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Boers from the "Groot Trek" to the Second Boer war.
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South African Adolph Gysbert “Sailor” Malan (1910-1963), a famed RAF fighter pilot who led No. 74 Squadron RAF, which distinguished itself during the war and especially during the Battle of Britain, where it shot down almost 40 aircraft.

South African Adolph Gysbert “Sailor” Malan (1910-1963), a famed RAF fighter pilot who led No. 74 Squadron RAF, which distinguished itself during the war and especially during the Battle of Britain, where it shot down almost 40 aircraft.

South Africa 1955 Centenary of Pretoria Set Fine Mint SG 145 6 Scott 214 5 Other South African Stamps HERE

South Africa 1955 Centenary of Pretoria Set Fine Mint

South Africa 1955 Centenary of Pretoria Set Fine Mint SG 145 6 Scott 214 5 Other South African Stamps HERE

Group Captain Adolph Gysbert "Sailor" Malan in the Spitfire Mk IX (FY-F) of an Australian Squadron lead by Squadron Leader Hugo 'Sinker' Armstrong, CO of 611 Squadron RAF at Biggin Hill on the 2nd January 1943.  Armstrong was shot down and killed in this Spitfire a month later, on 5th February. He was 'bounced' by eight Fw 190s of 5/JG26 over Boulogne.  (© IWMCH 8119) (Colourised by Doug)

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Group Captain Adolph Gysbert "Sailor" Malan in the Spitfire Mk IX (FY-F) of an Australian Squadron lead by Squadron Leader Hugo 'Sinker' Armstrong, CO of 611 Squadron RAF at Biggin Hill on the 2nd January 1943. Armstrong was shot down and killed in this Spitfire a month later, on 5th February. He was 'bounced' by eight Fw 190s of 5/JG26 over Boulogne. (© IWMCH 8119) (Colourised by Doug)

British field hospital train collecting wounded soldiers after the Battle of Colenso on 15th December 1899 during the Boer War

British field hospital train collecting wounded soldiers after the Battle of Colenso on 15th December 1899 during the Boer War

British 15 pounder field gun, the gun used by the two Royal Field Artillery batteries in the Battles of Belmont and Graspan in November 1899

British 15 pounder field gun, the gun used by the two Royal Field Artillery batteries in the Battles of Belmont and Graspan in November 1899

SECOND BOER WAR 1899-1902 (Q 72504). Sister A. R.R. Innes and Babs the dog in the grounds of the 22 General Hospital, Pretoria.

SECOND BOER WAR 1899-1902 (Q 72504). Sister A. R.R. Innes and Babs the dog in the grounds of the 22 General Hospital, Pretoria.

Boere op pad na die front, Jeppe, Johannesburg

Boere op pad na die front, Jeppe, Johannesburg

This Day in History: Feb 27, 1881: The Battle of Majuba Hill, South Africa http://dingeengoete.blogspot.com/ http://images2.bridgemanart.com/cgi-bin/bridgemanImage.cgi/400wm.KW.8814730.7055475/371009.jpg

This Day in History: Feb 27, 1881: The Battle of Majuba Hill, South Africa http://dingeengoete.blogspot.com/ http://images2.bridgemanart.com/cgi-bin/bridgemanImage.cgi/400wm.KW.8814730.7055475/371009.jpg

The more things change, the more they stay the same. This is 'hurry up and wait' outside Pretoria before it was vacated.

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