List of Dedications
Person
Number
Dedication Dedicated By/
Email Address/
Date Added
10you will always be fondly remembered from our days at 2ssb and in angolo from your friends from 32 battalion anti tank sqd 198732 Battalion anti-tank sqd 1987
deanvdmerwe@hotmail.com
2001-05-30 14:00:14
10i always think of you ,and the rest of the cape town guys at school of armour 1986, we had good but hard times looking back. RIPS.GORTON
eri55@telkomsa.net
2004-03-18 21:01:22
10Lots of time has passed , but not forgottenDean Vd Merwe
melvdmerwe@mweb.co.za
2007-02-22 11:35:46
13u are not forgottenjohan cronje
prints@algoanet.com
2006-12-30 10:49:16
19Captain Brian Maughan Antonis was my beloved father. Tragically killed in a mid air collision off the Southern Cape Coast in 1973. He left behind a wife (Trish) son (Andrew) and daughter (Sandy). May he always rest in peace.Andrew Antonis
branding@spanjaardltd.com
2009-07-18 18:33:21
21I remember Appies as we called him well. He was in my platoon during basic training. If I remember correctly, he was from the Bluff in Durban. I remember that he was a good guy. We ended up in different platoons after basics. I recall the day of 14th December well both Appies and Victor were killed in the ambush. Our platoon was patrolling a different area the day they were ambushed. We heard the news over the radio and were told to head to where they were to engage the enemy and get even I guess. We walked like hell the day of the 14th and 15th of December to get to that area. On the morning of the 16th December we walked into a huge ambush but that is another story. The local Translator (Tolk), Elijakum (spelling) was working with Swapo as he lead them to the waterhole, he left their section before they got to the waterholeso they turned back and got him again. Once again he dissapeared so the guys cointinued to the watyerhole and then got ambushed. A few weeks ago we wnet to arrest Eli at his house but he had left his wife and kids where they stayed and we never saw him again ... he had figured we were on to him and had gone. We ended up shooting and killing one guy in overalls on the way to get Eli as he would not stop running when we asked him to.Mark McKay
Yankeezulu53565@yahoo.com
2012-02-11 00:00:54
24 Rest in peace mate. I was in the vicinity at the time of your passing Ex SADF sodier
Notlisted@gmail.com
2012-09-22 00:00:04
28

They will never be forgotten!

Troopie
Troopie@nowhere.com
2014-09-03 22:17:54
29 Dad, I miss you lots, and wish you were still with us, your sacrifice will never be forgotten, your loving son, Gary, 2 SSB D.Squadron. Gary Atkinson
garyatkinson777@yahoo.co.uk
2011-04-09 00:08:20
33

Hey Ed, I Miss you a stack , wish you were still with us.

Pray that I will see you again.

Len (Brother)
lbackhouse@harmony.co.za
2002-02-27 14:32:43
33

Its 24 years to the day when the SADF launched the raid on Cassinga, the greatest airborne raid on the continent of Africa in history.

Swapo suffered an humiliating defeat losing more than a 1000 KIA, the Cubans losing more than 30 when they blundered into an ambush of the 'Bat Anti-tank element

We lost 3 men KIA and 1 MIA.

Let us drink a toast to the 'Bats today, and join those who will be remembering

  • RFN E J Backhouse 3 Parachute Battalion
  • RFN M Kaplan 2 Parachute Batallion
  • RFN J C De Waal 2 Parachute Battalion
  • RFN A P Human 3 Parachute Battalion

Mooi loop,
Cobus

Cobus Venter
Cobus@netcentral.co.uk
2002-05-04 16:35:01
33

Paratrooper's Prayer

Heavenly Father, King of the world I know that all things are in your hands, whatever happens to me. As a paratrooper I am prepared to suffer hardship. I am ready to endure danger and unrest, pain and hurt. I am willing to be hungry end thirsty. I am prepared to face the enemy fearlessly. Lord I am weak. I cannot depend on my own strength. I do not want to trust in my own abilities. Lord my God; Let me trust in you alone. Give me courage and strength, and, above all, faith to do my work fearlessly always.

AMEN

Johan Kruys
mwkruys@mweb.co.za
2003-09-18 15:30:50
36Hey Badie - dink gereeld aan jou - jou fisiese en geestelike innerlike krag sal ek nooit vergeet nie ! tromp (civy)
rugs38@hotmail.com
2007-01-18 14:04:00
36Hey Badie - dink gereeld aan jou - jou fisiese en geestelike innerlike krag sal ek nooit vergeet nie ! tromp (civy)
rugs38@hotmail.com
2007-01-18 14:04:07
43Mark Steven Bannell was killed whilst doing riot patrols in the outskirts of East London, in March 1988. The buffel we were travelling in rolled, killing Mark instantly & injuring several others. None of us were strapped in.Glenn Webber
g.webber@canterbury.co.za
2002-11-19 18:28:49
45Will always remember Edds. The last time I saw him was when he handed over my post at Odwanga after coming back from 14 days pass, he went to visit my family while on pass, he told my parents not to worry but then he died a few weeks later due to shooting accident. He base was at Oshigambo at that stage. What a sad loss. So young. Gerald Alberts
Gerald.Alberts@neotel.co.za
2012-07-12 08:21:42
46when i last seen you you and your team were heading out. Your last word that i spoke was "sien jou Sat vir ons braai" Yours and Corria memory is not lost. When i hear the song part of the lyres goes " all the dream's we were building but never fufilling . I rember you guys.craig Ex 102 BN SWATF
craigo@europassistance.co.za
2006-12-19 00:39:11
46when i last seen you you and your team were heading out. Your last word that i spoke was "sien jou Sat vir ons braai" Yours and Corria memory is not lost. When i hear the song part of the lyres goes " all the dream's we were building but never fufilling . I rember you guys.craig Ex 102 BN SWATF
craigo@europassistance.co.za
2006-12-19 00:39:27
47Hannes was fuller than life and liked by everyone in the platoon, I regret that I couldn't help him just one more time as I was his medic.Russell "GV" Jones
russell@sossa.co.za
2007-10-25 16:07:36
50

Paratrooper's Prayer

Heavenly Father, King of the world I know that all things are in your hands, whatever happens to me. As a paratrooper I am prepared to suffer hardship. I am ready to endure danger and unrest, pain and hurt. I am willing to be hungry end thirsty. I am prepared to face the enemy fearlessly. Lord I am weak. I cannot depend on my own strength. I do not want to trust in my own abilities. Lord my God; Let me trust in you alone. Give me courage and strength, and, above all, faith to do my work fearlessly always.

AMEN

Johan Kruys
mwkruys@mweb.co.za
2003-09-18 15:03:23
51 CABREYTENBACH
cabreytenbach@gmail.com
2014-08-19 09:58:37
60

Love and miss you always ,  mom

mom
pat_beech@yahoo.co.uk
2010-03-20 20:10:28
62It has been over 25 years since you were killed. We still have no information on your death, the whole family still misses you.Larry , brother
beechey@yebo.co.za
2001-05-30 14:00:14
65Kenneth was a fun loving farm boy and had many friends. He was a family friend who would stop at nothing to put wrongs right, and help a friend where possible RIck Carr
b.m.m@global.co.za
2010-02-04 22:00:07
68

I think this is Harry Bekker who was a good friend of my younger brother. Apparently he was killed when the vehicle he was travelling in rolled somewhere in the operational area. He was a 3-month camper, on his first tour I believe, and my brother and I attended his funeral in Boksburg. Harry was a nice youngster taken from his loved ones in the prime of his life. We shall remember him at the coming up of the sun and at it's going down. RIP

M Haupt (S/Sgt SAEC)
Mark.Haupt@honeywell.com
2007-06-05 13:06:30
71Paratrooper?s Prayer Heavenly Father, King of the world I know that all things are in your hands, whatever happens to me. As a paratrooper I am prepared to suffer hardship. I am ready to endure danger and unrest, pain and hurt. I am willing to be hungry end thirsty. I am prepared to face the enemy fearlessly. Lord I am weak. I cannot depend on my own strength. I do not want to trust in my own abilities. Lord my God; Let me trust in you alone. Give me courage and strength, and, above all, faith to do my work fearlessly ? always. AMEN Johan Kruys
mwkruys@mweb.co.za
2003-09-18 15:04:02
73

Lead the way my friend. You always did. Untill we meet again. Your wings will always shine.

Carlo Gerber
gothee@hermanus.co.za
2001-05-30 14:00:14
73

1 Parachute Battalion - Code of Honour

  • I am a proud and fully pledged member of this Parachute Battalion.
  • I am a member of a unit which is second to none in the world.
  • I promise to serve my country and my nation at all times with pride and loyalty.
  • I promise to wear the insignia of my unit with pride and distinction and to conduct myself at all times as is required of a paratrooper.
  • During battle I am first and foremost a paratrooper and promise to behave as such even if the enemy by far outnumber us.
  • I pledge the highest sacrafice to my country should it be expected of me.
  • I believe in myself, I believe in my unit, I believe in my country, and above all, I believe in God.
Johan Kruys
mwkruys@mweb.co.za
2003-09-18 15:00:51
73

Paratrooper's Prayer

Heavenly Father, King of the world I know that all things are in your hands, whatever happens to me.

As a paratrooper I am prepared to suffer hardship. I am ready to endure danger and unrest, pain and hurt. I am willing to be hungry end thirsty. I am prepared to face the enemy fearlessly.

Lord I am weak. I cannot depend on my own strength. I do not want to trust in my own abilities.

Lord my God, Let me trust in you alone. Give me courage and strength, and, above all, faith to do my work fearlessly! always.

AMEN

Johan Kruys
mwkruys@mweb.co.za
2003-09-18 15:02:07
76always will you be remembered, until we meet again. clifford benson
cbt105@hotmail.com
2013-03-17 11:13:19
81

KLASIE JAMMER JY WAS NET TE JONK. EK DINK BAIE AAN JOU. EK WAS JOU VRIEND. MARC

M ROOS
MARCR@4BITS.CO.ZA
2006-02-07 22:02:26
81

Ek wou nog altyd eendag vir jou 'n gedig skryf

'n klipstapel oprig brandoffer
bring dank betuig op 'n manier
wat blywend sou wees en saakmaak vir iemand
'n glimlag op die lippe
sit traan in die oog
Maar jy het jou lewe gegee
voor jy kinders kon he vir
wie ek die dinge sou kon se

Gerda Fourie
gerdabotha@ul.ac.za
2009-08-13 20:24:53
81Die dag toe ons opgedeel is om die plase te beskerm is ons in pare afgelaai. Bes en Lucian Currie (Somerset-Oos) sou saam op die eerste plaas waar ons kom afklim en ek en Rion Gerber (Joubertina) sou by die tweede plaas afklim. Toe ons by die eerste plaas kom was daar niemand en Bes en Lucian het toe maar by die plaas afgeklim waar ek en Rion sou afklim en ons het toe by die volgende plaas van 'n Oom Henning afgeklim. Ek onthou goed hoe stil en en Rion was na ons gehoor het van Bes want as die eerste plaas se eienaar daar was sou ek of Rion dalk nie vandag hier gewees het nie. Dis dertig jaar terug en ek is amper 50 maar ek dink nogsteeds aan die voorval. Danie Vermeulen
danie@r63.co.za
2012-06-07 10:06:02
84

Beukes was a gentle God fearing teenager and died fighting for what he was led to believe in.

Rest in peace "Ou maat"

LJ
LAlturas@aol.com
2006-12-13 03:48:06
84 My name is Robert Antoine .i was one of the injured shot that day ,Christmas Eve.i new this man well as we camped together in the bush .we will not forget and I always think of his family and wonder if they want to know anything about that knight.i spent a long time in 1mil hospital as I was shot through the knee.all the best.Robert.Robert Antoine
angelaantoine@aol.com
2014-08-17 13:08:35
86Always remembered, Boesman!Lt Johan Schoeman
johans@rsi.co.za
2001-05-30 14:00:14
86 Boesman my ou maat jy sou vandag jy 50ste verjaarsdag gevier het, mis jou buddy Jannas Swanepoel
jannashswanepoel@gmail.com
2012-03-20 11:52:25
91

I went to the same high school as Sean, we played rugby together. He was always a good genuine bloke and well liked. We remember you Dr Biet

Richard McCaffery
rmcc41@gmail.com
2010-02-26 22:25:00
91I remember Biet, I was in second phase training with him in 4 Locating Battery at 10 Artillery Brigade Potchefstroom. He was a driver and from what i remember hearing, he he was killed in a buffel accident on the border.Brian Panicco
brian.panicco@gmail.com
2008-04-05 12:03:46
92This "person" was my brother. He died at age 19, denying him the chance to experience adult life and leaving behind a shattered family. I was 17 at the time and his death influenced my views on life and SA politics to a large extent. He was kind and gentle, liked philosophising and was no soldier. He taught kids in Rundu. ilse bigalke
ilseb@mweb.co.za
2013-07-10 01:47:28
102

No one saw his body - not even his wife or family. I will photograph Eddie's grave at Stellawood Cemetry. We had a gun salute, we had a full military funeral, we never were allowed to see his body. Eddie is not some unknown person, he belived in serving his country first, then his family, then his friends. Eddie is survived by his wife and by his two sons and his two daughters.

Katherine
kitandkat@mweb.co.za
2007-05-12 19:54:40
105

I was at Glenwood Boys High School with Trevor. I went to the parachute regiment in 1973, Trevor was still at school. I will always remember him as a vital, talented and energetic human being. I was shocked to hear of his death, and now, at the age of 46- am angry to think that Trevor deserved the right to live...I'm sure he would have done much had he been given the chance, and not been a pawn in a senseless war ...like we all were! I missed him and often thought about him.

Adrian
mwrouxad@mweb.co.za
2002-01-27 17:15:21
118It has been 28 years since your death and we still do not have an official and true account of your death and I guess we'll never know what really happened on 12 August 1975. We were not even allowed to see your body. Rest in peace, my brother.Derick A Bus
derich@dfx.co.za
2003-10-05 20:21:15
119

Riflemen Bosch and Hunter were on guard duty at Eenhana/Elundu when their position was overrun by SWAPO.

In the same incident Sapper vd Mescht was captured by SWAPO.

Charles Marais
charlesmar@absa.co.za
2003-01-21 07:58:20
126Always remembered, Bosse!Lt Johan Schoeman
johans@rsi.co.za
2001-05-30 14:00:14
127Lt Botes was a member of 101 BN's elite Romeo Mike Teams when he died in 1987 in Opps Firewood. A brave man. He died on Saterday 31 October 1987.Snakes
chris_snyman@mweb.co.za
2005-04-27 01:23:46
127

Ou Bees! ... Jonk van vlees, maar nie 'n entjie vrees... ja, ...vir altyd sal ek en jy saam wees.

Maat
oneouone@yahoo.co.uk
2007-07-29 07:41:39
127Ek het jou vir 'n baie, baie lang tyd probeer opspoor en gisteraand uitgevind dat jy alreeds in 1987 gesneuwel het. Ek het jou gesoek, want ek wou dankie s?? vir jou gasvryheid destyds en sommer net hoor hoe gaan dit met jou. Ek het jou ontmoet in '86 by 101 BN. Die adjudant van die eenheid het jou opdrag gegee om na my om te sien. Jy het my so laat tuis voel dat ek dit NOOIT vergeet het nie. Ons het tot laat elke aand gesels terwyl ons gewag het dat die volgende Ops moet begin. Jou passie vir 101 Bn en die respek wat ons wedersyds vir mekaar opgebou het oor net drie dae het ek nooit vergeet nie. Rus in vrede en ek sal jou nie vergeet nie en my kind leer om ook so gasvry soos jy te wees. LT Loot ( Joep ) Joubert. Loot Joubert
loodjoubert@yahoo.com
2012-05-11 06:16:40
127Ek het jou vir 'n baie, baie lang tyd probeer opspoor en gisteraand uitgevind dat jy alreeds in 1987 gesneuwel het. Ek het jou gesoek, want ek wou dankie s?? vir jou gasvryheid destyds en sommer net hoor hoe gaan dit met jou. Ek het jou ontmoet in '86 by 101 BN. Die adjudant van die eenheid het jou opdrag gegee om na my om te sien. Jy het my so laat tuis voel dat ek dit NOOIT vergeet het nie. Ons het tot laat elke aand gesels terwyl ons gewag het dat die volgende Ops moet begin. Jou passie vir 101 Bn en die respek wat ons wedersyds vir mekaar opgebou het oor net drie dae het ek nooit vergeet nie. Rus in vrede en ek sal jou nie vergeet nie en my kind leer om ook so gasvry soos jy te wees. LT Loot ( Joep ) Joubert. Loot Joubert
loodjoubert@yahoo.com
2012-05-11 06:17:14
134

In loving memory of my uncle who passed away when I was 2 years old & 6 days before the birth of my sister. Although we never really knew you, we heard a lot of stories through family & friends.

RIP
Jacques Botha
Jacques.Botha@slingshot.co.nz
2008-03-25 21:26:40
136My brother Phillip Botha. Marietha Moolman
dunedin@vodamail.co.za
2008-03-31 12:12:53
136My brother Phillip BothaMarietha Moolman
dunedin@vodamail.co.za
2008-03-31 12:14:22
136My brother Phillip BothaMarietha Moolman
dunedin@vodamail.co.za
2008-03-31 12:14:35
136My brother P Botha.Marietha Moolman
dunedin@vodamail.co.za
2008-03-31 12:22:40
136Jy was en sal altyd my boetie bly. Ek sal jou nooit vergeet. Marietha Moolman
dunedin@vodamail.co.za
2008-04-17 22:02:13
136Phillip was by 7 SAI, het op 17 April 1984 gesneuwel. Moontlik saam met CR Dippenaar. Weet iemand dalk iets van die voorval? Onder Brig AJM Joubert by sektor 10 Oshakati. Marietha (Suster)
dunedin@vodamail.co.za
2008-04-24 09:27:55
136 Enige iemand wat inligting oor Phillip het kan my kontak by moolmankaroo@gmail.com. Die emailadres hierbo van dunedin@vod........ bestaan nie meer nie. Baie dankie. Marietha Moolman (sister)
moolmankaroo@gmail.com
2012-01-12 02:59:15
145

Daryl Quentin Brandon was my cousin. I loved him dearly. He was a beautiful cousin, son, brother and nephew to us. He was born on 14th September 1956, and died on 3rd January 1976. I do not know the circumstances of his death in Angola.

Noeleen Margrate
clemandfarm@bigpond.com
2005-03-16 11:58:07
14931 years later and you all is still in my minds, how you would have loved our cricket as I am convinced that you would have been in our protea team. I was in the same coach my friend and GOD gave me another change, one day we will meet again. Willie Burger (PL SGT)
burgerwillie@telkomsa.net
2008-09-18 21:54:51
150

Always on my mind. It was a honour knowing you.

May you rest in peace.
Albert van Niekerk
drvanniekerk@aol.com
2007-10-03 21:40:54
150 Terrance was with us at 2SSB Walvis Bay. He was a crew commander in a Eland 90. He and Herbert Truebody was killed during Ops Reindeer . We still remember the Soutie. Wessel Strydom
wessel.h.strydom@gmail.com
2011-11-01 09:15:22
152

Reginald- there is not a day that goes by that I don't think- WHY- What a tragic waste.

We were good mates and you certainly inspired us Berede SWA Spes Boys over the 2 Year's. Your adventures -Playing Rugby in Hong Kong-Making new tracks up Table Mountain-Playing Polo- Camping with your horse JB at Kommetjie- You were going to teach me how to surf you bugger.

You were a party animal with songs like Boys Light up but dead serious about being the best at your task's. A true leader-That's how you became our corporal .Your goals were so clear .A life - A plan so perfect and you were so close to finishing ,then it happened-

Mate- I am so Sorry - The World and everybody that knew you lost a great champion.

Danny Holder
dannyholder@optusnet.com.au
2007-02-17 13:39:38
152

Reggie, an old school and army mate.......lost touch so many years ago, often think about the rugby we played together, the friends we had and lost. I'm priviledged to be able to call myself a friend of yours.

Pete Gottgens
chef@more.co.za
2008-01-19 15:29:38
158SOrely missed by all who knew him!Mike Glastonbury
mcglastonbury@comcast.net
2003-10-28 05:33:21
166

Paratrooper's Prayer

Heavenly Father, King of the world I know that all things are in your hands, whatever happens to me. As a paratrooper I am prepared to suffer hardship. I am ready to endure danger and unrest, pain and hurt. I am willing to be hungry end thirsty. I am prepared to face the enemy fearlessly. Lord I am weak. I cannot depend on my own strength. I do not want to trust in my own abilities. Lord my God; Let me trust in you alone. Give me courage and strength, and, above all, faith to do my work fearlessly always.

AMEN

Johan Kruys
mwkruys@mweb.co.za
2003-09-18 15:04:48
179A Soldier's Final Inspection The Soldier stood and faced God Which must always come to pass He hoped his shoes were shining Just as bright as his brass. "Step forward you Soldier, How shall I deal with you? Have you always turned the other cheek? To My Church have you been true?" The Soldier squared his shoulders and said "No, Lord, I guess I ain't Because those of us who carry guns Can't always be a saint. I've had to work on Sundays And at times my talk was tough, And sometimes I've been violent, Because the world is awfully rough. But, I never took a penny That wasn't mine to keep. Though I worked a lot of overtime When the bills got just to steep, And I never passed a cry for help Though at times I shook with fear, And sometimes, God forgive me, I've wept unmanly tears. I know I don't deserve a place Among the people here. They never wanted me around Except to calm their fears. If you've a place for me here, Lord, It needn't be so grand, I never expected or had too much, But if you don't, I'll understand." There was silence all around the throne Where the saints had often trod As the Soldier waited quietly, For the judgment of his God. "Step forward now, you Soldier, You've borne your burden well. Walk peacefully on Heaven's streets, You've done your time in Hell." In proud thanksgiving Let us remember our elder brethren. They shall grow not old As we who are left grow old. Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun and in the morning, WE SHALL REMEMBER THEM.Jeff & Family
jeffburger@ymail.com
2011-12-08 13:36:06
188To a great brother and friend we will always miss you and remember you! May you rest in peace.Stephan Byrd
sbyrd@shepherds.co.uk
2008-05-02 15:38:49
198Herman, dit is soveel jare en ek mis jou verskriklik baie. Jy is in die week van "vrede" wat toe uitgedraai het in 'n week van die grootste bloedvergieting in die geskiedenis, jou lewe vir jou land gegee. Jy was my beste vriend, ek was en sal altyd baie lief bly vir jou.Suzie
slundt@vodamail.co.za
2007-11-19 22:00:58
201

Philip, sorry we couldn't have parted on better terms. Till we meet again.

Errol
ebc@ix.netcom.com
2001-05-30 14:00:14
201

Hi Phillip,

It's strange that I ended up near where you were taken out, I also attended your funeral I was on bush leave, I saw your Mom she was really bust up and Janet we hugged and she just cried.

Hard to believe that was so long ago and that we knew each other growing up. I remember the times we spent on your 50 cc chatting up the girls and window shopping even the time my leg got caught on the railing at the cinema and you didn't even notice I had fallen off.

The chicks really liked you and you were a great friend. I really enjoyed the laughs. I sometimes cannot really believe that you have been gone so long.

I came out of Bats relatively unscathed. Funny that you were Armour/SSB, our arch enemies. I have seen your family from time to time and seen your name at Fort Klapperkop.

I hope you rest easy with the angels. It's funny how God seemed to take the really good guys. I hope the odd times I think about you bring you some comfort, whilst we were all Anglicans we were not that religous but I think spiritual enough.

You made the ultimate sacrifice Lieutenant, I salute you.

Yours in life and Death ole buddy.
John van der Hoeven
johnvdh@avi.co.za
2009-07-30 19:31:43
207I did not know Lt Chinery but I witnessed his Impala fly overhead on the day of his accident at Waterkloof in 1983. I could immediately tell he was in trouble. He could have safely ejected at this stage,but he was flying over a populated area. I can only assume that he stayed with his aircraft to guide it further from the houses below. He succeeded in doing this but unfortunately it cost him his life. For this unselfish act, I would like to honor him as a hero. R.I.P.Jeff Yates
jef_ozz@hotmail.com
2011-01-10 05:31:52
213Gert Claasen was killed on 9 November 1987 in Angola during Ops Moduler. He was with 4 SAI. He was a good friend and nice guy. May we never forget him and all those that we left behind.Izak Louw
izakl@auriga.co.za
2004-09-06 11:02:52
215From his gravestone in VTH Cemetery: "Jou plig vervul - Slaap rusting Seun. Jou Ouers, Broer en Suster."John Dovey
john@justdone.co.za
2005-05-21 21:04:52
215

Keith, nagte saam onder die sterre, saam n waterbottel deel, saam lag, saam verlang na mense ver van ons... en nou mis ek jou my vriend.

Jy was n ROTS in die laaste geveg, dit is ongelooflik wat jy vermag het teen die oormag net om jou makkers te red.

Wees rustug my maat....soos die aandster!!

Chris Lotter
chris@cic.com.na
2007-11-20 07:33:17
215 Keith, After all these years, you are still in my thoughts and prayers. What a great friend you were. All those games of Canasta we played when you were in base camp. All the laughter and fun. You will always be part of my "Good" army memories. Gary Unger
gary@allwear.co.za
2009-09-02 14:21:46
220 Remembered as a tough as nails young rugby player at Glenwood. Big heart and a crooked smile. Rest in peace old friend sean powell
seanp@kingswood.co.za
2011-01-16 10:26:13
225I bleieve this is Johan Cloete from Rustenburg who i knew and thought was a great guy. RIPJ Grant
johng_131@fsmail.net
2006-11-17 19:20:58
225 This was my cousin Johan Cloete. His date of birth is 10-10-1968. He went to the Tecnical High School in Rustenburg. He was definitely a great person and died way too young and absolutely for NOTHING! Henry Smith
smith.henryj@gmail.com
2011-11-18 14:00:26
225I first me J.J. Cloete when I did my basic training at 1 SS B. To this day, I do not forget my two fallen friends J.J. Cloete and Z.J. Van Heerden. Rest in peace. You will never be forgotten. D.J. Dickinson
djdatprog@yahoo.com
2012-09-07 00:07:22
230

Dylan "bob" Cobbolt, a brave guy who gave his life to his country. I will remember you as a good friend at Merchiston Prep and Maritzburg College. You were a brave scrumhalf and loyal friend. Twenty five years ago we left school to go to the army. On that day i will never forget ,being on orders and hearing your name. God took his son home. RIP you will never be forgotten.

miles jackson
mgjackson67@yahoo.com
2010-03-25 14:20:27
241RIP.Shaun Hammond
SHammond@tu.gov.ab.ca
2001-05-30 14:00:14
242

He was a good buddy. I do miss him.

William Delsing
wdelsing@aol.com
2007-03-25 23:49:50
243

I remember a cousin and fellow soldier.

Our lives were wasted in a dirty forgotten little war that had no meaning or moral ground to stand on.

We did our duty.

Slumber on Donald.

Some of us will not forget.

S,Porter Cpl
portershaun@yahoo.com
2007-02-04 12:25:27
248

James - jou afwesigheid word sterk gevoel. Groot partytjies deurgewerk op Buffalo. Jou dood was so onnodig.

Rus in vrede.

Lou
lourensvn@mweb.co.za
2005-02-01 02:20:04
250

Timothy was my brother, the most best brother you could have had. Date of death 16/12/1976 at the age of 23. He will live in my heart forever.

joy (conway)singkey
joysingkey@webmail.co.za
2009-01-20 14:22:35
251

From his gravestone in VTH Cemetery:
"Your task fulfilled my love - Remembered and Respected forever"

John Dovey
john@justdone.co.za
2005-05-21 20:56:13
252My brother and friend All gave some and some gave all Some stood true for the red, white and blue and some had to fall. If you ever think of me, think of all your liberties and recall. SOME GAVE ALL. Jackie (Sister of Edward Cooper)
journey@mwebbiz.co.za
2010-04-01 15:18:30
254Glen was a quiet fellow who always seemed to have sleepy sand in his eyes. Being English speaking and having a quiet nature made him a natural target for the 4SAI instructors who we had the misfortune of being saddled with - and they rode him without hesitation, whenever they could. I recall my unbridled anger when I read the pious letter sent to his family by 4SAI Officer Commanding Maj Daan Nel after Glen's passing, because he had dared to write about "Glen this" and "Glen that" as if he actually knew the man (or cared), but in all honesty the P.F.'s at 4SAI never referred to any of us by name but rather as "JULLE F______KEN TROEPE" I only hope that in the darkness of their damned, miserable souls, old P.F. devils like Maj Nel can find it in themselves to reflect on those men killed on their watch and that he spares a more than a passing thought for this gentle man. Glen Coppard will always be more of a soldier than Nel or any of his vicious cronies ... Rest in Peace mate. I hope you travel well....MCR
mark@mrtstudios.com
2008-09-09 18:52:24
260Mike - You were a great buddy, gentle in Spirit you were an inspiration and example to me. Rest in Peace. Bert Commandeur
b2command@gmail.com
2011-11-11 05:01:39
263

I KNEW CPL CRAEMER FROM THE TIME WE WERE IN TRAINING IN UPINGTON. FROM AN EARLY STAGE HE SHOWED LEADERSHIP SKILLS AND IT WAS NO WONDER THAT HE GOT RANK ONLY A SHORT WHILE AFTER WE ARRIVED ON THE BORDER. AT THE TIME OF HIS DEATH I WAS ON DETACHED DUTY TO 31 BN AND WE HEARD ABOUT HIS DEATH . THE BUFFEL HE WAS DRIVING HIT A LANDMINE, BUT MUCH MORE WAS NOT TOLD TO US AT THE TIME. THERE WERE MANY RUMOURS ABOUT THE EXACT CIRCUMSTANCES BUT RIGHT TO THE END HE MOTIVATED AND LED THE MEN UNDER HIM IN AN EXEMPLARY MANNER. HAD HE LIVED HE WOULD PROBABLY HAVE BEEN AN OUTSTANDING LEADER IN MILITARY OR PRIVATE LIFE.

G. SWANEPOEL
gswanepo@thecoldchain.co.za
2005-01-26 21:14:30
267

I will never forget that fateful day in Angola and I'll never forget you my friend! May God keep you until we meet again.

Anton Hattingh
Anton_SF@yahoo.com
2002-10-24 06:04:25
267

We grew up together, his brothers Dean and Trever and my brother David in the 70's in Hoheizen, Bellville.

