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Savate – Ops Tiro a Tiro

Read the story on the 32 Battalion Site: Savate The Story En só het hulle gesterf. 33 jaar gelede – 21 Mei 1980 by Savate. Maar wat onthou die leiersgroep wat daar in aksie was? SAVATE – OPS TIRO A

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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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Russia: Meeting the Russian Angolan Veterans

On the way to the Russian Angolan Veterans Union Building. They welcomed us with open arms. Roland and Henriette making an entrance. Their display of the Angola Border war. Roland handing out his book, Eye of the Firestorm to Col

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Campers in a Buffel

Great photograph by Peter Marlow of a South African patrol travelling in an ‘Buffel’ anti-mine armoured troop carrier near the Angolan South West Africa/Namibia border. From the looks of the men and weaponry this looks like a ‘Citizen Force’ unit

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Operation Firewood – 26 Year Remembrance

On 31 October 1987, the South African Defence Force suffered the highest number of casualties in a single day during Operation Firewood, when at least 1 man of 5 Reconnaissance Regiment, 6 men from 1 Parachute Battalion, and 8 men

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