Tag Archives: Pretoria

Class 19D-2650 “Cheugnette”

lass 19D – 2650 “Cheugnette” is one of a batch built by the Friedland Krupp Works in Germany in 1938. She has a Vanderbilt Torpedo tender and 235 of these locomotives were built. She is operated by Friends of the … Continue reading

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SAAF Museum, Swartkops AFB

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South African Roll of Honour: Union Buildings, Pretoria.

These photographs were taken in September 2009 and in 2012 at the Union Buildings in Pretoria. Sadly, like so many things in South Africa it had been vandalised. In 2009 I noted that plaques had been prised off the wall … Continue reading

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South African Scottish World War 1 Memorial: Burgers Park, Pretoria

This memorial in Burgers Park Pretoria, commemorates the officers and men of the South African Scottish that lost their lives in World War 1. The memorial, showing a Highlander in full battle dress, is based on the memorial in Killin … Continue reading

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South African Heavy Artillery Memorial: Pretoria

125th (Transvaal) Siege Battery:  Pretoria These photographs of the South African Heavy Artillery Memorial in Pretoria  (Specifically the 125th (Transvaal) Siege Battery), were taken on 03 June 2012. Special thanks to Carl Hoehler for the  information on where this memorial … Continue reading

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Downed Rhodesian Viscount Memorial; Voortrekker Monument, Pretoria

This Memorial, unveiled on 2 September 2012, is situated  at the Voortrekker Monument in Pretoria. The original images of this memorial were kindly provided by Ryno Human and were used with his permission. I have since replaced these images with … 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 German War Memorial in Pretoria

This small memorial to the “Gefallen und Gestorben fuer Deutschland” I found in Rebecca Street Cemetery in Pretoria. Its the first German war memorial I have ever seen, and I had no idea it actually existed. The translation of the … Continue reading

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Delville Wood Memorial in Pretoria

My late maternal grandfather was a Delville Wood survivor, having been wounded on the 18th of July 1916. He never really spoke much about his experience at the battle, and if he had I probably would not have been able … Continue reading

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The Air Force Memorial at Bays Hill

This beautiful memorial, completed in 1963, is well worth the trip to Pretoria for. Situated on Bays Hill, close to the Air Force Museum, it’s surrounded by well tended gardens and a magnificent view.  Members of the South African Air … Continue reading

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