May you rest in peace my friend.

Mark Dudley
admin@africansouth.co.uk
2007-03-02 22:49:01
281Kenny Dalgleish had intended (like most) to leave the SAAF after his border tour end of 1981. He was killed 3 days before returning back to the "States". You were a good friend.Johan Meyer
meyerjw@isat.co.za
2003-05-31 10:57:49
282To Marlon Patrick Dammert,born June 4th 1972,second eldest son to Phillip and Jasmine Dammert.Brother to Dean,Annelisa,Wendy and Peter-John.You are sorely missed and always in our thoughts.Marlon was only nineteen years old when he passed away tragically.You are still loved and fondly remembered by all whose lives you touched.Your brother
yasien@alshayaksa.com
2007-02-10 17:43:29
282To Marlon Patrick Dammert,born June 4th 1972,second eldest son to Phillip and Jasmine Dammert.Brother to Dean,Annelisa,Wendy and Peter-John.You are sorely missed and always in our thoughts.Marlon was only nineteen years old when he passed away tragically.You are still loved and fondly remembered by all whose lives you touched.Your brother
yasien@alshayaksa.com
2007-02-10 17:43:44
282To Marlon Patrick Dammert,born June 4th 1972,second eldest son to Phillip and Jasmine Dammert.Brother to Dean,Annelisa,Wendy and Peter-John.You are sorely missed and always in our thoughts.Marlon was only nineteen years old when he passed away tragically.You are still loved and fondly remembered by all whose lives you touched.Your brother
yasien@alshayaksa.com
2007-02-10 17:43:59
282To Marlon Patrick Dammert,born June 4th 1972,second eldest son to Phillip and Jasmine Dammert.Brother to Dean,Annelisa,Wendy and Peter-John.You are sorely missed and always in our thoughts.Marlon was only nineteen years old when he passed away tragically.You are still loved and fondly remembered by all whose lives you touched.Your brother
yasien@alshayaksa.com
2007-02-10 17:44:04
282To Marlon Patrick Dammert,born June 6th 1972,second eldest son to Phillip and Jasmine Dammert.Brother to Dean,Annelisa,Wendy and Peter-John.You are sorely missed and always remembered.Marlon was nineteen years old when he tragically passed away.You are fondly remembered by all whose lives you touched,brother.His brother
yasien@alshayaksa.com
2007-02-10 17:47:46
282To Marlon Patrick Dammert,born June 6th 1972,second eldest son to Phillip and Jasmine Dammert.Brother to Dean,Annelisa,Wendy and Peter-John.You are sorely missed and always remembered.Marlon was nineteen years old when he tragically passed away.You are fondly remembered by all whose lives you touched,brother.His brother
yasien@alshayaksa.com
2007-02-10 17:48:40
282To Marlon Patrick Dammert,born June 6th 1972,second eldest son to Phillip and Jasmine Dammert.Brother to Dean,Annelisa,Wendy and Peter-John.You are sorely missed and always remembered.Marlon was nineteen years old when he tragically passed away.You are fondly remembered by all whose lives you touched,brother.His brother
yasien@alshayaksa.com
2007-02-10 17:51:13
282To Marlon Patrick Dammert,born June 6th 1972,second eldest son to Phillip and Jasmine Dammert.Brother to Dean,Annelisa,Wendy and Peter-John.You are sorely missed and always remembered.Marlon was nineteen years old when he tragically passed away.You are fondly remembered by all whose lives you touched,brother.His brother
yasien@alshayaksa.com
2007-02-10 17:52:00
282 Gone, but not forgotten brothjer.Lloyd
lloyd.christensen@gmail.com
2011-05-04 00:55:25
287

I remember how we had fun in Matric at Dundee High and we had some good laughs. Sorry but what a waste.

Ian Dunn
ian.dunn@xtra.co.nz
2005-02-07 03:13:03
304Frikki, my friend may you rest in peace , as you were in peace when you left.Brad Saunders
Brad@swmedical.com
2009-01-10 18:57:17
307
Paratrooper's Prayer

Heavenly Father, King of the world I know that all things are in your hands, whatever happens to me. As a paratrooper I am prepared to suffer hardship. I am ready to endure danger and unrest, pain and hurt. I am willing to be hungry end thirsty. I am prepared to face the enemy fearlessly. Lord I am weak. I cannot depend on my own strength. I do not want to trust in my own abilities. Lord my God; Let me trust in you alone. Give me courage and strength, and, above all, faith to do my work fearlessly always.

AMEN

Johan Kruys
mwkruys@mweb.co.za
2003-09-18 15:05:19
310from all of us at 32 battalion anti tank sqd 1987 you will always be in our thoughts32 Battalion anti-tank sqd 1987
deanvdmerwe@hotmail.com
2001-05-30 14:00:14
310 al B-Eskadron 1986-87 lede sal ons jou nooit vergeet nie van my af, ons het al die opleiding deur gemaak rus in vrede my friend fj van vollenstee lkpl (vollie)
derik@renjohn.co.za
2012-06-21 06:58:51
312

Able Seaman Victor "Whitey" De Klerk, from Queenstown, our section leader, was killed in an accident when the Buffel we travelled in overturned and rolled in Athlone, Cape Town, on return to 123 Naval Base, Simonstown, after escorting and providing protection to public busses in and out of Khayelithsha, Cape Town. Whitey was a great guy and well liked by everyone as he always had a smile and a joke and will be sorely missed by those who served with him.

Martin Malan
martinmalan@worldonline.co.za
2008-11-14 08:44:12
315Paratrooper?s Prayer Heavenly Father, King of the world I know that all things are in your hands, whatever happens to me. As a paratrooper I am prepared to suffer hardship. I am ready to endure danger and unrest, pain and hurt. I am willing to be hungry end thirsty. I am prepared to face the enemy fearlessly. Lord I am weak. I cannot depend on my own strength. I do not want to trust in my own abilities. Lord my God; Let me trust in you alone. Give me courage and strength, and, above all, faith to do my work fearlessly ? always. AMEN Johan Kruys
mwkruys@mweb.co.za
2003-09-18 15:06:08
316 I knew Trooper De Lange from time spent together at 1SSB where I was one of his instructors. He was an allround good guy and died with many other 1SSB guys during that well known Stalin Organ (Rooi oog) attack on Katima. I think it was their first night in the base. Best wishes to all the loved ones he left behind - it has now been 34 years and it still think of these unlucky guys every August. mpieterse
morris@atlanticbeach.co.za
2012-08-20 05:34:29
317

Hi Guys does anyone remember ME, my rattle name was MALLIE the one Speedy was in when he was shot by a missile from a mig 33 and was covered with shrapnal neck too toe on the left hand side of his body, this all happened after the attack of Cuito Cuanavale one of there biggest brigades ever recorded in the history of the angolain war, this all happened coming back. Pvt Jacques de Lange was my driver at that time and remember the whole thing as it was yesterday.

Signing off Dimitri Malamatas
Dimitri Malamatas
dimitri@jensonoffice.co.za
2008-10-14 16:02:06
317

You were one of our best drivers and you will be missed buddy. I would also like to say that there isn't a day that goes by, that I don't think of all the shit we had to go through when you were still with us, and after, at the notorious Battle of Cuito Cuanavale. I Really need to get hold of the rest of you who made it out alive. If any of you read this, e-mail me please!!!

R.I.P De Lange You will always have a place in my heart. You were a GV of the highest order.

Toni Villar
smallcities@gmail.com
2007-07-07 13:36:17
318Jan Hendrik was born in Verening tranvaal 1965.12.28. He serve his country in 2SDB Zeerust 1983. He die on base camp due to negligence of a collague on 1983.06.20 Willem De Lange
silver.delange@hotmail.com
2013-01-03 21:50:11
320

1 Parachute Battalion - Code of Honour

  • I am a proud and fully pledged member of this Parachute Battalion.
  • I am a member of a unit which is second to none in the world.
  • I promise to serve my country and my nation at all times with pride and loyalty.
  • I promise to wear the insignia of my unit with pride and distinction and to conduct myself at all times as is required of a paratrooper.
  • During battle I am first and foremost a paratrooper and promise to behave as such even if the enemy by far outnumber us.
  • I pledge the highest sacrafice to my country should it be expected of me.
  • I believe in myself, I believe in my unit, I believe in my country, and above all, I believe in God.
Johan Kruys
mwkruys@mweb.co.za
2003-08-28 09:58:05
320

Paratrooper's Prayer

Heavenly Father, King of the world I know that all things are in your hands, whatever happens to me.

As a paratrooper I am prepared to suffer hardship. I am ready to endure danger and unrest, pain and hurt. I am willing to be hungry end thirsty. I am prepared to face the enemy fearlessly.

Lord I am weak. I cannot depend on my own strength. I do not want to trust in my own abilities.

Lord my God, Let me trust in you alone. Give me courage and strength, and, above all, faith to do my work fearlessly! always.

AMEN

Johan Kruys
mwkruys@mweb.co.za
2003-08-28 10:25:10
320

We were Soldiers, once, and young!

It is sixteen years ago today that our brave comrades paid the highest price for their unit and their country. Today we your old comrades remember you and your families.

May God grant your families peace. Time may heal the pain but we will never forget you.

St Michael, Our Lady Queen of Angels defend us in combat, Defend Us in Battle

Holy Michael, the Archangel, defend us in battle. Be our safeguard against the wickedness and snares of the devil. May God rebuke him, we humbly pray; and do you, O Prince of the heavenly host, by the power of God cast into hell Satan and ALL the evil spirits who wander through the world seeking the ruin of souls.

Amen

Johan Kruys
mwkruys@mweb.co.za
2003-10-31 10:09:12
320

You were one of the best mates I ever had,the memories of times we had together will never be forgotten,till we meet again.

Simon Kelsey
simonk@emeraldcasino.co.za
2003-11-05 00:43:22
320

To Raymond and Caveman Derose, I miss you chaps BIG time. Thanks for the memories.

I am disgusted that you chaps did not receieve the highest honour.

Your mate from Delta coy.

timbat
timpieck@yeast.co.za
2004-08-19 10:57:30
320

Not quite sure of what to say, has been so long and not one day goes buy without thought of the guys who never came back.

You gave your today for our tomorrow. Will never be forgotten. Thanks for the good times.

Craig animal Davel
craig@enviroweed.co.za
2006-08-11 23:46:46
321 This is for De Souza ( Diaz) killed in a car accident outside Queenstown, in 1983 on his way back from pass to 6 SAI Grahamstown, along with all our company's chefs. So long my friend, we will never forget. The last time I saw you on the border, we rubbed you with Deap Heat.....then you were gone RFn MJ Lourens 78331881BT
lourensj@sentech.co.za
2012-02-03 06:01:39
334

Its 24 years to the day when the SADF launched the raid on Cassinga, the greatest airborne raid on the continent of Africa in history.

Swapo suffered an humiliating defeat losing more than a 1000 KIA, the Cubans losing more than 30 when they blundered into an ambush of the 'Bat Anti-tank element

We lost 3 men KIA and 1 MIA.

Let us drink a toast to the 'Bats today, and join those who will be remembering

  • RFN E J Backhouse 3 Parachute Battalion
  • RFN M Kaplan 2 Parachute Batallion
  • RFN J C De Waal 2 Parachute Battalion
  • RFN A P Human 3 Parachute Battalion

Mooi loop,
Cobus

Cobus Venter
cobus@netcentral.co.uk
2002-05-04 16:38:01
334

Paratrooper's Prayer

Heavenly Father, King of the world I know that all things are in your hands, whatever happens to me. As a paratrooper I am prepared to suffer hardship. I am ready to endure danger and unrest, pain and hurt. I am willing to be hungry end thirsty. I am prepared to face the enemy fearlessly. Lord I am weak. I cannot depend on my own strength. I do not want to trust in my own abilities. Lord my God; Let me trust in you alone. Give me courage and strength, and, above all, faith to do my work fearlessly ? always. AMEN

Johan Kruys
mwkruys@mweb.co.za
2003-09-18 15:25:49
339 I went to school in Durban with George, he was a talented young sportsman and very popular. He did his national service a year after me and I understand was killed in a anti-personnel mine explosion in the Caprivi. RIP George Alan Stevenson
alanostevenson@yahoo.com.au
2011-01-15 11:39:27
342 Ek onthou jou ou maatjie,ek onthou hou ons moes saam wagstaan,saam in n slaapsak slaap on die koue ,saam pt gejippo het in die russiese tenk op die basis.As ek aan jou beeld dink sien ek jou 19 jaar oud,in die vleur van jou lewe,met n glimlag op jou gesig.Ek onthou daai dag by die hoofhek op Diskobelos,toe jy een van 6 makkers was wat ons verloor het,toe daai lorrie met julle agterop gerol het.Ek onthou die skok en hardseer toe ek hoor jy is dood.Ek onthou toe ek jou sussie ,Hubi,ontmoet het 2 jaar daarna,ek en sy het heel terloops mekaar op Stellenbosch berg raakgeloop,en heel terloops uitgevind dat ons altwee iets in gemeen het.Daai mooi somer in Stellenbosch wat jy moes gesien het.Daai mooi somers dag was een van die hardseerste toe ekvir jou sussie se,ja ek het Jaco goed geken. Anthon van der hoven
anthonvdh@yahoo.co.uk
2012-04-10 14:00:37
342 Ek onthou jou ou maatjie,ek onthou hou ons moes saam wagstaan,saam in n slaapsak slaap on die koue ,saam pt gejippo het in die russiese tenk op die basis.As ek aan jou beeld dink sien ek jou 19 jaar oud,in die vleur van jou lewe,met n glimlag op jou gesig.Ek onthou daai dag by die hoofhek op Diskobelos,toe jy een van 6 makkers was wat ons verloor het,toe daai lorrie met julle agterop gerol het.Ek onthou die skok en hardseer toe ek hoor jy is dood.Ek onthou toe ek jou sussie ,Hubi,ontmoet het 2 jaar daarna,ek en sy het heel terloops mekaar op Stellenbosch berg raakgeloop,en heel terloops uitgevind dat ons altwee iets in gemeen het.Daai mooi somer in Stellenbosch wat jy moes gesien het.Daai mooi somers dag was een van die hardseerste toe ekvir jou sussie se,ja ek het Jaco goed geken. Anthon van der hoven
anthonvdh@yahoo.co.uk
2012-04-10 14:00:40
348

Derek, I never have and never will forget you.

L.M. De Bruin (2LT)

Platoon Commander

Leon de Bruin
ldebruin@icon.co.za
2001-06-21 04:41:59
349 Charlie died in my arms from the massive injuries he sustained from the armoured car accident. Lest I forget that day, we were school buddies as well as buddies at School of Armour. Your memory lives on RIP Charlie. Dick Wheeler
dickandjill@melliferhunts.co.za
2012-11-01 13:58:06
351 the men of 102 Bn SWATF , do not forget , any men killed in our area , When we read our roll of honor , you to will be rememberd and when we have our beer for our units dead , you to are rememberd., and the price you paid salut from the men of 102BN SWATF Craig
cacofarrell@gmail.com
2013-06-19 08:27:12
353

Pierre was a dedicated friend and a good soldier. He was dedicated and loyal and believed in the SADF. He was a loss to all of us at 1 SAI Bn. I have missed him for the past 15 years as a friend and a coleague. Thanks for being a true friend.

Riaan
riaanK@absamail.co.za
2003-01-14 21:40:35
353

Pierre Digue was my instructor during JLs in 1987 at MLW in Tempe, Bloemfontein. He was loved and respected by us JLs - a true character. Later that year we heared of his death after he was called up (volunteered?) for operational duty (Ops Modular). His death shocked our camp just before our passing-out parade, but managed to prepare us for our turn in the ops area. I miss a true leader of men. - Hein

Hein Lorenzen
heinie.lorenzen@sanlam.co.za
2003-11-19 17:00:21
356Rest well cousin we will not forget you Mike Dippenaar
barbmike@arach.net.au
2003-06-19 02:47:36
361Colin we were sorry to lose you - you will always be remebered. Kevin Swift
kevswift@gmail.com
2012-09-06 16:42:35
361Colin we were sorry to lose you - you will always be remebered. Kevin Swift - 6 SAI
kevswift@gmail.com
2012-09-06 16:43:03
365we missed him then and we miss him now such a tragic loss but his actions saved lives in a selfless manner.roy w henderson
henderson@iwynberg.com
2002-05-14 02:40:54
367To my brother Owen Doyle whom I miss terribly and think about every day. Thank you for all the good times we had as teen ages. You deserve to be in heaven and I look forward to being with you one day. love Colin DoyleColin Doyle
colin@nac.ac.za
2001-12-31 16:11:12
367To Owen, my big brother. You were my hero and I often wonder how your life would have turned out, you would have been 50 years old this year. I still miss you. You said in your last letter that if anything happened to you: "I love you all, remember the good times and have a beer on me"Trevor Doyle
tdoyle@oldmutualpfa.com
2008-02-08 19:54:39
367To Owen, my big brother. You were my hero and I often wonder how your life would have turned out, you would have been 50 years old this year. I still miss you. You said in your last letter that if anything happened to you: "I love you all, remember the good times and have a beer on me"Trevor Doyle
tdoyle@oldmutualpfa.com
2008-02-08 19:54:56
367Owen Doyle has finally been honoured with the inclusion of his name on his old school Grey High school's war memorial. With the new wings you have now you will fly forevever. Robin Beach
bcdar@lantic.net
2012-05-30 03:05:51
367Owen Doyle has finally been honoured with the inclusion of his name on his old school Grey High school's war memorial. With the new wings you have now you will fly forevever. Robin Beach
bcdar@lantic.net
2012-05-30 03:06:37
368

John was a good mate, Killed on the border in a clash just on/after Xmas 1982. From memory in was at Mpungu not far from Rundu. Bruce White died in the same clash. Both from 8 SAI Upington B Coy.

FrankN
frankcath@xtra.co.nz
2006-08-27 11:10:42
368 Bruce was a really nice bloke, he was a volunteer and my mate at 8 SAI, I was in their Section and would have been with them but got transfered after getting back late from pass. John Drake was also a great bloke and was killed with the talk (black translator), Arthur got shot on the arm and had to play dead in order to survive. He watched as the terrs went through the guys kit. A small boy came to sell them chickens before they got revved and he must have given the terrs info. Another LP (local population0 was ploughing his land and suddely disappeared efore the firefight. The full name of the camp was Mpunguvlei. John Arthur
sarthur@toucansurf.com
2012-04-22 12:53:21
368 Thanks to Arthur Luiz and Kevin Holdsworth for the photos of their army days at 8 SAI. To see how young they all were and knowing that John Drake and Bruce White never returned alive is a sorry waste of life . John Arthur cheated death a number of times on the border. He was in the same section as John and Bruce who were ambushed. Also, he was in a large fire fight (contact) when they rode right into the middle of a FAPLA Angolan army division and stood up in full view to return fire . He would like to make contact with Etienne Rademeyer, who was in the same vehicle as him in Angola. We have asked 1 mil Pretoria why John was sent there for treatment, from Mpunguvlei, but they have not replied. He was registered as AWOL for a few weeks and returned a different person. Shaheda
ntnerds@tesco.net
2013-07-02 12:51:05
369Lt Michael Dreyer was a member of 101 BN's elite Romeo Mike Teams when he died early 1987 in a contact inside Angola.Snakes
chris_snyman@mweb.co.za
2005-04-27 01:16:45
371

Paratrooper's Prayer

Heavenly Father, King of the world I know that all things are in your hands, whatever happens to me. As a paratrooper I am prepared to suffer hardship. I am ready to endure danger and unrest, pain and hurt. I am willing to be hungry end thirsty. I am prepared to face the enemy fearlessly. Lord I am weak. I cannot depend on my own strength. I do not want to trust in my own abilities. Lord my God; Let me trust in you alone. Give me courage and strength, and, above all, faith to do my work fearlessly always.

AMEN

Johan Kruys
mwkruys@mweb.co.za
2003-09-18 15:06:33
373DG Du Plessis will always be my brother and be remembered for his bravery and courage serving in Angole.I miss himm he went by the nickname of Wollie in the family.One day maybe we will know the truth what realy happened....Miss you my brother. Dupie Du Plessis
jp@srcinvestigations.co.za
2013-05-29 20:04:58
388

SALTY - Jy was 'n great ou.

Jou leer ken deur die jare as iemand wat nie baie belanggestel het in regimentele "red tape" nie, maar in die bos het jy altyd jou kant gebring!

Lou
lourensvn@mweb.co.za
2005-02-01 01:45:16
389Cmdt Du Randt was commanding officer of 1 Medium Battery (my battery for basics). He was not an egoscentric disciplinarian as many commanding officers were. I remember we had a day pass to go to Potch dam after basics (1986) and i saw him and his child both with big grins, sliding down a water slide together. Rest in peace Sir.Panicco
brian.panicco@gmail.com
2008-04-05 11:58:20
390 the men of 102 Bn SWATF , do not forget , any men killed in our area , When we read our roll of honor , you to will be rememberd and when we have our beer for our units dead , you to are rememberd., and the price you paid salut from the men of 102BN SWATF Craig
cacofarrell@gmail.com
2013-06-19 08:28:20
398

I will never forget you as a soldier or as my friend!

Anton Hattingh
Anton_SF@yahoo.com
2002-10-24 06:09:46
399

He was one of the best officers that I served with - what a waste. May his soul rest in peace. Yahoo!

LM
lm@samsl.co.uk
2001-09-14 12:25:05
400

Aan my beste broer en beste friend

Ek sal jou altyd mis vir die pragtige manier hoe jy ons altyd behandel het

Jy was sekerlik die beste onder ons

Ek is lief vir jou en hoop om jou gou weer te sien

Rudolf
rudolf@repligate.com
2006-07-28 00:59:21
400

Viljoen My trane vloei na 18 jaar vir jou, vir die eerste keer.

Ek wens ek het die voorreg gehad om jou te ken. Jy leef in almal se harte wat jou kon ken voort. Ek sal so ver ek kan hul trane afvee, en hul liefhe.

Kan nie wag tot ons ontmoet nie.

Alet
aletb@polka.co.za
2006-10-05 15:50:34
400Viljoen, jou dood is nog so vars in my geheue soos gister. Ek dink vanaand aan jou en wonder nogsteeds hoekom jy en soveel ander jong mense so sinneloos moes sterf? Die land waarvoor julle so hard geveg het, en jou jong lewe voor moes gee, is in chaos vandag! Rus in vrede my vriend, ek sal jou nooit vergeet nie, en dankie wat jy vir ons en ons vaderland gedoen het. Tot ons weer ontmoet!Andre Claassen
andre.claassen@sasktel.net
2012-11-11 22:03:04
400Viljoen, jou dood is nog so vars in my geheue soos gister. Ek dink vanaand aan jou en wonder nogsteeds hoekom jy en soveel ander jong mense so sinneloos moes sterf? Die land waarvoor julle so hard geveg het, en jou jong lewe voor moes gee, is in chaos vandag! Rus in vrede my vriend, ek sal jou nooit vergeet nie, en dankie wat jy vir ons en ons vaderland gedoen het. Tot ons weer ontmoet!Andre Claassen
andre.claassen@sasktel.net
2012-11-11 22:03:20
411"Goodbye old childhood buddy - we will meet again in Valhalla!" Eugene Griesel
eugene@dynagen.co.za
2001-05-30 14:00:14
413 the men of 102 Bn SWATF , do not forget , any men killed in our area , When we read our roll of honor , you to will be rememberd and when we have our beer for our units dead , you to are rememberd., and the price you paid salut from the men of 102BN SWATF Craig
cacofarrell@gmail.com
2013-06-19 08:29:42
415C.F.Ehlers was in 11 Commando Kimberely.We did our basics together.He came from Durban.He was killed +_ 9km from Eenhana.L Chaszczewski.
lchas@telkomsa.net
2004-11-28 12:26:24
418

To Sean, a true friend who had time for all, no matter what time of night he came to a position, he would always look up his friends before turning in. We shall see you again Sean

Russell Howard
conorbear2001@aol.com
2001-10-16 03:54:39
418

To Sean.Till we meet again rest in peace bud. Miss all the laughs and good times, especially that huge brown valiant.

You were trully a good friend to all of us.

Alan Colby
alancolby@mweb.co.za
2006-10-31 11:56:35
418Sean was a true friend who put other's welfare before his own. It was a sad day when I learned of the tragedy that killed 2 friends. We will meet again. Carl Eckhart
sailmalaysia@yahoo.com
2012-04-24 21:51:03
420

ELSMAN..YOU WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN .....

WAYNE NISH
CSD@NNSW.QUIK.COM.AU
2005-05-03 06:55:01
424Lance, the Bloubosgalop was never the same without you around, old buddy! Vaya con Dios, amigo....Jo Nel
xylyl7200@yahoo.com
2009-03-04 14:06:36
424A good bloke.BDC
barryc@eis.net.au
2007-05-18 08:59:50
425Krapie, we still think of you and still can't believe you we're taken away at such a early age. From all your friendsClass of '91 Transvalia
antonb@acenet.co.za
2001-05-30 14:00:14
429Always remembered!Lt Johan Schoeman
johans@rsi.co.za
2001-05-30 14:00:14
440Derek Evans was on Pilot's Course 1/81. We went from SAAF College straight to Langebaanweg for groud training. I resigned August 1981 and Derek went on to Dunnottar where he was training on Harvards. Apparently he lost control of his aircraft while on a solo flight. He was a great friend and would have made a good officer too.Dave Mason, Thailand.
doffdave@yahoo.co.uk
2001-05-30 14:00:14
443From his Gravestone at VTH: "At the going down of the sun and in the morning, we will remember him."John Dovey
john@justdone.co.za
2005-05-21 20:49:12
443Maj Every was my instructor in 1986 and left us suddenly never to return. A most professional pilot and instructor, always remembered by course 1/86 Dunnottar. Allan Moneron
amzn@tengizchevroil.com
2009-01-18 10:44:37
444

1 Parachute Battalion - Code of Honour

  • I am a proud and fully pledged member of this Parachute Battalion.
  • I am a member of a unit which is second to none in the world.
  • I promise to serve my country and my nation at all times with pride and loyalty.
  • I promise to wear the insignia of my unit with pride and distinction and to conduct myself at all times as is required of a paratrooper.
  • During battle I am first and foremost a paratrooper and promise to behave as such even if the enemy by far outnumber us.
  • I pledge the highest sacrafice to my country should it be expected of me.
  • I believe in myself, I believe in my unit, I believe in my country, and above all, I believe in God.
Johan Kruys
mwkruys@mweb.co.za
2003-08-28 10:02:07
444

Paratrooper's Prayer

Heavenly Father, King of the world I know that all things are in your hands, whatever happens to me.

As a paratrooper I am prepared to suffer hardship. I am ready to endure danger and unrest, pain and hurt. I am willing to be hungry end thirsty. I am prepared to face the enemy fearlessly.

Lord I am weak. I cannot depend on my own strength. I do not want to trust in my own abilities.

Lord my God, Let me trust in you alone. Give me courage and strength, and, above all, faith to do my work fearlessly! always.

AMEN

Johan Kruys
mwkruys@mweb.co.za
2003-08-28 10:28:02
444

We were Soldiers, once, and young!

It is sixteen years ago today that our brave comrades paid the highest price for their unit and their country. Today we your old comrades remember you and your families.

May God grant your families peace. Time may heal the pain but we will never forget you.

St Michael, Our Lady Queen of Angels defend us in combat, Defend Us in Battle

Holy Michael, the Archangel, defend us in battle. Be our safeguard against the wickedness and snares of the devil. May God rebuke him, we humbly pray; and do you, O Prince of the heavenly host, by the power of God cast into hell Satan and ALL the evil spirits who wander through the world seeking the ruin of souls.

Amen

Johan Kruys
mwkruys@mweb.co.za
2003-10-31 10:11:18
446

Out of the whole intake you chose me to "break"?
Boy, did you make me suffer,
you even named me "Vis-Kaffir".
May I therefore state that at times I felt hate,
and I thought you a "Goon"
I wasn't even in your platoon!!
But when Malan gave the order
To make our way to the border,
your respectful salute as you said "well done troop"
made me understand it was all for the job in hand...

Thanks Sarge I will always remenber that tragic day in September...

Rest in Peace

LJ
LAlturas@aol.com
2006-12-27 22:11:37
456

One of the best friends I have ever had. Bruce was having coffee with me after lectures when the phone call came for him to go on his last trip. After all these years he can still make me smile when I think of his jokes and laugh. He truly believed what he was doing would make a difference. you will always be missed.

Steven fox
sfox2@btinternet.com
2011-01-20 19:22:26
456

Not forgotten

Jon Toohey
JonToohey@aol.com
2011-01-16 22:19:15
456Bruce, thanks for your inspiration and unbelievably positive attitude to life. I think about you and our conversations a great deal! jim
jim.hunneyball@gmail.com
2011-11-13 10:52:50
456 Bruce was my uncle, he died when I was three! I only remember two occations with him, fishing with my dad and sister and him playing with me at my grandparents house in the swimming pool. To me he is a hero and I'm proud to call him my uncle! We talk of you often Brucie! Love you always xLyndall Fidler
pigglettza@yahoo.con
2012-09-15 00:53:27
456

Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends

John 15:13

Bruce, you remain one of the most principled, brave, humorous and positive people I have ever had the good fortune to know. More than 27 years have passed since I last saw you and I still try to live up to the virtues you embody and the high standards you set. Thank you for your inspiration, comradeship and laughter.

Rest in peace buddy.

