1 Special Service Battalion (usually abbreviated to 1SSB) is an armoured regiment of the South African Army and only one of two such in its regular force. The Regiment is based at Tempe near Bloemfontein.Following World War II, the Special Service Battalion was re-organised into 2 battalions - 1 Special Service Battalion and 1 South African Infantry Battalion.
Operation 'Liberation 1' - May 1980, Angola - about 20k's north of the 'kaplyn' - north of Ombaluntu. Platoon 1,3 SAI. Ricardo and Gary - mates from Natal. They introduced me to the music of Hendrix - I remembered them loving 'With the power of soul'.