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Foreign volunteers in the South African military. On the left is an American, and on the right is an Englishman. Photo taken by one Anthony Rogers during "Operation Protea" in Defence Force, Apartheid, Colonial, We Are Young, Cold War, South Africa, Military, Helicopters, History

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South African Oryx helicopter during flight over Ovamboland region, Namibia, Military Life, Military History, Once Were Warriors, Army Pics, South African Air Force, South Afrika, Army Day, Defence Force, African History

An Oryx helicopter flying over Ovamboland in the now Namibia. The conflict on the border between Namibia and mainly Angola was known in South Africa as the Border War and went on from 1966 till 1988. Troops on the ground also called it the "Buch War" or just the "Border" or "Grens"

Band of Brothers – 101 Romeo Mike 101 Battalion unit in action somewhere on the Angolan/South West Africa (Namibia) border. Military Humor, Military Service, Military Life, Military History, Once Were Warriors, Union Of South Africa, Army Day, Army Vehicles, Armored Vehicles
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Band of Brothers – 101 Romeo Mike 101 Battalion unit in action somewhere on the Angolan/South West Africa (Namibia) border. The ‘Romeo Mikes’ meant Reaksie Mag (Reaction Force) and these units where designed as long range special forces of the South West African Territorial Force (SWATF) and their purpose was to relentlessly track and then surround insurgents.

SA soldiers with a captured yugoslavian AA 20 gun Military Art, Military History, Brothers In Arms, Defence Force, African Beauty, Special Forces, Armed Forces, Warfare, Military Vehicles
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This photo was taken about the fourth day after SADF had attacked Onjiva in Operation Protea.. Bats and Ratels had spent 3 days clearing the trenches of the big Fapla base next to the airport...tons of captured Soviet weapons and equipment was brought together and driven/loaded back to SA.

A member of the South African Defense Force’s famous 32 Battalion trains regulars on the use of the Heckler and Koch general-purpose machine gun.

32 BAT/ Recces showing the finer points of an HK21 to a few SADF Soldaats.

SA Army soldiers with assault rifle.

SA Army soldiers with R4 assault rifle.

SADF Soldier w/ 7.62x51 BREN, 1977 Border Wars. Military Life, Military History, Once Were Warriors, South Afrika, Army Day, Brothers In Arms, Defence Force, Red Army, African History
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SADF Soldier w/ 7.62x51 BREN, 1977 Border Wars.

61 Meg Tsumeb - they had reason to be a liitle windgat and very proud Union Of South Africa, South African Flag, South African Air Force, Army Vehicles, Armored Vehicles, Army Pics, South Afrika, Army Day, Defence Force
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61 Meg Tsumeb - they had reason to be a liitle windgat and very proud

The wounded getting help from his buddy's

Military personnel of the defence forces of South Africa pose in Buffel armoured personnel carrier. Military Life, Military History, Military Art, West Africa, South Africa, Military Personnel, Military Vehicles, Army Day, Defence Force
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Young South African soldiers c. Military Love, Military Service, Military Archives, South African Air Force, Army Day, Namibia, Vietnam War Photos, Defence Force, War Photography

Young South African soldiers, c. 1980s [640 x 960]

Young South African soldiers c. 1980s [640 x 960]

Breakfast Army Day, Brothers In Arms, How To Make Drinks, Defence Force, Ol Days, My Heritage, Cold War, South Africa, African
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Breakfast

Note the old style webbing and Galil type rifle

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