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Date: Mon 16/1/06 9:59PM
From: Andy

Message: Excellent site, followed a link posted by Bundu basher on MilitaryImages.Net. A fantastic insight into a Military Force I had very little knowledge of. Regards Andy

Date: Thu 19/1/06 8:57AM
From: Trompie Terblanche

Message: Great to see a lot of 5 SAI members logging in. Yes Rooibaard is a legend and a first class soldier. Bigfoot is also a name which gave us a lot to talk and debate about while on patrol. Other names from 5 SAI (1980 to 1982) are Capt Van Lill, Commandant Harris alias JOCK PROMISES, Cpl Fandarro

Date: Sat 4/2/06 12:35AM
From: Bret Arntzen

Message: 5 SAI : 1982-1984 D-Company. Brings back a heap of memories. I am living in the UK and great to hear from fellow 5 SAI members. Does anyone remember S/SGT Van der Linde who had a speech problem ???

Date: Tue 14/2/06 8:54AM
From: Nardus van Blerk

Message: Just wanna know if anyone knew a Ben van Blerk? He was my dad and he fought in Angola 1976. He died in a motorcycle accident in 1984. Only dealing with his death 22 years later. If anyone has any info on him pls e-mail me!

Date: Thu 16/2/06 3:25PM
From: Clinton Range

Message: Great site. Served 1SSB July '86 to July '88. Ops Modular and Hooper. Brings back a lot of memories, both good and bad. "Eendrag Maak Mag"

Date: Sat 18/2/06 4:57PM
From: Paul Doria

Message: Old soldiers never die! Where are you Bokkoppe from 7 SAI 1982-84 charlie coy, or are there still a few alive and kicking? Would love to hear from you fellows!

Date: Wed 8/3/06 5:26PM
From: Patrick

Message: Well done! Brillient site! SWATF 101 RM the best of the best

Date: Thu 9/3/06 8:05PM
From: Ivan Churr

Message: Hi great site! I was at 1SSB (supporty) 1979 - 1980. Went into Angola with 61 Meg. in 1980 (operation sceptic)?

Date: Wed 29/3/06 1:10PM
From: J.C. van der Walt (Lt)

Message: Great !!! Served for 15 years in the SADF. 1975-1990. 14 Field & 3 SAI Potch and then in Vereeniging Commando. Went to the border 6 x 3 months. We were of the first in 1975 in Operation Savanna. Good and bad memories do we have. We will not forget our buddies who fought side by side and buddies who paid with their lives !!! Proud to have been a part of this history. EEN DRAG MAAK MAG, Ons vir jou Suid-Afrika!

Date: Mon 3/4/06 5:12PM
From: Joni

Message: GREAT SITE!!! Very, very nice. EXCELLENT! Brings back many memories, old soldiers never die. Keep it up!!

Date: Fri 7/4/06 11:12PM
From: Bill Struthers

Message: Recognition at last! What a great web site! I served in the SP Wag from 1985-1987 although I never went to the border area we served in the townships of Alexandra and Soweto. Lost a few great mates during my two years. A lot of boys served in the townships basically the real frontline at home during those turbulent times. Maybe you can dedicate a section to the township conflicts of the times? Keep up the excellent work. Lest we forget....

Date: Fri 14/4/06 4:52PM
From: Grateful

Message: Thanks for the site. I respect any fellow South African that served on the border. Even though I missed the conscription, things have changed in South Africa and people around the world don't know your side of the story. I for one will never forget their sacrifices and am eternally grateful.

Date: Sun 16/4/06 4:41PM
From: Sean Kelly

Message: Hi all, I think this web site is great. I am looking for anyone from Cape Town who did their national service at 8 SAI 1993. Especially Froxtrot Comp (Basics) and Charlie Company (Riemvasmaak). I have served in a couple of units since then and am still serving. But have never forgotten 8 SAI. "Come to 8 SAI. Come to 8 SAI. Its the place for you and me. There's a sign board at the entrance saying welcome unto thee" Remember that song? Well guys keep it real!

Date: Wed 19/4/06 6:50PM
From: Herc Coetzee

Message: Great site. Served at 2SSB (Zeerust) 1980-1981. Operational duties at Ondangwa, Etale and Oshakati. Converted from Armoured cars in 1983 to tanks. Hope to hear from anyone that served in B Squadron

Date: Mon 24/4/06 7:53PM
From: Vagn Nielsen

Message: Excellent Site! Well done! My band of brothers. 83 Intake at 6 SAI and then transferred to SWATF 101 - the best of the best. "Oshivello, Miershoop, Okatopi, Ondangwa, Etale, Eenhana, Oshigambo, Ruacana, Opuwa, Okangwati"

Date: Fri 28/4/06 12:06PM
From: Arrow Rory

Message: 2 SAI Walvisbaai - It's taken 20 years to finally realise what the war on the border was all about. Thank you!

Date: Sun 30/4/06 4:59AM
From: Mike Black

Message: Well done. A great website. Comprehensive and indeed going a long way to ensure we never forget.

Date: Mon 1/5/06 4:16AM
From: Marco - 73515991BT

Message: Excellent site - brings back a lot of good and sad memories. Most of my mates are sadly missed, the good that had fallen and the ones that survived - I would certainly have some of those good times over again

Date: Sat 13/5/06 5:28PM
From: Peter Chapman

Message: 76515600 BG - Army Service Corps, July 1978 - July 1980 and SA Irish Regiment 1981 to 1986. Grootfontein, Okahandja and Windhoek from late 1978 to January 1980. This is a great site, and a fitting tribute to the many guys who fought that long undeclared war. Brings back many memories. Well done!

Date: Tue 16/5/06 9:45AM
From: Stu Thompson

Message: Hi guys. Excellent site. I did basics at 8SAI Jan 86. Served in Owamboland sector10, Kangwane RSA/Mozambique border and 4SAI anti-tank squad Ratel 90's on Ops Modular. Fought with 61 mech and 32 battalion. Klaared out Dec 87. Joined SAP Special riot unit 19 and Durban Dog Unit. Left in 1995 to live in UK. Truly the toughest but best days of my life. We must always remember ...


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 ...