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Posted:10/18/2019 9:28:35 PM
National Colours at Farewell Parade
By Tim Marsland

For the first time in the history of the SADF, National Colours together with regimental colours were displayed at a farewell parade. The parade was held at the Army College in Voortrekkerhoogte for Lt Gen R.F. Holtzhausen, SSA, SD, SM, who retired as Chief of Staff Personnel.

Lt Gen Holtzhausen was born in Bloemfontein where he later matriculated at Grey College in 1950.

He joined the SADF on 1 February 1951 as a Candidate Officer. He was promoted to the rank of Major General on 1 January 1977 and to Lieutenant General on 1 February 1981.

Lt Gen Holtzhausen has held many varied posts in the SADF, including Officer Commanding Infantry School and Director Special Projects, Army Headquarters.

He is married with four children.

SOURCE: PARATUS • APRIL 1989

Photo: The General Salute is played for Lt Gen Holtzhausen who has retired as Chief of Staff Personnel.





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