aim of providing electronic warfare (EW) support to all forces. A grou
1 0
Operation Konyn
From 21 August 1981 to 22 September 1981
Special Forces operations
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Operation Protea
From 24 August 1981 to 10 September 1981
Large scale operation involving two task forces with eight combat groups to destroy the Swapo Cý and training centre at Xangongo and its
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Operation Perfection
From 10 September 1981 to 10 September 1981
1 0
Operation Dahlia
From 2 October 1981 to
Ops by 32 Bn on the Western Front in order to prevent SWAPO from regrouping
1 0
Operation Handsak
From 12 October 1981 to 30 May 1982
32 Bn operations
1 0
Operation Mispel
From 14 October 1981 to 15 November 1981
Ops by 201 Bn in Ongiva area. Bravo and Delta Companies and 2 x Recce Teams, from 1 Nove only 1 Company conti9nues as others participate
1 0
Operation Daisy
From 2 November 1981 to 13 November 1981
Operation intnded to destroy the Swapo regional HQ complexes at Chitequeta and Bambi. At that time the deepest penetration by SADF since
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John-Michael
Operation Kerslig
From 30 November 1981 to 30 November 1981
Special Forces sabotage various oil facilities in Luanda, supported by Navy
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Erika
Operation Makro
From 29 December 1981 to 21 January 1982
Operation involving 61 Mech coming rapidly to the rescue of a small paratrooper force from 2 Parachute Battalion which had a close encou
1 1 7/17/2015 12:22:46 AM
Lt
Operation Vlinder
From 29 December 1981 to 29 December 1981
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Operation Riempies
From 1 January 1982 to 31 December 1983
Dates?
1 0
Operation Vlakvark
From 1 January 1982 to 31 December 1982
Dates?
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Arn
Operation Winterspeler
From 1 January 1982 to 31 December 1982
Dates?
1 0
Operation Domino 1 - 14
From 1 January 1982 to 31 December 1984
Dates? Special Forces Operations
1 0
Operation Vasbyt 5
From 1 January 1982 to 31 December 1982
Dates?
1 0
Operation Lekkerbek
From 1 January 1982 to 31 December 1982
Special Forces operations
1 0
Operation Mila
From 1 January 1982 to 31 December 1984
Dates? Umbrella code name given for Recce assistance to RENAMO during the period 1982-1984. It was changed from Operation Altar.
1 0
Operation Altar
From 1 January 1982 to 31 December 1984
Dates? Umbrella code name given for Recce assistance to RENAMO during the period 1982-1984. It was later changed to Operation Mila.
1 0
Operation Super
From 1 February 1982 to 13 March 1982
Special Forces and 32 Bn supported by SAAF
1 0
Operation Olyfhout
From 17 February 1982 to 9 March 1982
32 Bn operation
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Operation Meebos 1
From 1 March 1982 to 7 March 1982
Cross-border operation into Southern Angola by 61 Mech aimed at dominating the area of Xangongo - Mongua - Ongiva - Evale - Mupa and rapidly c
1 1 7/17/2015 12:26:02 AM
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Operation Rekstok 3
From 25 March 1982 to 6 April 1982
1 0
Operation Yahoo
From 15 April 1982 to 2 June 1982
61 Mech Bn Gp operation to find and destroy SWAPO elements who have infiltrated white farming areas
1 1 7/17/2015 12:28:54 AM
Lt
Operation Secundus
From 9 May 1982 to 23 May 1982
Land and seaward reconnaissance of the fuel depot and railway yard in Moçamedes (Namibe), as well as the road and rail bridges over the Giraul Riv
1 0
Operation Asiti
From 9 May 1982 to 23 May 1982
Land and seaward reconnaissance of the fuel depot and railway yard in Moçamedes (Namibe), as well as the road and rail bridges over the Giraul Riv
1 0
Operation Boomslang
From 14 May 1982 to 16 May 1982
32 Bn airborne assault on a SWAPO force occupying the town of Oncocua
1 0
Operation Groenslang
From 1 June 1982 to 30 June 1982
Dates? 32 Bn and Paratroop operations in the Evale area
1 0
Operation Meebos
From 8 August 1982 to 25 August 1982
Operation done by 61 Meg, 1 Para Bn, 32 Bn, and the SAAF to prevent Fapla from re-occupying the towns of Xangongo and Ongiva. The secondary
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Roland
Operation Dialek
From 1 August 1982 to 31 October 1982
Special Forces operations
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Operation Soek
From 8 August 1982 to 25 August 1982
See Operation Meebos, known as Operation Soek after 30 Nov
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Operation Bravo
From 4 October 1982 to 8 October 1982
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Operation Patrys
From 1 November 1982 to 31 December 1989
Operation PATRYS was an ongoing covert signals operation to jam the broadcasts of Radio Freedom in SWA. Stations were deployed to Rundu,
1 0
Operation Katlagter
From 1 November 1982 to 31 January 1983
Dates? Opearion done in the Ondjiva and Evale areas by 61 Mech, 1 Para Bn and 25 Field Engineers
1 0
Operation Simple
From 1 November 1982 to 30 November 1982
Special Forces operation to destroy road and rail bridge near Namibe, supported by SA Navy
1 0
Operation Volcano
From 14 December 1982 to 14 December 1982
1 0
Operation Slingervel
From 1 January 1983 to 31 December 1983
Dates?
