Category Archives: Pretoria

The End of Reefsteamers?

It was with shock that that I read the following this morning.  === REEFSTEAMERS – CEASING OF OPERATIONS === It is with sadness that I must announce that as of this evening, the Germiston-based Reefsteamers Association NPC will no longer … Continue reading

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The Kruger House

No reading about the Boer War would be complete without mentioning Paul Kruger, and there is no doubt that he was a significant person in the history of South Africa. His house is situated in Pretoria and is now a … Continue reading

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Completing the Cards

Followers of this blog may recall my post from 24 May 2012 “Reading the cards”  At the time when I wrote it we were facing the seemingly mammoth task of trying to find record cards for as many South African … Continue reading

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Revisiting Bays Hill

One of my favourite memorials has to be the South African Air Force Memorial at Bays Hill in Pretoria. It is a magnificent structure that epitomises “those who mount up with wings as eagles”.    I recall going there as … Continue reading

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The Air Force Museum

Due to an unplanned party, our usual Wednesday Pretoria trip took a detour, and one of the places I revisited was the South African Air Force Museum at Swartkops AFB. I had originally visited there in December 2008, and had … Continue reading

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