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Date: Tue 11/10/06 1:59PM
From: Buurman

Message: 76276047 : Youngsfield/ Regiment Vaalrivier, Oshakati, Cuito Carnavale. Tye wat van 'n seun 'n man gemaak het en toe 'n volwasse .......

Date: Mon 10/10/06 8:42AM
From: ZJ Swanepoel

Message: 69402444. Ek kan nie glo dat ek steeds my magsnommer onthou nie. Het begin in 1972 by 3SAI. 1ste grensdiens M'Patcha daardie jaar en daarna 3 maande kampe grensdiens feitlik elke jaar saam met Regement Louw Wepener tot 1979. Groete swannie

Date: Sun 9/10/06 6:28PM
From: Dale

Message: great site... My SADF story can be read at Cheers Dale

Date: Sun 9/10/06 10:02AM
From: Clint Poisson

Message: Excellent website! One of the best SADF tribute websites I have seen in a while! Keep up the great work! I've started a new website relating to 8 SAI Mechanised Infantry Battalion. I am looking for any photos or info from former 8 SAI troops to get the website going! Regards, Clint

Date: Fri 7/10/06 5:05PM
From: Dirk Benneyworth

Message: Great site! I served with 1SAI in 1987 and 4SAI in 88 and took part in Operation Hooper. It is important to have this site so that our story will always remain told and strong. Keep up the great work. Regards, Dirk 84327212BG

Date: Thu 5/10/06 12:03PM
From: Peter Moulder

Message: Been thinking a lot recently about my 2 years "diens" in "NAM" with 8SAI (Upington) 1985-1986. Haven't found a lot on the net until now so will be using your site as a reference. Will add a blog entry from my diaries of those times and post it here. Would love to hear from other "8SAI'ers" from that time and get photos from those who have them: Riemvasmaak, Upington etc...

Date: Mon 2/10/06 11:18AM
From: Neil Fairall

Message: What a fantastic site. it has been so good looking through. I did my national service in Bethlehem in 1975 and went on to serve for the next ten years. first in the engineers then with another unit. now live in the Uk keep this up guys...never forget.

Date: Wed 27/9/06 8:46PM
From: Brice

Message: How can we ever forget? I saw the best and worst of humanity. Too bad many of the Afrikaaners were still fighting the Boer War, and hated us Engelsmanne, so I left and came to the USA, and made my life here in Florida. Post traumatic stress is real.... I live it everyday! I miss ZA, and my close friends from those days.

Date: Tue 26/9/06 8:16PM
From: Robbie Cox

Message: DAG SE MANNE, visited this site before and keep coming back for more as it reminds me of who i was and want to be again, was a bokkie with 1SAI in 89 and am interested in getting a tatoo of my unit and was wondering if anybody has got a clear picture of the three feathers emblem that was on the shoulder flash or stable belt as i want to get it correct as there are no sites out there that deal with 1SAI in particular. Please help if possible. sterkte julle

Date: Mon 25/9/06 6:59PM
From: Robert

Message: Thanks for a great website. I served in the old SADF from 1983 (Oudtshoorn) to 1984 (operasional) as a luitenant in the Infantry Corps. It has been my desire for some time now to start a National Organisation namely the SA Bush War Veterans, to commemorate our fallen hero's, we owe it to them. Lets hear the truth from us, the unsung hero's who served in the best, non-conventional army in the world. Looking forward to hear from anyone who shares my vision. Thanks for the opportunity.

Date: Sat 23/9/06 4:30PM
From: spr lance moller

Message: 86511359 BT - let us rember those that did not come home

Date: Sat 23/9/06 11:13AM
From: Baardman

Message: National Service changed a generation of South Africans - some because they served 9 or 12 or 24 months, others because they were family and others because they were part of a system which supported or resisted national service and conflict / suppression. My two years '78 (1 Maintenance Unit, Service School and DHQ) and '79 (AFHQ) as a weerman, 2Lt ant LT, took me to many airforce bases in SA SWA and ops areas. Like others, a tremendously formative experience, still with me 27 years later, living in Mauritius. A great site, needs more links to encourage sharing of experiences.

Date: Tue 19/9/06 6:37PM
From: Steve Finlay

Message: elandsfontain (caters school) 1981-83 junior leaders course with sgt long. Geberas officers club in Voortrekkerhoogte, worked with mayjor huges. Now live in canada. e-mail me. thks

Date: Thu 14/9/06 10:47AM
From: Andre

Message: Very good site, brought back a lot of memories. Did my time @1SSB 1979-1980.

Date: Tue 12/9/06 9:07AM
From: Raymond Whittaker

Message: 69306793 Military intel to all those brave men and boys who lost their lives you will never be forgotten we had the strongest army in the world and today nothing.

Date: Sun 10/9/06 12:5AM
From: Nekto

Message: Good sight. I'm very interested. I think not too much general information about war, for people who wasn't engaged but just are interested in. I consider the fate of South Africa is like USSR fate after democratization. With respect.

Date: Mon 28/8/06 8:48PM
From: The webmaster

Message: The 10 thousandth visitor has come and gone and I view this, together with the unanimously positive feedback to my work here as testament to the importance of this website as a difinitive address on our experiences in the SADF. I'd like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who's been here. Eendrag is mag! Unity is strength!

Date: Sat 26/8/06 9:50PM
From: John English

Message: Any guys who served in Oshakati winter of 1979 and Defence Headquarters Signals Pretoria 1977/8 Also basics 1 Parachute Battalion Bloem July 77?

Date: Tue 22/8/06 3:59PM
From: Clive Holt

Message: Howzit! I am the author of 'At Thy Call we did not falter' and would like to take this opportunity to commend you on this site and your efforts to bring the truth to the fore. I will be visiting SA in October as part of a documentary that is being produced on the SADF's war activities - yet another step in the pursuit of truth. Keep up the good work!

Date: Tue 22/8/06 2:19AM
From: Isaac Rubin

Message: I served as a chef,77-78 with 2SAI Walvis Bay and 78 with 1 Maintenance Discobolos Kimberly I served with Reserve Unit 2BTN TVL SCOTTS 79-80 on the border [Oshivello and Ondangwa] Today I am a 48 year old staff sergant serving with my reserve unit Gedud 9063 in the Israeli Air Force. I would like to hear from anyone who I served with.


This website about the South African Defence Force is a tribute to all who served in the SADF, and a reminder to those who have long since forgotten ...