1 0
Operation Simon
From 1 January 1983 to 28 February 1983
Special Forces and UNITA operations
1 0
Operation Mamba
From 1 January 1983 to 31 January 1983
Dates? Initially 32 Bn and then Special Forces operation
1 0
Operation Disa
From 1 January 1983 to 31 December 1988
Dates? Official support to UNITA.
1 0
Operation Cuca blitz
From 1 January 1983 to 24 December 1983
Ongoing type of operation
1 0
Operation Butterfly
From 1 January 1983 to 24 December 1983
Ongoing
1 0
Operation Bakkie
From 1 January 1983 to 24 December 1983
Ongoing
1 0
Operation Groundshout
From 1 January 1983 to 24 December 1983
Ongoing
1 0
Operation Skyshout
From 1 January 1983 to 24 December 1983
Ongoing
1 0
Operation Gepetto
From 24 January 1983 to 10 February 1983
1 0
Operation Bantam
From 28 January 1983 to 31 January 1983
Operation was cancelled on 27 Jan 83
1 0
Operation Meiboom
From 1 February 1983 to 31 May 1983
Special Forces and UNITA operations
1 0
Operation Kwagga
From 14 February 1983 to 28 February 1983
1 0
Operation Phoenix
From 15 February 1983 to 15 April 1983
Operation to counter the SWAPO Typhoon infiltration of white farm areas with Tac HQ at Tsumeb, 8 x 8 SAI pls, 3 x 203 Bn pls, 61 Mech Bn G
1 0
Operation Snoek
From 24 February 1983 to 4 April 1983
Dates? 32 Bn operations in the area between Cuvelai and Bambi
1 0
Operation Lunsriem
From 1 March 1983 to 31 March 1983
Dates?
1 0
Operation Tiro
From 1 March 1983 to 31 May 1983
SADF assistance to UNITA with anti-tank and anti-air weapons, usiong Special Forces SAM teams and Infantry School 106mm and Milan instructors
1 0
Operation Fakkel
From 1 March 1983 to 21 March 1983
Dates? '32 Battalion' gives dates in Feb, but 'From Fledgling to Eagle' states these dates
1 0
Operation Trallies
From 1 March 1983 to 30 April 1983
1 0
Operation Robyn/Rhubyn
From 23 March 1983 to 20 April 1983
1 0
Operation Kwartel
From 31 March 1983 to 5 April 1983
Dates?
1 0
Operation Afflux
From 25 April 1983 to 11 May 1983
Special Forces operation to destroy two bridges over the Catumbele River south of Lobito, in order to cut the railway line between Lobito and B
1 0
Operation Dolfyn
From 30 April 1983 to 20 June 1983
Operations against SWAPO north of Cuvelai, operations west and east of the Cunene River against SWAPO and aggressive area operations in order
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Marius
Operation Skerwe
From 23 May 1983 to 23 May 1983
1 0
Operation Korhaan/Koraan
From 25 May 1983 to 29 May 1983
1 0
Operation Blouwildebees II
From 28 May 1983 to 1 July 1983
Operation done by Special Forces, 1 Para Bn and SAAF to locate a Swapo base, pre-bombard it and then launch a heliborne assault
1 0
Operation Kameel
From 31 May 1983 to 9 June 1983
1 0
Operation Kilroy
From 1 June 1983 to 30 June 1983
Dates?
