SAMVOUSA is an ex-servicemen organisation comprised of Military and Police Veterans who were called up or volunteered to serve their country, South Africa, in the SADF/SANDF, SAP/SAPS, or the South Africa Prison Services, who completed their commitment and who now reside in the USA or Canada.

Even though the majority of SAMVOUSA members reside in the USA and Canada, South African Veterans residing in other countries are welcome to join. There is an active and growing membership in the Australasia – so click on the SAMVOA link under the “Our Organisation” section to visit the SAMVOA site. We also have a SAMVO representative residing in South Africa, so Veterans living in the Republic are welcome to join us.

SAMVOUSA is a single rank organisation with “Veteran” being the only rank. The organisation’s strength will come from veteran membership and comradeship at Club level, and the organisation will take its lead and direction from this membership level.

SAMVOUSA Veterans will carry forward the memory of an amazing time in our lives, when we did our job and faced off against the world’s most aggressive and formidable forces at the time. There can be no doubt that we served in the best defence force that Africa has ever seen.

This Veteran Organisation dedicates itself, in grateful recognition and memory of their countrymen, the Immortal Dead of South Africa, who, at the call of Duty, made the supreme Sacrifice on the battlefields of Africa, Asia and Europe, in the air and on the sea.

Their ideal is our legacy – Their sacrifice our inspiration
At the going down of the sun, and in the morning, we will remember them.


Registration for Memorial Day Parade May 2017
Please register your intention to travel to Washington DC in May 2017 to participate and/or attend the Memorial Day Parade.
Memorial Day Parade Registration

“Boshoed Dag” 26 August
In remembrance of the start of the Border War, all who served and especially in memory of those who made the supreme sacrifice.
Please wear something SADF related on the 26 August. Take a photo of yourself and add to the SAMVOUSA Facebook Group, SAMVOUSA Forum or email in to the SAMVOUSA Office. If possible try and get together with members in your area.

Commemorative Normandy Jumps
SAMVOUSA Member, Veteran Daniel Ackermann has kindly provided a link to his photos recording his jumps in commemoration of the Normandy landings: My Normandy Adventure.

Krige Schabort wins 2014 Peachtree 10K
SAMVOUSA member Veteran Krige Schabort wins Peachtree 10K in Atlanta GA on 4th of July 2014. Read more …..

National Memorial Day Parade 2014
The National Memorial Day parade from Washington, D.C. Read more …..

Annual Commemoration Service and Wreath Laying Ceremony at the SA Defence Force Wall of Remembrance
Read more …..

Member Veteran William Atteridge and his son Liam’s Inaugural Houston Honor Flight
As the first Inaugural Honor Fight Houston returned home late last night, Liam, my son and Eagle Scout Candidate and I would like to thank you all for the support and kind words. It was a privilege to have been associated with Honor Flight Houston, and to see my son pay his respects to those who served during WW2. Read more …..

Images, Videos and Audio Dress & Ceremonial Standards Join Us!
Media is available in our media Gallery.
Should you have media to share kindly upload via our Gallery Page.
Photo Gallery
Video Gallery
Audio Gallery
There can be no doubt that SAMVOUSA Members are proud of their legacy as South African Defence Force Veterans. Our pride is measured by the manner in which we dress and conduct ourselves during public parades and services across the USA and Canada. Are you a former SADF/SANDF, SAP/SAPS or South African Correctional Services member now living in the USA, Canada, Mexico or Americas?
National Serviceman and Permanent Force all qualify!
Then why not join us?
Click here for the gallery. Click here for dress regulations. Click here for membership.

Our Brothers Our Friends Our Organisation
61 Mechanised Infantry Battalion
– 61 Mech –
The South African Legion
– SA Legion-
South African Military Veterans Organisation of Australasia
32 Battalion
– Buffalo Soldiers –
Memorable Order of Tin Hats
– The Moths –
South African Military Veterans Organisation of South Africa
South African Special Forces
– The Recces –
South African Families Serving in the US Military
– SAMilFamilies –
South African Military Veterans Organisation International
South African Air Force Association
American Veterans Center
– National Memorial Day Parade –
South African Infantry Association
– SAIA –

SADF and SAP Criteria for the more common medals available to the rank and file National Servicemen and women.
Many South African Veterans are not aware that they qualify for medals, please see Medal Qualification Information
South African Veterans who would like to apply for medals owed to them, or replace missing or lost medals can Apply Online via SAMVOUSA.

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