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Date: Mon 6/11/06 1:54PM
From: Mark Barwood

Message: Great site mate. 1 SAI 87- 4 SAI -88. Hectic, hectic times. One of the best sites I've been to.

Date: Thu 2/11/06 11:37PM
From: Basil Bradshaw

Message: 83 to 84 with 10 AA Regt,Bdr. Youngsfield.7LLA for Camps. Cuito Caunavale being the high-light, Ops Hooper and Packer.The best time of my life. I wish my kid's can do what i did. clp oudshorn. osikati pf

Date: Thu 2/11/06 8:17PM
From: Maarten Starreveld

Message: 83 to 84 with 10 AA Regt,Bdr. Youngsfield.7LLA for Camps. Cuito Caunavale being the high-light, Ops Hooper and Packer.

Date: Wed 1/11/06 10:47AM
From: Dirk Mostert

Message: Was op Youngsfield 84 - 85 en meeste can 85 op Ongwediva. Die beste deel van my lewe, waar is daai tye. Ons vir jou!!!

Date: Mon 30/10/06 6:15PM
From: L-CPL Zig Lorimer

Message: 75585638BG - Volunteered for 9 months--got 2years. Wanted engineers--got maintenace unit driver. Lost my second stripe the day I got it. spent the night in the 5SAI Kas with one of my troops--no pass books. Great memories never die--Sterkte Manne.

Date: Fri 27/10/06 5:22PM
From: Selwyn Lotzof

Message: I was in the last of the 9mnths 1970 VTH. 1 Sigs; DHQ Sigs (sien manne is mien manne). I still remember it all and CPT/Major Dalton. Kan julle die Min Dae Trein hoor? Who would have believed it would all end this way!

Date: Fri 27/10/06 1:13PM
From: Dave Burger

Message: Great stuff.Served Jan '83 - Dec'84.81140873BG, still as clear in my memory as the day i first laid eyes on it.

Date: Thu 26/10/06 2:46PM
From: Martyn

Message: Thanks for making the best site on the web for us old soldiers that served. It good to know that it was not all for nothing and that someone is making an effort to remember.

Date: Thu 26/10/06 11:53AM
From: Hardus Visser

Message: This is one of the best sites if not the best I came across.thanx for giving me a better knowlege of how it was is the SADF...

Date: Sun 22/10/06 10:40AM
From: Robert Romans

Message: 74544503BG - Great site. 6SAI from 79-83 D Coy 81mm Mortars. Ondongwa Onkonkolo Eehnana Smokeshell. Our platoon Sgt was Noel Graves and Sect Leader Angus Buchanan What a life and some fantastic memories.

Date: Tue 18/10/06 11:27AM
From: Giuseppe Ricci

Message: 67436980BV: Excellent site ! Basics at 10 AA Youngsfield in '69, 7LAA Regt and I am still at it with Cape Garrison Artillery. First Border camp during the '78 Turnhalle elections, Paddy was still a Lute then, last visit to Sector 10 during 'Ops Aggro'. ! Hope to see and hear from more Gunners. Giuseppe Ricci.

Date: Mon 17/10/06 8:37PM
From: Leon de Jonge

Message: Vir Volk en Vaderland...Beste vriende gehad..Broers en al

Date: Mon 17/10/06 7:38PM
From: Charles Smith

Message: Great site. 81-83 7sai. B-Company ( Die Fokken Band ) Beste tye van ons lewe. As daar nog ouens is van daai inname laat bietjie weet van julle self. Grensdiens was Miershoop, Okankolo, Okatopi, Ongiva, Oshakati. Ek kan vandag nog nie daai trompet speel nie.Sal fotos stuur.

Date: Mon 17/10/06 5:17AM
From: Antonio Bichi

Message: Great site, the memories came flooding back. The good ones and all the others. Thank you for taking the time to setup this website.

Date: Mon 17/10/06 1:55AM
From: Wayne Martin

Message: 82466533 BG wow. so many memories come flooding back. one very interesting website. 2 of the best years and 2 of the worst years of my life all in one.

Date: Sun 16/10/06 1:38PM
From: Paul Milton

Message: 82306549 BG - Brought back some good & bad memories. I will never forget my two years national service. Thanks for great site and keep our memories safe.

Date: Wed 12/10/06 12:41AM
From: Bruce Strachan

Message: There is a new 8 SAI website at which Clint Poisson and I have been working on. Check it out and if you have any old photos, documents or anything petaining to 8 SAI, make yourself a member and upload all your goodies!

Date: Tue 11/10/06 8:27PM
From: CPL Sean Brown

Message: 82355868BG Brought back good and bad/sad memories.We must never forget those who served and gave there lives. Was in 1SDB/SSB IN BLOEM. Lekker bly makkers.

Date: Tue 11/10/06 3:22PM
From: Julian

Message: Brilliant site, I never did service but really wanted to but by the time I was finished school things had changed so much it wouldn`t have been worth while. It seems as though we have lost a piece of our souls with the service gone. I think the future that remains looks bleak however our strenght held us together before.

Date: Tue 11/10/06 3:05PM
From: Bruce Strachan

Message: Fantastic site!! I did Basics in in '83 - Echo Company - 8 SAI under Sgt. Addo ("Het julle my!") Van Zyl. Then on to Oudtshoorn. Looking to make contact with Clive van Oudtshoorn, Ian de Waal and any guys from that time. I am living in the UK.


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