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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

7 Dec 1951 :
The South African Air Force College was established.


7 Dec 1962 :
The prototype Sud Aviation (Aerospatiale) Super Frelon ("Super Wasp") made its maiden flight in France.


7 Dec 1964 :
A Cessna C-185A (728) was involved in an accident in the Colingy area, one crew member suffered fatal injuries.


7 Dec 1970 :
The last C160Z Transall (338) delivered was delivered to 28 Squadron.


7 Dec 1975 :
Captain Venter and his recce team were ambushed during an incursion towards Quipuco during which Sgt F.G.Wannenburg was fatally wounded. He subsequently received the Honoris Crux (Silver) for his actions during this incident.


7 Dec 1979 :
A rifleman from 11 Commando was killed in action while on patrol in the Etale area. The patrol discovered a concealed SWAPO/PLAN weapons cache and while inspecting the contents of the cache, he inadvertently detonated a booby trap device that killed him instantly.


7 Dec 1981 :
Through the military incursion 'Operation Protea' South African forces had destroyed SWAPO bases inside Angola and dismantled SWAPO's military command structure.


7 Dec 1982 :
A MPLA-PT Central Committee granted President dos Santos special powers to carry out certain aspects of Angola's overall emergency plan.


7 Dec 1994 :
In maintaining a tradition at 89 Combat Flight School, the Training Flight `flipped' the ground crew as a gesture of thanks for the work done the past year. This included the first non-white (five) members a first for the South African Air Force's fighter community.

 
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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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