South African The Rooikat 76 armoured fighting vehicle with a 76mm gun. - Image - Army Technology

South African The Rooikat 76 armoured fighting vehicle with a 76mm gun. - Image - Army Technology

Those days there was no colour/race in the South African Defence Force. No-one was left behind. I nice feeling at the time knowing that.

Those days there was no colour/race in the South African Defence Force. No-one was left behind. I nice feeling at the time knowing that.

Operation Reindeer follow- 1978. The first parachute attack ever carried out by the SADF. Reindeer marked SA entry into modern semi-conventional warfare.

Operation Reindeer follow- 1978. The first parachute attack ever carried out by the SADF. Reindeer marked SA entry into modern semi-conventional warfare.

Eventually SA launched Operation Savannah - which involved sending small numbers of troops into Angola. This force won a string of victories and pushed the Cuban/MPLA forces back to Luanda, but the intervention of the hated South-Africans caused the OAU and the rest of the world to swing around to the MPLA's side, and in 1976 the last SA forces marched out of Angola.

Eventually SA launched Operation Savannah - which involved sending small numbers of troops into Angola. This force won a string of victories and pushed the Cuban/MPLA forces back to Luanda, but the intervention of the hated South-Africans caused the OAU and the rest of the world to swing around to the MPLA's side, and in 1976 the last SA forces marched out of Angola.

Carter took this picutre of the SADF medics taking care of some ANC members after the attack from the IFP.

Carter took this picutre of the SADF medics taking care of some ANC members after the attack from the IFP.

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