Wayne Hollow
wayne.hollow@gmail.com
2012-12-31 12:22:43
461Bob Foote and I served together in 2 Squadron, SAAF, in Korea. I can recall one night in a tent. Following an argument I was suddenly faced with a loaded Garand rifle, aimed at my midrift with intent! Bob came out of nowhere and took the rifle and its aimer in one fell swoop, and I believe saved my life. Thanks Bob; I owe you one.John C. Sherwood
chappiep@hotmail.com
2001-07-19 12:51:00
463George, we all still miss you. Thanx for all the good (and bad) times we shared.Chris Vercuil
cvercuil@mweb.co.za
2004-01-30 22:55:13
468 I WILL NEVER FORGET THAT DAY, REST IN PEACE MY FRIEND, LONG GONE BUT NEVER FORGOTTEN (BROTHER'S IN ARM'S FOREVER) BRANDT
steven@autoexeccorp.co.za
2012-08-28 10:09:50
471I will never forget the time leading up to this sad loss of a fellow troepie. Mannetjies Ari was a great guy, a great rugby player, and a good friend. We knew we were going to be ambushed because on the afternoon of the 15th, Aubrey Riley and I went to back track to see if we were being followed and we saw sargent tracks over where we had just walked. The dogs barked all night and we cleaned our weapons knowing what was coming. The morning of the 16th there were lots of tracks and we walked in 3 single files following the Swapo tracks. Our section was on the left flank, the side that the enemy was on. It was one hell of a skirmish with small arms fire, RPGs and worst of all it rained mortars for an eternity. 32Bn nearby said this went on for 20 minutes. Firing would stop and then hit us from a slightly different angle. Ari died before the end of the skirmish. A mortar landed in front of him and we were unable to revive him. I will never forget you buddy. i think about you and Ari Greyling who also died that day. For the record, we were told there were around 100 enemy dug in, they dragged all but one of their casulaties away. The left enemy was alive and shot through the hip and he had a stoppage in his AK47 ... he was shotand killed after he was found !. Mark McKay
Yankeezulu53565@yahoo.com
2012-02-11 00:39:16
483Rob, shine on you crazy diamond!old school & border buddy
here2eternity@hotmail.com
2001-05-30 14:00:14
485

Kurt you are not forgotten.

johan cronje
prints@algoanet.com
2006-12-30 10:20:35
485Gone but not forgotten. Lt Kurt Gagiano, Old soldiers never die, they just fade away in the mist. R.I.P. I SALUTE you. Fred van Loggerenberg
fredvanl@gmail.com
2012-09-28 07:32:08
490

I remember Brian as Alan Geens little brother from our school days. Brian was killed when a Russian tank took out their Ratel on operations in Angola. He was supposed to be home on pass, but was needed for the ops. Still got the cut out of your death been reported in the local rag. Always remembered with fondness.

Alan Barlow
swaspes82@hotmail.com
2010-03-30 15:29:51
491I was at school with Martin and we did our Junior Leaders training at the Infantery School in 1983. He was a good friend and we all miss you. Martin was a member of 32Bn and is buried at Pomfret in the Northern Cape. The previous goverment may have deserted 32Bn but we remember you and your comrades.Johan kruys
mwkruys@mweb.co.za
2003-08-27 13:06:07
491I served with maj Martin Geldenhuys in 32Bn. I was also at his funeral and his dedication party afterwards. It was quite an affair. he is sourly missed. Mau van der Mescht
0@0.com
2012-03-27 09:23:09
491I was at Infantry School with Martin in 1983, both coming from 1SAI. We were in the same company, he was in Alpha Platoon 5. A good soldier and a great man! Rest in Peace Casper Steenkamp
cjhs@vodamail.co.za
2014-07-16 23:50:37
503

I worked with Bernie G at the ex Divisional Council of the Cape and was at the same "CF camp" the year of his death. The old Council at 44 Wale Street Cape Town had in the cash foyer at that time a roll of honour of those who died in miltary service and who worked at the Council. Bernie's name was the most recent entry to that roll. What happened to the roll, I don't know but an effort to find it may be worth while if it has been removed.

Not only was he a dedicated worker but a dedicated part time soldier and gentleman.

Kelvin Barry(LCpl)
goshawk@nashuaisp.co.za
2008-09-17 20:56:42
504Gavin you are thought about every day, I miss you my little brother. I wish I had been with you to look out for you.Mark Glinski
mark.glinski@afrox.boc.com
2006-10-18 12:20:52
504Gavin you are thought about every day, I miss you my little brother. I wish I had been with you to look out for you.Mark Glinski
mark.glinski@afrox.boc.com
2006-10-18 12:21:07
504Glinski ek onthou jou nog ,Rus in vrede Nortje
nortje.dawie@gmail.com
2013-07-15 16:20:00
508Will always remamber you..Lilian
caplen@emirates.net.ae
2003-09-30 20:38:55
510Rfn Aitkins (28) and Porto (510) were taken away from on the night when they went onto Raglin Road in Grahamstown for a static patrol. The buffel rolled. They were extremely well liked guys, always had a smile and I often used to go to Porto's father cafe on High Level Road Sea point everytime I returned from overseas. Long may their spirit be free and good luck guys, it was great to have shared a meal, bivvy, target practice or a samil to PE Airport. You were always on our minds, whenever we left the gates of 6 SAI, Grahamstown (Echo company - 1984 - 1986)John Airey
johnairey@hotmail.com
2006-09-20 15:01:38
519We did JL's together at SACC 1982 - course no. 8227 He was killed when the buffel drove over a cheesemine.82071085ck 2lt R.A.Kayster
rufus.1@telkomsa.net
2007-08-30 21:02:16
519We did JL's together at SACC 1982 - course no. 8227 He was killed when the buffel drove over a cheesemine.82071085ck 2lt R.A.Kayster
rufus.1@telkomsa.net
2007-08-30 21:02:41
523I was in Ari's section and will never forget the time leading up to this sad loss of a fellow troepie. Ari was a great guy, a good butcher, I remember us being so hungry one day we stole a goat and Ari took care of the rest ... no more than an hour later we were eating it ... tasted awful but he cut it up well !. We knew we were going to be ambushed because on the afternoon of the 15th, Aubrey Riley and I went to back track to see if we were being followed and we saw sargent tracks over where we had just walked. The dogs barked all night and we cleaned our weapons knowing what was coming. The morning of the 16th there were lots of tracks and we walked in 3 single files following the Swapo tracks. Our section was on the left flank, the side that the enemy was on. It was one hell of a skirmish with small arms fire, RPGs and worst of all it rained mortars for an eternity. 32Bn nearby said this went on for 20 minutes. Firing would stop and then hit us from a slightly different angle. Ari died before the end of the skirmish. He was hit by a mortar on his back. We were later told that he was shot through the heart before the mortar hit him on the back. I know he was a religious man as he died with a bible in his pocket. I will never forget you buddy. i think about you and Mannetjies Fourie who also died that day. For the record, we were told there were around 100 enemy dug in, they dragged all but one of their casulaties away. The left enemy was alive and shot through the hip and he had a stoppage in his AK47 ... he was shotand killed after he was found !. Mark McKay
Yankeezulu53565@yahoo.com
2012-02-11 00:24:07
523I was in Ari's section and will never forget the time leading up to this sad loss of a fellow troepie. Ari was a great guy, a good butcher, I remember us being so hungry one day we stole a goat and Ari took care of the rest ... no more than an hour later we were eating it ... tasted awful but he cut it up well !. We knew we were going to be ambushed because on the afternoon of the 15th, Aubrey Riley and I went to back track to see if we were being followed and we saw sargent tracks over where we had just walked. The dogs barked all night and we cleaned our weapons knowing what was coming. The morning of the 16th there were lots of tracks and we walked in 3 single files following the Swapo tracks. Our section was on the left flank, the side that the enemy was on. It was one hell of a skirmish with small arms fire, RPGs and worst of all it rained mortars for an eternity. 32Bn nearby said this went on for 20 minutes. Firing would stop and then hit us from a slightly different angle. Ari died before the end of the skirmish. He was hit by a mortar on his back. We were later told that he was shot through the heart before the mortar hit him on the back. I know he was a religious man as he died with a bible in his pocket. I will never forget you buddy. i think about you and Mannetjies Fourie who also died that day. For the record, we were told there were around 100 enemy dug in, they dragged all but one of their casulaties away. The left enemy was alive and shot through the hip and he had a stoppage in his AK47 ... he was shotand killed after he was found !. Mark McKay
Yankeezulu53565@yahoo.com
2012-02-11 00:24:43
523I was in Ari's section and will never forget the time leading up to this sad loss of a fellow troepie. Ari was a great guy, a good butcher, I remember us being so hungry one day we stole a goat and Ari took care of the rest ... no more than an hour later we were eating it ... tasted awful but he cut it up well !. We knew we were going to be ambushed because on the afternoon of the 15th, Aubrey Riley and I went to back track to see if we were being followed and we saw sargent tracks over where we had just walked. The dogs barked all night and we cleaned our weapons knowing what was coming. The morning of the 16th there were lots of tracks and we walked in 3 single files following the Swapo tracks. Our section was on the left flank, the side that the enemy was on. It was one hell of a skirmish with small arms fire, RPGs and worst of all it rained mortars for an eternity. 32Bn nearby said this went on for 20 minutes. Firing would stop and then hit us from a slightly different angle. Ari died before the end of the skirmish. He was hit by a mortar on his back. We were later told that he was shot through the heart before the mortar hit him on the back. I know he was a religious man as he died with a bible in his pocket. I will never forget you buddy. i think about you and Mannetjies Fourie who also died that day. For the record, we were told there were around 100 enemy dug in, they dragged all but one of their casulaties away. The left enemy was alive and shot through the hip and he had a stoppage in his AK47 ... he was shotand killed after he was found !. Mark McKay
Yankeezulu53565@yahoo.com
2012-02-11 00:25:47
524I was with you on that day and will never forget, may you rest in peaceCraig Scott
thescotts1@eircom.net
2007-05-07 14:36:09
525

Paratrooper's Prayer

Heavenly Father, King of the world I know that all things are in your hands, whatever happens to me. As a paratrooper I am prepared to suffer hardship. I am ready to endure danger and unrest, pain and hurt. I am willing to be hungry end thirsty. I am prepared to face the enemy fearlessly. Lord I am weak. I cannot depend on my own strength. I do not want to trust in my own abilities. Lord my God; Let me trust in you alone. Give me courage and strength, and, above all, faith to do my work fearlessly always.

AMEN

Johan Kruys
mwkruys@mweb.co.za
2003-09-18 15:06:58
527 the men of 102 Bn SWATF , do not forget , any men killed in our area , When we read our roll of honor , you to will be rememberd and when we have our beer for our units dead , you to are rememberd., and the price you paid salut from the men of 102BN SWATF Craig
cacofarrell@gmail.com
2013-06-19 08:32:16
528 I was with them when they died. They were the Anti-tank section and John ,"Tich" Marriott and Kevin Mack were all Natal boys we tended to spend time together. The last time I spoke to them was an hour or so before the accident when we stopped for a pee break and I asked if they had space. The PF Training Staff were in a hurry to get back from Battle Trials and had decided that we would drive through the night, all the vehicles had a layer of Jerrycans full of petrol in the bed of the trucks and we slept on top of them. I was looking out the back when our truck (think it was also a Gladiator or a Landie,) swerved and a huge truck went roaring past in the opposite direction, Hit the Bedford behind us at an angle as he was trying to get out of the way and launched into the Air . John Grinyer was driving, he didn't have a chance. John was definitely killed instantly,the truck then ploughed through the back and the petrol cans ignited and blew, when we got there it was impossible to rescue anyone, if anyone was alive,as the fire was so intense . Marriott was thrown out of the vehicle and was on the ground next to it , but I think he went instantly as well as the explosion took out all the oxygen. I went to four of the Funerals. I understand it was the Sunday Times Cape Town delivery truck and the driver had fallen asleep at the wheel. Dick Klynsmith
dklynsmith@eircom.net
2012-06-02 10:03:28
530Hierdie is my oom ek het hom nie geken nie maar die familie s? ek is soos hy, in 'n mate mis ek hom al het ek hom nooit geken nie, maar ons dra die selfde naam en geaardheid so s? hulle.Een ding is verseker, as God iets weg vat sit iets in sy plek terug.Sien oom eendag. CN Grobler.CN Grobler
coertg@ananzi.co.za
2002-07-02 19:35:21
534

I was with corparal Grobler in Charley company.He was a section leader and a good guy.RIP my friend

Arnold Mazur
mazmen@optusnet.com.au
2010-02-11 08:32:21
538

He will live in my memory forever, happy, friendly, outgoing, forever young.

Rfn A.S.Poulton
ant@minoltacape.co.za
2003-02-24 12:25:06
538

I will honour the 4 from 22C forever.

M.Galloway
montygalloway@hotmail.com
2003-08-18 21:20:02
538

The Groenewalds were part of a team that took over our Ratel in 1SAI 1987 and carried the 22C team forward from 1SAI into 61Mec. God bess you and may you always be in our heart forever.

So Long ago, but so close to our hearts.

Dirk Benneyworth
dirk@camdata.uk.com
2006-06-17 02:20:13
538

I was involved in the battle against Fapla's 59 Brigade on the 14th February 1988 although I didn't learn of the Groenewald's deaths until after the battle was over.

It is nice to see them being honoured in this way.

God bless them and all those who lost their lives in Angola.

Craig Woliter
CWoliter@aol.com
2006-12-07 22:41:49
538

Hi, I was the driver of 22C, that was shot out on Feb 1987 in Operation Hooper. Pietie was an excellent person, and I have very good memories with them as a team. He will stay in my memories, together with his nephew Andre Groenewald. The songs they sang, the jokes they made, the suffering we had together as soldiers, the excellent soldiers they were with their ammo and the laughter, and all they gave us keeping our spirits up, will be everlasting.

God took you away, but I will see you in Heaven. In Jesus we are saved if we accept Him as our ONLY Saviour. Anyone can contact me as I want to meet their parents and families, to speak to them.

Hein
Hein Groenewald
commin_sense@yahoo.co.uk
2008-03-18 10:23:50
539 A true soldier. A man of huge courage. ettienne de Beer
ettienne.de beer@yeast.co.nz
2012-07-28 01:32:59
539 And he served in 1 Parachute Battalion. Please add that to his details. Ettienne de Beer
ettienne.debeer@yeast.co.nz
2012-07-28 01:37:17
543Keith, what a little fighter you were. Till we meet again.Errol
ebc@ix.netcom.com
2001-05-30 14:00:14
548

Pierie,
Geliefde seun!
Jy is altyd in ons gedagtes
Janie en Flip

Janie en Flip
geen
2002-01-01 18:35:44
548

Pierrie

I never met you, but when we moved into our house in Paarl, your mother came over to welcome us to the neighborhood, and I heard about you within the first five minutes of speaking to her ... you are always in her thoughts, and in Flips.

Every year while we lived there, your mother would visit your grave and I am sure she will do so until she joins you.

Sleep well

John Dovey
john@justdone.co.za
2008-09-10 00:58:37
548

Ek dink elke Kersfees aan jou en jou familie.

Marius van Niekerk
mariusvn@paradise.net.nz
2003-02-25 11:23:58
556You are fondly remembered and sadly missed.You were loved and cherished.Marzal (for Trevor)
marzalhd@hotmail.com
2003-11-30 18:40:53
566From his gravestone in VTH Cemetery: "Sy plek is leeg. Sy stem is stil. Ons Swyg, O Heer, Dit was U Wil."John Dovey
john@justdone.co.za
2005-05-21 21:11:23
566

Pa, al het ek jou nooit geken nie, sal jy altyd in my hart wees en ek weet jy kyk oor ons van bo, van jou seun

WJ Hawkins jnr
vukameter@iafrica.com
2006-11-12 09:14:42
566I was not born yet when the accident happened but my dad, who is one of the firemen who was injured in the blaze (Amn. C van den Heever) always told me about Sgt. shorty and that he was a great man.Christiaan van den Heever
cp@lavenderestates.co.za
2008-12-08 19:20:04
566

WJ Hawkins (566) was stationed at Waterkloof Base, Pretoria when he lost his life in a tragic accident at the Sasol Depot in May 1985. A man who gave his life for his family, friends and country. He gave his best to the end, never considering himself. Dedicated to the brave service he delivered. A hero's journey continues through his son.

He was rewarded the Honoris Crux for Service & Bravery 1978/1979 for the SWA/Angola Border War. (Golden with old RSA flag on).

Rene Ludick
ablebrokers@telkomsa.net
2007-05-08 11:17:32
566

Wynand, ek hoop dit als gee vir jou 'n kykie in Pa se lewe, ek weet hy sou BAIE trots gewees het op jou. Julle sou lekker saam gekuier het, braai en 'n rokie gemaak het! Die ooreenkoms is so opvallend tussen jou en pa. Jou belangstellings is presies dieselfde as pa sin. Brandweer, ambulans en n grapjas van vormaat! Jy is n Hawkins deur en deur, en jy kan trots wees, ek weet ek is. Dankie Jesus vir 'n goeie pa, bewaar hom tot in lente van dae.

Adele Hawkins Koen
ablebrokers@telkomsa.net
2007-05-18 14:52:21
566

Ek wil dankie se vir die Hawkins familie dat ek die geleentheid gehad het om die verhaal, hartseer en geluk te kon volg oor so 'n besonderse mens. Wynand, hoe meer ek oor jou pa geleer het, hoe meer het ek besef hoeveel van hom daar in jou is! Die fotos, stories en al die mooi herinneringe het my oorweldig, en ek het voor iets groter as net n mens te staan gekom. In elkeen van julle is jou pa, en ek voel net eer om hierin te kon deel. Ek glo hy leef voort deur jou!

Rene Ludick
ablebrokers@telkomsa.net
2007-05-18 15:10:29
566Spend all your time waiting For that second chance For a break that would make it okay There?s always one reason To feel not good enough And it?s hard at the end of the day I need some distraction Oh beautiful release Memory seeps from my veins Let me be empty And weightless and maybe I?ll find some peace tonight In the arms of an angel Fly away from here From this dark cold hotel room And the endlessness that you fear You are pulled from the wreckage Of your silent reverie You?re in the arms of the angel May you find some comfort there So tired of the straight line And everywhere you turn There?s vultures and thieves at your back And the storm keeps on twisting You keep on building the lie That you make up for all that you lack It don?t make no difference Escaping one last time It?s easier to believe in this sweet madness oh This glorious sadness that brings me to my knees In the arms of an angel Fly away from here From this dark cold hotel room And the endlessness that you fear You are pulled from the wreckage Of your silent reverie You?re in the arms of the angel May you find some comfort there You?re in the arms of the angel May you find some comfort here W.J. Hawkins
vukameter@iafrika.com
2007-06-29 11:42:25
568

Paratrooper's Prayer

Heavenly Father, King of the world I know that all things are in your hands, whatever happens to me. As a paratrooper I am prepared to suffer hardship. I am ready to endure danger and unrest, pain and hurt. I am willing to be hungry end thirsty. I am prepared to face the enemy fearlessly. Lord I am weak. I cannot depend on my own strength. I do not want to trust in my own abilities. Lord my God; Let me trust in you alone. Give me courage and strength, and, above all, faith to do my work fearlessly always.

AMEN
Johan Kruys
mwkruys@mweb.co.za
2003-09-18 15:07:22
568

Gavin, we remember you, our brother,

John Sparrow and Richard Berry
J and R
maginfo@mwe.co.za
2005-05-14 22:49:33
568Hey Gavin Just to let you know I remember.BBJ
sacfm@corpdial.co.za
2006-04-25 03:31:43
568

Gavin ... rest in Peace and may it be known that we will never forget ...

Ex Alto Vincimus!

Norbert Fuhr
nfuhr@iburst.co.za
2007-11-03 07:39:36
568

R.I.P. Gavin.

They shall not grow old nor the years condemn,
for at the going down of the sun and in the morning,
we WILL remember them.

Owen Croft (Instr @ 1 Para Bn, B Coy 1979)
mg@airbornesoldier.com
2007-11-04 14:50:09
568

Thinking of you Gav.

John
littlejohn@lantic.net
2008-07-23 15:09:39
568

Gav, you are always remembered for your smile, your cartoons, sense of humour and "the pig"!

Michelle Parsons
michellew.idlewinds@vodamail.co.za
2008-05-04 15:06:21
578

For a short while you were the brother I never had. For a short while you were one of the family, made us laugh, and love you. In our hearts you will stay for ever.

Riaan van der Merwe
mrvdm@bedryf.rau.ac.za
2001-05-30 14:00:14
583You were a Roll model to all that came in contact with you. We went to school with you, we went to the Army with you but, we could not go with you on that fateful day, God willing Corp. we shall meet again. It was an honour to know you.The Lads
lees_786@hotmail.com
2003-03-30 19:16:16
586Het jou nie so goed geken nie maar ons was in dieselfed kompanie maar in verskillende peletons . Als was verkeerd in daardie tyd , ons lewens drasties verander deur n sinnelose oorlog . Net soos die monument voor 4 SAI se hek sal ek jou nooit vergeet nieEugene Liebenberg
ewl@ananzi.co.za
2007-09-12 14:05:49
586Het jou nie so goed geken nie maar ons was in dieselfed kompanie maar in verskillende peletons . Als was verkeerd in daardie tyd , ons lewens drasties verander deur n sinnelose oorlog . Net soos die monument voor 4 SAI se hek sal ek jou nooit vergeet nieEugene Liebenberg
ewl@ananzi.co.za
2007-09-12 14:05:59
587In deepest sympathy for a live cut short so young in a war which brought so much sorrow and pain. Thank you for giving your life.Andre and Marietjie Hildebrandt
mhildebrandt@telkomsa.net
2007-12-23 13:42:28
588Adrian my brother , i saw you stagger , bewildered and dazed, you dismounted the ratel and stumbled a few, trying to make it to vehicle next to you. The pain was too great the damage was done. you held up your head and tumbled to the ground. brothers picked you up and pulled you in , i know you were not really there , as God took you in!Cpl. Brad Saunders
brad@swmedical.com
2008-12-02 19:18:07
588Adrian - slept in same bungalow with you during JL's, drank beer with you and was newly arrived in Angola the day you were killed... Gone, but never forgotten - you gave the ultimate sacrifice!Paul Gladwin
gladwin@mailfly.com
2007-11-03 18:22:45
590

Paratrooper's Prayer

Heavenly Father, King of the world I know that all things are in your hands, whatever happens to me. As a paratrooper I am prepared to suffer hardship. I am ready to endure danger and unrest, pain and hurt. I am willing to be hungry end thirsty. I am prepared to face the enemy fearlessly. Lord I am weak. I cannot depend on my own strength. I do not want to trust in my own abilities. Lord my God; Let me trust in you alone. Give me courage and strength, and, above all, faith to do my work fearlessly always.

AMEN

Johan Kruys
mwkruys@mweb.co.za
2003-09-18 15:07:46
590

Steven, Long gone, never forgotten.

You were the best friend anyone could have - loyal, patient, tough and honourable. You are someone that even in your short life overcame so much but not only just made it but excelled, 1st Rugby IX, 1st Rowing IV and XII, with such a spirit for life.

We all miss you and know wherever you are you have them laughing, pulling the team together. When I take my kids out into the mountain, Mahai, GG, Giants, I feel so close to you, all those times we spent climbing, hiking, swimming.

Go well my friend. Hugely missed.

Alex Robertson
robertson_alex@emc.com
2004-05-19 10:25:14
591 Dedication: Commandant C.V. (Charlie) Hochapfel, SA Infantry Corps The Hochapfel family, his wife Elaine and their two daughters, have done me the great honour of asking me to pen a short dedication to husband, father, friend and great soldier - the late Charles Vernon Hochapfel. I remember Charlie, as we all knew him, as a man of few words - doing his job quietly and diligently . Charlie was a career soldier; professional, loyal, reliable, and honourable. His great passion in life waas his family; the troops under his command - black, white, national serviceman, permanent force, whoever - being anatural extension of those three that he loved most. And Charlie, dedicated warrior that he was, passed on to higher service in the manner tht a warrior would wish to go; in action. T remember too share rare moments relaxing together "on the border", as comrades; his quick wit a special gift and his characteristic chuckle never to be forgotten. I was proud to serve with you, Charlie, and honour your memory. General J.J (Jannie) Geldenhuys, SSA SD SOE SM
withheld on request
2011-11-08 22:29:30
592

A True Larikin to the end! Gone but NOT forgotten!

Wayne Nish
CSD@NNSW.QUIK.COM.AU
2005-05-03 06:09:56
592

2009 - I was attached to 102 Btn as an Ops Medic. I remember the day that 4 Migs bombed the dam and the fateful buffel. The Migs flew no higher than 15 meters directly over me. The one pilot cocked a finger at me. I remember sitting in the command Casper when the names of the dead and missing came over the radio. I have always felt guilty about that day believing I/we should have done something to stop the planes. My mind has been stuck there for the past 22 years.

Ian Mc
ian.mclachlan.za@gmail.com
2009-02-23 22:53:04
592

JANNIE VANDAG IS DIT 19 JAAR. JY`S NOG ELKE DAG IN ONS GEDAGTES. AS EK AAN JOU SÊ EN DOEN DINGETJIES DINK GLIMLAG EK NOG STEEDS EN SOMS LOOP DIE TRANE.

JY SAL ALTYD GEMIS WORD.

LOVIES.

SALOMIE
salomieduplessis@gmail.com
2007-06-27 08:14:21
592

JANNIE jy en ander het die hoogste prys betaal vir land en volk. Ander het weg gegee en geld verkies bo vryheid en eer LAND EN VOLK VERRAAI. Herinneringe word elke dag soeter, die verlange is baie groot. Liefde

PA en MA
salomieduplessis@gmail.co
2007-06-27 19:48:32
592 soveel jare later soveel son opkoms en ondergang saam was ons in 8sai ek eht oud geword en jy het vroeg heengegaan.Saam het ons soms gelag en soms aangejaag jy was n vriend 1000 erigh
erigh@rmhouse.ru
2013-02-14 15:57:32
598

31 years on and we had not forgotten that sad day. I happened to be there and experienced the pain and suffering.

Rest in peace my friend, we will meet again.
Willie Burger (PL SGT)
burgerwillie@telkomsa.net
2008-09-18 22:01:54
600Simon was an outstanding teacher attached to 32 BN. He made an impression on every one he met. He certainly remains close to my heart. I remember that fateful day as if it was yesterday. RIPChris Allam
chris@allam.fsnet.co.uk
2006-05-14 18:50:44
602

I will never forget that fateful day in SWA and I'll never forget you. May God keep you until we meet again.

Anton Hattingh
Anton_SF@yahoo.com
2002-10-24 06:12:51
602

I remember I nearly bought your Hillman Vogue, I so nearly was the driver of that Ratel.

Anon
Anon
2006-03-05 15:54:15
603George, time may pass and a nation may forget, but those of us who loved you, will always remember.Grant Howard
ghoward@hotmail.com
2001-05-30 14:00:14
604John was a friend i had known him since primary school in woodstock Cape town .He was in 8sai and then 4sai.He died in angola a few metres away from me .He died instantly on 11 November 1987.i always think of him and the sacrifice he paid .Rest in peace JOHN. evan lyon
lyonep@telkomsa.net
2008-04-23 20:14:45
605Funeral service: Tribute to late Capt John Howitson Dear friends, our comming together this afternoon, I believe is by no means just a formal duty, but our presence here is surely motivated by our deep affection and true respect for Capt John Hoiwtson, whose life had made a profound impression upon us. But we are here today, also to say to his loved ones and family, that we feel with them, our expression of sympathy would mean so much more than our inadequate words can say, for we all loved this outstanding young man. We want you to feel and to know that we are sharing with you in this hour of deep sorrow and heartache, for we know how precious he was to you and in some measure to us as well. This large congregation must surely bare witness of the high esteem in which he was held, both as valued friend and valuable soldier; may this in some measure bring consolidation to you. But we have also come to pay tribute to the late Capt John Howitson. His name will certainly mean something special to each one of us. Incidents come readily to mind as memories relive scenes in which John was the prominent person. Cherish those meories, let them live as an inspiration and challenge to us, so that he being dead continues to speak. But what do these meories say? I believe there is one word which could be written over the life of our brother and friend - which could sum up his way of life and why he made a success of it. The word I would use is DEDICATED. John Howitson was a dedicated man, which was reflected in every aspect and avenue of his life, whether home or in society or at work; he was dedicated in a quiet but dynamic way; his life showed it, his words did not need to say it. The reason for this must inevitably be found in the fact that there was oneo ver-riding dedication that dominated John's life and which influenced every other act of dedication, and that was his dedication to his God and Saviour, Jesus Christ. He was a dedicated Christian committed to the cause of Christ, and one sensed that his life in every aspect was controlled by Christ. I as a chaplain saw in John, a person who sought to plan and programme his life in the words of the Apostle Paul, "Whatever you do in word or deed, do all to the glory of God", and again, coupled with that, "whatever your hand finds to do, do it with all your might". This seemed to be John's motto, for with him there were no half-measures. Just so, as his Christian life was wholly dedicated, this same spirit found its way into his home, among his friends and into his service in the SADF. He was dedicated to his home, where he sought to live to the glory of God - for in him, was the protrayal of such a loving husband and such a caring father which made his home a happy unit, a father whom his children will never need to be ashamed, for his example was highly commendable. It was indeed a home centred around a father and husband his family adored. In his parent's home, as he grew up, and in after years he will only be know and remembered as a wonderful son and darling brother. He brought such joy to his parents and sister. In his church life he was just as dedicated to the service of God. Here in this church he carries the distinction of having been the youngest serving elder in the congregation. Surely this must reflect his dedication and love for the work and serivce of God - surely this must underline the high regard this congregation had for the Spiritual qualities of this young man who showed a maturity that made him acceptable to men probably twice his age. As I look over this congregation this afternoon, there is an overwhelming number of military peronnel, who have come from many parts of South Africa and South-West Africa. They are here, not because they had to come, but because they wanted to be here. So I pay tribute to John as a Dedicated Soldier. Dedicated to his career, to his country, to his God. Let one tell me, you cannot be a committed Christian in the Army, for the life of Capt John Howitson disproves that statement. He was proud to wear his uniform, he was proud of being part of the SADF. He cared little about party politics, although he did have his own strong convictions regarding the political issues of his own and our beloved land; but these were relatively unimportant when it came to serving his country in the SADF. Because of his understanding of the bible, the awareness of the threats in the world situation, John realised that party politics were not the overriding concern in South Africa, but that there were forces of evil and powers of darkness at work, and so he dedicated himself to defend the things that are of Spiritual importance - essentially the right to have an open Bible and all the other valuable things we hold precious, which stem from this. Some of the memories I shall ever cherish of John was when we served together on the Border, how he would come and sit in my tent, and we would talk of Spiritual things, discussing the world events in the ligth of the Scriptures. How he unashamedly declared his faith and confidence in Christ his Saviour. Let me say this, he was an inspiration to me as chaplain. Not only on the border, but her in our Unit. I have very precious memories of this fine young man. There is so much we could say of his military career, as an instructor, he must surely rank with the best our Defence Force has ever known. Meticulous about detail. Thorough in training and helpful in implementing what had to be done. Highly respected inrrespective of what his rank was, thoroughly reliable, utterly competent. The Defence Force saw in him potential and possibly had already parked him out for great things. Yet this was not to be, for the Great Ruler of the Armies of Heaven, the Sovereign God, called him to greater heights, to a nobler reward, last Thursday he was called into the presence of God to hear the words: "Well done, good and faithful servant". And so we have said "Fare Well" to a great son of South Africa. The prayer of the SADF: Oh God, give us men of the Caliber, Character and Convictions of Capt John Howitson. Let me conclude this word of tribute to him by pointing out - it may appear that we have spoken in such glowing terms of our departed brother that we see no fault in him and that he was perfect. No, we speak not of a perfect man, he also had his weaknesses and imperfections, so that when we think of Capt John Howitson, there does not come to mind any glaring dominating weakness, but rather it is those fine, outstanding qualities that instinctively remind us of the man we have paid tribute to today. We come then to salute the Young Capt John Howitson, who for us who knew him, and loved him, he will never grow old, for we shall remember him as that fine friendly, sincere young man who was an inspiration to us all.Basil George Howitson
bhowitson@xsinet.co.za
2007-07-23 12:09:19
606

To a great friend and companion whom I spent the best years of my youth growing up with. Climbing Helderberg mountain and talking about life, UFO's and beyond ... these precious memories will always be remembered and cherished. Thank you, Brian, for being the true and honest friend that you were. I was fortunate to know you. May you rest in peace.

