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Boshoed Dag 2017

Boshoed day is tomorrow the 26th August This day in 1966 – 49 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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Remembrance Day 2015

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Korean War Memorial – New York

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Boshoed Dag 2015

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For Him The Last Post Has Sounded

When the Final Roll was called on 09 June 2015, the following young man from our Generation stepped forward. Brothers and Sisters, let us take a minute to pause and remember this young man who is no longer with us

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Veterans Day

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A Crew Commander’s Lament

The Eland’s gears they whined and ground The radio hissed and spluttered With a dust-choked voice I gave command “HE Action – Loaded!” A stallion’s kick as the breechblock surged And the Demon’s shell struck home Rending flesh from bone

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Old Soldier

When you look at me young man, war medals on my chest, Do not mock me, nor make fun, nor say one word in jest; This cane I use constantly to assist my ailing stride, To hold my head up

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