TAKING THE WAR TO SWAPO:

32 Battalion was a light infantry battalion of the South African Army founded in…

At Thy Call We Did Not Falter - South African Defence Force (SADF)

At Thy Call We Did Not Falter - South African Defence Force (SADF)

Buffalo Graveyard of 32 Bn Soldiers SADF, You are not forgotten

Buffalo Graveyard of 32 Bn Soldiers SADF, You are not forgotten

Modern Warfare, Photo Essay, 1980s, Buffalo, South Africa, Scouts, Africans, Army, Southern

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South African Defense Force 32 Battalion troopers in They both wear Pattern 83 “battle jackets”, “Transkei” elite camo berets, and carry folding-stock Vektor automatic rifles.

The Battalion did not only play an integral part during Operation Savannah in 1975  as well as all other major external operations of the SADF such as the Battle of  Cuito Quanavale in 1987/88 (one of the last great campaigns during the Cold War),  but from 1976 until 1989 the battalion was deployed on an almost permanent  basis to conduct offensive operations mainly inside Angola, acting as a buffer  between the SADF’s regular forces and its communist enemies.

The Battalion did not only play an integral part during Operation Savannah in 1975 as well as all other major external operations of the SADF such as the Battle of Cuito Quanavale in 1987/88 (one of the last great campaigns during the Cold War), but from 1976 until 1989 the battalion was deployed on an almost permanent basis to conduct offensive operations mainly inside Angola, acting as a buffer between the SADF’s regular forces and its communist enemies.

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