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Date: Sun 23/7/06 12:31AM
From: Kobus Delport

Message: Great site. Ek wil weet of iemand my pa Johan 'Kalahari' Delport geken het. Hy was in die vroee 80's op die SWA en Angola grens as enige iemand stories het oor hom sal ek dit waardeer. Dankie

Date: Sun 30/7/06 8:03AM
From: Vaughn Cross

Message: To all the unsung HEROS...........I salute you... No slow March will bring back our "maaitjies" No experience ahead will make us forget, but let us a band of "BROTHERS" say.....WE DID IT.....

Date: Wed 2/8/06 6:25PM
From: Yollie

Message: Hi guys.... Im looking for any information about Albertus Wynand van der Linde...(Ali).. If anyone has any info please drop me a mail...pretty please

Date: Wed 2/8/06 6:37PM
From: bigwheel

Message: 77452372bg/t - hoe klink betlehem kroonstad rundu bogani chetto piet se wit pad mgb grug baily brug dalk het jy van ons soet water gedrink of dalk agter op die buffel beskerming vir ons gery nogmaal dankie ou maat

Date: Mon 7/8/06 3:05PM
From: Riekert Giliomee

Message: If there are any old SADF soldiers out there who now live in the UK. We are trying to organise a BBQ and just chat in general about the old days. Please get in contact with me. Min Dae!!!

Date: Mon 7/8/06 5:13PM
From: Johan Steyn (JD)

Message: 77255479BG - Great site, thanks for a site where we can remember, although we will never forget. 3 SAI Potch, Ruacana, Luandagai, Umbalantu, Okatopi. Oranje, Blanje, Blou leef vir altyd!!

Date: Thu 10/8/06 12:13AM
From: CB

Message: Glad I found this site. Was called up in 1980, after university, to Oudtshoorn. Declared G4K4 due to an allergy I then had, and assigned to Civic Action as a teacher in my home province (then Natal). Wonder if anyone can help me locate the site of the Duncan camp near Jan Kempdorp, where I spent three wasted weeks before going down to Natal. Does anyone have any memories of Duncan? Have lived now for almost two decades in Switzerland, and would be keen to contact ex-SADF guys by e-mail, who were in Oudtshoorn and/or Jan Kempdorp/Duncan in the early 80's.

Date: Sat 12/8/06 6:04PM
From: Peter Bolton

Message: Intake 1 SAI 1972 and Dbn Regt SWA SPEC COINOPS until 1978 - Love the pics on the site -- THEY LOOK REALLY GOOD -- I totally go along with your comment that we were the original oumanne, thank you for saying that. It means a lot to us guys, who went out into the unknown in the early days, left out in the bush to get on with it with FN's / R1's, basic kit, the old type staaldak & equipment, lots of ammo and grenades, some flares, lots of water bottles, and just a small radio to contact base with.

Date: Wed 16/8/06 2:05PM
From: Rob Pienaar

Message: 1 SAI basics, Infantry school, Oudtshoorn, 31 Battalion + PF Navy Diving officer. A great site, I still believe my fight was against terrorism and my views haven't changed. I am certainly proud of all I had dealings with. Lekker Vasbyt!!

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.

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

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

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.


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