Lucien Desmarais
nospam-luce@mweb.co.za
2005-04-03 16:29:06
60831 Years on and why I have no idea, but have this urge to try and contact the families of those left behind on that very sad day in Keetmanshoop. One day we will meet again. I know what we all went through that day as I was one of those who received another change from GOD for I was also in the first coach with Sergeant Smallberger.Willie Burger (then Pletoon sergeant)
burgerwillie@telkomsa.net
2008-09-18 21:48:03
609

Its 24 years to the day when the SADF launched the raid on Cassinga, the greatest airborne raid on the continent of Africa in history.

Swapo suffered an humiliating defeat losing more than a 1000 KIA, the Cubans losing more than 30 when they blundered into an ambush of the 'Bat Anti-tank element

We lost 3 men KIA and 1 MIA.

Let us drink a toast to the 'Bats today, and join those who will be remembering

  • RFN E J Backhouse 3 Parachute Battalion
  • RFN M Kaplan 2 Parachute Batallion
  • RFN J C De Waal 2 Parachute Battalion
  • RFN A P Human 3 Parachute Battalion

Mooi loop,
Cobus

Cobus Venter
cobus@netcentral.co.uk
2002-05-04 16:38:35
609

Paratrooper's Prayer

Heavenly Father, King of the world I know that all things are in your hands, whatever happens to me. As a paratrooper I am prepared to suffer hardship. I am ready to endure danger and unrest, pain and hurt. I am willing to be hungry end thirsty. I am prepared to face the enemy fearlessly. Lord I am weak. I cannot depend on my own strength. I do not want to trust in my own abilities. Lord my God; Let me trust in you alone. Give me courage and strength, and, above all, faith to do my work fearlessly always.

AMEN

Johan Kruys
mwkruys@mweb.co.za
2003-09-18 15:31:21
614Riflemen Hunter and Bosch were on guard duty at a small base near Eenhana & Elundu, when their position was overrun by SWAPO. In the same incident, Sapper van der Mescht was captured and taken to Angola,Charles Marais
charlesmar@absa.co.za
2003-01-21 08:02:30
615Ferdi, or Immel, as we called him, is sorely missed as my friend, since the days when we were still aircraft fitter apprentices. He later applied for the pilot course and became an Alouette and later a Puma pilot. I once flew with him on night flying exercises out of Swartkop in an Alouette ("draadkar"), and had a very high regard for his piloting abilities. Piet Lieb
pietlieb@gmail.com
2013-03-22 23:38:58
617Kim was a wonderful friend . He was well liked and respected by his platoon. Infrantry School, Hotel Company. marc
marc7andrews@yahoo.com
2007-09-18 04:32:18
628

I would like to say what a good natured, happy and kind hearted person Raymond was. I knew you through being buddies while in the School of Armour during 1987 and 1988. I still have your letter you wrote to me from the "border". I remember having good jokes while in Durban at your Portuguese friend Jose cafe at Mont Blanc Marine Parade.

Myself and Shane Cullen from Amanzimtoti came to visit your grave in Durban North. You were a fine ops medic and a good friend Raymond.

We will always remember you.

Kevin Pfisterex Cape Town now Norway
kevinpfister@hotmail.com
2001-05-30 14:00:14
628

Ray, you were a great guy, and those of us who were up there together who have kept contact often speak about you. Your happiness and spirit on the border will always stay with me. You are and always will be a part of our conversation.

To a great ops medic.

Simon Turner
simon_p_turner@hotmail.com
2002-06-06 14:27:06
628

I didn't know Raymond, but he was a fellow Ops Medic brother.

Let us remember those who fell in the line of Service.

Nick Williams
nicklby28@hotmail.co.uk
2006-01-15 00:38:41
628

Ray, I knew you growing up all through high school at Beachwood. You were at School of Armour and I was at 1SSB, the last time I saw you was the day before you went to the Border, you were excited and happy as you always were. You were a good person who always looked on the positive side of life.

I will always remember you, my friend.

Dennis McDonald, Umhlanga Rocks now Los Angeles
dennismcd@mac.com
2007-08-29 01:49:27
628I know Raymond from primary school and a true gentleman, still keep in touch with his sister Vonitha. RIP homeboy you are never forgotten Richard Baker
richardb@rheem.co.za
2012-08-05 07:10:56
628I new Raymond through out our primary school years. He was the most incredible and kind friend and brother. We all had a lot of good times and laughs together. I am glad that I got to get to know him in my life time. R.I.P my dear friend. You will always be remembered.Sharon Friefmann
shatonfriedmann@gmail.com
2012-08-11 12:40:16
642Joao, You will always be remebered in my heart. a' luta continua.Keith Evens
yes
2003-02-22 21:13:36
654JC was an OPS Medic, stationed at Ogongo base. He and van Papendorp tried to rescue civilian workers who succumbed to methane gas in an underground tunnel. Both died in the attempt.Charles Marais
charlesmar@absa.co.za
2003-01-21 08:05:48
658 JORRIE WAS FROM 3SAI PLETOON 4 A-COMPAL MATTHEE
Amandre@mweb.co.za
2012-02-07 20:41:07
675

Its 24 years to the day when the SADF launched the raid on Cassinga, the greatest airborne raid on the continent of Africa in history.

Swapo suffered an humiliating defeat losing more than a 1000 KIA, the Cubans losing more than 30 when they blundered into an ambush of the 'Bat Anti-tank element

We lost 3 men KIA and 1 MIA.

Let us drink a toast to the 'Bats today, and join those who will be remembering

  • RFN E J Backhouse 3 Parachute Battalion
  • RFN M Kaplan 2 Parachute Batallion
  • RFN J C De Waal 2 Parachute Battalion
  • RFN A P Human 3 Parachute Battalion

Mooi loop,
Cobus

Cobus Venter
cobus@netcentral.co.uk
2002-05-04 16:38:59
675

Paratrooper's Prayer

Heavenly Father, King of the world I know that all things are in your hands, whatever happens to me. As a paratrooper I am prepared to suffer hardship. I am ready to endure danger and unrest, pain and hurt. I am willing to be hungry end thirsty. I am prepared to face the enemy fearlessly. Lord I am weak. I cannot depend on my own strength. I do not want to trust in my own abilities. Lord my God; Let me trust in you alone. Give me courage and strength, and, above all, faith to do my work fearlessly always.

AMEN

Johan Kruys
mwkruys@mweb.co.za
2003-09-18 15:26:47
686To Henkie, we will love you always and carry you close to our hearts. Missed by your sisters and mum.Kia Hawes(Kemp)
hawesfamily5@hotmail.com
2008-01-27 05:12:51
687

Jock I was only a girl of 9 when I met you, my father Barry Moody and you were killed in the same crash. I just want to say that I hope you are both resting in peace.

jackie moody
jaxmoody@yahoo.co.uk
2006-10-04 11:29:29
688

Gerrit was a real Officer and GENTLEMAN amoungst MEN.

I often think about Gerrit even now after 27 years such was his character that made us respect him so much. When Gerrit was killed several Kms inside Angola in a contact, the respect that his BLACK troops had for him was so great that they carried his body all the way back to the border. This was done while they were being constantly harrased by SWAPO/FAPLA troops, this was the greatest honour that any officer could receive.

Rest in Peace my Honoured Brother Officer
Barry. C. Roper
jobar@skytec.co.za
2004-12-07 20:51:55
696

Will always be fondly Remembered.

Andy Dickerson
AndrewD32@ecite.com
2001-08-07 06:39:11
701Colin was from King Williams Town and attended Dale College. He was a soft spoken gentle guy. He was an only son and his parents immigrated with his sister Barbara after his death. He was killed in a shooting accident by the guy behind him while they were "treeing on". All in vain. We will keep their memories alive. D.Grunewald
dr.g@mweb.co.za
2003-11-03 21:38:55
701I knew Collin as a big hearted Engelsman, always a kind word and prepared to help, he was a true sportsman and could swim like a fish. Collin it was not all in vain, i salute you.Sgt de lange
dan01@telkomsa.net
2005-12-31 02:21:47
709Kloos Sorry that we can not meet to have a few beers and compare notes. I am sure that wherever you are, you are raising hell! Have a good one buddy - fear naught but God!Peter Deyzel
peter_deyzel@hotmail.com
2001-05-30 14:00:14
715My father Amn. C van den Heever was one of the fireman injured in the explosionChristiaan van den Heever
cp@lavenderestates.co.za
2008-12-08 18:25:45
715I would like to contact Candice Knoetze. Her father served with Sgt. Hawkins and they both died in the Sasol Explosion along with Clench. Please contact me - 072 3011193 - WJ Hawkins JnrRene Ludick
ablebrokers@telkomsa.net
2007-08-01 13:10:13
716Ek ken jou nie. Dalk is ons familie. Sal julle altyd onthou.Leon Koekemoer
lkoekemoer@zodiac.com
2003-01-30 13:28:02
717Ek ken jou nie. Dalk is ons familie. Sal jou altyd onthou.Leon Koekemoer
lkoekemoer@zodiac.com
2003-01-30 13:29:47
718

Ek ken jou nie. Dalk is ons familie. Sal jou altyd onthou.

Leon Koekemoer
lkoekemoer@zodiac.com
2003-01-30 13:32:20
719Ek ken jou nie. Dalk is ons familie. Sal jou altyd onthou.Leon Koekemoer
lkoekemoer@zodiac.com
2003-01-30 13:33:44
720Ewert Koen and I served in the SAN at the same time. He on frigates and I on Submarines. Although we did not see much of each other we were good friends. Ewert was married to Gerda. They had one child. Gerda and I went to the same high school in Pretoria (Wonderboom High). Ewert was wonderfull soft hearted person and was dedicated in everything he did. He was dearly missed by all his friends. I am not sure who all knew but Ewert was also a very keen amature pilot and on many ocations amused us with his flying stories. He paid the ultimate price and I think about him often.Eugene Erasmus
eugene@aspenlog.co.za
2008-04-14 15:57:26
721To Lt Koen, the best "loot" in the entire Artillery. You were more than a Lt to me, you were a friend. You are sorely missed.Russell Howard
conorbear2001@aol.com
2001-10-16 03:58:34
726

I remember the day very well, we were busy with our 2nd phase of training when the news came in, they were all good men from 8Sai that died that day, and they will never be forgotten.

Didi Henning
didi.henning@smhgroup.co.za
2005-01-25 12:45:37
726

Mate? Yeah he was a good mate and a good buddy. Was almost always late and last but a good leader. He was with me in the hard and good times. He will be missed as a still but determined guy. God bless.

Borries
martin_bornman@yahoo.co.uk
2005-03-02 15:52:33
726

GONE BUT NEVER FORGOTTEN .......

WAS ALWAYS GOOD TO THE END , GAVE CREDIT WHEN CREDIT WAS DUE .

WAYNE NISH
CSD@NNSW.QUIK.COM.AU
2005-05-03 05:49:14
732 How truly tragic?! I've walked past his almost invisible epitaph at Swartkops Air Base before & wondered why that little granite memorial was there - today my heart compelled me to find out who he was. I think it tragic, mournful that such courage, such selflessness should be 'entombed' in a little granite obelisk placed in public view for the world to forget along with other noble virtues. I was a little boy that saw many of my dad's colleagues fail to return from that war. Soldiers, fathers, officers & gentlemen they were. Oh, that Heaven would be their home. . . . may Father's Presence be their throne. . . Andrew Vos
bvos@crawfordschools.co.za
2012-07-07 08:34:23
732 How truly tragic?! I've walked past his almost invisible epitaph at Swartkops Air Base before & wondered why that little granite memorial was there - today my heart compelled me to find out who he was. I think it tragic, mournful that such courage, such selflessness should be 'entombed' in a little granite obelisk placed in public view for the world to forget along with other noble virtues. I was a little boy that saw many of my dad's colleagues fail to return from that war. Soldiers, fathers, officers & gentlemen they were. Oh, that Heaven would be their home. . . . may Father's Presence be their throne. . . Andrew Vos
bvos@crawfordschools.co.za
2012-07-07 08:34:35
732 His memory lives on through us his family and dear friends, who still remember him as a gentleman, and hero. He loved what he did, he lived his dream to the end. We remember him for who he was. Untill we meet again. Rina-Marie
rinav@bell.co.za
2013-02-13 11:51:00
742

I'm pretty sure this is "Attie Krog", who died after his Buffel hit a landmine somewhere along "Oom Willies Pad". He was based at Eenhana with the oumanne of 5SAI (54 Bn). Rest in Peace friend.-Rory

Rory Phillipson
jphillipson@comcast.net
2004-09-17 20:58:18
751

Michiel Labuschagne Kruger. His comrades called him 'Fingers' ('Vingers') and to his family he was known as 'Tsotsi'. Sadly missed by all.

Alta Griffiths
alta@pinnaclespot.co.za
2006-03-21 13:30:36
752 I WILL NEVER FORGET THAT DAY, REST IN PEACE MY FRIEND, LONG GONE BUT NEVER FORGOTTEN. (BROTHER'S IN ARM'S FOREVER) BRANDT
steven@autoexeccorp.co.za
2012-08-28 23:22:27
753 I WILL NEVER FORGET THAT DAY.REST IN PEACE MY FRIEND, LONG GONE BUT NEVER FORGOTTEN (BROTHER'S IN ARM FOREVER) BRANDT
steven@autoexeccorp.co.za
2012-08-28 23:15:26
755

Sarel, nag ou grote !!!

Ek onthou ons dae saam in 32 - 1978

Martin Venter
mpventer@iafrica.com
2008-01-26 11:44:14
757

PRO PATRIA MORI

(to die for the Fatherland)

Grant Krull was in the Matric Class of 1980, at Sunward Park High. He once wrote in an essay entitled, "Is it Honourable to die for your Country?" in 1979 that, "remember that in their hearts people will remember you -- not for what you did, but for what you were."

In my case I shall remember Grant both for what he did and for what he was.

I remember his young, anxious face, preparing to approach the high jump. He would brace himself, almost talking himself into the jump. The muscles of his face tense and his body made taut. I remember his father sitting in the sun on a school chair willing his son over the bar. The shared glance between father and son of love and support, and then the run-up and over the bar in a roll. The look of pride fill the father's face, the relaxation of the athlete, the raising of the bar and once again the build-up!

Grant was a lively, ebullient young man who questioned the accepted norms hoping to come to an understanding both of himself and the world in which he found himself.

Grant showed great potential, as an athlete while at school and this gift was put to full use in the vigorous training of the parabat he later became.

We, who knew Grant, shall always remember him with affection and a sense of loss. A young life put to an abrupt end is always one with which we cannot come to terms. I am very happy that I remember Grant as full of life and hope as in this way he will live forever, for me, and perhaps for you, who knew him too!

DYLAN WESTON

Dylan Weston
spokest@mail02.onetel.net.uk
2002-04-26 14:05:04
757

Grant, I still think of you almost every day. I still rememember the feeling of intense loss and emptiness the day I read of your death. To your other friends and family I may not even be known, however as you look down from your place in the sky, remember the words that I penned to paper during one of my quiet nights on the border 'you were a confidant and friend like no one else could be and the one thing I remember is the day that you helped me.'

THANK YOU

So young, so good and for ever kind. Always missed.

Chris
chris@chrisko.worldonline.co.uk
2002-11-17 23:42:25
757

It is more than 20 years now but I think of you often. Your friendship and support will always be remembered. I will never live down the guilt I feel when I think of the day I heard of your passing whilst serving a 3 year sentence in Detention barracks.

We may have been different but you were my friend and I will never forget that.

You were a real man and you will live in my memory forever.

Eugene Engelbrecht
eugene@it.bw
2003-02-16 15:13:40
757

Paratrooper's Prayer

Heavenly Father, King of the world I know that all things are in your hands, whatever happens to me. As a paratrooper I am prepared to suffer hardship. I am ready to endure danger and unrest, pain and hurt. I am willing to be hungry end thirsty. I am prepared to face the enemy fearlessly. Lord I am weak. I cannot depend on my own strength. I do not want to trust in my own abilities. Lord my God; Let me trust in you alone. Give me courage and strength, and, above all, faith to do my work fearlessly always.

AMEN

Johan Kruys
mwkruys@mweb.co.za
2003-09-18 15:09:35
762you will always be fondly remembered from our days at 2ssb and in angolo from your friends from 32 battalion anti tank sqd 198732 Battalion anti-tank sqd 1987
deanvdmerwe@hotmail.com
2001-05-30 14:00:14
762 jy was n goeie pantserkar drywer ons almal in B-Eskadron 2ssb sal jou nooit vergeet nie fj van vollenstee L-KPL (VOLLIE)
derik@renjohn.co.za
2012-06-21 07:07:26
765Aan my Vader wat gesterf het in Rodesia Kariba DamRiaan Labuschagne
itbrl@puk.ac.za
2004-09-28 16:12:03
765To my precious brother who gave his life for his country. So sad, he left behind a wife and three very young children. So senseless, so unnecessary. Our young men died leaving behind families who loved them, for a country now in chaos!! We will miss you always dear brother. Your sister : Anne-Mari Gavin (Labuschagne)
amg4care@xsinet.co.za
2012-07-17 13:54:14
782Major Anthony (Tony) Lawrenson was my father. He was a thorough gentleman and a dedicated and well respected pilot. Unfortunately, he died all too early at the age of 42 leaving a great void in the lives of those who knew him. Just last week he 'winked' at me when a military plane dipped its wings in a fly past above my house. I felt he was just letting me know he is still here in spirit. Janet Lawrenson
minnow3@bigpond.com
2008-03-03 23:28:17
782Major Anthony (Tony) Lawrenson was my father. He was a thorough gentleman and a dedicated and well respected pilot. Unfortunately, he died all too early at the age of 42 leaving a great void in the lives of those who knew him. Just last week he 'winked' at me when a military plane dipped its wings in a fly past above my house. I felt he was just letting me know he is still here in spirit. Janet Lawrenson
minnow3@bigpond.com
2008-03-03 23:28:38
782Major Anthony (Tony) Lawrenson was my father. He was a thorough gentleman and a dedicated and well respected pilot. Unfortunately, he died all too early at the age of 42 leaving a great void in the lives of those who knew him. Just last week he 'winked' at me when a military plane dipped its wings in a fly past above my house. I felt he was just letting me know he is still here in spirit. Janet Lawrenson
minnow3@bigpond.com
2008-03-03 23:29:15
782Major Anthony (Tony) Lawrenson was my father. He was a thorough gentleman and a dedicated and well respected pilot. Unfortunately, he died all too early at the age of 42 leaving a great void in the lives of those who knew him. Just last week he 'winked' at me when a military plane dipped its wings in a fly past above my house. I felt he was just letting me know he is still here in spirit. Janet Lawrenson
minnow3@bigpond.com
2008-03-03 23:29:28
782Major Anthony (Tony) Lawrenson was my father. He was a thorough gentleman and a dedicated and well respected pilot. Unfortunately, he died all too early at the age of 42 leaving a great void in the lives of those who knew him. Just last week he 'winked' at me when a military plane dipped its wings in a fly past above my house. I felt he was just letting me know he is still here in spirit. Janet Lawrenson
minnow3@bigpond.com
2008-03-03 23:29:55
782Major Anthony (Tony) Lawrenson was my father. He was a thorough gentleman and a dedicated and well respected pilot. Unfortunately, he died all too early at the age of 42 leaving a great void in the lives of those who knew him. Just last week he 'winked' at me when a military plane dipped its wings in a fly past above my house. I felt he was just letting me know he is still here in spirit. Janet Lawrenson
minnow3@bigpond.com
2008-03-03 23:30:16
782Major Anthony (Tony) Lawrenson was my father. He was a thorough gentleman and a dedicated and well respected pilot. Unfortunately, he died all too early at the age of 42 leaving a great void in the lives of those who knew him. Just last week he 'winked' at me when a military plane dipped its wings in a fly past above my house. I felt he was just letting me know he is still here in spirit. Janet Lawrenson
minnow3@bigpond.com
2008-03-03 23:31:12
786From his gravestone in VTH Cemetery: "Mxxxere Herinnering Liefde. Ouers Broer en Suster"John Dovey
john@justdone.co.za
2005-05-21 21:17:03
790

Johan Le Roux, died during a follow-up operation on 10/8/1978, near Nkongo in Owambo Land. He will always be remembered by his Brothers In Arms from 5 SAI (54 Bn-B Coy platoon 2.(July 77 intake)

Rest In Peace Johan.
Rory Phillipson
jphillipson@comcast.net
2004-09-17 04:19:23
793

Paratrooper's Prayer

Heavenly Father, King of the world I know that all things are in your hands, whatever happens to me. As a paratrooper I am prepared to suffer hardship. I am ready to endure danger and unrest, pain and hurt. I am willing to be hungry end thirsty. I am prepared to face the enemy fearlessly. Lord I am weak. I cannot depend on my own strength. I do not want to trust in my own abilities. Lord my God; Let me trust in you alone. Give me courage and strength, and, above all, faith to do my work fearlessly always.

AMEN

Johan Kruys
mwkruys@mweb.co.za
2003-09-18 15:10:05
794

He was my dad. I was 18 years old when he died.

Herman le Roux
hleroux@datacentrix.co.za
2007-01-21 20:49:59
798

Vito

Jy was die burgemeester van "Angola Sun". Ons super bivvie net buite Mavinga. Ek onthou ons o/kpl kurses by 2SDB - Zeerust, ons vlug na Rundu, ons "nuwe Ratels" en die opfok in die bos. Jy het ons moraal hoog gehou met jou grapgat se-goed.

En vir die wat nie daar was nie, ons het hulle seergemaak!

Rus in vrede!

Buys

JW Buys (kpl)
mbe76@telkomsa.net
2009-08-24 21:08:39
801He was the best of us!!!Gerhard Gerber
gagerber@yahoo.de
2002-10-31 16:52:51
801Steven, you will always live on in my memoriesGavin H Allwright
gavinrsa@mac.com
2005-02-15 14:14:18
807

Terry was in 2 SAI Bn. He was killed as the unit was returning from a six month stint on the border.

Peter L. Smith
plsbhood@yahoo.com
2003-06-18 08:53:20
809

My broer; hy was een van 'n tweeling - Dirk boer steeds die in Malmesbury distrct. Sy kontak nommer is 083 655 8274. Laurie is op Malmesbury in die nuwe begraafplaas begrawe. My pa, Laurie, se graf is naby. Kontak my vir meer spesifieke inligting.

Gerhard Lesch 083 286 1194
GAL01@absamail.co.za
2008-09-20 21:41:05
812

Piet was a couple of years ahead of me at Affies.. He then went to study in Bloem and we met up again in basics. I found some pics of us the other day in an old dusty box. I remember Piet from school as artistic and Mr. Deichman.. the art teacher.. always held him in high praise. In basics, Piet was more sure of himself.,.. not just fresh out of school like the rest of us.

Piet was a very amazing guy and his passing was a loss to all of us...

Douw
douwventer@netactive.co.za
2009-01-21 16:46:39
814You died as you lived - bravely.Rob
trailme@yahoo.com
2001-05-30 14:00:14
814Roland, ek het jou nooit geken nie,was in standard 5 saam met jou sussie die dag toe ons van jou gehoor het.Ek sal nooit die hartseer in haar oe vergeet nie.Jy was n geliefde dorpseun van Douglas Schalk Labuschagne
accounts@plegrange.co.za
2005-02-02 11:54:28
814Liepie, ek onthou baie jare gelede was ons saam in St. 7 of so. Ek het op 'n geroeste spyker getrap en kon nie op die voet trap nie a.g.v. bloedvergiftiging. Jy't my op jou skouers gedra tussen klasse. Dis die soort ou wat jy was...J. de Villiers
renperd@hotmail.com
2008-05-10 11:32:53
814 Boetie ek mis jou meer en meer elke dag. Baie lief vir jouZ Lynn (Liebenberg)
lynnzoe@hotmail.com
2012-11-20 17:27:40
814 Ja liepie, 1981 in douglas was lekker dae, lekker stout gewees, saam dinge gedoen, man dis was great om jou maat te wees, saam vakansie gaan op jeffreys, die liebenberg huis was soos my eie huis, oom Roland, hy was great en almal net lief vir hom, miss jou my maat, jaco Jaco Kruger
krugerjc@lantic.net
2013-03-16 08:30:29
815

David,

All that I can say is to know an Officer and a true Gentleman, you were he. To come to our shores to fight was a sacrifice, to die for our Freedoms cause was the ultimate sacrifice. May you rest well sir.

From a fellow Pommie, Rfn Clive Emmerson,32 Battalion.

Clive Emmerson
gfambutcher@mweb.co.za
2001-07-07 00:29:50
815

Again I pay my respects to you Dave. You paid the ultimate price for a war far from your shores.
We Will Remember You.

Clive Emmerson
gfambutcher@mweb.co.za
2008-09-07 21:50:51
815 I had the privilege of operating with Lt. David Light before he joined 32 Battalion in September/ October 1983 on a mine hunting operation in Sector 10. He was a true soldier. I was shocked to hear of his death about 4 years ago. RIP David s/sgt Mike McNamara
mike@agmac.co.za
2012-09-23 09:57:17
815 WHEN WEE WERE SOLDIERS CABREYTENBACH
cabreytenbach@gmail.com
2014-08-19 10:27:29
816

1 Parachute Battalion - Code of Honour

  • I am a proud and fully pledged member of this Parachute Battalion.
  • I am a member of a unit which is second to none in the world.
  • I promise to serve my country and my nation at all times with pride and loyalty.
  • I promise to wear the insignia of my unit with pride and distinction and to conduct myself at all times as is required of a paratrooper.
  • During battle I am first and foremost a paratrooper and promise to behave as such even if the enemy by far outnumber us.
  • I pledge the highest sacrafice to my country should it be expected of me.
  • I believe in myself, I believe in my unit, I believe in my country, and above all, I believe in God.
Johan Kruys
mwkruys@mweb.co.za
2003-08-28 10:00:46
816

Paratrooper's Prayer

Heavenly Father, King of the world I know that all things are in your hands, whatever happens to me.

As a paratrooper I am prepared to suffer hardship. I am ready to endure danger and unrest, pain and hurt. I am willing to be hungry end thirsty. I am prepared to face the enemy fearlessly.

Lord I am weak. I cannot depend on my own strength. I do not want to trust in my own abilities.

Lord my God, Let me trust in you alone. Give me courage and strength, and, above all, faith to do my work fearlessly! always.

AMEN

Johan Kruys
mwkruys@mweb.co.za
2003-08-28 10:26:58
816

We were Soldiers, once, and young!

It is sixteen years ago today that our brave comrades paid the highest price for their unit and their country. Today we your old comrades remember you and your families.

May God grant your families peace. Time may heal the pain but we will never forget you.

St Michael, Our Lady Queen of Angels defend us in combat, Defend Us in Battle

Holy Michael, the Archangel, defend us in battle. Be our safeguard against the wickedness and snares of the devil. May God rebuke him, we humbly pray; and do you, O Prince of the heavenly host, by the power of God cast into hell Satan and ALL the evil spirits who wander through the world seeking the ruin of souls.

Amen

Johan Kruys
mwkruys@mweb.co.za
2003-10-31 10:11:52
816

Its been 19 years, you gave your today for my tomorrow.

I can only hope that your sacrifice and the other guys was worth it.

Think of you guys and those days often.

Take care until we meet again.

Animal
craig@enviroweed.co.za
2006-06-17 01:23:37
816

Its 20 years to the date that we lost you boys ... u have lived in our hearts and minds since then and will be remembered for as long as we all still live ...

One day we will all rendevous at the big DZ in the sky ...

RIP Brave Soldiers ...

Ex Alto Vincimus!!

Norbert Fuhr
norbertfuhr@gmail.com
2007-10-30 21:57:11
818

Paratrooper's Prayer

Heavenly Father, King of the world I know that all things are in your hands, whatever happens to me. As a paratrooper I am prepared to suffer hardship. I am ready to endure danger and unrest, pain and hurt. I am willing to be hungry end thirsty. I am prepared to face the enemy fearlessly. Lord I am weak. I cannot depend on my own strength. I do not want to trust in my own abilities. Lord my God; Let me trust in you alone. Give me courage and strength, and, above all, faith to do my work fearlessly always.

AMEN

Johan Kruys
mwkruys@mweb.co.za
2003-09-18 15:10:36
819We are stil trying to get you back to your home country and after 35 years I wonder if you want to leave your rest place please send me a message Coenie Bekker
coenieb@topsecurity.co.za
2011-05-06 15:22:06
819We are stil trying to get you back to your home country and after 35 years I wonder if you want to leave your rest place please send me a message Coenie Bekker
coenieb@topsecurity.co.za
2011-05-06 15:22:46
827To a loving brother who will live in our hearts forever.Magda Daffue
magda.daffue@sappi.com
2006-06-16 22:15:56
829One of the better Intelligence Officers of the SA Intelligence Corps. I salute you Fred.SS
ss@hotmail.com
2001-05-30 14:00:14
829I met Fred at Army College in 1980. He was a very amusing and pleasant person, and could laugh at adversity - he had a very infectious laugh! R.I.P., Fred.Iain
albannach2@supanet.com
2002-01-17 21:08:00
829 Fred was my Intelligence Officer (85-86) 53Bn - Ondangwa ! I only have the highest praise for him ! Had no idea he was KIA ? Sorry to hear ! I distinctly remember him banging me against my head after inserting my arm in the hollow of a tree to lift an AK47 cache (after a "PB" gave us the information of its whereabouts) near Oshakati ! He pointed out that it could have been booby-trapped ! I was a very eager DP (dienspligtige) then ! May you RIP Majoor Fred Lotter !!!Jacques de Ridder
jacquesderidder@hotmail.com
2013-04-02 17:51:43
830To dear Tom Lotz. Much remembered by one of his school pals from Worcester. He paid the highest price - and for what? Remember the old lie: Dulce et decorum est pro patria moriAndre' Hull
klapper@iquest.net
2004-01-09 20:58:59
845

Craig,
You were a good friend. I will always remember your ready smile and the fact that had a joke for every occasion ! Every time I think of you, the only time I can think of that wasn't happy was at your funeral.. You were always happy and made everyone around you happy.. I miss you.
John

John Dovey
john@justdone.co.za
2002-01-03 21:50:20
845

A Eulogy for Craig

The street lights are hazy
in the late night mist.
Sleep eludes me,
so I stand outside
in the cool air
and have a last
Cigarette.

