Colonel S.J. Malan, Director of the Police School for Black people, with trainees. South Africa, Hammanskraal, 1978. Photo: Abbas

South Africa, Hamanskraal, Colonel S. Malan, Director of the Police School for Black people, with trainees / Abbas

Gen Jannie Geldenhuys is a former South African military commander who served as Chief of the South African Defence Force between 1985 and 1990

Gen Jannie Geldenhuys is a former South African military commander who served as Chief of the South African Defence Force between 1985 and 1990

South African Border War - Preparing for Bungelow inspection Basic training

South African Border War - Preparing for Bungelow inspection Basic training

SADF 25 pounder crew in action, 1977. Good detail of their Pattern 70 webbing and Ottom helmets.

SADF 25 pounder crew in action, Good detail of their Pattern 70 webbing and Ottom helmets.

SADF Vickers HMG crews in action. South Africa re-tooled their WWII era Vickers Guns to fire 7.62x51 and retained them in service through the 1980s. These are in use in 1977 during the Border War.

South Africa re-tooled their WWII era Vickers Guns to fire and retained them in service through the These are in use in 1977 during the Border War.

The Battalion,                             which also became known as the most successful counter insurgency unit of the SADF, was comprised mainly of former FNLA and other anti-communist fighters from Angola who had sworn allegiance to the South African government. Together with their South African officers, these troops forged a formidable Battalion that became known as the best operational Battalion of the South African Defence Force – if not one of the best in the world.

The Battalion, which also became known as the most successful counter insurgency unit of the SADF, was comprised mainly of former FNLA and other anti-communist fighters from Angola who had sworn allegiance to the South African government. Together with their South African officers, these troops forged a formidable Battalion that became known as the best operational Battalion of the South African Defence Force – if not one of the best in the world.

202 Bn Buffel and soldiers. I apologize about the poor picture quality and I will try to get proper scans or better pictures. Taken by 2Lt Ronnie Skolnic in 1987.

202 Bn Buffel and soldiers. I apologize about the poor picture quality and I will try to get proper scans or better pictures.

paratrooper training in the old South African Defence Force. We used the Dak until the late 1980's

paratrooper training in the old South African Defence Force. We used the Dak until the late

Even then (hte 70's and 80's) there was no colour/race in the South African Defence Force. No-one was left behind. I nice feeling at the time knowing that.

Injured troopers from 101 Battalion’s “Romeo Mike” RRU are flown back to the hospital at AFB Ondangwa.

Koevoet - Shadows in the sand- a Koevoet tracker's story

Koevoet - Shadows in the sand- a Koevoet tracker's story

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