The 100th Anniversary Service of the Battle of Delville Wood held at the Flame of Remembrance in Kings Park, Perth, Western Australia:
Delville Wood in the Somme is the most famous WW1 battle ever fought by Southern Africa. Through this action other nations learnt to respect the fighting qualities of the brave men from the then fledgling Union of South Africa and of Southern Rhodesia.
SAMVOA WA is deeply grateful for the privilege to also honour the memory of our countrymen, the Immortal Dead of South Africa and Rhodesia, 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.
Service led by Brigadier Duncan Warren AM RFD
SAMVOA WA Chairman – Veteran Garth Pienaar
Deputy Warden of the State War Memorial – Mr Geoff Simpson OAM RFD
Opening and Closing Prayer by Rev. John Maddocks
Piper – Captain Doug Gillespie
Bugler – Leading Seaman Nigel Barrett
Tribute and Amaging Grace by the Frankston RSL Pipes and Drums Band with pipe solo by Pipe Major Karl Brown.
All video footage by Tim Szewczyk of Lonely Mountain Video.
Brought to you by the South African Military Veterans Organisation of Australasia
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SAMVOA WA ANZAC Day Parade 2014:
SAMVOA Veterans from the WA region marching at the ANZAC Day Parade in Perth under the leadership of Veteran Garth Pienaar.
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Tribute to Major General (ret) Roland de Vries – 61 Mech:
Roland de Vries’s career bracketed the 22-year South African Border War and is irrevocably interwoven with the machine he helped create — the incomparable Ratel Infantry Combat Vehicle — and his beloved regiment, the renowned 61 Mechanised Battalion Group.
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‘Why We Ride’ Trailer:
The passion of the riders and the soul of their machines.
Included in the cast of this documentary is SAMVOUSA Member, SADF Border War, Rhodesia, Israeli and Vietnam Veteran, Dave Barr.
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Normandy: Surviving D-Day (full documentary) HD:
Five years into World War II, the future of Europe hangs in the balance, as 34,000 US soldiers embark on a mission to launch the biggest attack ever from sea. This fascinating documentary, interviews the soldiers who fought at Omaha, recalling their experiences as they approached the shore line under intense cross fire.
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National Memorial Day Parade 2014:
The National Memorial Day parade from Washington, D.C.
SAMVOUSA Veterans plan to march for the very first time in the 2015 National Memorial Day parade in Washington, D.C.
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SAMVOA WA ANZAC Day Parade 2014:
SAMVOA Veterans from the WA region marching at the ANZAC Day Parade in Perth Australia under the leadership of Veteran Garth Pienaar.
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SADF Wall of Remembrance Annual Commemoration 2014:
Annual Commemoration Service and Wreath Laying Ceremony at the SA Defence Force Wall of Remembrance
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Dave Barr’s Rough Riders – SABC Report:
SAMVOUSA Member Veteran Dave Barr is an American veteran of the Vietnam and South African Border War and a motorcyclist best known for being the first double amputee to circumnavigate the globe. But there’s more to the story.
While in the middle of two-year stint with the South African Defence Force this extraordinary biker lost both of his legs following a landmine explosion in Angola in 1982. His journey has now brought him back to South Africa. Nina Oosthuizen reports.
*Additional footage Here ….
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Die Kaplyn (with English subtitles) – Bok van Blerk:
A music video by South African singer/songwriter Bok van Blerk about the cutline.
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The Battle of Cassinga – 4 May 1978:
This is a Video story of the Attack on Cassinga by South African Paratroopers on 4 May 1978. This was the largest airborne assault since WWII at the time and was conducted deep inside enemy territory, 300km from the nearest South African Support base.
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Remembering the South African Navy Frigate, SAS President Kruger (18th February 1982):
The SAS President Kruger was a frigate of the South African Navy. She sank in 1982 with the loss of 16 lives after colliding with her replenishment ship, the SAS Tafelberg, in the South Atlantic.
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Voortrekker Monument unveiling of the Commemorative Needle:
Cuts from 31/201 BN’s DVD from 2011 – Voortrekker Monument unveiling of the Commemorative Needle event.
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Brothers in arms – Soldiers of the South African Defence Force:
A common misconception about the South African Border War is that it was a war between black and white. The truth is that both black and white soldiers of the South African Defence Force served alongside each other with distinction and bravery. We were brothers in arms.
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SAAF Mirage F1 during the Border War:
The South African Air Force flew both the Mirage F1 AZ ground-attack version as well as the radar-equipped Mirage F1 CZ fighter during the Angola Border War.
The first two examples of the first order (48 aircraft, comprising 32 F1AZ and 16 F1CZ) were delivered on 5 April 1975. Both of these F1CZs were transported under a blanket of secrecy by a SAAF C-130 Hercules. In July of the same year, the remainder of the F1CZs were delivered, and 3 Squadron was re-commissioned to operate the aircraft from AFB Waterkloof.
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32 Battalion passing out parade – January 1989:
Known amongst friend and foe as “The Terrible Ones” (Os Terriveis) , this reputation was derived from operational successes and from its inception in 1975 until it’s disbandment it was the most feared Unit by it’s foes in Angola and South West Africa.
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The Last Domino (Full Movie):
The Last Domino is a documentary about the SADF and the Border War.
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At Thy Call:
Movie made by Chris Dos Santos as a post graduate student project.
Was screened at the Cannes film festival and won a few international awards.
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Annual Commemoration Service – 26 May 2013:
Annual Commemoration Service at the SA Defence Force Wall of Remembrance
– 26 May 2013
Jaarlikse Herdenkingsdiens by die SA Weermag Muur van Herinnering
– 26 Mei 2013
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The Somme Secret Tunnel Wars BBC documentary:
Beneath the Somme battlefield lies one of the great secrets of the First World War, a recently-discovered network of deep tunnels thought to extend over several kilometres.

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