Images of a friend
replay themselves
ceaselessly in my mind;

It?s hard to grasp the reality
of his death.
His laugh and smile
the way he walked
the things he said
each evoke images
too powerful to forget.

I write this eulogy
in a vain attempt
to expiate my grief.

And when the tears are dry
and all the words are said
I will remember him
just because
he was my friend.

(c)John Dovey. This poem was written the night before Craig's funeral

John Dovey
john@justdone.co.za
2006-09-10 22:32:13
847I knew William Raymond Luiters. I was his platoon sergeant until the night he was killed. He was a storm pioneer of 4 SAI assigned to 61 Mech Bn Gp. As part of O-Company storm pioneers he and the other storm pioneers were assigned to my Anti-Tank Squad since they had no platoon sergeant. His commander was Lt. Naude. On the 9th of September 1985, my squad had to bring back US (unserviceable) Ratel Fire Support Vehicles to base, he and the other storm pioneers was assigned to infantry sections for foot patrols till we came back. He joined Platoon 1 of Alpha company, commanded at the time by 2lt Phillip Bass. The platoon walked into an SAP ambush for insurgents in the area. He was shot and killed by sniper-fire during contact roughly around 20:45 on Friday 6 September 1985 somewhere between the "kaplyn" and Oshikati. The company responded to the attack but ceased the attack when the SAP members identified themselves. Luiters (we knew him as such) was casevac'd but died on the chopper at Oshikati. I was I could say I knew him well but in truth I only knew him as well as any of the other troops in my charge. I was told that he was an orphan and has a sister who lived in Cape Town at the time (he was from Cape Town). He was a private person who kept to himself but very bright. I remember during a stint where he accompanied us for roadblocks in the Otjiwarongo region, he could complete the Huisgenoot Crossword Puzzle without any help. May God bless him for I know some of us like I remember him and will not forget him.Johan van Niekerk
johanvn@jurumani.com
2008-08-12 21:34:55
869

To someone I never really knew but always think of. I hope you have found your peace. It breaks my heart to remember your last moments and your struggle for life. Believe me when I say that I did try and breathe life back into you. You were only a boy who died to make me a sad man. I hope you have taken care of your brother and family. God bless - Your Medic. Wish you were here.........

Chris Kossmann
chris@chrisko.worldonline.co.za
2002-11-17 23:29:18
869

Still remembering and still thinking of you every day. Please guide me and let me learn to live with the pain.

Chris Kossmann
chriskossmann@yahoo.co.uk
2003-08-27 19:07:31
871

Malan seved with me in 11 Commando Kimberly. We did our basics together. He was killed on the 24/10/1976. Malan came from Villiersdorp. He attended school at Charley Hoffmeyer in Villiesdorp. He is buried at the graveyard in Villiersdorp.I will never forget the day he was killed.

L. Chaszczewski
lchas@telkomsa.net
2004-11-28 12:14:44
871

I was in the Vickers Platoon. That ambush was laid for us. Malan was a friendly young man who I remembered as being a "really nice guy". We were all shocked and upset by his death. I wish that his nation had recognised his sacrifice more. May his soul rest in peace.

Roger Smith
info@dawnpatrol.co.za
2008-03-10 21:11:30
871 Malan as we called him Jannie serve with me in 11 commando 1976 & was right in front of me when he got shot it seems like yesterday. We were together in the anti tank platoon & he was an outstanding soldier & a very good friend. That ambush happend on the 18/10/1976 @10h45 & Jannie passed away on the 26/10/1976. I will always remember him as a wonderful young man. Michael Pollard
michael@durbell.net
2013-04-20 08:45:34
876

Paratrooper's Prayer

Heavenly Father, King of the world I know that all things are in your hands, whatever happens to me. As a paratrooper I am prepared to suffer hardship. I am ready to endure danger and unrest, pain and hurt. I am willing to be hungry end thirsty. I am prepared to face the enemy fearlessly. Lord I am weak. I cannot depend on my own strength. I do not want to trust in my own abilities. Lord my God; Let me trust in you alone. Give me courage and strength, and, above all, faith to do my work fearlessly always.

AMEN

Johan Kruys
mwkruys@mweb.co.za
2003-09-18 15:12:17
879

Augusto Mande, very good Platoon Sgt and friend. It was a big shock to me, your death. I will always remember you as someone very loyal, and someone help leading our platoon to victories / through hardships, how we cried over the deaths of our troops, such as Savate. You always protected the troops in our platoon. It seems like a lifetime ago, but I will always remember you. Your nickname Puma (very strong) was your trademark.

A true soldier. sleep well my friend.

Leon Grobler
leon.grobler@mittalsteel.com
2007-01-24 14:54:06
888 I helped carry Marais back from the other side of the Nhia river [ Bridge 14] . Remember still talking to him, he was shot through the leg and when he fell he was shot through the top of his chest and the bullet passed through his lung. Remember still talking to him while we were carrying him on the stretcher , he died later that night. Mark Goller
markantgol@gmail.com
2012-12-03 09:22:40
897

Allen was my brother, died in 1987 at the age of 19, one week before he was to return home. We still do not know exacly what happend to Allen, if anyone who was with him should read this, please contact me.

Allen was a a great person and brother, always has smile on his face, always willing to help, a promsing rugby player. You are always in our thoughts.

Andre Mariano
bullet72@24.com
2007-08-10 16:25:12
897 Allan it has been 25 years and I still think about all us old boys together up on the border will never forget the day you were taken from the recovery family still miss you my army brother we will remember Garth
garthspinas@yahoo.com
2012-09-06 04:22:53
899

To my brother - it is now 13 years since your death. I will always miss your presence.

Rynet Kennedy
patken@netactive.co.za
2001-07-25 13:33:07
899Jy was 'n dierbare vriend. Suzette Du Plessis (vd Merwe)
suzette24@ananzi.co.za
2010-04-01 14:04:43
899 Sarge, I never knew you but we served in the same unit. My sincerest honor for your sacrifice. Lest we forget. Japie Botha
japie_botha@yahoo.com
2013-06-01 02:10:34
903I was there when Tich died, I have added a dedication and an explanation under John Grinyer's name. Dick Klynsmith
dklynsmith@eircom.net
2012-06-02 10:11:15
904Paratrooper?s Prayer Heavenly Father, King of the world I know that all things are in your hands, whatever happens to me. As a paratrooper I am prepared to suffer hardship. I am ready to endure danger and unrest, pain and hurt. I am willing to be hungry end thirsty. I am prepared to face the enemy fearlessly. Lord I am weak. I cannot depend on my own strength. I do not want to trust in my own abilities. Lord my God; Let me trust in you alone. Give me courage and strength, and, above all, faith to do my work fearlessly ? always. AMEN Johan Kruys
mwkruys@mweb.co.za
2003-09-18 15:13:25
907

It was a war of questions and a war to follow leaders. Rudy was a good lad and i still miss him till this day. He was always the one to see an outcome in any situation. We will meet again my friend. God bless.

Borries
martin_bornman@yahoo.co.uk
2005-03-02 15:48:38
907

A true friend to the end. Gone but not forgotten ...

Wayne Nish
CSD@NNSW.QUIK.COM.AU
2005-05-03 06:14:45
908We will remember them!Alf
gerhardc@xsinet.co.za
2001-06-29 09:12:11
915Mark was my brother and was serving with 1 Parachute Battalion in Namibia when he was killed on 18 February 1982. You are still sorely missed, buddy.Dave Mason, Thailand.
doffdave@yahoo.co.uk
2001-05-30 14:00:14
915Paratrooper?s Prayer Heavenly Father, King of the world I know that all things are in your hands, whatever happens to me. As a paratrooper I am prepared to suffer hardship. I am ready to endure danger and unrest, pain and hurt. I am willing to be hungry end thirsty. I am prepared to face the enemy fearlessly. Lord I am weak. I cannot depend on my own strength. I do not want to trust in my own abilities. Lord my God; Let me trust in you alone. Give me courage and strength, and, above all, faith to do my work fearlessly ? always. AMEN Johan Kruys
mwkruys@mweb.co.za
2003-09-18 15:14:48
915Today marks 22 years, and I still miss you my friend. Looking forward to a heavy jol, when we meet up again one day.Cliff Jooste
cjooste@sa.rgare.com
2004-02-18 17:32:44
930 I was stationed at Ondangwa MASH at the time of Lt Mc Cann's death. I never knew him but had the duty of dealing with his valuables post mortem. His death gave me new direction and made me realise that we must interact with our loved ones as if we are with them for the very last time. A lovenote that he wrote to his girlfriend minutes before he died, made me kiss my wife each day as though she will never come back from work again. On sunday 3 June 2012 I will conduct a Sermon of Rememberance for him, as well as the others that paid the highest at Cuito Cuanavale. Ds WD Jonker
bananaboy@absamail.co.za
2012-06-01 05:16:02
934Mac, Ek onthou nog met groot vreugde en plesier tye gedurende 1983. Ek onthou jou en Speedy se laatnag poefstories. Ek onthou keuring en die dankie-tannie pakkies. Ek onthou Big Daddy, Kallie Ilenveldt, Jan Hougaardt, Victor Pappa, Jagsper Brand en ander name. Hoop jy rus in vrede Stephan Pretorius Mor Komp 32Bn
pretorius@payload.com
2001-05-30 14:00:14
934I pay tribute to you, and I wish you a very Happy Birthday for today. You may not contribute anymore, but you are very far from forgotten. ...Friend
friend@remebering.co.za
2008-12-28 02:17:22
934

I pay tribute to you, and I wish you a very Happy Birthday for today. You may not contribute anymore, but you are very far from forgotten. ...

Friend
friend@remembering.co.za
2008-12-28 02:18:04
934I pay tribute to you, and I wish you a very Happy Birthday for today. You may not contribute anymore, but you are very far from forgotten. ...A Friend
friend@tribute.co.za
2008-12-28 02:20:44
934Mac - hard gewerk en hard gespeel. Daai rooi GPZ1100 het sy kant gebring/ Rus in vrede.Lou
lourensvn@mweb.co.za
2005-02-01 02:02:44
934Hy was 'n broer, 'n seun, 'n vriend, maar ongelukkig 'n soldaat in hart en siel. Hy was sterk, fun, humoristies en tog met tye so ernstig. Hy was iemand om na op te kyk en raad van te kry. Hy was maar net 28 jaar oud toe hy gesterf het op 13 September 1987, maar tog so ryk en wys vir sy ouderdom. More sy verjaarsdag 28 Desember 2008 en ons mis hom nog steeds so veel.Mariette McCallum Laubscher
mariettel@telemed.co.za
2008-12-28 01:37:17
935

Wallis - I remember him as a 18 year old school boy in Paarl - not a bad guy at all !!!!

xx
xx
2006-10-20 21:22:36
935wallace i am sorry my friend i was not with you when you died in the end the grenade broke your head into jelly and as we struggled to keep the drip in your arm you twitched and rattled and moaned the choppers took an hour to arrive in but by then you were quiet again and we heard in the morning you had gone i should have shared your bivvy that night for you had some bad feelings i remember you said but i couldnt be bothered to move over so you spent your very last night alone. i am sorry comrade, please forgive me jon
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2013-03-06 12:07:56
940From his gravestone in VTH Cemetery: "Vir my is die lewe Christus en die sterwe wins."John Dovey
john@justdone.co.za
2005-05-21 21:26:00
942

To our beloved son SL Muller Meiring who fought so bravely and died so very young. You are still missed sadly after 16 long years - in our hearts and minds you will live forever. I know if you could speak, you would ask us to be happy in memory of you. You had such a good sense of humour and always made me laugh. On occations I still shead my silent tears and wonder how life would be if you were still with me my only son.

Sadly missed by all!

S Meiring (mother)and family
Suzanne Meiring
marcellemeiring2003@yahoo.com
2005-03-04 22:12:05
942

Thank you for still looking after your little sister!

Marcelle Meiring
marcellemeiring2003@yahoo.com
2005-03-04 22:18:23
942

Dear Muller

You gave your tomorrow for our today. Let no man take that away from you ... for I surely won't.

At the going down of the sun ... I will remember you

Hugh Termorshuizen
hugh@connix.co.za
2006-06-27 02:47:24
942

PRO PATRIA

You stood against insanity while men fell at my feet,
Embracing your own vanity with gold strewn on your street
You prophesied futility at a war you saw forlorn,
We amplified hostilities; our minds were wrecked and worn
The truth is always silent; each carries his own cross
Like you we were not violent; though silent at our loss
Our gain, at least, to face the Beast with mind renewed return,
But you, my friend, are like the yeast, and Sadducees will burn

 

I've sacrificed my conscience in a land I knew not well
And crucified my innocence in the raging fires of hell
Don't speak to me, you Pharisee, of a life that seems unfair
When we did those things in the courts of kings
That a jester would not dare
While you stressed about those sleepless nights
Or the clothes you could not wear,
We had our fill of firefights and a land that did not care

 

When you speak to me of misery, reflect upon my tale
And the darkness that embitters you, appears at once so pale
You protested violence, and detest in me my call
While I contested silence, for those who fell and fall
I, too, fantasize that love and hope once more shall reign,
But don't deny myself red wine in fear of crimson stains
I've carried darker stains and groped, but damned to do again
From twine I've made a rope to put a metal bar to shame

 

In altitude and aptitude I've reached some dizzy heights
The Beast respects my attitude, when visiting at nights
My death, despair and solitude he once held in firm grasp,
But new breath, care and attitude released me from his clasp
My fortress now established in the seed the Bible sows
My headdress has been banished, and the need no longer flows
To wage a war of any kind not borne of a healthy heart,
But gauge in awe the content mind, not torn or ripped apart

 

My friends lie silent on that hill, their blood sipped by the sand
Their ends met by the cheapest thrill, ordained by Motherland
But don't deny them favour for the deeds you may despise,
For their hearts were a different flavour, and your ears heard many lies
They were men against not many; they were selfless for their time
And when looking for a penny, would give more than just a dime
Your thoughts are good in theory, but in practice come to naught,
For expressions made with fiery mouths are excessive when not fought

 

Hugh Termorshuizen, 29/12/1999
Hugh Termorshuizen
hugh@connix.co.za
2006-08-24 20:03:31
942

A THOUGHT FOR MULLER

Just cast one special thought for those who
pass you on their way,
And air no spiteful thought or pose for those who fought that day
Their memories to you are naught, but held high by a mate
Who is alive and with them fought, though never met their fate

 

And though their war to you unjust, they battled to the end
Deeming it a definite must, a cause which to defend
Greet him with an open hand, from him there?s much to learn
Our past defenders of our land, though no respect did earn

 

Cursed be the tongue that strikes contempt for what he?d done,
And nail it with a thousand spikes for those who stood as one
Those who fell now have no dreams of full lives here on earth,
Or cherish in the brilliant beams of seeing his wife give birth

 

He fell with others on a day towards the close of June,
And left a legacy to stay, a soldier gone too soon
Your friends, my friend, all miss you so, and though you are not here,
My thanks I give, and pray that you should know I deem you dear

 

You curse yourself, dear gentlemen, that did not fight that day
To witness what great feats were done by true men in their play
You hold your manhood cheap, my friend, with bitterness displayed
When you went about to set new trends, while fearfully we prayed

 

Commemorate each year these days where loved ones fought and won
A place for you that will remain a deed that was well done

Hugh Termorshuizen
hugh@connix.co.za
2008-10-11 09:04:21
952rest in peace brother, Former 61 mech charlie squad. Angola took you too.brad saunders
brad@swmedical.com
2009-01-10 20:04:28
954 Spr Meyer - RIP Steve Strydom
steve.strydom@
2011-01-21 08:54:16
954"whity" we will remember - 101bnSean Hancock
seanh@seraphrisk.com
2007-05-10 21:25:37
954At the going down of the sun and in the morning we will remember youMark Berriman
markberri@telkomsa.net
2007-07-16 18:57:11
954 Whity, Will always Remember. R.I.P. Rick Robertson
rjkrobertson@telkomsa.net
2012-09-01 07:56:36
956you will always be fondly remembered from our days at 2ssb and in angolo from your friends from 32 battalion anti tank sqd 198732 Battalion anti-tank sqd 1987
deanvdmerwe@hotmail.com
2001-05-30 14:00:14
956will never forget the day you passed on , as this is the day my father celebrates his birthday (13 September 1987)Dean Vd Merwe
melvdmerwe@mweb.co.za
2006-07-28 15:33:17
956will never forget the day you passed on , as this is the day my father celebrates his birthday (13 September 1987)Dean Vd Merwe
melvdmerwe@mweb.co.za
2006-07-28 15:33:33
970Always remembered Lionel Endersby
* ***.uk
2006-01-21 23:33:51
970

Willie was our OPS driver while we operated with Omega (the bushmen) at Romeo Mike.

CP
charles@hpesa.com
2006-10-17 22:43:11
978Major Barry, you were one of the greatest guys I ever had the pleasure to come across. Your last Mirage "shoot-up" was the best flying I ever saw. Rest in peace.Johan Meyer
meyerjw@isat.co.za
2003-05-31 09:32:39
978

Wish i knew you Dad.

If you knew my father and have information you may want to share please contact me.

ray moody
ray.moody@vodamail.co.za
2006-09-18 20:29:22
978

I knew you when I was young, you were my mother's cousin, I can remember many happy memories of your visits to us with your kids, I still think of you often

Tanya Freeguard
tanya@summerhill.co.za
2008-03-04 13:20:24
979Paratrooper?s Prayer Heavenly Father, King of the world I know that all things are in your hands, whatever happens to me. As a paratrooper I am prepared to suffer hardship. I am ready to endure danger and unrest, pain and hurt. I am willing to be hungry end thirsty. I am prepared to face the enemy fearlessly. Lord I am weak. I cannot depend on my own strength. I do not want to trust in my own abilities. Lord my God; Let me trust in you alone. Give me courage and strength, and, above all, faith to do my work fearlessly ? always. AMEN Johan Kruys
mwkruys@mweb.co.za
2003-09-18 15:15:15
980

Chief Bubby, what can I say? We had lekker times there in Simonstown. I'm sure all will remember the days when you were the "Sherif of Da Gama Park" zooming up Dido Valley in the old VW Beetle or sitting on that BMW bike.

Rest Well and in Peace.

Marius Avenant
avenant.m@gmail.com
2009-06-08 21:21:57
982

Greatly missed, but closure finally obtained.

Rest in peace.
Yvette - sister
darren@starlinegroup.co.za
2009-07-30 10:20:34
982It is only after so so many years that you fully realise the price they and their families paid and still pay. Every year we have remembrance day (ANZAC day) in Australia and there is a South African contingent (SADF expats) that march with pride ??? As his acting platoon commander at the time of the accident my thoughts turn to him each year at this time. Lest we forget.. Sgt Harry Osmond
rc.osmond@bigpond.com
2013-05-10 22:49:22
984A QUIET MAN ...BUT A GOOD DRIVER ..GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN ...WAYNE NISH
CSD@NNSW.QUIK.COM.AU
2005-05-03 07:00:54
994Shirt Mossie I know it was just before we klaared out december of 79 you wer atall lanky afrikaner with good nature, even though my memory has faded we cried that night as we lifted your and charls body off the buffels at Etale.Rest in Peace my brother in armsReuben (Butch) Coskey
bumpercars@telkomsa.net
2007-02-23 05:07:50
994Shirt Mossie I know it was just before we klaared out december of 79 you wer atall lanky afrikaner with good nature, even though my memory has faded we cried that night as we lifted your and charls body off the buffels at Etale.Rest in Peace my brother in armsReuben (Butch) Coskey
bumpercars@telkomsa.net
2007-02-23 05:07:59
1012in memory of my school friend. i will always remember you and always commemorate your death on 23 december 1975gordon slabbert
gordon@ispconnect,co.za
2009-07-17 17:31:02
1012in memory of my school friend. i will always remember you and always commemorate your death on 23 december 1975gordon slabbert
gordon@ispconnect,co.za
2009-07-17 17:31:21
1013

To my Dearest Brother

Here's wishing you well on your 47th birthday.  Others will forget, but i will never forget you.  They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old.  Age shall not weary them, nor the years.  At the going down of the sun and in the morning we will remember them.  Someday we will meet again, because we will always be brother and sister to the end

Carol Muller
mullercarol18@gmail.com
2010-01-31 12:51:06
1013

No matter where in world I may be, or what I may be doing, and how much time has passed, I will always remember you, the only real brother I have ever had. Even if you are not here in the flesh you are always in my thoughts. When others have forgotten, I will remember. Love you always

Carol Muller
redant@telkomsa.net
2009-01-20 11:47:07
1013 My uncle, i got the honour of having your name. although i have never met you, i always ask mommy to tell me a story about you, in my eyes you are a hero and you died protecting us. Your death and memory will always be rememberd, we love you uncle wayne, wayne muller
waynemuller14@gmail.com
2012-08-09 02:08:25
1013 Another year has come and gone, but you are always in my thoughts. Some people may forget, but I will always remember who and what you are. At the rising of the sun and the going down of the same, I remember the memories and the good times we shared. Love you always, your loving sister and nephew. Carol Muller
accounts@redantsecurity.co.za
2012-08-22 23:16:26
1013 To my beloved brother Wayne Muller. Another year has past that you are not with us. It still feels as if it was only yesterday that you were ripped from our lives but it is 31 years ago. Gone but never forgotten. I will always love you always Carol Muller
accounts@redantsecurity.co.za
2014-08-26 22:34:27
1021

Isak-Nel was n goeie mens wat te gou geneem is.

Joh-Mare Coetzer(Myburgh)
jbrutton@yahoo.com
2001-11-12 14:20:29
1032

He died just to the south of Mupa on March 23 1988. During a fierce contact he was hit by a mortar and suffered multiple schrapnel wounds. His left lung was severely damaged. Carried by comrades to the planned LZ for casevac, he died approximately three hours after the battle. He was a brave man.

Spyker
spyker@hotmail.com
2003-12-11 14:19:08
1037

To Dudley.

It was 20 years ago whilst I was doing my national Service in the South African Air Force that I heard that you were killed on the border. Since then I have thought about you often and always wondered what had happened. Although we didn't know each other that well at school, I will never forget your fierce determination and courage.

You will always be remembered.
Steve Wayne (L/Cpl 2SRS Ellisras)
steve@pro7.co.za
2002-10-22 01:13:23
1037

I dont know you, but you died with my uncle JG Reyneke. We miss you all.

Alicia Connoway
connowaya@aforbes.co.za
2008-11-18 14:32:24
1042

I was with Johan up at Ondangwa in 1988. It was a shock for all of us in Radar with his passing. As it was said, he was a gentle man of class and distinction. I remember his easy smile, his cape brei, firm hand shake and a sense of decency.

Brian Whistler
brianw@ekurhuleni.com
2009-10-19 20:28:57
1046Nella - hoe graag sou ek nie wou gehad het dat jy nog vandag met ons was. Jou opgewektheid op Buffalo en vurige militarisme in die bos sal ek altyd onthou. Ons foto by die HAG (Xangongo) het 'n ereplek in my album. Rus in vrede my vriend, ek sal jou nooit vergeet.Lou
lourensvn@mweb.co.za
2005-02-01 02:09:18
1049Bruce was my Instructor at CFS Dunnottar and I his first "Pupe" in 1986 and a great man he was. I am still flying civillianly today and remember all that he taught me as if he was in the cockpit with me. Most of all the pink painted brick he made me carry around the base in order to remind me to trim the aircraft after a configuration change. RIP CaptainAllan Moneron
amzn@tengizchevroil.com
2009-01-18 10:34:33
1049 To know Bruce was to love him. He was one of those guys. A great friend. The horror of the day he went down lives on. Thought of and remembered often with smiles. RIP Bruce. Alison Stroebel
alisonstroebel@gmail.com
2012-07-12 04:07:53
1061Will never forget..Lilian
caplen@emirates.net.ae
2003-09-30 20:40:40
1064

Rhinus, You were my neighbour, and as a child we had a lot of fun and mischief together. You were always the bigger brother, thank you for looking out for me. I miss your good humour and funny stories. From the beginning life was difficult for you, and it took you away ... much too soon. I will always remember you (and your crazy dog Chippy)

Thanx for being such a good friend, because you still are.

Renier Prins
renierprins@hotmail.com
2007-06-03 18:42:04
1078 We will remember them! MDR Odendaal
michiel.odendaal@gmail.com
2013-06-14 01:07:50
1079In memory of my eldest brother Meyer,who died in a accident while training to be a pilot, like his father Brig H.O.M odendaal(DFC and bar)who has recently passed away. I hope they are together.Andre Odendaal
andre@odendaal1.freeserve.co.uk
2002-04-27 23:58:04
1079contact updateAndre Odendaal
odendaal.family@gmail.com
2008-03-08 05:37:12
1079 Still remember and miss my brother. Michael Johan Odendaal. Brother of Meyer Odenddal
zodendaal@gmail.com
2012-03-24 02:28:46
1085

1 Parachute Battalion - Code of Honour

  • I am a proud and fully pledged member of this Parachute Battalion.
  • I am a member of a unit which is second to none in the world.
  • I promise to serve my country and my nation at all times with pride and loyalty.
  • I promise to wear the insignia of my unit with pride and distinction and to conduct myself at all times as is required of a paratrooper.
  • During battle I am first and foremost a paratrooper and promise to behave as such even if the enemy by far outnumber us.
  • I pledge the highest sacrafice to my country should it be expected of me.
  • I believe in myself, I believe in my unit, I believe in my country, and above all, I believe in God.
Johan Kruys
mwkruys@mweb.co.za
2003-08-28 09:57:02
1085

Paratrooper's Prayer

Heavenly Father, King of the world I know that all things are in your hands, whatever happens to me.

As a paratrooper I am prepared to suffer hardship. I am ready to endure danger and unrest, pain and hurt. I am willing to be hungry end thirsty. I am prepared to face the enemy fearlessly.

Lord I am weak. I cannot depend on my own strength. I do not want to trust in my own abilities.

Lord my God, Let me trust in you alone. Give me courage and strength, and, above all, faith to do my work fearlessly! always.

AMEN

Johan Kruys
mwkruys@mweb.co.za
2003-08-28 10:26:27
1085

We were Soldiers, once, and young!

It is sixteen years ago today that our brave comrades paid the highest price for their unit and their country. Today we your old comrades remember you and your families.

May God grant your families peace. Time may heal the pain but we will never forget you.

St Michael, Our Lady Queen of Angels defend us in combat, Defend Us in Battle

Holy Michael, the Archangel, defend us in battle. Be our safeguard against the wickedness and snares of the devil. May God rebuke him, we humbly pray; and do you, O Prince of the heavenly host, by the power of God cast into hell Satan and ALL the evil spirits who wander through the world seeking the ruin of souls.

Amen

Johan Kruys
mwkruys@mweb.co.za
2003-10-31 10:12:26
1085

From his gravestone in VTH Cemetery: "Ek het die goeie wedloop afgele, ek het die wenstreep bereik. 2 Timoteus 4:7"

John Dovey
john@justdone.co.za
2005-05-21 21:20:39
1085

Aan Nico. Saam het on JL's begin op Oudtshoorn waar die Swartberge met on gepraat het op Vasbyt, daarna is on gekeur vir valskerms. Ons is saam grensoorlog toe. Jou bed op Ondangwa was leeg na 31 October 1987. Ou staf Arrie Helberg (staff safe) het ons harde tyd gegee. Jy was my buurman in die baracks by 1 Valskerm. Ons het saam "ride safe" Pretoria to gery en baie ander dinge aangevang. Maar jy my ou maat, jy het die hoogste prys betaal, en dit alles vir wat? Ek was lanklaas by VTH begrafplaas, maar ek sal 'n plan maak ou maat. Rus in vrede. Kobus Brits

Kobus Brits
j.brits@vodamail.co.za
2009-06-20 14:50:07
1085Was 31/10/2011 by jou graf ou maat. Ek dink aan jou. Groete Kobus Kobus Brits
j.brits@vodamail.co.za
2011-11-07 09:13:20
1085Nico, I remember you fondly - dressed as Julius Ceasur in The "Living In's" Barracks. You took my place my friend. I will always be grateful for your friendship and your sacrifice. God bless you. Laurence Stijlen
laurences@dpitrading.co.za
2012-08-27 02:58:05
1097

If this is Andre Opperman, he was at my school a couple of years before me - a great guy - a leader.

Missed by his two brothers, and his school.

F.H.
dutchgirl51@hotmail.com
2003-01-13 13:47:21
1097

I remember riding on a train with Andre, to a Math review session in Johannesburg. Wilks was there, and Jos, maybe Andrew. Just boys, a few short months from war. He seemed so proud, so mature. I have visited this site often and grieve the absence of any other memories for this young man. I now live in the USA, a world away, a lifetime away.

I still remember Andre and look forward to seeing him in eternity.