1 0
Operation Neptune
From 6 June 1983 to 27 June 1983
A 60-man Special Forces group started operations in Angola north of Beacon 24 for a period of three weeks
1 0
Operation Barrage
From 1 July 1983 to 31 July 1983
Special Forces launching offensive action against Swapo/Fapla logistics route on the Mocamedes-Lubango railway line
1 0
Operation Afskeur
From 8 July 1983 to 15 July 1983
1 0
Operation Balpoort
From 12 July 1983 to 24 July 1983
An area sweep between Xangongo and Tetchamutete, west of the Cunene River, by 51 Battalion including additional Parabats, between 14 and 24 Jul
1 0
Operation Salmon
From 5 August 1983 to 5 August 1983
Operations done by Special Forces, 2 x companies of 1 Para Bn in the 53 Bn area
1 0
Operation Karton
From 10 August 1983 to 14 August 1983
1 0
Operation Amsterdam
From 13 August 1983 to 15 August 1983
1 0
Operation Oubaas
From 31 August 1983 to 6 September 1983
1 0
Operation Javelin
From 1 September 1983 to 17 September 1983
Impala spotted a SWAPO base and forces for Llama were allocated for Javelin under Commandant Wouter Lombard, who was tasked to find an
1 0
Operation Sefta
From 4 September 1983 to 25 September 1983
High-density area-sweep in the Dova, Nehone, Mupa and Chiede areas done by the 1,250 graduates of the Infantry School under command of
1 0
Operation Llama
From 6 September 1983 to 16 September 1983
Operations done by 3 x mot inf coys, 1 x armoured car sqd, 1 x art tp and 1 x anti-aircraft tp (both in an infantry role) and a Paraba
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Paul
Operation Nightingale
From 13 September 1983 to 13 September 1983
Operation during which Onanjokwe hospital, a traditional SWAPO hotbed, is sealed off and sifted for SWAPO presence. 53 Battalion troo
1 0
Operation Banier
From 13 September 1983 to 15 November 1983
Special Forces operation comprising of the insertion of two two-man reconnaissance teams into Angola, close to the Namibe-Lubango rail
1 0
Operation Aconite
From 19 September 1983 to 10 October 1983
Special Forces operation designed to do offensive reconnaissance of the Mulondo area from 21 September until 10 October
1 0
Operation Slyk
From 20 October 1983 to 21 October 1983
Dates? Place? Pseudo operations in enemy occupied territory carried out by 5 Reconnaissance Regiment during which four members were repor
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Operation Kopswaai
From 16 November 1983 to 15 December 1983
1 0
Operation Fox
From 17 November 1983 to 31 December 1983
A sub-operation during Op Askari to capture a SAM-8 system at Cahama but was never executed due to operational constraints
1 0
Operation Ringkals/Rinkhals
From 19 November 1983 to 5 December 1983
Special Forces operation
1 0
Operation Shark
From 20 November 1983 to 15 December 1983
Special Forces operation to support Operation Askari
1 0
Operation Askari
From 20 November 1983 to 14 January 1984
Operation to disrupt the planned infiltration of Swapo's special units into SWA
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Dawid
Operation Blesbok
From 21 November 1983 to 6 December 1983
1 0
Operation Adolfi
From 5 December 1983 to 13 December 1983
1 0
Operation Gypsey
From 15 December 1983 to 15 December 1983
1 0
Operation Rondebosch
From 29 December 1983 to 29 December 1983
SAAF air strike on the location of the THTC identified during Operation Klinker
1 0
Operation Klinker
From 29 December 1983 to 29 December 1983
Special Forces operation to recce SWAPO's Tobias Hanyeko Training Centre in the Lubango area and then call in an airstrike by the SAAF
1 0
Operation Biopsie
From 1 January 1984 to 31 December 1984
Dates? Special Forces operations in Zambia
1 0
Operation Dynamo
From 1 January 1984 to 31 December 1984
Dates? Special Forces operations
1 0
Operation Cloud
From 1 January 1984 to 31 December 1984
Dates? Special Forces operations
1 0
Operation Opsaal
From 21 January 1984 to 20 March 1984
32 Bn contingent (Task Force EV) remaining in the area east of Tetchamutete after Operation Askari to continue operatinbg against SWAPO
1 0
Operation Screla/Sclera
From 1 February 1984 to 31 December 1984
Dates?
