Responding To The Premier's Call Aka South African Recruits on British Pathé

Responding To The Premier's Call Aka South African Recruits on British Pathé

Grand Assault Next Year - Field Marshal Smuts on British Pathé

Grand Assault Next Year - Field Marshal Smuts on British Pathé

Responding To The Premier's Call Aka South African Recruits on British Pathé

Responding To The Premier's Call Aka South African Recruits on British Pathé

A Call To Arms - Marshal Smuts Aka A Call To Arms By Field Marshal Smuts on British Pathé

A Call To Arms - Marshal Smuts Aka A Call To Arms By Field Marshal Smuts on British Pathé

KG967 "Q", "The little Queenie" of 31 Sqn, Celoni, Italy, 1944. This aircraft participated in the infamous Warsaw supply drops of August/September 1944.

"Q", "The little Queenie" of 31 Sqn, Celoni, Italy, This aircraft participated in the infamous Warsaw supply drops of August/September

1 Squadron Hurricane pilots, Egypt, summer 1942. Flight commander Captain Tom Rhodes briefing his pilots before an ops during the Alamein battles.  In this period the Germans had air superiority and the SAAF fighter squadrons sustained severe losses. In this group alone all pilots were shot down at some stage (except Salmon), some never to return.

Eric Ismay of 2 Squadron posing in his "Tommy" after a sortie…

"Lt. Harriss (1. SAAF) Sinks a Ju 88. April 1944. Italy" Caption on this photograph.  Lt. E.F. "Ernie" Harriss was a respected pilot of 1 squadron and flew operations 1943-1944 in Italy but was unfortunately grounded in May 1944 due to "eye trouble".  This photo was most probably taken at SA 7 wing's Trigno airstrip situated close to the beach. Photograph credit: thanks to John Labistour who's dad was the armaments officer of 7 wing at that time. Coloured by Tinus Le Roux

Tinus le Roux welcomes you to this page! Colourised pics of our South African Air Force.

2 Squadron pilots displaying their captured flag with the squadron victories marked on it, North Africa March 1943. The flag was brought to the squadron by Dave Theron when he returned on foot after being shot down on 11/11/1942. The OC, Maj. "Wildie" Wildsmith, is holding the mascot monkey "Jacko" who was with the sqdn from the East African campaign days of 1940/'41. Photograph from... See More — with Wildie Wildsmith, Hoefie Hauptfleisch, Rod Hojem, Vic Martin and Ben Keyter.

2 Squadron pilots displaying their captured flag with the squadron victories marked on it, North Africa March 1943. The flag was brought to the squadron by Dave Theron when he returned on foot after being shot down on 11/11/1942. The OC, Maj. "Wildie" Wildsmith, is holding the mascot monkey "Jacko" who was with the sqdn from the East African campaign days of 1940/'41. Photograph from... See More — with Wildie Wildsmith, Hoefie Hauptfleisch, Rod Hojem, Vic Martin and Ben Keyter.

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