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Date: Fri 31/8/07 11:19AM
From: Charles Spilhaus

Message: Tpr C E Spilhaus 69418135 1SSB 1972, Eland 90 gunner, Regiment Orange River 1973 to 1984, ops Savanah 1976, Owambo 1977 & 1981. Tame compared with what came after that but nonetheless glad of the experiences we had. Great website - makes me proud. Thank you.

Date: Wed 22/8/07 6:59PM
From: Reinar Dressler

Message: 1979 - 1980 Duitse vrywilliger. Panterskool, toe 1SDB, B-eskadron - Eland kannonier. Messina (toe Bob oorvat), Katima Mulilo, Pta., 1SDB, Regiment Pta. Trots op my Pro Patria medalje. Nou al 'n paar jaar ouer en wyser. F.U.N.S.A!

Date: Sat 18/8/07 8:17AM
From: Dave Pullen

Message: Leading Seaman SA Navy 79624060BT Seems as though it never happened?? My brother is Cpl Rob Pullen Ops Medic SAMS 1992 1993

Date: Thu 16/8/07 7:26PM
From: Robin Leach

Message: Days gone by; glad to remember the good and glad to forget the bad. I was in during the change from compulsory service to professional service (1990). Basics in Uppington and deployed to 61st Mechanized Battalion in South West Africa (Namibia). Ended up being retrained and doing township duties in KwaZulu/Natal.

Date: Thu 16/8/07 1:32PM
From: Simon Ince

Message: SAMS July1981-July1983 Good site brings back all the memory's good and bad.I proud to have served in the best Army in world at that time.

Date: Thu 16/8/07 3:54AM
From: Alex Tosen

Message: ANTI TANK Platoon 4SAI 87-Ops moduler-Kpl Tosen 71 Bravo enige ou kamerade gooi vir my n ou lyntjie-By the way bakgat site-71 Bravo radio toets oor-

Date: Fri 12/8/07 11:45AM
From: Kim Owen

Message: 5SAI July '83 intake - Cpl SP Guard - 53 SAI Owamboland (Etale) '85 - looking to make contact with old mates - Ian Geldenhuys, Marius Jansen, Paddy Stanton, Frans Meyer, etc,etc - Great site - keep it up!!!!!

Date: Mon 6/8/07 2:36PM
From: Eric Filmalter

Message: 8 SAI 1976-77 - Great site bringing back good and bad memories - Upington in Summer and Winter (tentdorp), Riemvasmaak, then Oshivelo, Ombalantu, Nkongo, Okalongo and others - Would like to make contact with soldiers during that time - Major Struwig's time and Koevoet whom we worked with.

Date: Sun 22/7/07 9:02AM
From: Gordon Pugh

Message: 5SAI Assualt Pioneers 82 to 84. a good place to take a walk down memory lane. From time to time, one wonders what became of the men who were there.

Date: Fri 20/7/07 4:55AM
From: Steyn Fourie

Message: Was van die laaste iname in 93! mis die goeie ou dae!

Date: Wed 18/7/07 1:47PM
From: Vincent Olivier

Message: Served 80 -81 4TH Field Potch- went through Protea. Great Site. Let us never forget. Brothers in arms forever.

Date: Tue 17/7/07 1:54PM
From: Tony Fourie

Message: 82410945BG - served 83-85' @ 1.SSB. Glad I could of done it at that time. Miss all my army buddies. Proud of all my buddies, we had good times and bad. Glad we all returned back safley from our border trips.

Date: Tue 17/7/07 12:20AM
From: Olaf Meys (83588384BT)

Message: (note the T indicating finished service ;-) ). Seems we were doing our 2 years at the same time, although I was SAAF. Nice site. and the old memories came flooding back. It certainly WAS an interesting time I never want to do again!

Date: Mon 9/7/07 11:03AM
From: Mark

Message: 89612246BG, Moerse cool site, lekker om al die ou stories te lees, bring baie memories terug. Keep it up.

Date: Thu 5/7/07 2:06PM
From: Willy

Message: Keep it going no regrets 1st intake 7SAI Bourkes Luck 74. Cant remember how many bases but Kwando, Mahanene, ondangwa Nkongo and Ruacana stand any of the old 7SAI 74 guys still out there A coy PL 2 SEC 1

Date: Sat 30/6/07 7:15AM
From: Frans van Niekerk Cpl

Message: What a brilliant site !!! Please keep up good work. I even long back to Oshigambo days in 1981/82. Best regards,Frans.

Date: Sat 8/6/07 10:26AM
From: Richard Sheehan

Message: Hi - son sent me the link. He always hears us talking "army" stories when the guys get together. Did basics at 22 Field Squadron,Bethlehem,2nd phase and then to 25 Field in Oshikati. 10 of us sent to Elundu. Tiny camp 7 kliks from the yati - Swept Oom willie's se pad and the chandelier rd many occasions.Lifted 1st mine after 2 months - we all got sloshed that night. Cheers

Date: Mon 4/6/07 4:49PM
From: Ratam Rautenbach

Message: Genieskool 1981 Bossiesspruit Bravo troep

Date: Thu 31/5/07 8:12PM
From: Johan Rudolph

Message: 89477459 PE 1991 - 1998 8SAI, 5SAI, Groep36, Groep25, Groep24, Groep16. Lekker om weer oor die goeie tye te lees. AVANTE

Date: Sun 27/5/07 2:44AM
From: Gregory Ninow

Message: 73459836BA, great site, The old land is no longer. I miss the african skies, the red soil and brotherhood


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