1 0
Joint Monitoring Commission (JMC)
From 1 February 1984 to 31 May 1985
The Joint Monitoring Commission (JMC) was created to oversee the withdrawal of South African forces from the portion of Angola's southern Cun
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Operation Retriever
From 1 April 1984 to 30 April 1984
Operation planned in the event that the cease fire is broken, involving the taking of Cahama. It was renamed in Apr 84 to Operation Zadora
1 0
Operation Zadora
From 1 May 1984 to 31 May 1984
Operation planned in the event that the cease fire is broken, involving the taking of Cahama. Operation Retriever was renamed in Apr 84 to Operati
1 0
Operation Doodle
From 1 May 1984 to 31 May 1984
101 Bn operations
1 0
Operation Vasvat
From 30 June 1984 to 1 August 1984
61 Mech Bn Gp operation
1 0
Operation Nobilis
From 1 July 1984 to 31 July 1984
Special Forces, supported by SA Navy, damages 2 ships in the Luanda harbour
1 0
Operation Abakus
From 1 August 1984 to 31 August 1984
Special Force operation to locate a SWAPO base. Cancelled when they could not locate it
1 0
Operation Bimika 2
From 1 September 1984 to 30 August 1988
Special Forces operation in Lobito, supported by Navy (also known as Operation Equator)
1 0
Operation Equator
From 1 September 1984 to 30 August 1988
Special Forces operation in Lobito, supported by Navy (also known as Operation Bimika II)
1 0
Operation Forte
From 1 September 1984 to 29 April 1985
32 Bn operation, masquarading as UNITA
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Operation Nekomdraai
From 15 September 1984 to 29 September 1984
61 Mech Bn Gp operation to influence the local population positively towards the SADF in SWA
1 0
Operation Bolson
From 28 November 1984 to 1 December 1984
32 Bn operations
1 0
Operation Caudad
From 1 January 1985 to 31 December 1985
Dates? Special Forces operation in Zimbabwe
1 0
Operation Panorama
From 1 January 1985 to 31 December 1985
Dates? Special Forces operations in Zambia
1 0
Operation Cooler
From 1 January 1985 to 31 December 1985
Operation done by Special Forces, also refered to as Operation Domino
1 0
Operation Viper
From 1 January 1985 to 31 December 1985
Dates? 61 Mech Bn Gp operation
1 0
Operation Compass
From 1 January 1985 to 31 December 1985
Dates? Special Forces operations with UNITA
1 0
Operation Kruispad 2
From 1 January 1985 to 31 December 1985
Dates?
1 0
Operation Concert
From 1 January 1985 to 31 December 1985
Dates?
1 0
Operation Atomic
From 1 January 1985 to 31 December 1985
Dates? Special Forces operations with UNITA
1 0
Operation Hamlet
From 1 February 1985 to 28 February 1985
1 0
Operation Opeet
From 1 February 1985 to 28 February 1985
1 0
Operation Kapperhout
From 1 February 1985 to 28 February 1985
1 0
Operation Salamander
From 1 February 1985 to 28 February 1985
101 Bn operation
1 0
Operation Hokaai
From 1 February 1985 to 28 February 1985
1 0
Operation Kapel
From 1 February 1985 to 28 February 1985
1 0
Operation Slade 1 to 30
From 1 March 1985 to 31 December 1985
Special Forces Pseudo Operations with 101 Bn
1 0
Operation Seduko
From 13 March 1985 to 1 August 1986
Dates?
1 0
Operation Lilac
From 1 April 1985 to 30 April 1985
Special Forces and 101 Bn operation
1 0
Operation Catamaran 1
From 1 May 1985 to 31 May 1985
Special Forces operation to sabotage and a stand off bombardment of aircraft at Menongue
1 0
Operation Argon
From 12 May 1985 to 23 May 1985
4-Recce raid on Cabinda, led by Captain Wynand du Toit, who was captured by Fapla during the raid
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Operation Calutz
From 26 May 1985 to 15 July 1985
32 bn operation
1 0
Operation Catamaran 2
From 1 June 1985 to 30 June 1985
Special Forces operations in Menongue and Cuito Cuanavale area and anti-aircraft operations during which 1 aircraft and 1 helicopter were shot d
1 0
Operation Sea Warrior
From 10 June 1985 to 15 October 1985
Endate? Special Forces operations to support UNITA
1 0
Operation Luna 1 to 19
From 14 June 1985 to 31 October 1985
Enddate? Shallow recce operations in Angola by Special Forces, 3 x 32 Bn recce teams and 2 x 201 Bn recce teams
1 0
Operation Pronkertjie
From 17 June 1985 to 30 November 1985
61 Mech Bn Gp commops operation to influence the local population positively in light of the possible national election
1 0
Operation Boswilger
From 28 June 1985 to 30 June 1985
Four SADF combat teams started Operation Boswilger to follow up on the most recent incidents with SWAPO in which 57 SWAPO were killed in 36 dif
1 0
Operation Magneto
From 23 August 1985 to 10 September 1985
1 0
Operation Jakaranda
From 29 August 1985 to 4 October 1985
1 0
Operation Barracuda
From 1 September 1985 to 30 September 1985
1 0
Operation Wallpaper
From 11 September 1985 to 8 October 1985
A short-term operation at the request of Unita which involved the deployment of a Multiple Rocket Launcher Unit and succeeded in stoppin
1 0
Operation Egret
From 15 September 1985 to 22 September 1985
101 Bn operation, supported by the SAAF, launhed a pre-emptive external operation against the SWAPO Charlie Detachment in the Evale,
1 0
Operation Weldmesh
From 16 September 1985 to 8 October 1985
SAAF air effort to assist UNITA in stopping the Angolan advance from Cuito Cuanavale to Mavinga
1 0
Operation Lunar
From 1 October 1985 to 30 November 1985
Dates? Special Forces operation
1 0
Operation Cerebus/Cerberus
From 5 October 1985 to 3 November 1985
Special Forces operation to shoot down enemy aircraft
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Operation Jerry 1
From 2 December 1985 to 27 December 1985
32 Bn operation to inflict maximum damage to FAPLA
1 0
Operation Ministerix
From 8 December 1985 to 8 December 1985
1 0
Operation Abrasion
From 18 December 1985 to 15 February 1986
Special Forces Sabre offensive operations against Fapla in the Menongue-Cuito Cuanavale area in cooperation with UNITA Kassala forces (
1 0
Operation Uitspring
From 1 January 1986 to 31 January 1987
Dates? Ongoing. Operation carried out in the Ogongo-Ruacana area to prevent SWAPO from being able to assemble any worthwhile attack force.
