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Portuguese Paratroopers during the Portuguese Overseas War boarding a Puma ca. Colonial, Military Photos, Military History, Military Helicopter, Military Aircraft, South African Air Force, World Conflicts, Vietnam Vets, Defence Force

NORTH OF ANGOLA - Recovering from a group of paratroopers by PUMA helicopter after an operation in northern Angola.

DC3 Dakota Transport Aircraft. South African Air Force Parachute Battalion air drop Airborne Army, South African Air Force, Army Day, Military Love, Paratrooper, African History, War Machine, Special Forces, North Africa

DC3 Dakota Transport Aircraft. South African Air Force Parachute Battalion air drop

1 Parachute Battalion (Ex Alto is the only full-time paratroop unit… Airborne Army, Airborne Ranger, Military Life, Military History, Parachute Regiment, Military Special Forces, Military Insignia, Defence Force, Badges

1 Parachute Battalion - Wikipedia

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.

The days when South African paratroopers were fit and proud. The tall structure at the back was called the Aapkas Airborne Army, Airborne Ranger, Military Life, Military History, Military Art, Parachute Regiment, Army Day, Military Training, Defence Force

The days when South African paratroopers were fit and proud. The tall structure at the back was called the Aapkas