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Veterans Day 2016

Thank you for your service to all USA Veterans and our South African Veterans. The young South African men who were conscripted straight out of high school and fought in the Border War. TO ALL VETERANS: THANK YOU FOR YOUR

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The Sinking of SS Mendi, 21st February 1917

“Be quite and calm my countrymen, for what is taking place now is what you came here to do. We are all going to die, and that is what we came for. Brothers, we are drilling the death drill. I,

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‘Nancy’ the 4th Regiment Mascot of the South African Forces

‘Nancy’ the 4th Regiment Mascot of the South African Forces. Delville Wood. 17 February 1918. The story of Nancy is quite extraordinary. Nancy is the only animal in military history to be accorded full funeral honours and one of only

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Veterans Day

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We Will Remember Them ……

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In Flanders Field the Poppies Blow…

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Start of World War 1 a Century Ago

Today marks the official start of World War 1 a century ago. In the United Kingdom and the world over the following words, spoken on this day are remembered “The lamps are going out all over Europe, we shall not

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World War I

World War I (WWI or WW1), also known as the First World War, was a global war centred in Europe that began on 28 July 1914 and lasted until 11 November 1918. From the time of its occurrence until the

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Delville Wood – We Will Remember Them

To all former South African Veterans, a unique band of brothers. To those who made the supreme sacrifice, those that have since passed on and to those of us who just grow older, WE SALUTE YOU. In honour and memory

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Honour of Private Beleza Myengwa re-internment at Delville Wood

The South African Veterans and French Veterans form the honour guard at the War Memorial in Delville Wood and lower the veteran association standards in honour of Private Beleza Myengwa, a South African Native Labour Corps soldier, who on the

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