1 0
Operation Boxing
From 1 January 1986 to 31 December 1986
Special Forces operation
1 0
Operation Broodboom
From 1 January 1986 to 31 December 1986
Special Forces operation
1 0
Operation Cide
From 1 January 1986 to 31 January 1986
Dates? Savimbi's visit to South Africa
1 0
Operation Slade 1 to 13
From 1 January 1986 to 31 July 1986
Special Forces Pseudo Operations with 101 Bn and 201 Bn
1 0
Operation Rickshaw
From 1 January 1986 to 31 December 1986
Ongoing
1 0
Operation Jerry 2
From 3 January 1986 to 12 January 1986
The second phase of Operation Jerry (Jerry II) was set in motion on 3 January 1986 involving UNITA and 32 Battalion to launch an attack on
1 0
Operation Pyp
From 23 February 1986 to 23 February 1986
1 0
Operation Kosmos
From 1 March 1986 to 31 March 1986
Dates? Special Forces operation in Lusaka, Zambia
1 0
Operation Gomma
From 18 March 1986 to 2 May 1986
32 Bn operation to monitor UNITA and FAPLA activities around Cago Coutinho
1 0
Operation Abduct
From 29 March 1986 to 21 April 1986
Special Forces attempt to destroy enemy aircraft on the ground at Menongue. operation cancelled due to no suitable targets being found
1 0
Operation Cinema
From 1 April 1986 to 16 September 1986
101 Bn operation
1 0
Operation Faggot
From 1 April 1986 to 31 May 1986
Operation cancelled by the GOC SWATF after completion of Phase 1
1 0
Operation Jabber
From 9 April 1986 to 30 April 1986
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Operation Kenwood
From 21 April 1986 to 7 June 1986
Special Forces operation to inflict max losses to enemy aircraft between Menongue and Cuito Cuanavale
1 0
Operation Herbal
From 22 April 1986 to 7 June 1986
Special Forces and UNITA operation to disrupt Fapla's log supply between Menongue and Quito Cuanavale
1 0
Operation Ewer 2
From 1 May 1986 to 31 May 1986
Dates? Forces allocated for Operation Faggot were used for this operation
1 0
Operation Chuva
From 1 May 1986 to 30 June 1986
Dates? Two SADF liaison teams were provided to advise UNITA, after 32 Battalion, using a troop of Valkyrie MRLs, and Recce operators, ttempted to
1 0
Operation Pannikin
From 9 May 1986 to 6 June 1986
1 0
Operation Camel
From 13 May 1986 to 15 May 1986
Dates?
