Wounded South African Para's in a makeshift medical post. Battle of Cassinga - Angola

Wounded South African Para's in a makeshift medical post. Battle of Cassinga - Angola

Ian and Ricardo - Platoon 1, 3 SAI, somewhere across the 'kaplyn' May 1, 1980, Operation 'Liberation 1". Note the 60mm and R1 rifle were carried. That's over 10kg plus four 60mm rounds at 1.4kg (total 5.6kgs) and four R1 mags took total to near 20kgs and that's not counting water or food. I was nearly always spared having a turn carrying the platoon B25 radio.

Ian and Ricardo - Platoon 3 SAI, somewhere across the 'kaplyn' May

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South African paratroopers assemble to counter an anticipated Cuban/Angolan attack in Cassinga Angola 1978. [1600 x 988]

South African Paratroopers waiting to be evacuated after the battle of Cassinga in Angola

Ratel convoy | 61 Mechanised Battalion heads west of Ruacana… | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

61 Mechanised Battalion heads west of Ruacana en route to Cunene Province in Angola in response to the Cuban advance southwards.

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