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Date: Mon 4/15/13 9:23AM
From: Martin Theron

Message: Hi to 7SAI July 1977 intake.Hoping to hear from anyone who was with me during our rendezvous at Ruacana as well. Regards, Martin Theron

Date: Mon 4/15/13 9:24AM
From: Martin Theron

Message: I am wondering how does one get to open photos on this website-I accidently stumbled across it.I served in the war 1977-1979 from 7SAI Battalion,at Ruacana,and thereafter was sent to 1RNT where I did a couple of 3 month camps. Regards, Martin Theron

Date: Fri 5/10/13 4:46AM
From: Marinus Du Preez

Message: Ek was 1985 op Infanterie Skool Peleton 2 Echo kompanie, wil graag hoor van my mede Echo studente. soek ook graag fotos. Gaan na Facebook daar is n groep net vir Infanterie skool.

Date: Mon 5/20/13 6:05PM
From: chris woelk

Message: Robert Romans put me onto this site. Seems your war was similary to our Vietnam war and the social conflict. I am enjoying learning your history. Visit my website and see the things we shared.

Date: Tue 5/21/13 1:28PM

Message: was in bloem 1975 1sdb. 84 grensdiens pretoria regiment- kmdt chris raats. rsm andy carstens

Date: Wed 5/22/13 9:57AM
From: Nico de Koker (RAU)

Message: 6 SAI Jun'79 - Jul '81. Eenhana, Elundu, Nkongo...

Date: Sat 5/30/13 10:10AM
From: Bennie Bezuidehout (spagetti)

Message: 7 SAI Phalaborwa 2 julie 86 - 2 julie 88 Charlie komp peleton 1 seksie 2 . sektor 10 Oshakati . as daar nog van ons ou troepe is wat op die web is my e pos is daar . ek nog steeds by weermag betrokke .

Date: Mon 6/3/13 7:09AM
From: Jurie Swanepoel

Message: Diensplig gedoen vanaf 1981 tot 1983. Het ingeklaar by TDK toe oorgeplaas 11 kommando toe; van daar af na 8 SAI en toe na 5SAI waarvan ek grensdiens verrrig het by Eenhana; Elundu; Okolongo en Onjiva, Het daai bosse plat geloop op patrollie. Het in 2012 weer by die kampe in Eenhana en Elundu gaan draai; die PB's woon nog steeds in hulle selfgeboude hutte met takkrale soos 30 jaar gelede. Wonder altyd wat het geword van die manne wat saam my daai tyd gesweet het in die bos.

Date: Sat 11/24/12 2:05PM
From: Johan Tengroth Sweden

Message: Dear Sir, Thank you for an very intersting and well done homepage. Anybody who have any information about the organisation of 4th Survey regiment?

Date: Mon 11/26/12 8:18AM
From: J.Day.

Message: Het basies April66 in Oudtshoorn gedoen. Toe 4Sai en Inf skool. Tenkafweer.Het basies April66 in Oudtshoorn gedoen. Toe 4Sai en Inf skool. Tenkafweer.

Date: Wed 11/28/12 1:21PM
From: Nico

Message: 1987 - 1988 Best time of my life. Miss those days.

Date: Tue 12/4/12 5:00PM
From: Paul MacDonald

Message: Thank you for the information on your website. I am interested in all types of military history. I became interested in the SADF/Border War when I read Robert Pitta's book South African Special Forces.

Date: Wed 12/5/12 5:04PM
From: CR Delport

Message: Thanks for a great site. Got a lot of good info for my book, which I made sure to thank. Anybody else feel like reminiscing, feel free to check out my book at

Date: Fri 12/7/12 1:56PM
From: Willie Hough

Message: Joined the airforce '80 to '91.Happiest days of my life!!Still have contact with a lot of my buddies inspite of getting older all the time. We all agree of bad judgement by the politicians of that time.Today we are the victims of all that till the day comes for a new war which is inevitable.I hope this time all will stand for what our fore fathers believed in!

Date: Sat 12/8/12 4:04PM
From: Mark (Bo) McKay

Message: Served with 5 SAI 1978 - 1980 in Eenhana, Elundu and Nkongo. After 32 years, some of us are getting together in Durban on 15th December to honor Lt Oosthuizen, Rfn Appelgryn, Rfn Victor, Rfn Fourie and Rfn Greyling lost between 14th December 1979 and 14th March 1980. God Bless all who served before us, with us and after us !.

Date: Mon 12/10/12 2:24PM
From: Andre de swardt

Message: Was at 7 SAI 1977-1978 ETALY,RUACANA,MANENE ONDANGWA Greatest time of my life

Date: Sun 12/16/12 3:45PM
From: mike maxwell

Message: was 2 S.A.I walvis bay 1986-1988 secter 10 oshakati and secter 20 rundu sure miss those days

Date: Sat 12/29/12 6:10PM
From: Carl Koekemoer

Message: Anyone currently living in Australia that served in Sector 10, 25 Field Engineering Regiment, Oshakati in 1986 ? I did my training at "piet se gat" in 1985.

Date: Sat 9/29/12 8:11AM
From: Henry Kruger

Message: Howzit all to the tiffies of 61 LWT 80/81 Chris Wanye Urrie phiffer Albert tazan Rory Bird trever to many more name have not mention,ed. We came boys left men , what a gas we had . Castle buiding with beer tins in the mess ,movies at night under the stars Will be good to hear hows still around .lions in Etoshia ,pythons in trommels .an the old tonkka ,hoy water!!!if any one remembers me H give us a chout 0825562575 will an can never forget

Date: Fri 10/12/12 12:16PM
From: Patrick Cuthbert

Message: Hi, I was in 6 SAI from 88 to 90. Wonder if any of my friends are still around? Nortje, Watson, Hart??


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