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Training Base Capolo

The next day the training team, most of which were already at Rundu, left for Silva Porto. On 29 September 1975 two of them, Maj. J. Coetzer and Capt. J. Holm, accompanied by Cmdt. van der Waals, visited the training base to discuss the training.

There was a UNITA commander, but almost no organisation. Training was still focused on guerrilla-warfare. The South Africans suggested that the recruits be reorganised by platoons. It is clear that the training programme here was at a much larger scale than in the case of the FNLA, that things were planned and executed at speed, and that the training was geared towards immediate operational deployment.


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Images from 'Grensoorlog' series, produced by Linda de Jager, reproduced with kind permission from MNET
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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
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