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Boshoed Dag 2016

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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Operation Sceptic

In memory of our fallen this and every June 10th; may God bless each of them. we will never forget our lost children of freedom. Operation Sceptic Operational Years: 1980 Objective of the Operation 61 Mech had to destroy the

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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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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

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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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PTSD – South African Border War Veterans

Post traumatic stress disorder and resilience in veterans who served in the South African border war. Abstract OBJECTIVE: The psychological impact of the South African border war on veterans has received little or no attention. This study determined the prevalence

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Die storie van skutter Luiters

Die dood van ’n “onbekende troepie” in 1985 in ’n vuurgeveg tussen die weermag en Koevoet het gesorg vir ’n eietydse Waarheids-en-Versoeningskommissie. Willemien Brümmer vertel dié verhaal van vergifnis en vrede. “Wie in My glo sal lewe al het hy

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Memorial Day 2013

At Thy Call We Did Not Falter … Home at Last He’s home at last, a mother’s son, a fine young man, his duty done, Yet not for him the fond embrace, a loving kiss, a smiling face Or cries

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