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

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

Saying Goodbye of a fallen comrade. 1Parachute Battalion South Africa

Saying Goodbye of a fallen comrade.

Marble PT

Marble PT

Bats marble PT

RSM Baard in Hard man. A man who trained and created hard inspired soldiers!

1 Parachute Battalion

1 Parachute Battalion in Rhodesia

Bats pole Pt

Bats pole Pt

Bats training jump

Bats training jump

Army History, Special Forces, South Africa, War

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…

Military Life, Military History, Defence Force, Armed Forces, South Africa, Armies, Bats, Globe, War


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