"Boys' griefs are not so grievous as our yearning,
Boys have no sadness sadder than our hope."
Wilfred Owen

Mervin Langley
mlangley@clinicpsych.com
2004-09-24 05:44:00
1097 I went to school with Andre, we often used to walk home together as he stayed a block away from our place in Cathleen street. His dad was a railway police man. we used to row for Florida park high school although he was a lot better than i was an d he continued until leaving school. Andre started national service 6 months earlier than i did. He was a great bloke and we were all pretty schocked that he had died, I attended his funeral and it was a very sad day for us all. No one even thought that it could happen to us as most boys from Andre's year were all in the SANDF doing our national service. Years ago but feels like yesterday, he is often in my thoughts, must be getting old Sean
sencol@xtra.co.nz
2012-01-21 17:23:00
1097Andre was in my class around 1976/7 and while I wasnt exceptionally close to him everyone in that year were pretty much buddies, they were good times. Andre gave meaning to the phrase "Gentle Giant". He was a big guy but never used it to pick on anyone or bully. A real great person. Hearing about his death was a shock, no one at that age expects it, especially when it happens to someone like Andre, very sad...... Paul Stalker
paul@dbsa.org
2012-07-16 03:16:40
1097 I also went to school with Andre and was part of his team will rowing as being his cox in the 1st fours division at school. He was a good person and I never ever saw him get cross or angry. It was a shock when we heard the news of his untimely death at such an early age.Vernon Ekermans
vernon.e@telkomsa.net
2013-03-01 00:37:09
1117

Que Deus te guarde, meu Amigo

Descanca em Paz

Cobus Venter
Cobus@netcentral.co.uk
2001-05-30 14:00:14
1117

God Bless you Daniel Roxo.

When I was young I heard and read real facts of heroism about you on military operations feel like in Angola,Guin?,Mozambique and South Africa. Today all is different and bad like another times.

I remenber you forever.Thank you very much.

Comandos
jchimoio@yahoo.com.br
2002-07-27 17:22:16
1117

Daniel Roxo, HER?I Portugu?s e Sul Africano!

Descan?a em paz camarada.

Manuel Ferreira
manuelferreira@eject.co.za
2004-02-11 06:29:01
1117

You will be remembered, along with your 2 comrades in arms and your last resting place will be marked.

"Rest in peace"

Stephen Dunkley
mwdunk@mweb.co.za
2004-02-12 18:15:17
1117

Pessoa que muito tenho admirado. Desde a d?cada de 60 no Niassa, com os seus diabos negros.

Ando a recolher elementos sobre a sua vida a actividade. Tenho alguns elementos oriundos de Mo?ambique, Portugal, ?frica do Sul e EUA.

Pretendo escrever um livro sobre o DANIEL ROXO.

Preciso de ajuda de todos os que o conheceram e tenham material sobre ele. Contactem-me por favor.

Fotosgrafias, recoretes de imprensa, informa??es sobrea a sua actividade militar em Mo?ambique e na Africa do Sul.

I want write a book about Roxo and I need all the material about he. If you are photos, newspapers and informations about his civil and militar life, contact me.

Thanks.

Casimiro Serra
casimiroserra@hotmail.com
2004-04-18 23:59:10
1120Na al die jare het ek ook nog nooit vergeet nieFlip van Wyk
fvanwyk@lindsaysaker.co.za
2008-11-06 10:02:51
1122Wynand en ek was saam op skool Hoerskool Wagpos tot in 1980.Daarvandaan is hy na die Landbouskool op Morgenson waar hy gematrikuleer het in 1982.Sy ouer was boere net buitekant Brits gewees waar ek hom gereeld op naweke gaan kuier het.Ek was Infanterie Skool toe na my basies op 3SAI en was was die Januarie opname gewees.Wynand was Julie inname gewees en het ook op Infanterieskool beland.Die dag toe ek uitklaar met my Rang as Korporaal het ek in die bungelow ingestap op n sondag net voor my vertrek na die onbekende en hy het op sy bed gele en ons het so paar minute lekker gesels oor die jong dae en die toekoms.Ons het mekaar gegroet en daar was geen kontak tot ek die slegte nuus ontvang het van n 2Lt Frikkie Olivier wat saam met hom was toe hy gesneuwel het.Ek saL HOM AS VRIEND nooit vergeet nie en so lojaal hy was as vriend glo ek so lojaal was hy as n soldaat tot sy einde.Ek sal jou nooit vergeet nie ou maat.En ons sal eendag weer lekker gesels.Anton Ward(AO2)
wardanton@aol.com
2008-03-31 02:10:44
1123

Steven Pearson was a good friend. We shared a dorm as schoolmates at De Villiers Graaf, and continued our friendship until he was finally KIA.

He was a fine man who will always be remembered.

Johann Olivier
johannolivier@comcast.net
2004-09-19 23:29:10
1133

I will never forget that fateful day in SWA and I'll never forget you my friend. May God keep you until we meet again.

Anton Hattingh
Anton_SF@yahoo.com
2002-10-24 06:16:15
1137

Mixed Race Chap who was gave his life for his country. He was one of the last of my unit to get killed.

May he rest in Peace

Maj. R. J. Botha
RBotha@aol.com
2001-07-06 17:42:53
1141Rest In Peace and remember the tanker's motto : "We Make The Rules" G Rossouw
grossouw@rrs.co.za
2002-03-18 12:08:01
1141Dear Pine We were "campers" doing our bit for "Volk en Vaderland". It?s the 16th anniversary since you left tragically. It feels like yesterday when we were all jovial and high spirited at Rundu before the big crossing. That was the last time I saw you. We will never forget; you and all our fallen mates will be remembered in the morning and in the evening, everyday. The best times of our lives we never want over again, we were young and stupid! Who of those guys from ?Pantser Skool? are still around? Guys like Baries (Barnard) the karate "bof", Rossow, Spook (KO) Le Roux, Tank Fourie and all the others. Those were the glory days. The only National Service guy I recall from that time period was a young guy from Bloemfontein with the name "Ballas". I can't recall how many T54/55 he shot out, but it could be 10 maybe 15. A GUNNER of note ! Just thought I'd add that last piece for you Pine. drg
dr.g@mweb.co.za
2003-11-03 22:04:38
1141Sgt.Pine Pienaar was my Cpl. during basic training at School of Armour.He tried his best to be a typical hard ass bastard,but he failed.Troop 5 were very fortuanate to have had such a fair Cpl.,compared to the other tyrants!His understanding fair composure gained him the proper respect that a true leader deserved. The last time I saw him was outside the showers just before we left for Angola.He recognised me,laughed out loud,shook my hand and said"It is so good that we are all going together". The night he passed away we all complained about the lack of sight but we were urged to push-on.We were all shocked by his death.Some expressed their shock by shooting flares,we were close to a mutiny. We lost one of our Tanker brothers forever Gary
gary9w@hotmail.com
2007-11-27 19:33:33
1141Only the good die young - and that must be why a real "old fashioned good guy" like Pine died when he did. I did basics and JL training with him at School of Armour in 1977. The reason why I remember him clearly after 35 years ? - he was one of the nicest and most genuine guys I ever came across. Such a great sense of (dry) humour! I was shocked to see Pine on this Roll of Honour - I don't think he ever had any enemies.Pieterse
morris@atlanticbeach.co.za
2012-07-02 06:07:27
1149

Willie served with Boksburg Commando from March to June 1977. On 12 May (if I remember correctly) he was part of a 4-man squad on O.P. duties on the Kavango River, on a piece of land that formed a peninsula. During the night the river rose, cutting that piece of land off from the river-edge. The river flowed very strongly and, in the squads' attempts to get back, our comrade drowned. It was his squad-leader, Dave Clench's 21st Birthday.

We Will Remember You.

B. Porter
brian@metersystems.co.za
2002-10-04 15:20:31
1151We served together in 1984 - 1985. 905 Coy. We slept next to each other in the same tent. We ate and drank together the night before his last patrol. A brave, dedicated leader. Revenge was ours that same day. We got them Mark. We shall not forget. Cpl Mark Algar
mark@stenhoj.co.za
2005-12-21 10:32:04
1151Mark told me a story of a narrow escape he and 2 of his San trackers had inside Angola. They were awaken in the early hours by an enemy patrol and Mark immediately set about convincing them that they had walked into the perimetre of a large unit and that they needed to surrender. Obviously he succeeded! A few days later at Nepara base, the enemy ran through shooting it up, Mark and another gave chase, into an ambush. Brave friendly guy. I can still see his eyes all lit up telling the story. RIP.TJC 6 Maint. Rundu. 84 -85.
tjc@ihug.co.nz
2011-12-06 03:32:16
1155Louis,the first time I met you you were a laaitie, when you lived in Delarey,me and your boet Ernest were buddies, later on me and you worked together at Escom, and then purely by chance we touched base on the Border, just before you died so tragically. Rest peacefully in Gods'arms my friend.Cobus
cobus@netcentral.co.uk
2004-05-01 10:39:54
1159I will never forget that fateful day in SWA and I'll never forget you my friend. May God keep you until we meet again.Anton Hattingh
Anton_SF@yahoo.com
2002-10-24 06:19:42
1166Don slept in the bed next to mine. He was on a weekend pass on his way to Port Elizabeth. They (another chap I think by the name of Gerber) were stuck outside Colesberg and were sleeping on the side of the road when they were hit by a passing truck. If I remember correctly Gerber survived. I was asked by a corporal to clear out his "kas" and take his belongings to the stores. RIP Mark
rosselastic@gmail.com
2012-04-10 05:36:56
1167J Pretorius was killed when an Eland armoured car detonated a landmine during counter-insurgency operations near Ruacana. Gone, yet not forgotten. Garth Benneyworth
benworth@iafrica.com
2008-03-13 09:26:12
1169Wicus, ons dink nog steeds aan jou en jou familie. Die mense wat Cuvelai saam met jou beleef het sal jou nie vergeet nie. Renier vd Merwe
reniervdm@polka.co.za
2008-03-26 15:05:38
1169Wicus, ons dink nog steeds aan jou en jou familie. Die mense wat Cuvelai saam met jou beleef het sal jou nie vergeet nie. Renier vd Merwe
reniervdm@polka.co.za
2008-03-26 15:05:47
1169Wicus, ons dink nog steeds aan jou en jou familie. Die mense wat Cuvelai saam met jou beleef het sal jou nie vergeet nie. Renier vd Merwe
reniervdm@polka.co.za
2008-03-26 15:05:59
1171Ou Langes Ek het nog nooit vergeet nieFlip van Wyk
fvanwyk@lindsaysaker.co.za
2008-11-06 10:06:30
1172

SO SAD THAT HIS LIFE WAS CUT SHORT SO YOUNG, BUT WE WILL ALWAYS REMEMBER HIM. SEAN RIP

Terrance De Wet
doodie@telkomsa.net
2008-01-01 19:53:32
1174I remember Billy as a good companion throughout the 1SAI year of 1987. Billy was a strong person and is remembered fondly.Dirk Benneyworth
dirk@camdata.uk.com
2003-08-07 15:46:38
1174

Billy was a kind and fun person to be with. He was part of our Squadron (C Squadron, 4 SAI), when the incident happened and his death had an impact on all his friends in the squadron. After 18 years, he is still remembered

Etienne v.d.Walt
ettamandi@discoverymail.co.za
2006-11-27 15:19:04
1176

To the soldier who died with my brother Wayne Muller in 1983. Many will forget but I will always remember.

Carol Muller
redant@telkomsa.net
2009-01-20 12:00:40
1176 David Prins. I dedicate this day 27 August 2014 to you and my brother Wayne Muller with whom you died 31 years ago. Gone but never forgotten. Thank you for the offer you made Carol Muller
accounts@redantsecurity.co.za
2014-08-26 22:30:43
1189Capt Rademeyer was a member of 101 BN elite Romeo Mike Teams when he died in Opps Firewood in 1987.Snakes
chris_snyman@mweb.co.za
2005-04-27 01:11:51
1189Before transferring to 101Bn, Capt Rademeyer was OC Sector 20 Training Team in Rundu. He was my first commander as an officer and I learnt many things from him. Sadly missed and fondly remembered always. Warren Williamson
warren@biltongboys.com
2013-05-14 06:11:16
1196I did basics and OPS medic training with Johan and he shared the bed next to me during Ops Medic Training. He had a great sense of humour and was always smiling and reminding us all that we should not forget the gifts that god had given us - upojn refelction he was quite religous guy. At the time he was wounded he was with 61 mech when they were engaging the 21st cuban battalion - i was with 4 sai at the time and remember hearing he was hit over the radio. Another Ops medic D. Bessinger was the first to get to him before me and I recall that he was laughing about the fact that he was wounded (probably shock), he had a large piece of shrapnel from a BM 21 rocket shell that had hit the towbar between the Withings and the Rinkhals and exploded sticking out of his abdomen / hip. We managed to Casavac him but he died in Rundu from his wounds two/three days later. I was wounded on the same day and was also casavaced. Myself and another wounded ops medic in Rundu prepared Johans body for burial and i can clearly remeber not allowing anyone else touch him (after all he was our brother) before he was sent home. Rest in Peace my friend!Cpl Rob Gourlie
rgourlie@bigpond.net.au
2008-10-10 20:50:12
1202Christian Retief - A kind and considerate person whose friendship towards me, in the brief time I knew him, will never be forgotten. Trevor Owen
owen.family4@xtra.co.nz
2011-04-25 11:01:44
1202A son and a Gunner that his parents and family could be proud of. "At the going down of the sun, and in the morning, We will remember them"Duncan Mattushek
mattushek@xtra.co.nz
2008-03-19 04:04:36
1204

This was my Uncle. I need more information. My Gran died before I could show her this and it is my mission to get more information surrounding his days and the way he died.

He was a great person and we miss him!

Alicia Connoway
CONNOWAYA@AFORBES.CO.ZA
2008-11-18 13:39:07
1207

Your friends will never forget you. Rest in peace Carlos Alberto

Manuel Ferreira
manuelferreira@eject.co.za
2009-05-13 16:09:26
1207

Just for info the two brothers died days apart J C P Robbie (carnaval) and C B C pinto ribeiro.

Robbie i was fortunate to meet your daughter who is today a wonderfull lady with your attitude. She knows that you are a hero and it has come to pass that she has collected your medals and operators badge.

Lest we forget may others remind us.

Your daughter approached me for a learners and drivers licence do you know how it made me feel when i could see her face to face after 30 years of cause i did all the training for her free of charge how else do i thank you that aren't here and show my respect.

Rest in Peace.

Aluta Continua

Reuben (butch) Coskey
bumpercars@telkomsa.net
2007-02-24 09:31:55
1208 We knew Bradley, as one of the best team-players ever! Always willing to help out, and give support where possible. He was a kindhearted "engelsman". Well known throughout D-SQUADRON. Best friends with Trevor Maasden, and Peter Tarbotton. Hannes " Seppy "
hannesberea@telkomsa.net
2012-04-17 07:01:10
1209

Barry Rieder was the only soldier of "Berede Peleton 8" of SWASPES unit that we lost in the almost 2 years we were on the border. After 32 years I still remember the day he died in a night attack while we were on patrol and it is a pity it took so long to write something here. He was a very fine young man, well mannered, a bit quiet and very disciplined. Even though he was soft-natured he was a good soldier that served his country with his life.

Over the years I lost contact completely with the Berede soldiers of Platoon 8 and I would like to hear from anyone that reads this, fellow soldiers, friends or family of Barry, you can contact me at 0761277892@tiscali.co.za or send me an sms at 0833024575.

2nd. Lt Piet Alberts
Platoon Commander
Berede Platoon 8
SWASPES

2nd. Lt. Piet Alberts
0761277892@tiscali.co.za
2010-03-17 13:39:59
1209I met Barry on our first day we arrived in Berede Sentrum in Potch. in October 1977. I think it was because he was carrying a guitar that we made our first bond. We went on to become very good friends and spent many hours entertaining ourselves with our guitar playing.The week before Barry was so tragically taken from us he had already placed himself into the Lords hands and I can still remember the last time I saw him, his words to me were..."you know Jim I have not sworn once this week". A true friend and soldier....Rest in peace brother....never forgotten. Jim van de Ruit
vanderuit@btinternet.com
2012-06-25 00:50:03
1212Fond memories of Cpl Rhian Rix of 11Commando Kimberley Section 1 Section leader of platoon 3Dennis Finch
natalchef@aol.com
2004-12-12 17:52:50
1216

Christopher Robin was a tall, intelligent young officer. I remember him as if it were yesterday. He died in the Caprivi in an attack by SWAPO.

Forever remembered.
Johann Olivier
johannolivier@comcast.net
2004-09-19 23:25:15
1216

Christopher Robin was a fantastic leader. He loved life and will always be remembered for the photographs he took...

"We will remember them"
Duncan Mattushek
mattushek@xtra.co.nz
2006-03-13 07:20:30
12162Lt. Christopher Robin - Officer and a gentleman. An energetic and charismatic leader who was admired and an inspiration to those who followed. I will never forget you. Trevor Owen
owen.family4@xtra.co.nz
2011-04-25 11:09:44
1217Captain, you had a wicked sense of humor and a great heart. Thanks for standing up for me on new year's eve, 1981/82. Rest in peace.Johan Meyer
meyerjw@isat.co.za
2003-05-31 11:13:42
1224Joahn Roets. Een van my beste friende tydens die oorlog in Angola. Hy kom van Thabazimbi af, het daar groot geword en is daar begrawe. Dit wat met jou gebeur het was die wil van GOD en al het ons nie saam gestem met die bevel wat gegee is nie het ons voort gegaan vir die vryheid van ons land. Ons land is nie meer on eie nie maar sal wwer terug gekry word. Rus in vrede my vriendAlbert van Zyl
ramkat65@yahoo.com
2008-04-03 11:23:40
1224Johan Roets. Een van my beste friende tydens die oorlog in Angola. Hy kom van Thabazimbi af, het daar groot geword en is daar begrawe. Dit wat met jou gebeur het was die wil van GOD en al het ons nie saam gestem met die bevel wat gegee is nie het ons voort gegaan vir die vryheid van ons land. Ons land is nie meer on eie nie maar sal wwer terug gekry word. Rus in vrede my vriendAlbert van Zyl
ramkat65@yahoo.com
2008-04-03 11:27:38
1231

Andrew, I miss you very much!

Frik
frik.verster@addcom.de
2004-12-27 15:59:39
1231

Andrew, I will always miss you, and will always remember the good days we had at SWASPES.

Andre Smit
smita@tfmc.co.za
2012-12-19 07:55:44
1239

YOU WILL BE REMEMBERED .....A FRIEND GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN

WAYNE NISH
CSD@NNSW.QUIK.COM.AU
2005-05-03 06:27:18
1240Charlie was a well liked pilot and is sorely missed by his friends.Mike Glastonbury
mcglastonbury@comcast.net
2003-10-28 05:37:28
1267

Sarge,

I will never forget you. Every day I measure what I do against the example that you set me. Every time I put on my uniform, I think of you, of your pride and love of what you were doing. I remember the lessons that you taught me. I thank you for what you were, and what you will always remain to me...

John Dovey
john@justdone.co.za
2001-05-30 14:00:14
1267Johan, jy het ons almal beskerm - dankie, rus in vrede my vriend. 'n Jong lewe so vermors! My hart gaan uit na jou dierbares..... Sonette
sonette74@rocketmail.com
2009-09-02 15:41:16
1267

Ek het pas gelees wat John geskryf het ivm jou beserings....watter siek spul mense doen so iets aan 'n ander lewende wese? Mag jy ewige vrede he - hulle sal kry wat hulle toekom Al het ons mekaar nie geken nie, ek is jou vriend.

a Friend
friend@777gmail.com
2009-09-02 16:02:00
1271A great soldier and friend who was devoted to his duty and his dog, Rinty.Duncan Mattushek
mattushek@xtra.co.nz
2008-03-19 04:07:23
1276Jan Jurgens Roets SCHUTTE, 16 Aug 1958 Springs - 23 Aug 1978 Johan Le Grange
bellvillesuid@gmail.com
2009-05-20 12:47:40
1278

Jean was my step-brother. He was never one to shy away from any challenge, in fact the more physical the better. Naturally when the Bats came around recruiting, Jean sprang at the opportunity.

He and I were on the border together, the last time I saw him was at his base in Ondangwa. I have yet to meet a more gung-ho person. We lost a family member and a friend for no real reason. All in all a great and unnecessary tragedy.

Paul Janisch
paul@uunet.co.za
2003-08-14 13:44:01
1278

1 Parachute Battalion - Code of Honour

  • I am a proud and fully pledged member of this Parachute Battalion.
  • I am a member of a unit which is second to none in the world.
  • I promise to serve my country and my nation at all times with pride and loyalty.
  • I promise to wear the insignia of my unit with pride and distinction and to conduct myself at all times as is required of a paratrooper.
  • During battle I am first and foremost a paratrooper and promise to behave as such even if the enemy by far outnumber us.
  • I pledge the highest sacrafice to my country should it be expected of me.
  • I believe in myself, I believe in my unit, I believe in my country, and above all, I believe in God.
Johan Kruys
mwkruys@mweb.co.za
2003-08-28 10:01:24
1278

Paratrooper's Prayer

Heavenly Father, King of the world I know that all things are in your hands, whatever happens to me.

As a paratrooper I am prepared to suffer hardship. I am ready to endure danger and unrest, pain and hurt. I am willing to be hungry end thirsty. I am prepared to face the enemy fearlessly.

Lord I am weak. I cannot depend on my own strength. I do not want to trust in my own abilities.

Lord my God, Let me trust in you alone. Give me courage and strength, and, above all, faith to do my work fearlessly! always.

AMEN

Johan Kruys
mwkruys@mweb.co.za
2003-08-28 10:27:26
1278

We were Soldiers, once, and young!

It is sixteen years ago today that our brave comrades paid the highest price for their unit and their country. Today we your old comrades remember you and your families.

May God grant your families peace. Time may heal the pain but we will never forget you.

St Michael, Our Lady Queen of Angels defend us in combat, Defend Us in Battle

Holy Michael, the Archangel, defend us in battle. Be our safeguard against the wickedness and snares of the devil. May God rebuke him, we humbly pray; and do you, O Prince of the heavenly host, by the power of God cast into hell Satan and ALL the evil spirits who wander through the world seeking the ruin of souls.

Amen

Johan Kruys
mwkruys@mweb.co.za
2003-10-31 10:13:04
1278

Jean and I met during a combined ops with B and D companies in early '87. We became friends and shared many good times and laughs on the border. I heard of his death in the mid '90's but could not confirm the details or authenticity of the reports. Reading this takes me right back twenty years, a tragic and senseless loss.

Rather late than never - rest in peace my friend - one of the boys forever!

Ian Hall ,B Coy 85-87
ianhall@flowcretesa.co.za
2006-12-11 13:08:50
1278 Jean & Nico Olivier were on PT course with me - Often when I wanted to quit both Jean and Nico would help me pull it together ...they where both made of the better stuff and made me laugh and able to endure one more round. The world is a poorer place for their loss. Rest in Peace Laurence Stijlen
laurences@dpitrading.co.za
2012-08-27 03:09:57
1280

Its been 13 and a half years since Douglas (my brother) died while serving in the 1st Special Service Battalion.

He is missed by all and always in our memories.

James Scott
amoamo@lantic.net
2006-02-28 20:55:40
1281 this wonderful man was my brother, and i think of, and miss him so much.kathi
kathiscott@hotmail.co.uk
2012-11-19 03:57:46
1281 Merry Christmas Greg, we love and miss you! Mom, Alan, Nikki, Kathi
nikki.ramsoondur@gmail.com
2012-12-25 04:14:02
1281Happy Birthday Greg! We love and miss you. Mom, Alan,Nikki, Kathi
nikki.ramsoondur@gmail.co.za
2013-05-15 23:18:41
1287to my brothernaas senekal
naassenekal@lantic.net
2006-07-12 19:36:13
1287dit is nou 2007 en nog steeds mis ek jou elke dag en elke dag wonder ek hoe dit sou gewees het as jy nog hier by ons was ek mis jou ouboet so baie ek wens ek kon net vir jou se hoe liefek vir jou is jou boetie naas naas senekal
naassenekal1@mac.com
2007-04-17 12:35:55
1291Sammie Sheppard, Sammie Sheppard, Bravo wil 'n passie he. Sleep softly, you were a true gentleman and somebody who knew what soldiering was about.Charles marais
charlesmar@absa.co.za
2003-01-21 08:16:42
1303So sad the way no-one even knows about this dedication page, never met Roy , was too young, would have liked to though, have heard all the stories though!Nick Skeates (Nephew)
nrskeates@webmail.co.za
2006-12-16 08:41:39
1308

He sold his Bike for a tombstone for his mother.

This was the person he was and will be remembered for always!

Christel
christelkriel@hotmail.com
2007-10-07 20:06:19
1314Known as "Willy" was a medic stationed at Katima Mulilo when it was "revved" by SWAPO. He died whilst coming to the assistance of wounded.Charles Marais
charlesmar@absa.co.za
2003-01-21 08:13:33
1321Still fondly rememberedJan Macdonald
macdonald_jan@hotmail.com
2002-07-11 16:57:52
1322Rfn Smuts died protecting innocent people.He was a friendly good hearted person and we will all miss him. He was also very proud to be a Parabat.He was due to finish his National Service in December 1985. Ons mis jou! Johan Kruys
mwkruys@mweb.co.za
2003-08-27 13:23:20
1322Paratrooper?s Prayer Heavenly Father, King of the world I know that all things are in your hands, whatever happens to me. As a paratrooper I am prepared to suffer hardship. I am ready to endure danger and unrest, pain and hurt. I am willing to be hungry end thirsty. I am prepared to face the enemy fearlessly. Lord I am weak. I cannot depend on my own strength. I do not want to trust in my own abilities. Lord my God; Let me trust in you alone. Give me courage and strength, and, above all, faith to do my work fearlessly ? always. AMEN Johan Kruys
mwkruys@mweb.co.za
2003-09-18 15:17:55
1322I did my basics in D company with Rfn Smuts, though in a different platoon...so he was not a close friend of mine. To me: He was reserved, honest and did what many couldn't. My respects to him. I have often thought of him and his family over the years.Phillip McNaughton
phillip@westco.co.za
2012-02-25 08:53:52
1333

Jaoa P G Soeiro

Que Deus te guarde, meu Amigo
Descanca em Paz

Cobus Venter
Cobus@netcentral.co.uk
2001-05-30 14:00:14
1333

Descanca em Paz camarada. Nao seras esquecido!

Manuel Ferreira
manuelferreira@eject.co.za
2009-05-13 20:38:04
1335

Don and myself met each other in Pretoria at TDK and became friends,we both joined the Parabats and did basics ,jump coarse,and all the training,we went up to the border mid 82 where we split from our platoon as a result of me going to grootfontein hospital,when I returned I ended up in another platoon,during one of our operations Don was tragically taken from us just after a contact in a AD,Don you are missed by all of us in B coy and the rest of the airborne.Will meet you one day in the big DZ in the sky mate.

Rob Abbett
roba@sanitech.co.za
2009-01-14 13:18:24
1339A highly respected professional at the top of his game, died too young and and in a tragic accident.Errol
ebc@ix.netcom.com
2003-08-05 14:30:57
1346

Phil - lekker saam met jou gesuffer te Infanterieskool, nooit kon dink dat ek jou op Buffalo gaan agterlaat nie. Hoop jy het gesien toe ons 'n heildronk saam jou broer op jou begrafnis drink.

Rus in vrede.
Lou
lourensvn@mweb.co.za
2005-02-01 02:14:21
1347Spr Steyn was a member of 101 BN's elite Romeo Mike Teams when he died in 1987 in Opps Firewood. A brave man. He died on Saterday 31 October 1987.Snakes
chris_snyman@mweb.co.za
2005-04-27 01:22:55
1347gjytjjyj
jyj
2007-01-09 13:15:07
1347I CAN ONLY HOPE AND PRAY THAT WHEN I FACE DEATH I CAN DO IT AS BRAVELY AS DID. I WILL ALWAYS REMEMBER YOUBRADLEY
brad.b2@absamail.co.za
2007-01-09 13:13:58
1347I CAN ONLY HOPE AND PRAY THAT WHEN I FACE DEATH I CAN DO IT AS BRAVELY AS DID. I WILL ALWAYS REMEMBER YOUBRADLEY
brad.b2@absamail.co.za
2007-01-09 13:14:11
1347I CAN ONLY HOPE AND PRAY THAT WHEN I FACE DEATH I CAN DO IT AS BRAVELY AS DID. I WILL ALWAYS REMEMBER YOUBRADLEY
brad.b2@absamail.co.za
2007-01-09 13:13:47
1347I CAN ONLY HOPE AND PRAY THAT WHEN I FACE DEATH I CAN DO IT AS BRAVELY AS DID. I WILL ALWAYS REMEMBER YOUBRADLEY
brad.b2@absamail.co.za
2007-01-09 13:13:36
1347I CAN ONLY HOPE THAT WHEN I FACE DEATH,IT WILL BE AS BRAVELY AS YOU DID.I WILL ALWAYS REMEMBER YOU.BRADLEY
brad.b2@absamail.co.za
2007-01-09 13:09:42
1347WE will never forget.Sean Hancock
sean@seraphrisk.com
2007-05-10 20:46:44
1347WE will never forget.Sean Hancock
sean@seraphrisk.com
2007-05-10 20:46:52
1347WE will never forgetSean Hancock
sean@seraphrisk.com
2007-05-10 20:47:08
1347WE will never forgetSean Hancock
seanh@seraphrisk.com
2007-05-10 20:48:02
1347I will always remember our first contact and first kop together and the look on your face when i got hit. I will always remember you.Mark Berriman
markberri@telkomsa.net
2007-07-15 17:53:54
1347I will always remember our first contact and first kop together and the look on your face when i got hit. I will always remember you.Mark Berriman
markberri@telkomsa.net
2007-07-15 17:54:16
1347I will always remember our first contact and first kop together and the look on your face when i got hit. I will always remember you.Mark Berriman
markberri@telkomsa.net
2007-07-15 17:54:37
1347I will always remember our first contact and first kop together and the look on your face when i got hit. I will always remember you.Mark Berriman
markberri@telkomsa.net
2007-07-15 17:55:40
1347I will always remember our first contact and first kop together and the look on your face when i got hit. I will always remember you.Mark Berriman
markberri@telkomsa.net
2007-07-15 17:55:52
1347 I'll wear your memory proudly, my brother, may my love for you reach Heaven above until we meet again??? Hans Steyn
tinkel@live.co.za
2012-07-06 06:10:11
1350He was a great friend. Rest in peace.Hendrik Bester
h-bester@telkomsa.net
2005-12-29 20:09:23
1355

Paratrooper's Prayer

Heavenly Father, King of the world I know that all things are in your hands, whatever happens to me. As a paratrooper I am prepared to suffer hardship. I am ready to endure danger and unrest, pain and hurt. I am willing to be hungry end thirsty. I am prepared to face the enemy fearlessly. Lord I am weak. I cannot depend on my own strength. I do not want to trust in my own abilities. Lord my God; Let me trust in you alone. Give me courage and strength, and, above all, faith to do my work fearlessly always.

