The Battle of Cassinga, was a South African airborne attack on a South West Africa People's Organization (SWAPO) military base at the former town of Cassinga, Angola on 4 May 1978. Conducted as one of the three major actions of Operation Reindeer during the South African Border War, it was the South African Army’s first major air assault.

The Battle of Cassinga, was a South African airborne attack on a South West…

Ratel and Casspir

Ratel and Casspir -- which one was stuck and needed recovering?

South African Airways Boeing 727-100 and Dassault Mirage III

Mirage III BZ 816 in PE in the late with an SAA Boeing 727 in the background

A 1 Sqn Mirage F1AZ and a Mozambique AF Mig 17 in flight. This was the Mig 17 with which Lt Bomba defected from Mozambique

☆ South African Air Force ✈ 1 Sqn Mirage and a Mozambique AF Mig 17 in flight. This was the Mig 17 with which Lt Bomba defected from Mozambique

It never was a happy war. The border war had many casualties and many wounded souls

It never was a happy war. The border war had many casualties and many wounded souls

Defence Force, Joker, Scouts, South Africa, Soldiers

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