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Timeline and Daily Headlines

I have tried to compile a database of daily events that were significant to the War In Angola so that they could be viewed on a daily and chronological basis. This is still very much a Work in Progress which already contains thousands of entries, but it still has a long way to go before being all-comprehensive.

As far as I can I will link entries to relevant sections or pages on the War In Angola portal for those users that would like to read a little bit more. Again, your participation and contribution to the information contained herein are invaluable and much appreciated.

I regret that I could only open up the Daily Headlines to Public (non-registered) and Registered users. Only Registered users with Credits and PREMIUM MEMBERS are able to access the functionality to view the events by selected year and month...

For more information about PREMIUM MEMBERSHIP, click here...

 

 
DAILY HEADLINES

6 Jul 1945 :
A Harvard (7346) was written-off during a ground collision with another Harvard.


6 Jul 1975 :
The Interim Coalition Government of Angola published the long awaited concept constitution.


6 Jul 1977 :
A corporal from 34 Battalion (later known as 202 Battalion (SWATF)) was killed in action during a contact with enemy forces.


6 Jul 1978:
A 2 Squadron Mirage III R2Z flew a reconnaissance mission into Zambia from AFB Mpacha, escorted by a Mirage F1AZ, the first operational sortie performed by an F1.


6 Jul 1978 :
It was said that the Mirage F1's entered "the War - by default" and described in the book "VLAMGAT": "On 6 July 1978, Capt Steve Ferreira flew a 2 Squadron Mirage IIIR2Z on a Reconnaissance mission from Air Force Base Mpacha.. Capt Andre vd Heever, flying a Mirage F1AZ accompanied him on the mission into Zambia, flying the first operational sortie by a Mirage F1".


6 Jul 1979 :
Two Buccaneers and seven Mirage F1AZs attacked SWAPO's Tobias Haneko Training Centre (THTC), located ten nautical miles northeast of Lubango.


6 Jul 1979:
A Mirage IIIR2Z (856) of `Recce Flight' at 2 Squadron SAAF was shot-down by a SA-2 or SA-3 missile during a tactical reconnaissance mission to carry out post-strike reconnaissance photography of targets in Ongiva and Chiede in Southern Angola. The pilot, Capt Otto Schur, ejected and was rescued.


6 Jul 1979 :
Operation REKSTOK II: Two Buccaneer (24 Squadron) and seven Mirage F-1AZs (1 Squadron) conducted interdiction missions against the Tobias Haneko Training Camp (SWAPO) approximately 10 nm North East of Lubango (Angola).


6 Jul 1979 :
A corporal from 1 Parachute Battalion was killed in action in a contact with the enemy in Sector 70.


6 Jul 1981 :
An Alouette III (617) of 87 Helicopter Flying School, suffered Cat 4 damage when it crashed near Bloemspruit.


6 Jul 1983 :
General Geldenhuys left instructions to "personalize" the war by getting to know the personal traits of opposing commanders.

 
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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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