AMEN

Johan Kruys
mwkruys@mweb.co.za
2003-09-18 15:18:23
1355

Lo Corp! Been more than 20 Years... You were such a young chap with such a kind, good heart. You came from Oudtshoorn and tried so hard to fit into this Company of Rogues. You were on your way to get it right when that fateful day intervened... Under fire you were a leader, but even those are not protected from the final fate. May your memory linger on in the minds of those that knew you. May you be honourd by your family for generations to come and may they find peace in the knowlege that you did it right and that you death was not in vain...

Buks van Niekerk
ecoventureafrica@hotmail.com
2005-03-12 08:37:44
1357We think of you each time we have a quite moment to reflect on those days we spent together. All the guys of Pappa Battery 1988 Craig Fortune
craigf@petsproducts.com
2001-05-30 14:00:14
1376Heyletta Swanepoel (Etta) was a volunteer housewife in Bronkhorstspruit Commando who, at the age of 40, died of a heart attack on the shooting range during an exercise. She died on the 17th of June 1978, leaving her husband and two sons aged 8 and 10. She will live forever in our memoriesElmer Swanepoel
elmers@absamail.co.za
2004-07-21 09:51:15
1378Sorry it has taken so many years to say good bye, but you freaked me out when we were talking about the way in which we were scared of dying, only to have you burn to death 24hrs later. I am sorry I didnt make your funeral, I never went to any of them. Lt Duppie and me were really hurt about this whole story, Capt Ben was really good to us.Andrew Schaefer
andrewschaef@gmail.com
2007-01-25 05:20:05
1388 Ek en Stefaans was saam op Ho??rskool Uniondale en hy was n dierbare en goeie vriend,sy dood het ons almal diep geraak........sal jou nooit vergeet nie my vriend.Jannie Le Grange
bellvillesuid@gmail.com
2013-06-20 09:07:07
1393Knew Taljaard from my days in 2SSB. Was good fun to have with.....bless his soul!Greg Menego (cpl) 1974-76
greg.menego2gmail.com
2009-07-01 17:47:13
1398Kpl Tamsen was a Opps medic of 101 BN's elite Romeo Mike Teams when he died early 1987 in a contact in Angola. He was a very nice young man who served the Unit with dedication. Snakes
chris_snyman@mweb.co.za
2005-04-27 01:10:11
1398Cpl Tamsen served in the Ops Medics company with absolute passion and commitment to his fellow trainees, he was always willing to help and always stood tall.Mark
lehmann@adept.co.za
2006-08-22 14:07:46
1398To Emil and the others who gave it all they had. "From this day to the ending of the world we in it shall be remembered. We lucky few, we band of brothers?." JP Lewington
john.lewington@goldfields.co.za
2007-06-25 16:02:22
1410

I remember Cobus - remember the two of us shared a fox hole at Manuandi. Remember the shell that dropped short on us in May 1978 when Cobus was wounded. I still visit Johan Louw and Cobus in 1 Mil the monday, but when we arrived the next day at 14:00 in Rundu Cobus was dead.

He was a nice guy, I was lucky to have spend time with him and to khow him.

Martin Venter
mpventer@iafrica.com
2005-01-30 21:22:34
1410

I was there when Cobus and the other 17 were hit by own forces. I helped to carry Cobus back about 5 km where the Pumas came to pick them up. That was when I saw him the last time.

Cobus you and all the others were great.

Gerhard Blom
gblom@absamail.co.za
2007-12-27 12:54:39
1415He shall not grow old as we grow old.when the sun comes up in the morning, and when it sets tonight, we shall remember piesang. He was a great friend to all of us ( A-Company . 7 SAI )Gerhard Holl
trsec@iafrica.com
2001-05-30 14:00:14
1415I will always remember the day that "sampie" had us all treed aan and told us that one less would be going home. I never knew him well but yet somehow felt being a sleg engelsman medic that we should have been able to do something more. May his memeory live forever and not been in vain. Maas the sleg medic A company 7 SAIDarryl Maas
dmaas@totalise.co.uk
2007-01-11 18:45:42
1415I will always remember the day that "sampie" had us all treed aan and told us that one less would be going home. I never knew him well but yet somehow felt being a sleg engelsman medic that we should have been able to do something more. May his memeory live forever and not been in vain. Maas the sleg medic A company 7 SAIDarryl Maas
dmaas@totalise.co.uk
2007-01-11 18:46:05
1415I will always remember the day that "sampie" had us all treed aan and told us that one less would be going home. I never knew him well but yet somehow felt being a sleg engelsman medic that we should have been able to do something more. May his memeory live forever and not been in vain. Maas the sleg medic A company 7 SAIDarryl Maas
dmaas@totalise.co.uk
2007-01-11 18:45:55
1415I'll never forget Piesang. He was an awesome friend to everyone. And a true leader. Always smiling, always joking, always full of advise. He was a rare gem in the rough. Time has marched on an the memory has become slightly faded but I remember it being the 20th, perhaps 24th June 1984 hwen the news came through. We'll never forget you Piesang. Thank you for sharing your short life with us.Warren Williams; Rifleman; Platoon 1; Alpha Compan
portraits@warrenwilliams.co.za
2007-09-25 14:23:29
1415I'll never forget Piesang. He was an awesome friend to everyone. And a true leader. Always smiling, always joking, always full of advise. He was a rare gem in the rough. Time has marched on and the memory has become slightly faded but I remember it being the 20th, perhaps 24th June 1984 when the news came through. We'll never forget you Piesang. Thank you for sharing your short life with us.Warren Williams; Rifleman; Platoon 1; Alpha Compan
portraits@warrenwilliams.co.za
2007-09-25 14:24:01
1420Just to say that we won't ever forget mate. What you did that day, the way in which you did it, remains with me always...We salute you. Ren?? Hvidsten
renehvidsten@gmail.com
2012-02-05 11:06:48
1423To a brother and son that we are so proud of, we have not forgotten and are still trying to find out where you are. We will bring you homeRobert
thompsonr@mweb.co.za
2006-03-31 14:55:10
1423Eric was my school mate at Edenvale High for many years.He was a fine chap.He came from one of the nicest families I have ever known.We need to know what happened.I often think about this.There are too many issues from that era that need to be resolved Go well Eric.You are not forgotten.Your friend Mark. MARK WILLIAMS
mark@thuthuka.com
2006-07-28 19:51:21
1423I would like to thank Mr Medlin and everybody who assisted in locating Eric, Keith and Danie. Hopefully all three will be home soon. Robert (brother)
robby@cpeonline.co.za
2007-01-17 07:55:29
1423To my uncle that i never had a chance to meet Our family, my family has told me so much about you. They are extremely proud of you!!! No one will ever forget you. We all just want to bring you home and lay you to rest. Ouma (your mom) has shown me so many pictures of you. Everytime we look at them, her face lights up and you can see in her eyes how proud she is of you. Your brothers and mom miss you immensely and are doing their best to bring you home Even though i never had the chance to meet you, i am extremely proud to have you as my uncle Rest in peace, Eric All my love ShanYour Niece - Shanna Thompson
shannat@telesure.co.za
2009-07-02 12:12:29
1430Tolosi, You will always be remebered in my heart. a' luta continua.Keith Evens
Yes
2003-02-22 21:15:03
1434

Harold Truebody was my Patrol Leader at 1st Windhoek Boy Scouts in Windhoek, Namibia. He was an incredible guy by all accounts. His death and the grief of his family had a profound effect on me. Later I too served in the Amoured Corps and faced my own fears. He is sorely missed.

Vaughan Marais
vaughan@argonasset.co.za
2004-02-26 14:50:15
1434One of the friendliest persons I ever known, always smiling. I will remember him always. W du Plessis
wimpie.duplessis@exxaro.com
2013-04-22 06:19:06
1435Paratrooper?s Prayer Heavenly Father, King of the world I know that all things are in your hands, whatever happens to me. As a paratrooper I am prepared to suffer hardship. I am ready to endure danger and unrest, pain and hurt. I am willing to be hungry end thirsty. I am prepared to face the enemy fearlessly. Lord I am weak. I cannot depend on my own strength. I do not want to trust in my own abilities. Lord my God; Let me trust in you alone. Give me courage and strength, and, above all, faith to do my work fearlessly ? always. AMEN Johan Kruys
mwkruys@mweb.co.za
2003-09-18 15:18:51
1436

Paratrooper's Prayer

Heavenly Father, King of the world I know that all things are in your hands, whatever happens to me. As a paratrooper I am prepared to suffer hardship. I am ready to endure danger and unrest, pain and hurt. I am willing to be hungry end thirsty. I am prepared to face the enemy fearlessly. Lord I am weak. I cannot depend on my own strength. I do not want to trust in my own abilities. Lord my God; Let me trust in you alone. Give me courage and strength, and, above all, faith to do my work fearlessly always.

AMEN

Johan Kruys
mwkruys@mweb.co.za
2003-09-18 15:20:26
1436

Lo Tucks ! Never new you insides out, but you were a great leader with so much potential!

'Tis now nearly 22 years past that fatefull day that you walked in my place in the sweep-line. I remember our last confrontation after 3 weeks of patrol, and silent comm. Stinking, dark figures in the bush a few clicks from Cahama - Angola. I was airlifted the previous day and you took the bullet that was meant for me in that ambush... Today, I'm still convinced of that...

All honour to our buddies that still brought you home through that hot-retreat !

May your memory live on and may you be remembered and honoured by your family for many generations to come. 

My friend !

Buks van Niekerk
ecoventureafrica@hotmail.com
2005-02-05 13:14:17
1437

Lt Tucker was my Platoon CO when I was busy with basics at 8SAI. A wonderfully generous man with a kind heart. I remember being at 8SAI's Riemvasmaak Training Area in June when we heard the news. A very sad day indeed.

Colin
ccb@hothouse.co.uk
2002-05-09 18:20:19
1437

I remember the day very well, we were busy with our 2nd phase of training when the news came in, they were all good men from 8Sai that died that day, and they will never be forgotten.

Didi Henning
didi.henning@smhgroup.co.za
2005-01-25 12:42:21
1437

THE BEST LOOT A SOLDIER COULD HAVE ..GONE BUT NEVER FORGOTTEN ..ENGELSMAN ..

WAYNE NISH
CSD@NNSW.QUIK.COMAU
2005-05-03 06:52:17
1439John was a member of my pupil pilots course. He was a natural leader and an all-round good guy. It's been twenty odd years but I still remember him well.Mike Glastonbury
mcglastonbury@comcast.net
2003-10-28 05:27:55
144331 years later and still that sad day's memories cannot be erased, rest in peace my friend. We will meet again. Willie Burger (PL SGT)
burgerwillie@telkomsa.net
2008-09-18 22:06:58
1447 the men of 102 Bn SWATF , do not forget , any men killed in our area , When we read our roll of honor , you to will be rememberd and when we have our beer for our units dead , you to are rememberd., and the price you paid salut from the men of 102BN SWATF Craig
cacofarrell@gmail.com
2013-06-19 08:34:44
1448 Marc was a school with me.I am going to visit his grave a Stellawood this weekend and mother who is still alive.I left SA over 20 years ago and have recently returned Nils Letler
nletzler@yahoo.com
2012-06-27 04:09:16
1452

Gerrit van Brakel was my driver, just a regular white South African dude, conscripted into the army, he was just a young teenager, and he ended up dying for nothing. My heart goes out to his parents. When his buddies went to his funeral, they told us his mother begged them to tell her this had not happened. My heart still breaks for Gerrit. I want his family and friends to know that he was funny, a good friend, a wonderful guy, just doing what he thought he had to do at the tender age of eighteen. He was just a kid doing what he thought he had to do.

Francois van Wyk
fvanwyk@mchsi.com
2007-12-08 09:24:24
1453

You died as you lived - bravely.

Rob
trailme@yahoo.com
2001-05-30 14:00:14
1454Never ever forgotten, a dearly loved brother.Belinda
bhobden@telkomsa.net
2008-03-28 19:48:51
1454Never ever forgotten, a dearly loved brother.Belinda
bhobden@telkomsa.net
2008-03-28 19:49:06
1477I first met Z.J. Van Heerden when we did our basic training at 1 SS B. I have never forgon my fallen friend. Even to this day, 07 September 2012. I still remember you. Rest in peace my friend. D.J. Dickinson
djdatprog@yahoo.com
2012-09-07 00:01:00
1478

This is to all the 61Mech guys killed on the morning of 15 April 1982. I still remember like it was yesterday.

MA Eriksen
meriksen@euronet.nl
2002-07-02 23:28:23
1478

I will never forget that fateful day in SWA and I'll never forget you my friend. May God keep you until we meet again.

Anton Hattingh
Anton_SF@yahoo.com
2002-10-24 06:26:53
1478This is a dedication to all my friends who tragically passed away on 15 April 1982. We will never forget youPiet Spreeuwenberg (Doc)
pspree@telkomsa.net
2007-03-29 23:19:36
1479One of South Africa's finest professionals, killed in a tragic accident.Errol
ebc@ix.netcom.com
2003-08-05 14:35:42
1482

Paratrooper's Prayer Heavenly Father, King of the world I know that all things are in your hands, whatever happens to me. As a paratrooper I am prepared to suffer hardship. I am ready to endure danger and unrest, pain and hurt. I am willing to be hungry end thirsty. I am prepared to face the enemy fearlessly. Lord I am weak. I cannot depend on my own strength. I do not want to trust in my own abilities. Lord my God; Let me trust in you alone. Give me courage and strength, and, above all, faith to do my work fearlessly, always. AMEN

Johan Kruys
mwkruys@mweb.co.za
2003-09-18 15:21:21
1483Deon, Die lewenslustigste en mees ondeundste mens wat ek ooit geken het. Soliede, soliede vriend. Vandag kan ek net vra of jou dood hierdie land werd was? Die generaals en politici weet nie eers van jou nie. Jou vriende onthou jou egter steeds. Aan die generaals, slaap lekker!!! Charl Cornelissen
red.rain@mweb.co.za
2002-04-15 12:28:41
1484Major-General DJ van Niekerk was a veteran of the Korean War and had been decorated several times. For his role in the Korean War he held the Korean Medal, the Korean War Service Medal and the United Nations Service Medal. He had also been decorated with the Southern Cross Medal, the SADF Service Medal and the Chief fo the SADF Commendation Medal. General van Niekerk joined the SADF in 1947. In 1958, after a period in Korea, he as promoted to lieutenant. He rose to major-general in 1977 when he to up the post of Chief of Staff, Logistical Support. He had a BSc (Engineering) from the University of the Witwatersrand. I was his driver for 18 months and will always remember him for the way he and his family accepted me into their home as part of the family.Glen Kruger
krugerg@bigfoot.com
2003-03-16 06:27:19
1491Papie was an Ops Medic stationed at Ogongo Base, 52 Bn. Together with another Ops Medic, JC Jooste, they rushed to assist civilian workers who were trapped underground by methane gas. Both died in the rescue attempt. Charles Marais
charlesmar@absa.co.za
2003-01-21 08:08:41
1498

Dirk, you were the best friend one could ever ask for. After all this time I still miss your humour and smile. Till we meet again.

Ronnie
RonnieV@Transnet.co.za
2001-05-30 14:00:14
1498

1 Parachute Battalion - Code of Honour

  • I am a proud and fully pledged member of this Parachute Battalion.
  • I am a member of a unit which is second to none in the world.
  • I promise to serve my country and my nation at all times with pride and loyalty.
  • I promise to wear the insignia of my unit with pride and distinction and to conduct myself at all times as is required of a paratrooper.
  • During battle I am first and foremost a paratrooper and promise to behave as such even if the enemy by far outnumber us.
  • I pledge the highest sacrafice to my country should it be expected of me.
  • I believe in myself, I believe in my unit, I believe in my country, and above all, I believe in God.
Johan Kruys
mwkruys@mweb.co.za
2003-08-28 09:59:44
1498

Paratrooper's Prayer

Heavenly Father, King of the world I know that all things are in your hands, whatever happens to me.

As a paratrooper I am prepared to suffer hardship. I am ready to endure danger and unrest, pain and hurt. I am willing to be hungry end thirsty. I am prepared to face the enemy fearlessly.

Lord I am weak. I cannot depend on my own strength. I do not want to trust in my own abilities.

Lord my God, Let me trust in you alone. Give me courage and strength, and, above all, faith to do my work fearlessly! always.

AMEN

Johan Kruys
mwkruys@mweb.co.za
2003-08-28 10:24:07
1498

We were Soldiers, once, and young!

It is sixteen years ago today that our brave comrades paid the highest price for their unit and their country. Today we your old comrades remember you and your families.

May God grant your families peace. Time may heal the pain but we will never forget you.

St Michael, Our Lady Queen of Angels defend us in combat, Defend Us in Battle

Holy Michael, the Archangel, defend us in battle. Be our safeguard against the wickedness and snares of the devil. May God rebuke him, we humbly pray; and do you, O Prince of the heavenly host, by the power of God cast into hell Satan and ALL the evil spirits who wander through the world seeking the ruin of souls.

Amen

Johan Kruys
mwkruys@mweb.co.za
2003-10-31 10:13:36
1498

I don't really know what to write. Don't really know, why I'm writing. Went onto google, typed in Angola Ops Firewood and got to this site.

Dirk was my big brother.

Me my sister, dad and mom went to Bloemfontein on 9 Nov 07, for a rememberance service. My other brother didn't go...because...why...Dirk is not there...everything's changed. Yes, after 20 years..it still hurts a lot. Can't believe, it's already 20 years.

Yes, I was small (11 years) when Dirk died...but he was my big brother. I miss him and always wonder, if he would've been alive, where would he have been today.

I would also like to hear more about him & his friends in the army.

Ek is en sal altyd trots op jou wees Dirk Willem. Wens jy was vandag hier, maar ek weet jy is op 'n beter plek.

Al wat jy wou wees, was die beste parabat wat daar kan wees.

Lief vir jou altyd...jou klein sus.

Louisa
louisa.lubbe@pamgolding.co.za
2007-12-06 10:09:21
1498 Thinking of you, very sad to read your sisters note, noel
barbern@tfmc.co.za
2012-07-05 13:19:31
1501

GERHARD WAS MY COUSIN AND A GREAT FRIEND. WE HAD GREAT TIMES TOGETHER IN MATATIELE, AND AT THE SAAF DORM- THE GORDONS HOTEL. ON 14 JULY 2003 IT WILL BE 27 YEARS SINCE THEIR PLANE CRASHED AT TINLEY MANOR BEACH ON THE NATAL NORTH COAST. HE WAS LAID TO REST AT STELLAWOOD CEMETRY IN DURBAN.

GERHARD RUS IN VREDE OU NEEF.
JOHANN VOLSCHENK
johannv@ihsjhb.co.za
2003-06-27 14:22:47
1510Always remembered and forever loved. Josiane da Silva
dasilva@icon.co.za
2011-11-02 07:35:22
1519

Paratrooper's Prayer

Heavenly Father, King of the world I know that all things are in your hands, whatever happens to me. As a paratrooper I am prepared to suffer hardship. I am ready to endure danger and unrest, pain and hurt. I am willing to be hungry end thirsty. I am prepared to face the enemy fearlessly. Lord I am weak. I cannot depend on my own strength. I do not want to trust in my own abilities. Lord my God; Let me trust in you alone. Give me courage and strength, and, above all, faith to do my work fearlessly always.

AMEN

Johan Kruys
mwkruys@mweb.co.za
2003-09-18 15:21:55
1520 Served with Leon on camps and did tank training together. Died during ops Hooper 26th Feb 1988. Herc Coetzee
herculasc@yahoo.co.uk
2011-01-18 21:05:23
1526

"Apie" (Died 11.09.1977 - Oshigambo SWA) as you were fondly called and remembered as the "A" companies practical "Joker" and sometimes driver. Your last words to me will always be in my thoughts.

"Sien jou op die ander kant"
B P Rogers
interbar@freemail.absa.co.za
2004-06-20 08:54:37
153531 years on and you are still in our memories. That sad day when we had to say good bye, rest in peace untill we meet again.Willie Burger (PL SGT)
burgerwillie@telkomsa.net
2008-09-18 22:11:44
1535

My dearest Paul

Although it is nearly 40 years since we were parted, I still love and miss you every day.

You will forever remain in my heart..

All my love,

your fiance Shelley H.

As Don McLean wrote;

"This world was never meant for one as beautiful as you"

Til we meet again

Shelley H.
shell.m1a2@icloud.com
2015-01-27 05:38:29
1536

I will never forget that fateful day in SWA and I'll never forget you my friend. May God keep you until we meet again.

Anton Hattingh
Anton_SF@yahoo.com
2002-10-24 06:21:23
1541

In Loving Memory of that Man

There came a man who Came with love,
He stood to gain from no-one else.
He gave his life for those of others,
To give us pride Like no-one other.
He opened his heart,
He gave us the world.
His heart not small,
It supported us all.
This is the man who we so loved,
Left is to early to reside above.

He may be gone but he will never Be forgotten.

Jackie Brown (nee van der Berg)
darjac@iafrica.com
2006-04-02 20:09:35
1541Gone but not forgotten. ???Dutchie???, "Old soldiers never die, they just fade away in the mist. R.I.P. I SALUTE you. Fred van Loggerenberg
fredvanl@gmail.com
2012-09-28 07:16:38
1543Pappa, jou nie geken nie...maar weet jy het 'n groot leemte in baie lewens gelos. Suzanne Faull (ne?? van der Bergh) - Dogter
suzannefaull@gmail.com
2012-07-16 07:56:49
1543Pappa, jou nie geken nie...maar weet jy het 'n groot leemte in baie lewens gelos. Suzanne Faull (ne?? van der Bergh) - Dogter
suzannefaull@gmail.com
2012-07-16 07:57:02
1545 Sersant Anton vd Merwe was verbonde aan Charlie Kompanie Regiment Hillcrest. Oorlede in buffel ongeluk naby Swartwater, Botswana grens op 20 Januarie 1989. Tertius Zitzke
tz@acctech.biz
2012-02-06 03:49:13
1557My broer,ek sit vandag toevallig en kyk of ek my weermag nommer kan opspoor en daar kom ek toe op die site af. Groot was die hartseer en verlange toe ek jou foto sien en daardie nootlottige dag weer voor my afspeel asof dit gister was. Ons laaste bier wat ons saam geniet het en hoe opgewonde jy was want dit was net n paar dae voordat jy sou klaar maak en kort voor die geboorte van jou eerste seun, min wetend dat ons jou nooit weer sou sien nie. ,want skaars n uur later is ek verwittig dat die buffel waarmee jul gery het n landmyn afgetrap het,en kort daarna moes ek aanskou hoe jul verkoolde liggame uit die tjopper gelaai word. Ek wil net se jy sal altyd in ons gedagtes wees en eendag sien ons mekaar dalk weer Anton van der Merwe
antonamanda24@gmail.com
2012-07-12 06:16:53
1557Ai my boet dit nou al 30jaar jy nie meer by ons is nie maar jy altyd in ons harte sal jou nooit vergeet ni mis al di visvang en hasejag trips jy was di band wat ons familie vasgehou het tot ons jou weer sien jou sus ma boeties pa en kinders jy is al oupa van 4 charmaine
charmaine59@mtn.blackberry.com
2013-01-05 23:49:04
1557 the men of 102 Bn SWATF , do not forget , any men killed in our area , When we read our roll of honor , you to will be rememberd and when we have our beer for our units dead , you to are rememberd., and the price you paid salut from the men of 102BN SWATF Craig
cacofarrell@gmail.com
2013-06-19 08:37:25
1558

I'll always remember that day,as if is yesterday.

May you rest in peace

Henry Meiring
henry.meiring@t-systems.co.za
2005-04-29 10:41:40
1558

As Nic's gunner, I too remember that day as though it was only yesterday. Time has made the nightmares less, but losing a mate in his prime still seems so senseless. May God keep you safe in the palm of his hand until we meet again beyond the sunset-

Cheers buddy.
Gavin Murphy
gfmurphy2003@yahoo.com.au
2005-12-20 06:48:44
1565

Paratrooper's Prayer

Heavenly Father, King of the world I know that all things are in your hands, whatever happens to me. As a paratrooper I am prepared to suffer hardship. I am ready to endure danger and unrest, pain and hurt. I am willing to be hungry end thirsty. I am prepared to face the enemy fearlessly. Lord I am weak. I cannot depend on my own strength. I do not want to trust in my own abilities. Lord my God; Let me trust in you alone. Give me courage and strength, and, above all, faith to do my work fearlessly always.

AMEN

Johan Kruys
mwkruys@mweb.co.za
2003-09-18 15:20:52
1565

Rus in vrede my liewe broer. Jy is so jonk weggeneem. Ek sal altyd wonder wat die lewe vir jou sou inhou. Wat sou jy doen vir 'n lewe? Sou jy kinders hè? Ons almal mis jou so onsettend veel....

Gerhard van der Nest (Broer)
gvdnest@zonnet.nl
2004-08-17 10:58:08
1565

Corrie was killed in action in SWA, on 12 August 1978, whilst on hot pursuit of a terorist group of about 45 men strong. He died together with two other paratroopers, Pierre Du Bois and Hannes Greyling. A mortar bomb detonated between Corrie and Hannes killing both. Corrie was up and out of cover bravely returning fire when he took the hit. He was a strong, fit decent man, with exceptional vasbyt! "come and stand by your glass and be ready, here is a toast to the men of the skies, here is a toast to the one dead already and a toast to the next one to die..."

Dave
daveh@intekom.co.za
2008-12-11 07:50:57
1565

geagte meneer ek is die klein dogter van gert booysen. as jy hom geken het laat my asseblief weet

violer glendenning (my vader is hennie booysen
marketing@pcsurgeon.co.za
2008-11-23 09:54:28
1568

Tot vandag toe weet ons nie regtig wat gebeur het nie, net dat jy van 'n Unimog afgeval het - as iemand dalk weet wat hier gebeur het met Chris van der Westhuizen, epos my asb. Dalk kan iemand wat in WITS RIFLES was en weet wat gebeur het help om te verstaan en te berus.

Crystal
crystalclear1001@yahoo.com
2009-08-24 14:16:03
1569

I will never forget that fateful day in SWA and I'll never forget you my friend. May God keep you until we meet again.

Anton Hattingh
Anton_SF@yahoo.com
2002-10-24 06:23:27
1569

He was my DAD, one of the greatest and bravest men I ever knew.

He was a dedicated dad, husband, farmer and one hell of a soldier who didn't think twice about giving his life 4 a cause he believed in.

He was taken from me at an early age, I only had nearly 12 years with him, but it was the best 12 years of my life.

He was a great guy who didn't believe in violence, but said the tongue was mightier than the sword...

We will remember him allways as the wonderfull man with the big heart who allways had a smile to spare 4 everyone.

A true friend to many a loving dad and husband and an exceptional human being.

He will live in our memories 4 ever!!

HIs youngest daughter Riana
rvdwesthuizen@gmail.com
2006-12-11 22:45:09
1570 Ettiene jy is in die fleur van jou lewe van ons weggeneem. Ons sal jou altyd mis en in ons harte dra. Ansa Kahts (vd Westhuizen
ansakahts@gmail.com
2011-12-31 02:09:07
1570Ettiene Pieter van der Westhuizen was born on the 31st of March 1956 in Vryheid Natal. He was the 2nd youngest of 6 Children. He died in a car accident on the 21st of January 1977 on the road between Naboomspruit and Nystroom along with 4 other army buddies. They were taking an injured soldier to 1 Mil in Pretoria when the accident happened that fatal Friday night. He will always be in our hearts, and is dearly missed by his brothers and sisters. Ansa Kahts(van der Westhuizen)
ansakahts@gmail.com
2012-05-19 02:22:10
1572We will remember you, Wessie!Lt Johan Schoeman
johans@rsi.co.za
2001-05-30 14:00:14
1572Wessie had a premonition aout his death. When reporting for the camp, he told me how he had narrowly escaped death twice just recently and knew that he wasn't coming back alive. We tried to talk him out of it. He was a great guy, a loyal comrade who loved his family. He is still missed.Richard Harris (Lt)
richard.harris@delta.com
2005-03-25 21:41:56
1572

Wessie is oorlede volgens my dagboek op 28/3/1988,Ons onthou jou vriendelike persoonlikheid baie goed.Jy is opgeoffer vir n verlore saak - jammer.

PAF Muller(S/Sers)
mullerpiet@gmail.com
2008-05-05 19:20:07
1578H J Knoesen 1SAI 1977. I met Braam Venter at Newcastle Station as we were on our way for National Service at ISAI Tempe Bloemfontein. We stuck together through basic. Then came phase 2 where we were separated. I will never forget on Bloem Airport we spoke, I told Braam hove excited I was to be going to war. He then Cpl Venter replied, 'I know I'm not coming home.' I tried to convince Braam that as we entered the army together, so we will go home together. He was killed in action 08 / 12 / 77 Dr Harry Knoesen 2012
amandlaafrika.harry@telkomsa.net
2012-04-09 02:23:52
1586RIP.Kevin Bowden
kevinb@unify.com
2001-05-30 14:00:14
1587Sal nooit jou glimlag vergeet, Ouboet Sal weer eendag almal saam wees.Brother
hennieventer@ihug.co.nz
2004-07-07 09:12:15
1587 Diensplig vriend, saam in MLV ,baie in my gedagtes Koos Potgieter
koos@zukranix.com
2012-04-13 10:40:42
1590Ricky and his brother Mario were at Parktown Boys High whilst I was there. Quiet but tough-minded boys, both went on to become PF pilots and saw their share of combat. I didn't know either of them well but my friends and I admired them all the same. After surviving the war, Ricky died in a training accident in a Harvard at Dunnotar. Patrick Fraser
graasroots@mweb.co.za
2003-11-13 23:08:43
1590Ricky, I am not sure if you ever realized the impact you had on my life as your younger "Boet". I believe that everything that I went on to achieve was as a result of your influence!! Wish you were here to share your sons growing up and seeing their achievements. It has almost been 20 years since your untimely death, but I know you died doing what you loved best...Flying!! Mario Vergottini HC
mario@pienaarmail.com
2006-11-25 18:31:31
1590Ricky, I am not sure if you ever realized the impact you had on my life as your younger "Boet". I believe that everything that I went on to achieve was as a result of your influence!! Wish you were here to share your sons growing up and seeing their achievements. It has almost been 20 years since your untimely death, but I know you died doing what you loved best...Flying!! Mario Vergottini HC
mario@pienaarmail.com
2006-11-25 18:31:47
1590Ricky, I am not sure if you ever realized the impact you had on my life as your younger "Boet". I believe that everything that I went on to achieve was as a result of your influence!! Wish you were here to share your sons growing up and seeing their achievements. It has almost been 20 years since your untimely death, but I know you died doing what you loved best...Flying!! Mario Vergottini HC
mario@pienaarmail.com
2006-11-25 18:31:56
1590Ricky, I am not sure if you ever realized the impact you had on my life as your younger "Boet". I believe that everything that I went on to achieve was as a result of your influence!! Wish you were here to share your sons growing up and seeing their achievements. It has almost been 20 years since your untimely death, but I know you died doing what you loved best...Flying!! Mario Vergottini HC
mario@pienaarmail.com
2006-11-25 18:32:35
1590Ricky, I am not sure if you ever realized the impact you had on my life as your younger "Boet". I believe that everything that I went on to achieve was as a result of your influence!! Wish you were here to share your sons growing up and seeing their achievements. It has almost been 20 years since your untimely death, but I know you died doing what you loved best...Flying!! Mario Vergottini HC
mario@pienaarmail.com
2006-11-25 18:32:59
1590 dad...i know u c everything i do...the good,the bad,and the ugly..i missed out on alot with you not bieng around YES....but it made me who i am today....my only wish would be that like you...i could "go out" doing what i love doing!BLUE SKIES.....I know u always watching,GOING to leave my mark just as you did..... craig "WINGMAN" vergottini
crisis@live.co.za
2012-05-13 04:52:47
1591

We were all great dreamers. I hope and pray we have all learnt from this loss. Thanks for all you did for us... even though many didn't appreciate it.

