Category Archives: Border War

Durban High School War Memorial

The images of the Durban High School War Memorial are courtesy of Shelly Baker. It may be found at GE co-ordinates -29.844204°, 30.997675°. The school has existed since 1866 and recently celebrated it’s 150th anniversary. Sadly the Roll of Honour … Continue reading

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SAAF Museum, Swartkops AFB

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Die Goddelose Troep

I found this absolute gem of an account of Church Parade while trawling the net. And I reproduce it with the permission of its author, J. Francois Barnard. The link with 1SAI was a bonus and I do know that … Continue reading

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Trials of a Troepie

The military is a breeding ground for cartoons, there is just so much that can be done with the average soldiers trials and tribulations.  These cartoons were drawn by Moth Brian Porter and are reproduced with his permission.  Special thanks … Continue reading

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A glossary of military terminology and slang.

This glossary is really about terminology peculiar to the former SADF, many of the terms here are in Afrikaans and often were used as is, the English was very rarely used and occasionally there just was no suitable English equivalent … Continue reading

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The Uitenhage War Memorial.

These photographs of the Uitenhage War Memorial are courtesy of Ronnie Lovemore. Interesting enough it has plaques from both World Wars, as well as the Korean War and the Border War, There is also a plaque commemorating the sacrifice of … Continue reading

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The Police Memorial at the Union Buildings in Pretoria.

The South African Police Memorial at the Union Buildings is easily overlooked, but its lines of names and plaques proves that being a policeman in South Africa is a very dangerous job. At the time of writing 5689 policemen and … Continue reading

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The Koevoet Memorial; Voortrekker Monument, Pretoria

The Koevoet Memorial is situated  at the Voortrekker Monument in Pretoria and images of it were kindly provided by Ryno Human and are used with his permission. The Memorial was unveiled on 6 April 2013 by Lt Genl “Sterk Hans” … Continue reading

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Airborne Memorial

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61 Mechanised Battalion Group Memorial

“Mobilitate Vincere” – Destruction of the enemy through mobility. This page has moved to http://allatsea.co.za/musings/61-mechanised-battalion-group-memorial/

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