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SAAF Museum, Swartkops AFB

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The sinking of the Oceanos

The sinking of the Oceanos off Coffee Bay in 1991 would have serious repercussions for our already struggling cruising industry in South Africa. However, it also brought change and helped to create a whole new dynamic operator who has since … Continue reading

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The Randfontein War Memorial

This really pretty memorial can be found next to the roadhouse on the corner of Randfontein and Main Reef Roads, Surprisingly the components of the memorial are all in a reasonably good condition, and it is fenced off and the … Continue reading

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The Potchefstroom Air Force Base Memorial, Pretoria

This memorial was originally sited at the Potchefstroom Air Force Base. It was subsequently moved to the site of the South African Air Force Memorial at Bays Hill, where I photographed it in December 2012. The dedication plaque informs that … Continue reading

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Katyn Forest Memorial, Melrose, Johannesburg

This memorial sits on top of a grassy rise in the James and Ethel Gray Park in Melrose, between the Glenhove and Atholl-Oaklands turns offs on the M1. It commemorates the 14500 Polish prisoners of war that were massacred by … 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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