This is what a troopie in full kit looked like in the 70'2 up to the mid 80"s

This is what a troopie in full kit looked like in the 70'2 up to the mid 80"s

Genl Koos de la Rey, was a general during the Boer War and is widely regarded as one of the strongest and bravest of the Boer generals during the War and as one of the leading figures of Boer independence. On 15/09/1914 Genl Beyers sent his car to fetch De la Rey from Jburg to Pta. The two Genls set out for Potchefstroom military camp. They encountered police roadblocks but refused to stop. At Langlaagte the police fired on the speeding car and a bullet struck De la Rey's back, ending his…

Genl Koos de la Rey, was a general during the Boer War and is widely regarded as one of the strongest and bravest of the Boer generals during the War and as one of the leading figures of Boer independence. On 15/09/1914 Genl Beyers sent his car to fetch De la Rey from Jburg to Pta. The two Genls set out for Potchefstroom military camp. They encountered police roadblocks but refused to stop. At Langlaagte the police fired on the speeding car and a bullet struck De la Rey's back, ending his…

Winston Churchill (on the right) was himself a famous prisoner during the Boer War. The later prime minister, had temporarily resigned from service with the British military, but was working as a correspondent for the Morning Post when an armored train on which he was present was attacked and derailed by Boer commandos. Churchill was captured by Louis Botha (who himself would later become famous as the first Prime Minister of the Union of South Africa).

Winston Churchill (on the right) was himself a famous prisoner during the Boer War. The later prime minister, had temporarily resigned from service with the British military, but was working as a correspondent for the Morning Post when an armored train on which he was present was attacked and derailed by Boer commandos. Churchill was captured by Louis Botha (who himself would later become famous as the first Prime Minister of the Union of South Africa).

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