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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??

Date: Sun 10/14/12 4:17PM
From: Phyllis Hatting Pienaar

Message: Hi, looking for an old friend, 8 SAI, Upington 1975 WJ Ackermann, was living in Ladysmith KZN at the time.

Date: Sun 10/28/12 7:18AM
From: Braam Coetzee

Message: Hi.. ek is op soek na ouens wat saam met my opleiding gedoen het in 1981 by Wonderboom... email my asb.

Date: Fri 11/7/12 1:29PM
From: Joe Liebenberg

Message: Joe Liebenberg 5 SAI Ladysmith 1981-1983 Eenana Elundu , wonder wat het van Rooibaard hond byter geword. Onthou vir Boucher , Young en n klomp ou pelle

Date: Fri 11/9/12 10:32AM
From: Dominique Espag

Message: Hi all. I am looking for men who served with my father in law. He was on the Angola boarder and later years at 32 veldwerksplaas. Anyone know of this unit? His name was Petrus Johannes Espag.(RSM AO1) He was murder in 2002 would appreciate any help.

Date: Sat 11/17/12 12:10PM
From: Deon RAdemeyer

Message: 79525507 - June 82 intake at 6 SAI ....rememersgt major Goodridge....roll die hakke.......can't we organize a fb site for all those from 6 SAI or reunion...good times won't do it again but glad we did it.....

Date: Sat 11/17/12 8:32PM
From: George

Message: 8 SAI 1976-1981 border duty. Your site brings back some good memories. Thanks Nice Photos manne

Date: Thu 11/22/12 6:56PM
From: Jeff Pooler

Message: Brilliant site bringing back such memories of 5 SAI, Ladysmith (1982-1984). As the OC, Maj. Jock Harris used to tell us: "The best two years of your life you never want to do again!" Other impossible to forget characters: Sgt Maj Jakes 'Rooibaard' Oosthuizen, an incredible soldier and fine fellow loose forward in the 5SAI XV; S/Sgt Gary Meyer; Maj. John Moxham: S/Sgt vd Linde; Cpl Deysel (PTI), tough as teak. Real men from a real army.

Date: Fri 8/27/12 7:09PM
From: jason j page

Message: i remember rooibaard i was in charlie companu 1982-1984

Date: Fri 8/27/12 7:12PM
From: jason j page

Message: did 2 years on the border.Ombaluntu,musese;RuacannaCaprivi striposhakati,Hurrican air base

Date: Thu 8/30/12 8:35PM
From: Carl Bekker

Message: 82503517BG

Date: Fri 8/31/12 12:00PM
From: Malcolm Thomas

Message: Great site - 1973 - 1974 B Company 2 SAI - Walvis Bay. Camps with 1st Battalion Transvaal Scottish. Malcolm Thomas nickname 'Jumbo'-would be great to hear from you (71444897)

Date: Tue 9/10/12 9:15PM
From: Mark David Watson

Message: 85210581BG 86/87 3SAI O-Company Mortar Platoon "Best Mate's I have ever met and made" we kak'd all the way, two years from Potchefstroom to SWA and Angola, ....never to be forgotten! Band of Brothers


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