South African Troops during the Border War or also known as the Bush War.

South African Troops during the Border War, also known as the Bush War.

One of the last great South African Generals - Constand Viljoen - also known as "stofstrepie"

One of the last great South African Generals - Constand Viljoen - also known as "stofstrepie"

Awesome - just outside Orapa - knew someone was there it get you out if wounded

Awesome - just outside Orapa - knew someone was there it get you out if wounded

Wounded South African Para's in a makeshift medical post. Battle of Cassinga - Angola

Wounded South African Para's in a makeshift medical post. Battle of Cassinga - Angola

Medics looked after them all - and back home the same guys could only change bed pans in the hospitals

Medics looked after them all - and back home the same guys could only change bed pans in the hospitals

Ian and Ricardo - Platoon 1, 3 SAI, somewhere across the 'kaplyn' May 1, 1980, Operation 'Liberation 1". Note the 60mm and R1 rifle were carried. That's over 10kg plus four 60mm rounds at 1.4kg (total 5.6kgs) and four R1 mags took total to near 20kgs and that's not counting water or food. I was nearly always spared having a turn carrying the platoon B25 radio.

Ian and Ricardo - Platoon 3 SAI, somewhere across the 'kaplyn' May

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