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Spitfire No. 417 Squadron, SAAF - North Africa

TR Supermarine Spitfire of No 417 Squadron Royal Canadian Air Force being cannibalized for parts at Gabes. The aircraft was scrapped after colliding with a Hudson during take-off on 19 April 1943

THE DESERT AIR FORCE IN TUNISIA, SPRING 1943Supermarine Spitfire JG726/`AN-L' of No 417 Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force being cannibalized for parts at Gabes. The aircraft was scrapped after colliding with a Hudson during take-off on 19 April 1943.

TR Supermarine Spitfire of No 417 Squadron Royal Canadian Air Force being cannibalized for parts at Gabes. The aircraft was scrapped after colliding with a Hudson during take-off on 19 April 1943

South African Air Force, Defence Force, Fighter Jets, Choppers, Armed Forces, Warfare, Africans

On 1 May 1986, a South African Air Force Dakota while on a flight to Ondangwa at about 8000 ft was hit with a soviet SAM-7 shoulder fired surface to air missile. The explosion ripped off most of the Dakota’s tail. To add additional pressure to the crew, the Dakota was full of military VIP passengers including the Chief of the Army.

Now there are pilots with skills and then there are a cut above, this pilot is a cut above. On 1 May a South African Air Force Dakota while on a flight to Ondangwa at about 8000 ft was hit wi…

SOUTH AFRICAN AIR FORCE  TUNISIA, APRIL 1943

Supermarine Spitfire Mk V and pilots of No. 40 Squadron, South African Air Force, at Gabes in Tunisia, April The Supermarine Spitfire.

South African Air Force Buccaneer Flypast with Mirage IIICZ's parked on the flightline

☆ South African Air Force ✈ Buccaneer Flypast with Mirage IIICZ's parked on the flightline

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