Remembering Cassinga

Lest we forget: 4 May – Cassinga Day

They will not grow old like we that are left grow old.
Age will not weary then, nor the years condemn.
At the setting of the sun, and in the morning,
We will remember them.

The Battle of Cassinga was a South African airborne attack on a South West Africa People’s Organization (SWAPO) military base at the town of Cassinga, Angola on 4 May 1978. Conducted as one of the three major actions of Operation Reindeer during the South African Border War, it was the South African Defence Force’s (SADF) largest airborne assault to date.

Battle of Cassinga (Wikipedia) | Battle of Cassinga (YouTube)

Artword used with kind permission from Johannes Le Grange Old Brown Tees


This is the Official Website for South African Military Veterans Organisation of the USA - SAMVOUSA Their ideal is our legacy - Their sacrifice our inspiration At the going down of the sun, and in the morning, we will remember them.

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