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Hurricane Irma

Our thoughts are with everyone affected by hurricane Irma especially those in the Caribbean, Florida, Georgia, Alabama and South Carolina. The whole state of Florida has been declared a Major Disaster area. Those needing assistance please contact FEMA. This is a

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Boshoed Dag 2017

Boshoed day is on the 26th August This day in 1966 – 51 years ago, was the recognised start of the South African Border War, which lasted 23 years, 6 months, 3 weeks and 2 days. Please remember the 2,280

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Unscrupulous and Illegal Veteran Bodies

With the ever increasing number of ‘informal’ so-called Veterans bodies, comes the risk of opportunistic chancers seeking to benefit by taking unscrupulous and illegal advantage of Veterans. The below two gents have also tried and lost. Please be warned and

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Texas Potjie 2015

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10 Things You Didn’t Know About South African Special Forces

The South African Special Forces is a unit under, SANDF, the South African National Defence Force. The capability was established in 1968 staying in line with the international military trends. Before its formation there was need to plan and set

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South Africa – Conscription

On this day, 4th August 1967 South Africa introduced a conscription for all white males in South Africa to join the Defence Force. My two brothers along with many many male friends / colleagues / cousins / nephews etc etc

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Operation Sceptic (10 June 1980)

In memory of our fallen this and every June 10th; may God bless each of them. we will never forget our lost children of freedom. Operation Sceptic Operational Years 1980 Objective of the Operation 61 Mech had to destroy the

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Dakota Hit By a SAM-7 Surface to Air Missile on 1 May 1986

In 1986, a Dakota (The Douglas C-47 Skytrain or Dakota (RAF designation) is a military transport aircraft developed from the civilian Douglas DC-3 airliner) while on a flight to Ondangwa at about 8000 ft was hit with a soviet SAM-7

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