1 0
Operation Suiderkruis/Southern Cross
From 13 May 1986 to 15 May 1986
Dates? 32 Bn, 1 x battery G5s, 1 x battery MRLs used to stop Fapla advance on the Unita's HQ at Jamba
1 0
Operation Slade 7
From 14 May 1986 to 18 May 1986
1 0
Operation Cuadad
From 17 May 1986 to 19 May 1986
1 0
Operation Anergi
From 18 May 1986 to 19 May 1986
1 0
Operation Leo
From 18 May 1986 to 19 May 1986
1 0
Operation Drostdy
From 23 May 1986 to 30 May 1986
Special Forces operation to sabotage locomotives in Lobito, supported by SA Navy
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Graham
Operation Unknown
From 5 June 1986 to 5 June 1986
Special Forces operation sinking a ship and damaging two in Namibe harbour, supported by Navy
1 0
Operation Flouriet
From 18 June 1986 to 2 July 1986
Special Forces pseudo operations with 101 Bn
1 0
Operation Duxes
From 20 June 1986 to 7 July 1986
1 0
Operation Shanty
From 28 June 1986 to 30 June 1986
1 0
Operation Annaras
From 1 July 1986 to 14 July 1986
1 0
Operation Enol
From 7 July 1986 to 11 July 1986
1 0
Operation Grebe
From 18 July 1986 to 25 July 1986
1 0
Operation Accrete
From 20 July 1986 to 25 July 1986
1 0
Operation Barbour
From 22 July 1986 to 5 August 1986
1 0
Operation Hermione
From 24 July 1986 to 2 August 1986
1 0
Operation Alpha Centauri
From 28 July 1986 to 5 August 1986
4 x 32 Bn Rifle Coys, 32 Bn Support Coy, 120-mm mortar pl from 61 Mech, Pappa Battery MRL troop, a Ratel 90 anti-tank squadron, an Ystervark a
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Ben
Operation Killarney
From 14 August 1986 to 10 September 1986
1 0
Operation Chappy
From 14 August 1986 to 10 September 1986
Special Forces operation supported by the SAAF insertes a small team of Special Forces deep into Angola close to the Namibe-Lubango rail
1 0
Operation Bouval
From 23 August 1986 to 6 September 1986
1 0
Operation Ceramic
From 30 August 1986 to 6 September 1986
1 0
Operation Cannabis
From 2 September 1986 to 20 September 1986
1 0
Operation Bernico
From 3 September 1986 to 4 September 1986
A SAAF EW elint-gathering mission parrallel to to the cut-line but inside the 'shallow area' of Angola, with the aim of exciting the An
1 0
Operation Denounce
From 7 September 1986 to 18 October 1986
1 0
Operation Muffel
From 9 September 1986 to 10 October 1986
1 0
Operation Charm
From 10 September 1986 to 17 September 1986
1 0
Operation Mandrax
From 14 September 1986 to 14 September 1986
SAAF recce over Zambia
1 0
Operation Fullstop
From 17 September 1986 to 1 November 1986
Enddate?
1 0
Operation Afasi
From 17 September 1986 to 31 December 1986
1 0
Operation Deville
From 19 September 1986 to 19 September 1986
1 0
Operation Catapult
From 19 September 1986 to 13 October 1986
1 0
Operation Cartwheel
From 25 September 1986 to 29 September 1986
SAAF asisting in a reconnaissance of the Calueque area.to locate suitable vehicle crossing points
1 0
Operation Pergola
From 25 September 1986 to 20 October 1986
1 0
Operation Hucidum
From 1 October 1986 to 31 October 1986
Dates? Special Forces operation in Zambia but was postponed
1 0
Operation Jairus
From 5 October 1986 to 11 November 1986
1 0
Operation Tremor
From 15 October 1986 to 26 October 1986
1 0
Operation Deodar
From 17 October 1986 to 20 October 1986
1 0
Operation Ruggraat
From 1 November 1986 to 14 March 1987
Dates? Special Forces, 101 Bn, and 61 Mech Bn Gp operations
1 0
Operation Colosseum/Coliseum
From 1 November 1986 to 12 December 1986
Special Forces operation to destroy Swapo Eastern Area HQ
1 0
Operation Moonraker
From 4 November 1986 to 11 November 1986
1 0
Operation Nigel
From 28 November 1986 to 1 December 1986
Special Forces operation, supported by 101 Bn
1 0
Operation Palaman
From 1 December 1986 to 31 December 1986
Dates? Special Forces operations in Zambia
1 0
Operation Bakeliet
From 1 December 1986 to 4 December 1986
1 0
Operation Dorsan
From 1 December 1986 to 30 April 1987
1 0
Operation Kakebeen
From 1 November 1986 to 12 December 1986
32 Bn operation to disrupt SWAPO's preparations for the annual summer offensive
1 0
Operation Alternator
From 1 January 1987 to 31 December 1987
Dates? Sector 10 Operation: 101 and 32 Bn involved, but affected by their involvement in Operation Modulre
1 0
Operation Choke
From 1 January 1987 to 31 December 1987
Dates? 101 Bn operations
1 0
Operation Suikerdop
From 1 January 1987 to 31 December 1987
Dates? 101 Bn operations
1 0
Operation Daffodil
From 1 January 1987 to 31 December 1987
Dates? Sector 10 and 101 Bn operations
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Operation Rondomtalie
From 13 January 1987 to 27 January 1987
1 0
Operation Jupiter
From 15 January 1987 to 19 January 1987
1 0
Operation Paternoster
From 25 January 1987 to 26 January 1987
101 Bn operation
1 0
Operation Markotter
From 31 January 1987 to 20 February 1987
Special Forces operation
1 0
Operation Ale 1
From 2 February 1987 to 25 March 1987
Special Forces to be infiltrated and then exfiltrated by SAAF to destroy enemy aircraft on the ground at Lubango. Due to heavy rain SAAF co
1 0
Operation Kraai
From 27 February 1987 to 27 February 1987
Special Forces operation
1 0
Operation Perske
From 27 February 1987 to 11 March 1987
Special Forces operation
1 0
Operation Castillo
From 10 March 1987 to 30 August 1987
Enddate?
