South African border conflict

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The feared marching boots. Just look at the spit & polished toecaps.

The feared marching boots. Just look at the spit & polished toecaps.

PT to open the ears

Dit was darm iets om te beleef! Deur dik en dun, ons was daar vir mekaar!

Going back after completing national service. Exciting but what awaits you, another war to establish yourself among people who doesn't understand you, who has no discipline, suddenly the order is gone and you have to survive on your own.

SADF troops boarding a train back in the days of conscription.

old tickey box phone - no longer in use in SA and our kids know nothing about this with all the techno gadgets these days.

African History, Military Life, South Africa, Ol, Cape, Army, Heroes, Military, Armed Forces

Balsak (Afr): The long sausagelike kitbag where the bulk of our kit was stored when we moved around.

Balsak (Afr): The long sausagelike kitbag where the bulk of our kit was stored when we moved around.

Ombaluntu, May 1980. Alouette and Puma just outside north of the camp.

Ombaluntu, May Alouette and Puma just outside north of the camp.

Paper, metal and cloth is what they give a veteran if you survived, this can get lost or be destroyed but the scars on your sole will last until you die.

Paper, metal and cloth is what they give a veteran if you survived, this can get lost or be destroyed but the scars on your sole will last until you die.

Baby 63 mm mortar -biggest could be carried by ground forces

Baby 63 mm mortar -biggest could be carried by ground forces

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