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Display Name: johansamin
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I joined the army as a Permanent Force member from January 1980 through to February 1985, when I resigned. During this time I did Basics in Voortrekkerhoogte, was transferred for JLs to the school of Artillery in Potchefstroom, where, at the end of 1980, I received the rank of 2nd Lt. In the beginning of 1981, I was sent to Rooikop (43 Battery) in Walvis Bay to train the first SWATF intakes. This was also where I met my wife (to whom I have been married for the past 30 years!). I went back to School of Artillery, got married, and did the Formative Course at Army College, Voortrekkerhoogte in 1981, then back to 4 Artillery (then still 4 Field) Regiment, from where I was sent up to 61 Mech Bn Gp for Operation Daisy, during which I was appointed as Battery Captain.

I had been deployed as an artillery Observation Post Officer (OPO) for the G5s and had the incredible opportunity to have had a panoramic view of the biggest battle in Africa since World War 2 from my observation post on the Chambinga Heights east of Cuito Cuanavale on that day of the 23rd of March 1988. My five years of training as a Permanent Force Artillery officer (from 1980 to 1985) and the experience gained thus, had thoroughly prepared me for when I was suddenly called upon to serve as a Citizen Force Artillery officer for Regiment Potchefstroom University during Operation Packer in 1988. After the army I focused on the computer (IT) industry and I am currently a consultant/analyst/programmer with my own business. I started the War In Angola Information Portal in 2007 as a sideline project which now have grown into an online information system that serves some 250,000 pages of information per month to over 6,500 unique visitors, and have a membership of over 7,000 registered users. As a wargames enthusiast I am able to recreate and refight many of the battles of the Angolan War on a table in miniature form in a creative and insightful manner, and I therefore also use the War In Angola portal as an exhibit of the hobby I am so passionate about.

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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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