1 0
Operation Balrea
From 1 April 1987 to 30 April 1987
Dates? Special Forces to be infiltrated and exfiltrated by SAAF to launch decisive strike against ANC in Lusaka, Zambia. Cancelled by politici
1 0
Operation Bauwer
From 1 April 1987 to 31 May 1987
Dates? Special Forces operation
1 0
Operation Batten
From 7 April 1987 to 7 April 1987
Dates? Changed to Operation Benzine and then to Operation Bellombra
1 0
Operation Benzine
From 9 April 1987 to 9 April 1987
Dates? Changed from Operation Batten, and then changed to Operation Bellombra
1 0
Operation Bellombra
From 10 April 1987 to 31 May 1987
Dates? Changed from Operation Benzine
1 0
Operation Rolio
From 16 April 1987 to 23 April 1987
Special Forces infiltrated and exfiltrated by SAAF to destroy various ANC targets in Livingstone, Zambia
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Operation Hagar
From 1 May 1987 to 31 May 1987
1 0
Operation Asterix
From 1 May 1987 to 31 May 1987
1 0
Operation Southgo
From 5 May 1987 to 3 June 1987
Special Forces operation to destroy locomotives and disrupt rail traffic between Namibe and Lubango, infiltrated and exfiltrated by SAAF.
1 0
Operation Ale 2
From 5 May 1987 to 3 June 1987
Special Forces operation to destroy enemy aircraft on the ground at Lubango, infiltrated and exfiltrated by SAAF. Team could not penetrate
1 0
Operation Luxor
From 1 June 1987 to 31 August 1988
General concept battle plan of own forces in sourthern Angola during operations Moduler/Hooper/Packer
1 0
Operation Pineapple
From 1 January 1987 to 31 December 1987
Dates? Last operational para drop involving 2 companies of 1 Para Bn, conducting cordon and sweep with 101 Bn in Angola
1 0
Operation Radbraak
From 21 June 1987 to 7 July 1987
Enddate?
1 0
Operation Moduler/Modular
From 22 June 1987 to 6 November 1987
61 Mech Bn Gp, 32 Bn, 101 Bn, Special Forces, SAAF, Artillery, CSI operation to halt and reverse the FAPLA advance on to the UNITA stronghol
1 0
Operation Firewood A
From 15 July 1987 to 31 August 1987
Enddate? Special Forces to determine location of base and recce of routes
1 0
Operation Hunter
From 15 July 1987 to
Special Forces operations to support Modular, Hooper and Packer
1 0
Operation Radcol
From 2 August 1987 to 5 August 1987
The operation was planned against the ANC's Viana Transit Camp near Luanda and the mission was straight forward; 4 Recce Regt must mark the V
1 0
Operation Coolidge
From 24 August 1987 to 26 August 1987
Special Forces operation, infiltrated and exfiltrated by SAAF, supported by CSI and Unita, with the aim to destroy Cuito River bridge
1 0
Operation Gwarrie
From 25 August 1987 to 25 September 1987
Special Forces operation
1 0
Operation Impact
From 29 August 1987 to 1 September 1987
1 0
Operation Komeet
From 16 October 1987 to 16 October 1987
1 0
Operation Bagdon
From 26 October 1987 to 7 November 1987
1 0
Operation Firewood B
From 26 October 1987 to 12 November 1987
On 31 October 1987, at the town of Indungo 35km north of Cassinga, 1 Para bn and 101 Bn were involved in a rare engagement between the S
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Operation Angling
From 6 November 1987 to 27 November 1987
Operation to relieve SA ground forces involved in Operation Moduler with fresh troops for Operation Hooper, involving the rotation of 87
1 0
Operation Variato
From 9 November 1987 to 20 November 1987
1 0
Operation Hooper
From 27 November 1987 to 13 March 1988
20 SA Brigade operation to inflict maximum casualties on the retreating FAPLA forces after they had been halted
1 0
Operation Babet
From 1 January 1988 to 31 December 1988
Dates? Special Forces operations
1 0
Operation Cronic
From 1 January 1988 to 31 December 1988
Dates? 101 Bn operations
1 0
Operation Vuiswys
From 1 January 1988 to 31 December 1988
Dates?
