Bateleur 127 mm 40 tube multiple rocket launcher of South African Army

This 1989 multiple rocket launcher was developed after the Valkiri serie, developed on the Unimog chassis, in service today.

Female army pilot of the South African Army Air Corps, 2007. Note the British-style uniform, complete with service arm beret.

Female army pilot of the South African Army Air Corps, Note the British-style uniform, complete with service arm beret.

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In 1960 fifteen volunteers from the SADF were sent to England, the majority to train as parachute instructors, some as parachute-packers and one SAAF pilot in the dropping of paratroopers. These formed the nucleus of 1 Parachute Battalion at Tempe in Bloemfontein. The first paratroopers were Permanent Force men, but soon the training of Citizen Force paratroopers commenced. Members of 1 Parachute Battalion were the first S.A. Army men to see action after WWII.

1 Parachute Battalion (Ex Alto is the only full-time paratroop unit…

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