Tag Archives: SADF

202 Battalion Memorial

34 Battalion was commonly known as the “Kavangoland Battalion” and it was established in 1975 as 1 Kavango Battalion to serve as a ceremonial guard of honour.  It was then renamed 34 Battalion and again renamed 202 Battalion in 1980. … Continue reading

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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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South African Defence Force Memorial: Fort Klapperkop

The South African Defence Force Memorial at Fort Klapperkop could probably be moved to the extinct category as it seems to have lost its reason for existing, being superceded by the SADF Wall of Remembrance at the Voortrekker Monument. The … Continue reading

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South African Defence Force Wall of Remembrance: Voortrekker Monument

Following the non recognition of members of the SADF by the so called “freedom park”, it was decided that a fitting tribute be made to the members of the SADF that lost their lives in service. The South African Defence … Continue reading

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Field Engineers Memorial. Bethlehem.

The small town of Bethlehem in the Free State is known as the home of the field engineers, and this memorial stands outside the main gate of 2 Field Engineer Regiment in Bethlehem. Unfortunately it has been fenced off and … Continue reading

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61 Mechanised Battalion Group Memorial

“Mobilitate Vincere” – Destruction of the enemy through mobility.   When 61 Mechanised Battalion Group was disbanded in November 2005, amongst its regalia was the Memorial Needle where the unit remembered those who had died in battle. This memorial had … Continue reading

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32 Battalion Roll of Honour

Roll of Honour. The names are in the order that the brass plaques are placed on the Tree of Honour. The limitations of this page have meant that I am using an image of the original post of the ROH … Continue reading

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32 Battalion Tree of Honour

The 32 Battalion Tree of Honour  was originally unveiled on 26 May 1985 by Maj Genl. GL Meiring, commander of SWATF. Originally from Buffalo in the Caprivi, it was subsequently moved to Pomfret and then to Zeerust, finally being planted … Continue reading

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