1 0
Operation Arnot
From 8 February 1988 to 30 March 1988
1 0
Operation Adding
From 10 February 1988 to 10 February 1988
Internal Operation involving 2 Special Service Battalion, the SAAF, and elements of the Bophutatswane Defence Force to crush a military
1 0
Operation Packer
From 14 March 1988 to 12 May 1988
82 Mech Bde operation to force the FAPLA forces to retreat to the west of the Cuito river
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Johan
Operation Lobotomy
From 1 April 1988 to 30 September 1988
Dates? Special Forces operations
1 0
Operation Motive A & D & E
From 1 May 1988 to 31 May 1988
Dates? Special Forces operations
1 0
Operation Garfield
From 1 May 1988 to 31 May 1988
Dates? Special Forces operations
1 0
Operation Displace
From 13 May 1988 to 27 August 1988
The withdrawal of the SADF from Angola
1 0
Operation Hilti
From 3 June 1988 to 31 December 1988
The last major firefight that 32 Bn, together with elements from 61 Mech, participated in, within Angola. It was during this battle that a g
1 0
Operation Excite
From 1 June 1988 to 31 August 1988
The last major firefight that 32 Bn, together with elements from 61 Mech, participated in, within Angola. It was during this battle that a gro
1 0
Operation Assassin
From 2 June 1988 to 31 December 1988
1 0
Operation Cato
From 1 July 1988 to 31 July 1988
Operations in Zambia
1 0
Operation Fragile
From 1 July 1988 to 31 July 1988
Dates? Special Forces operations
1 0
Operation Prone
From 1 January 1988 to 31 January 1988
Ongoing 101 Bn operations
1 0
Operation Coronation
From 21 August 1988 to 30 August 1988
1 0
Operation Faction
From 1 September 1988 to 30 September 1988
1 0
Operation Placable
From 1 October 1988 to 31 October 1988
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Operation Florentine
From 1 October 1988 to 31 October 1988
1 0
Operation Agree
From 1 January 1989 to 31 December 1989
Dates?
1 0
Operation Linger
From 1 January 1989 to 31 December 1989
Dates?
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Operation Wedge
From 3 January 1989 to 31 December 1989
1 0
Operation Saga
From 1 February 1989 to 31 December 1989
Dates? Special Forces intelligence operation in Owamboland / Kaokoveld and Caprivi / Kavango
1 0
Operation Coronation 2 & 3
From 9 February 1989 to 16 March 1989
1 0
Operation Perilly
From 1 April 1989 to 30 April 1989
Special Forces operation
1 0
Operation Merlyn
From 1 April 1989 to 5 May 1989
SADF contingency plans for SWA, involving 61 Mech Bn Gp, 101 Bn, 14 Parachute Battalion Group and SAAF. Took part in `9 days of war'
1 0
Operation Victor
From 10 April 1989 to 31 October 1989
Dates? SAP Comops operation to destabilise SWAPO during the build-up to the Namibian elections.
1 0
Operation Heyday
From 10 April 1989 to 31 October 1989
Dates? SADF Comops operation to destabilise SWAPO during the build-up to the Namibian elections.
1 0
Operation Pebble
From 1 August 1989 to 1 December 1989
Dates?
1 0
Operation Windmeul
From 1 December 1989 to 28 February 1990
Dates?
1 0
Operation Eardrum
From 22 April 1990 to 30 June 1990
Enddate?
1 0
Operation Firefly
From 5 May 1990 to 24 May 1990
Enddate?
1 0
Operation Pikadel
From 1 September 1990 to 31 May 1991
Enddate?
1 0
Operation Sabona
From 1 December 1990 to 31 May 1991
Enddate?
1 0
Operation Expose
From 5 June 1992 to 7 November 1992
Enddate?
1 0
Operation Jaycee
From 16 November 1992 to 11 December 1992
1 0
Operation Jambu
From 15 April 1994 to 15 May 1994
Internal Peace and Stabiliy Operation by units of the Natal Command also supported by SA Medical Service units from the Witwatersrand Medical C
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Other Operations
Discussions about operations not listed in the Forum Groups above. Please note this is a Work In Progress and that all dates and information are unconfirmed and speculative. Your comments most welcome!
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Leonard

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