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Alpha et Omega

From Youtube: A quick overview of life with the Bushmen soldiers... please note that the Copyright of the song used is owned by Warner Bros. Entertainment and was done by Mike Oldfield (Etude)... I used it as the film "Killing Fields" is still one of my favorites and the music is of a sad note, as wars are sad... Should Warner Bros. Entertainment be offended, I will gladly remove... View this and feel the a time that I and others had living in the bush and going to War with the bushmen... they are a very humble tribe and have always been mistreated through out times... once you share sometime with them, they will for ever be in your heart... the photos are some of the 1000's we have and will eventually appear in our book should it be published one day.... Regards - Ziggy and if Warner Bros. Entertainment allow me to continue using this sad song... I thank you too...

 
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31 South African Infantry Battalion
31 Battalion (31 BN) [Afr: 31 Bataljon], or Bushmen Battalion [Afr: Boesmanbataljon], was originally formed as Alpha Group [Afr: Alfagroep] in 1974, then renamed to 31 Battalion after Operation Savannah. In 1980 the unit became 201 Battalion [Afr: 201 Bataljon] as part of the SWATF. After the disbandment of SWATF in 1989, both 201 Battalion and 203 Battalion were merged into a singe battalion, now named 31 South African Infantry Battalion (31 SAI), using this newer emblem, based at Schmidtsdrift, Kimberley, as part of the Northern Cape Command. Sunday, 31 SAI Battalion was disbanded at a public ceremony in the Cape Province, on 7 March 1993.

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Alpha Group
Alpha Group was formed in 1974, then renamed to 31 Battalion (31 BN) after Operation Savannah. In 1980 the unit became 201 Battalion as part of the SWATF..

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201 Battalion
31/201 Battalion (201 BN) [Afr: 201 Bataljon] was formed as Combat Group Alpha [Afr: Veggroep Alpha] in 1974, then renamed to 31 Battalion (31 BN) [Afr: 31 Bataljon] after Operation Savannah. In 1980 the unit became 201 Battalion as part of the SWATF. It was finally renamed 31 Battalion again in 1989. It was located at Omega Base in the West Caprivi before being relocated to South Africa after the war.

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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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