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 at the Voortrekker Monument on 10 October 2009.
The photograph above was taken at the unveiling of The South African Defence Force Wall of Remembrance at the Voortrekker Monument on 25 October 2009.
The Tree of Honour holds the names of members of 32 Battalion who were killed in action 1976-1991, each emblazoned on a small brass plate. The Roll of Honour may be found at my 32 Battalion ROH Page
When I last saw it the Tree of Honour in 2012 it had been moved from its original spot, to a different area close the Wall of Remembrance. It had also been trimmed and work had been done on it to preserve if for future generations.
The Tree may be found at Google Earth co-ordinates -25.775545°, 28.174480°
© DRW 2009-2021. Created 25 October 2009. Updated 31/08/2010, moved to blog 01/01/2014, edited 21/05/2015 to space images better and to fix errors. Moved to Musings after image orientation issue crept in 21/12/2020.
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