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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...

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DAILY HEADLINES

28 Jan 1961 :
Joseph Gilmore (Holden Roberto) UPA, was received in Tunis by the Neo-Destour.


28 Jan 1969 :
The South African Air Force's first C-160Z Transall was test flown at the factory facilities. The prototype C160 had already flown back in 1963 for the first time.


28 Jan 1972 :
The SA Air Force's three replacement Hawker Siddely HS-125-400 `Mercurius' aircraft arrived in the RSA from the United Kingdom and joined 21 Squadron, Air Force Base Waterkloof. These aircraft replaced the aircraft that were lost during a flying accident in Cape Town. These were the last HS-125's to be delivered to the RSA.


28 Jan 1976 :
The personnel of Task Force Zulu were released from duty and could return to their homes.


28 Jan 1978 :
32 Bn platoons moved north across the border up to Chana Namixe, about 6km north of the border, without encountering SWAPO.


28 Jan 1978 :
A corporal from 1 Reconnaissance Commando was killed in action during an engagement with FRELIMO troops at a railway siding south of Mapai in Gaza Province, Moçambique during Operation Melon (SADF Name Operation Acrobat). He was attached to "D" Squadron Rhodesian Special Air Service at the time of his death. Prior to joining South African Army Special Forces, he was a member of the Portuguese Army serving in Moçambique.


20 Jan 1979 :
A rifleman from 6 South African Infantry Battalion died of wounds after being critically injured in a landmine explosion at Endobe. He succumbed to his wounds in 1 Military Hospital on 29 January 1979.


28 Jan 1980 :
The Angolan News Agency ANGOP reported that Ministers from Angola, Mozambique, Guinea Bissau, Cape Verde and Sao Tome and Principe had agreed at their four day meeting in Luanda, from 24-27 January, to increase support to national liberation movements, including SWAPO in Namibia, and the ANC in South Africa.


28 Jan 1981 :
Le Monde reported that 'protected villages' were being imposed on the population of the Central Plateau to defend them against UNITA guerrilla attacks.


28 Jan 1982:
Two members from 5 South African Infantry Battalion, while attached to 54 Battalion, were killed in action near Elundu when their patrol was ambushed by numerically superior force of SWAPO/PLAN insurgents.

 
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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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