South African Border War

South African Border War (In Namibia). Jacob didn't fight in this war, but Tannhauser did as a SA Recce after the Bush War ended.

Very rare photo of South African Spec Forces in the late 80's in Angola

Very rare photo of South African Spec Forces in the late in Angola

Border war. South African Infantry Combat Vehicles on route. It looks like they are near a place called Mapupa in Angola

South African Infantry Combat Vehicles on route. It looks like they are near a place called Mapupa in Angola

Medics looked after them all - and back home the same guys could only change bed pans in the hospitals

Cold War, Army Pics, Defence Force, South Africa, African History, Iron Fist, Troops, Soldiers, Military History

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.

A soldier from the SWA Specialist Unit riding his bike through the bush in South Africa is seen here riding a 330cc bike in a PR exercise to highlight their new effort to fight against SWAPO. This image was found in Soldier of Fortune magazine.

A soldier from the SWA Specialist Unit riding his bike through the bush in South Africa is seen here riding a bike in a PR exercise to highlight their new effort to fight against SWAPO. This image was found in Soldier of Fortune magazine.

The South West Africa and Angola Border War. This is a SADF patrol final inspection (thought to be 5 SAI), this was usually performed by the section leaders before the platoon moves out. His job was to check that every man's kit is in full order. Here he checks the ammunition and kit of the man allocated the 40 mm multiple grenade launcher. Photo courtesy of the Outapi War Museum.

The South West Africa and Angola Border War. This is a SADF patrol final inspection (thought to be 5 SAI).

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