You will know
abm@icon.co.za
2001-06-20 22:33:31
1602

Gavin will be remembered as being a friendly, popular, intelligent, great guy. He will be missed by his family and friends.

Like many other young guys, his death should never have happened and was totally unwanted and unneccessary .

Gerhard
gswanepo@thecoldchain.co.za
2006-09-30 18:21:04
1605

Karl Paul Viljoen was born 25/11/1955, he died during a follow-up operation near Nkongo on 10/8/1978 the day before we were due to return to South Africa after 7 months on the Border. Karl was a Brother in Arms from Pietermaritzburg, Natal. He was actually a Lance Corporal (section 2ic) Platoon 2 Bravo Coy - 5 SAI (54 Battalion). He died along with Johan Le Roux in the Owambo bush. He is forever in my memories, a quiet but strong man. His memorial plaque is in the crematorium section of Mountain Rise Cemetary- PMBurg. Rest In Peace, Karl- Rory.

Rory Phillipson
jphillipson@comcast.net
2004-09-17 04:01:12
1605

I and Karl dreamed of going white water kayaking it never happened. But Karl is never forgotten as I remember him when ever I go boating or sit quietly and recall the old times good or bad. He paid the ultimate price and left us behind to benefit from his sacrifice. No, Karl and all the others that did not return home will never be forgotten

Stan
vlcak@excite.com
2005-03-29 01:53:12
1617Knew Volgraaf from my time in Zeerust. Was shocked by his death thinking we were invinceable.Greg Menego(cpl)74-76
greg.menego@gmail.com
2009-07-01 17:51:22
1620My room-mate at CFS Langebaanweg on pupes course 1/82. We talked for many hours about "ejecting in time" during an emergency. What happened off the beach at Durban on that terrible day - 20 July 1987. "Fly free Fly forever - Rest in peace""Harry" Carel Oberholzer
abco@kingsley.co.za
2001-05-30 14:00:14
1628 Not a day has gone by in the last 34 and more years when I have not thought of you. I will always miss you. One moves on but one never forgets the best. Lulu
lulupaxt@bigpond.net.au
2012-01-19 07:36:38
1630Sarge. Wat 'n goeie instrukteur en vriend was jy nie gewees vir jou "Spories" nie. Al die Spoorsnyers by 1SWASPES het die grootste eer en respek vir ons Engelse sersant gehad. Ek kan steeds onthou hoe lekker jy uit jou maag gelag het , toe jy gedurende my keurings onderhoud hoor dat ek , 'n voornemende Apteker , by jou elite groepe soldate wil diens doen! Wel , Sarge , vandag dink ek steeds met heimwee terug aan nie net al die spoorsnytegnieke nie , maar ook al die lewenslesse wat jy ons klomp "spories" geleer het. Dankie daarvoor! Suid-Afrika het 'n goeie man verloor!Ben Scheepers (Skip)
swaspes@aol.com
2001-05-30 14:00:14
1630a great leader.to all the trackers at ON COURSE 1980.Kevin O'Neill
oneills@telkomsa.net
2004-10-08 22:48:36
1630Dave - we had some major pissups in the old school we used as NCO mess in Otavi, you could be a real animal at times! I'll never forget you. Bike squad 82Yuri Maree
ymaree3@gmail.com
2005-03-26 08:07:16
1630Die spoorsnyers van 1981/82 sal Sarge Ward onthou as 'n yster wat dit kon uitdeel maar ook kon vat. Ons was bevoorreg om hom as kursusleier te Potchefstroom en Hoedspruit te leer ken en ook later as mede soldaat te Tsumeb toe ons saam spoor gejaag en in dieselfde tent geslaap het. Willie Christie, Dickie Putter, Roy, Theuns, Buck Bothma en al die ander manne het 'n ontsaglike respek vir Sarge Ward en SSersant Tornay gehad en dit was 'n skok om van sy heengaan te hoor.Sarel Robbertse
Sarel.Robbertse@Resolutioncopper.com
2006-08-08 01:17:06
1630Dave; you were an inspiration and a good solider - I can still clearly picture your smiling face as you gave me good advice in Oshivello - I would probaly not be here today had I not heeded it. Peter V, On Course 1980, Trackers Wing "Oshifliee" Peter Viljoen
peter@africanhuntersguild.com
2007-03-20 11:03:44
1630Iwas at school with Dave and had a beer with him in Ombalantu in 1980. I think about him often.sm
qv@mweb.co.za
2007-09-30 07:14:25
1632Laci, of all our Hungarian guys that fought so what came to Hungary would not come to South Africa, you were the one who really didn't like the Army. Of all of us, you were the one who shouldn't have died. I will always miss you. "Isten hozz?d ?des bajt?rs!" Rfn Chris Szab?
cavszabo@netactive.co.za
2004-06-20 10:37:52
1632to my dad who i never you....peaceLesley Forssman
lesley@gm.com
2007-01-24 15:09:37
1632we will never know what happened....but just know that your wife and your daughter are ok and happy. wish i met you....all my love your daughter LesleyLesley
lesley.forssman@gmail.com
2007-01-24 15:13:32
1632Les, You were a great friend. You didnt deserve what happened. It was a tragic loss. Our group of friends was never the same without you. Rest in Peace.Kevin Whitaker
kevin.labels@yahoo.com
2008-01-12 17:41:26
1632Les, You were a great friend. You didnt deserve what happened. It was a tragic loss. Our group of friends was never the same without you. Rest in Peace.Kevin Whitaker
kevin.labels@yahoo.com
2008-01-12 17:41:37
1632Les, You were a great friend. You didnt deserve what happened. It was a tragic loss. Our group of friends was never the same without you. Rest in Peace.Kevin Whitaker
kevin.labels@yahoo.com
2008-01-12 17:42:37
1632Les, You were a great friend. You didnt deserve what happened. It was a tragic loss. Our group of friends was never the same without you. Rest in Peace.Kevin Whitaker
kevin.labels@yahoo.com
2008-01-12 17:42:59
1632Les, You were a great friend. You didnt deserve what happened. It was a tragic loss. Our group of friends was never the same without you. Rest in Peace.Kevin Whitaker
kevin.labels@yahoo.com
2008-01-12 17:43:20
1633George was a Instrument Technician apprentice at the time of his death. A very quiet, soft spoken but highly intelligent guy. Joggie
joggie@necsa.co.za
2006-09-08 15:03:36
1637

To a wonderful twin brother who I miss terribly to this day. What a waste of such a great person. Your memory lives in my heart and not a day goes by without thinking of you. Almost 19 years gone by but the pain of losing you remains. I love you forever. Lynne

Lynne Kaiser (sister)
lynk@sovhealth.co.za
2007-04-25 21:28:56
1637And here I am again, the memories of the 20 June 1988 still fresh in my mind as if yesterday. This is the 25th anniversary of that fateful day. Webb I salute you, you were a great man among boys. Lcpl Winson Bothma Platoon 1 Foxtrot 6 SAI Infanty Driver Lcpl Winson Bothma
wondernet10@gmail.com
2013-07-04 01:15:23
1637Jip it is that time of the year again It will haunt me for ever. I salute you Brothers in Arms LCPL Winson Bothma
winson.bothma@gmail.com
2014-08-01 00:41:07
1639

Sumitted by Rfn. J Lourens, 78331881BT, schoolmate of Andre Weideman.

Weideman died in a Buffel accident on the Oshakati- Ruacana road,Ovambo: 1982.

We trained together at 8 SAI Upington in '81, then got posted to 6 SAI Grahamstown, from there to 52 Bn. Sector 10, Ovambo.

Late one afternoon Weideman's Buffel overturned, while suddenly braking, we were hastily on our way to our new base, Concor. Weideman got crushed by the buffel, a lot of the other section leaders got serioulsly injured and maimed. They were not strapped in. I helped to drag his body from underneath that vehicle.....

SO, ANDRE, NET OM VIR JOU TE SE, DIT IS NOU 22 JAAR GELEDE, MAAR EK DINK NOG VANDAG AAN JOU, SO OOK AL ONS ANDER MAKKERS WAT SAAM MET JOU AGTERGEBLY HET. EK DINK AAN JOU OMDAT JY NOOIT DIE GELEENTHEID GEHAD HET OM TE KON TROU OF 'N GESIN TE KON HE NIE, MAAR JOU LEWE NEERGELE HET VIR ONS LAND.

CHEERS OUBOET, ELKE JAAR VIR DIE RES VAN MY LEWE SALUEER EK JULLE OP "REMEMBERANCE" DAG!

Jaap Lourens
lourensj@sentech.co.za
2003-02-27 15:29:29
1639

My name is Ivan Paterson RFN 76308972BG - I was sitting on the left of L/C Weideman (Weids) in the buffel on that fateful day - 31 December 1982. I can remember it as clearly today as it happened that afternoon. In the beginning I did not always get along with Weids - him being a section leader and me just an old troopie, but as time went by he ended up with our group and often sectioned off with me, and when we prepared our evening meals or our morning 1 lrt coffee over the esbit stove - we always spoke about what we were going to do when we get home. Like me he also worked for a bank -Volkskas -(if I remember correctly) and we were getting paid while we were in the army - so the main topic of conversation was - how we were going to spend all this money, he would tell me the stories about his jorling days before the army and those during - he even related the one about his train adventure.

Yes I remember you well my friend - from Patty with the catty

Ivan Paterson
scampie2000@hotmail.com
2005-01-13 15:57:39
1639

Hierdie is vir Andre Weideman en vir die ander van ons kamerade wat in die grensoorlog in 1982-1983 gesterf het, maar ook vir die res van die jong manne wie se name op die gedenksteen by Fort Klapperkop is.

Andre, dis is nou bykans 25 jaar gelede wat jy gesterf het, en ons jou liggaam onder die Buffel uitgehaal het. Weet dat ek nog basies elke dag aan julle dink en twee keer per jaar gaan sit ons blomme neer vir julle. Ek sal op Sondag die 21ste Januarie vir jou en Diaz en die ander ou drie rooi rose gaan neersit tydens ons parade by Klapperkop. Maar ook vir al julle ander manne wat nie weer saam terug gekom het nie, sal ons trane stort, vir nou en solank ek nog by die gedenksteen kan uitkom. Ons dink daaraan dat julle noiit die genot van 'n eie gesin kon he nie.

Sktr. M.J Loures 78331881BT Suid- Afrikaanse Infanterie Korps: 1981- 1993

Jaap Lourens.
lourensj@sentech.co.za
2007-01-12 09:56:24
1639

My naam is Morne Weideman jongste broer van Andre Weideman.

Wil net baie baie dankie se vir al die mooi "dedications". Andre sou vandag sy 46ste vejaarsdag gevier het. Ek en my familie het vandag die geleentheid gehad danksy Jaap Lourens om die gedenkdiens by Fort Klapperkop by te woon en was dit nie n fantastiese manier om Weids se verjaaarsdag te vier nie. Dankie van die hele Weideman familie aan almal wat my broer nooit vergeet het nie en sy herinniring laat voortleef. Happy b'day my Boeta - lief jou altyd.

Morne Weideman
mweideman@vodamail.co.za
2008-01-20 13:59:29
1639

Wel dit is nou bykans 26 jaar gelede wat Andre dood is in 'n oorlog wat grotendeels ( gerieflik ) vergete is, behalwe vir die wat daar geveg het, alhoewel dit Suid- Afrika se langste oorlog ooit was..

Dit was 'n wonderlike geleentheid om die parade op Fort Klapperkop op 20 Jan 2008 by te woon en 'n baie gepaste manier om dit op sy verjaardag te doen.

Andre, daar is baie van die manne wat onthou, en nooit sal vergeet nie. Ek sal jaarliks namens hulle en jou familie, net soos ek al so lank doen, op daardie dag die parade bywoon, om jou, en al die manne wie se name op die stene daar staan, te gedenk. Daar is soveel van die jong manne wie se families, nes joue, alles sou wou gee as hulle jou kon terug he.

Dit was hartseer maar 'n goeie ding vir jou familie om daar te wees.. Jou tyd was reg om te gaan, die Heer het jou die geleentheid gegee om Hom te leer ken voor Hy jou weggeroep het. Die liggaam is maar net aards en sterflik, maar die siel wat Hy ons gegee het, leef vir ewig. Ek weet jy was nie baie lief vir die SAW en Seuns nie, maar tog het jy die hoogste prys betaal.

Miskien sal ons eendag weer stories van die grens deel en saam lag oor al die pret wat ons as jong manne daar gehad het. Tot dan het ons ouens hier onder nog so paar jaar om te gaan! Ons is almal trots om vir ons land iets te kon beteken.

Tot weersiens! Sktr. M.J Lourens 78331991BT

Jaap lourens
lourensj@sentech.co.za
2008-01-24 08:58:23
1645

Paratrooper's Prayer

Heavenly Father, King of the world I know that all things are in your hands, whatever happens to me. As a paratrooper I am prepared to suffer hardship. I am ready to endure danger and unrest, pain and hurt. I am willing to be hungry end thirsty. I am prepared to face the enemy fearlessly. Lord I am weak. I cannot depend on my own strength. I do not want to trust in my own abilities. Lord my God; Let me trust in you alone. Give me courage and strength, and, above all, faith to do my work fearlessly always.

AMEN

Johan Kruys
mwkruys@mweb.co.za
2003-09-18 15:22:25
1648

Sgt Wessels & I served in 44 Para Pathfinder Company together. We went thru selection & served in the RLI. He was a great soldier and I was a funny guy sometimes. Always remember the fallen soldiers.

Ken Gaudet
uitlander@prodigy.net
2007-04-08 01:43:19
1648We will always remember you one of the elite .Gone but not forgotten a true freind . Graeme Beech
g.beech@live.co.uk
2010-04-14 12:51:49
1655

Bruce was a good guy [although i knew him for a very short while only] Killed on the border in a clash just on/after Xmas 1982. From memory in was at Mpungu not far from Rundu. John Drake died in the same clash. Both from 8 SAI Upington B Coy.

FrankN
frankcath@xtra.co.nz
2006-08-27 11:12:23
1655

A wonderful friend I met in June 1980 going up to Upington from Durban on the train and stayed friend until he was killed on the 14 January 1982 . Never forgotten, Bruce. He volunteered to join the army as he was born in Rhodesia. Every pass he drove Arthur Luiz, Kevin Holdsworth and myself back to Durban and back again to Upington . Greatly missed

John Finnegan
jwfinnegan@yahoo.co.uk
2012-08-21 04:20:54
1657I knew Mark Whiteley prior to his death. A better person would have been hard to find. He was friendly, courageous, and probably a true Christian by the way he led his life, an example to everyone who knew him. Society is poorer for his passing.A friend
I would rather not.
2001-11-26 20:10:11
1658

Dale was in 2 SAI Bn in 1976. We trained at Walvis Bay and then were sent to the border in July 1976. He was killed in Owamboland. He was a quiet, dedicated, and religious man. A good, solid soul, and a good friend. I still remember him well, even after all these years.

Peter L. Smith
plsbhood@yahoo.com
2003-06-18 08:51:00
1662

I served with "Tiffy" Wiggell during 1976 in Owamboland when he was attached to Bravo Company Regiment Algoabaai. It was during this period that one evening, we came under sustained mortar and machine gun fire. Corporal Tim Conway was fatally wounded by shrapnel during the opening engagement. With total disregard for his personal safety, "Tiffy" returned fire from an exposed postion and simultaneously directed return mortar fire. For this, "Tiffy" was awarded the Honoris Crux. He was sadly killed in action the following year. I shall always remember him for his delightful personality, dedication and courage.

NMM
not supplied
2002-06-21 14:29:02
1666 Edwin was my stief-broer. Ek was besig om vir biologie te studeer in std 8 (1985) toe ons die nuus kry. Ons mis hom baie. Altyd n glimlag, altyd n grappie en lief vir Leon Schuster se musiek. Doodgeskiet deur sy vriend wat blykbaar besig was om sy R4 skoon te maak en dit net 2 weke voordat hy sou uitklaar. Sy magsnr. 78508470BG. Soos aan ons vertel is was Edwin se eintlike laaste woorde : "Ek wil nie nou doodgaan nie." Volgens die medici by die boshospitaal het Edwin hom doodgebloei. Hy was in die pankreas geskiet. Ek hou sy bruin boekie met fotos en die gat waardeur die koeel is. Melenie De La Guerra
meldlg@yahoo.com
2011-12-27 05:01:00
1668

Dear Owen Williams,

Always wondered what happened to my dear friend and comrade and only just recieved news you may have been killed in action 1982 Angola, if so R.I.P comrade you will allways be remembered.

G.T.Semmens ( 74534694 )
0827832779@vodamail .co.za
2009-03-01 21:48:54
1671 Your spirit and memory will never die. 4 SAI
verel109@yahoo.com
2009-08-20 07:19:09
1673At the breaking of the dawn and at the setting of the sun we will remember them. RIP.Eugene Griesel
Eugene@dynagen.co.za
2001-05-30 14:00:14
1673Kevin, I remember you as a young man, and you shall never grow old in my eyes.Thomas Coates
coatesthomas@earthlink.net
2007-10-23 22:55:19
1673"We are the pilgrims, master; we shall go Always a little further; it may be Beyond that last blue mountain barred with snow Across that angry or glimmering sea". I was six years old when it happened, my grand dad took me too the crash site...you were my hero, still is.JP Bredell
johan.bredell@gmail.com
2013-01-12 12:44:40
1674

Coenraad saam op skool, saam kattekwaad aangejaag, saam rugby gespeel. Jy is altyd in ons gedagtes "Gentle Giant"

Johan Le Grange
bellvillesuid@gmail.com
2009-05-21 11:26:28
1674

You were and will allways be remembered as a gentle, quiet spoken gentleman of our family. He chose to take you away from your family, why we do not know, but can understand that people like you are needed here and in the hereafter.

Rest in peace - we love and miss you.

Ronnie Atwell (cousin) & Family
ronnie11@telkomsa.net
2008-09-16 17:27:34
1674

In loving memory of my cousin with whom I spent many happy hours playing as a child. We served, but you paid the highest price. You died in the sea that you loved so dearly. I will always remember you.

Keith Atwell
keith.atwell@za.nampak.com
2008-01-29 11:06:06
1676

I will never forget that fateful day in SWA and I'll never forget you my friend. May God keep you until we meet again.

Anton Hattingh
Anton_SF@yahoo.com
2002-10-24 06:30:55
1676

Ben, the last pass-out before returning to base we hitched to Cape Town. You were worried that this would be your last visit home and you were right. May you rest in peace. We will never forget you.

Piet Spreeuwenberg (Doc)
pspreeu@telkomsa.net
2007-03-30 09:14:00
1679

Paratrooper's Prayer

Heavenly Father, King of the world I know that all things are in your hands, whatever happens to me.

As a paratrooper I am prepared to suffer hardship. I am ready to endure danger and unrest, pain and hurt. I am willing to be hungry end thirsty. I am prepared to face the enemy fearlessly.

Lord I am weak. I cannot depend on my own strength. I do not want to trust in my own abilities. Lord my God; Let me trust in you alone.

Give me courage and strength, and, above all, faith to do my work fearlessly, always.

AMEN

Johan Kruys
mwkruys@mweb.co.za
2003-09-18 15:23:03
1682Hey Mikie, I was right, you were wrong! Till we meet again old chum.Errol
ebc@ix.netcom.com
2001-05-30 14:00:14
1684South Africa lost one of its finest with the tragic passing of this remarkable young man! His memory is cherised by all those who have worked and befriended him!Gerhard Gerber
gagerber@yahoo.de
2005-02-28 04:22:12
1684

I served with Cpl Yeo. He was the Cpl on duty the last evening before I left for pass and we still joked over the radio.When I got back to Oshakati I got the tragic news. Great leader and friend. Still think of him and others after all these years.

Spr J Terblanche
fleet@roman.co.za
2008-07-18 15:50:31
1687Herman Ziemkendorf. Geliefde seun van Charles en Helena Ziemkendorf en broer van Petro, Renate, Emsie, Belinda en Gawie. Die leemte sal nooit gevul kan word nie. Gesin Ziemkendorf
ruiter@howz.it
2007-12-01 16:34:01
1702

"The ride to agadir"

For the ashes of our fathers and the children of our sons

RIP

BEN WOLFF
lupodelupo@gmail.com
2008-07-23 21:11:52
1704

We remember you. You gave the ultimate sacrifice - Your life

Ben Wolff
lupodelupo@gmail.com
2007-08-20 23:58:14
1704

We remember you

B Coy 31BN.

That fateful day in Zambia.

RIP

Ben Wolff
lupodelupo@gmail.com
2007-08-21 01:10:02
1705

"Div" a close friend of mine who will forever be remembered for his great beaming smile, energetic approach to getting the job done, friendly and honest nature. Fondest memories, we worked hard but laughed often!

Thank you Div, I will always remember you!

LANCE HOUGHTON
lance@bromain.com
2007-10-01 18:11:49
1711

RIP Almerindo. We will not forget you!

Manuel Ferreira
manuelferreira@eject.co.za
2009-05-13 20:39:44
1712To my dad, "You will never be forgotten''Michael van der linde
vanderlinde13@yahoo.com
2007-12-04 22:25:27
1714

Ben was a friend of mine, he served with 32Bat at the time of his death

Gavin
stuff@hotmail.com
2006-09-21 03:22:25
1723 Tjom, dis alreeds 30 jaar, maar dit voel soos gister, ek sal jou altyd onthou, daar was nog baie wat ons wou doen. Dankie vir my lewe marius
rondloper@mweb.co.za
2010-02-20 01:28:28
1723

A big brother that left a great gap with his untimely death.

C Deyzel
corneliusdeyzel@hotmail.com
2007-06-05 19:42:12
1724

Eduard of soos ek hom op skool met die byname van-(ALWARVO of VLAKTE), gedoop het was baie geliefd tussen sy skoolmaats, veral die 1978 matriek groep. Ja van n stil en stemmige pel, tot selfs sy eerste pakslae wat ek en Willie in matriek, vir jou gestage het. Hoe ons gebuig het van die lag, nadat die skoolhoof jou jockey stukkend geslaan het. Ja daar was so baie humor stories. Dit was n voorreg om jou lewenspad te kon kruis en jou heengaan was n skok vir ons almal.

Ons vier die jaar ons 30jaar skool reunie en jy is in ons gedagtes.

God se rykste seenwense word sy familie toegewens.

Henry Marais
brigitte@lantic.net
2008-10-06 23:53:09
1724

Ou Engel, dit was baie lank gelede, maar ek onthou jou nogsteeds as 'n baie aangename, skaam rooikop Suidwester. Jou troepe was baie lief vir jou, het jou probeer beskerm tot op die einde, een het sy lewe gegee. Jy het jou lewe gegee vir waarin jy glo, heeltemal te vroeg. Dis egter God se wil gewees.

Jy sal altyd spesiaal vir die mense van 32Bn wees.

Grobbies
leon.grobler@mittalsteel.com
2007-05-11 08:55:32
1727 Gunther Schulz
agschulz@bigpond.com
2014-08-04 23:13:36
1729

Paul, a great friend from the Cathcart district, tragically killed in action with most of his section during Operation Sceptic, 29 years ago today

Andrew Whitaker
whitbr@iafrica.com
2009-06-10 20:29:29
1735

Ande you were always a wild boy who lived by his own set of rules. It is twenty years since you were killed and I still miss you like hell. Love from your brother Jim and the rest of the family. I hope you found what you were looking for.

Jim Falkus
JimLUFC@aol.com
2001-05-30 14:00:14
1736To my brother still miss you Marius Jewaskiewitz
mjewas@xtra.co.nz
2003-05-27 10:01:23
1736 Buddy, 30 jaar gelede voel nog soos gister, ek sal jou onthou soos jy was, one hell of a hero. marius
rondloper@mweb.co.za
2010-02-20 01:24:48
1736 Avril, vroeg 1979 het ons gedroom om tandheelkunde in die vloot te swot en toe het jy al aangevoel dat iets gaan gebeur, het jou laas op Kaapstad se stasie gesien middel 1979, jy oppad 6 SAI toe en ek 7 SAI toe. Ek was in die Caprivi en jy in Owamboland toe dit gebeur. Vandag baie aan jou gedink. Jan Mulder
jan,mulder@goldfiels.co.za
2012-07-06 06:14:46
1742

Andre, you were a great friend at school - a gentle soul with a great sense of humour, we had many hours of fun as teens and we'll meet again one day RIP old friend.

Patsy Tyler
paws@absamail.co.za
2003-08-16 14:46:21
1769Stunning human beingLen Coetzee
len@gmail.com
2006-10-12 14:22:11
1770"Bossie" as people knew you. A great Son, respected Brother,Excellent Father and Husband, and to me-the greatest Friend. We worked, battled, partied, planned, ran marathons together and shared our inner feelings. To me you were like a brother. I looked up to you and respected you. Looking down, you must be so proud of your children. I am. We all miss you and yet I often feel you close to me. You are always in my memories. Rest in peace my Friend. David Beere
davebeere@xtra.co.nz
2013-04-24 19:49:48
1773

Johan was a buddy in my platoon, quiet, reserved, with a shy smile and always one for a bit of fun. If I remember correctly he was our MAG gunner. What can I say. The last words I heard him speak were: "Dis so koud, ek kry koud." That day will be with me forever. This is for his chom Fires, with the red hair who lost it bigtime when our company was told Johan was gone. Hulle is nooit weg nie!

Ons onthou jou goed Johan, ek sal nooit vergeet nie.

Johan Steyn (JD) 77255479BG
info@thornviewranch.co.za
2006-08-07 18:44:38
1774

Ek was saam met Helgaard Colling in Rustenburg Hoërskool. Hy sal altyd onthou word vir sy opgewekte geaardheid an sy bedagsaamheid. Hy het grootgeword op Rustenburg en het ook daar skoolgegaan.

Helgaard... ons sal jou onthou vir die persoon wat jy was.... en die doel waarvoor jy gesterf het.

Braam Coetzee
bcoetzee@hotmal.com
2001-06-11 22:27:30
1774 Ek sal Helgaard altyd onthou vir sy mannemoed, vir sy liefde vir sy land en sy liefe vir perde. Helgaard ou pel - ek mis jou vreeslik baie. Het net goeie herinneringe van die 5 jaar in die koshuis waar ons vir lank n kamer gedeel het en vir al die tye saam op die plaas. n Week voor jou dood was ons saam tydens jou laaste vakansie van die grens. Dit is vars in my geheue al is dit al 32 jaar. Rus in vrede ou pel.Joe Gaie
jagaie@yahoo.co.uk
2012-12-27 14:12:33
1775

Stephen, although I now live in the USA, I will always remember you. You were my hero in school and then I also followed you to become a proud member of 61 Mech. You are still my hero!

Anton Hattingh
Anton_SF@yahoo.com
2002-10-24 05:56:07
1775

Steve was a good friend and a fine comrade to fight alongside in a savage war. I was with him in his last minutes and was witness to his brave sacrifice. This was such a waste. God rest his soul.

Gareth
gerty@iafrica.com
2005-01-07 21:55:18
1778

Danny, you were one of the greatest and most sincere people I ever knew - What a waste - to give your life for a country like that...

You were not suppoed to be there bro...

Marc
mschoonebeek@xtra.co.nz
2004-01-13 03:30:48
1778

Danny was a hero - but unfortunately this country does not realise that. He died for nothing

We will always remember you Dan.

Paul Green
pgdownunda@cjb.net
2004-01-13 03:33:37
1778

Danny was a great nickname and very fitting. I only called him Rob. He was a fantastic soldier and a great friend.

God took the best this day 10th June 1980 in Angola.

Rest in peace, dear friend.
Gareth Rutherford
gareth.rutherford@iss-shipping.com
2005-01-07 23:22:01
1789

Paratrooper's Prayer

Heavenly Father, King of the world I know that all things are in your hands, whatever happens to me. As a paratrooper I am prepared to suffer hardship. I am ready to endure danger and unrest, pain and hurt. I am willing to be hungry end thirsty. I am prepared to face the enemy fearlessly. Lord I am weak. I cannot depend on my own strength. I do not want to trust in my own abilities. Lord my God; Let me trust in you alone. Give me courage and strength, and, above all, faith to do my work fearlessly always.

AMEN

Johan Kruys
mwkruys@mweb.co.za
2003-09-18 15:26:14
1789

Leon, my brother-in-law. So short our time together, so happy the time you and my sis spent together there on the farm in Bethal. Thank you for all the times you lent me your bakkie so i can go visit people, not realising you bought time alone with my sis... I think back with fondness to all the times we spent together on the farm.

You paid the highest price for your country, I salute you. Rest in peace, brother..

Leon, dankie vir die voorbeeld wat jy gestel het, vir die persoon wat jy was.

Rus wel, ou maat..
Johan Hattingh
johan.hattingh@hotmail.com
2008-05-05 20:55:06
1789

Leon, my liewe man. Ons was net 1 jaar en 24dae getroud, heeltemal te kort.Ons sou op 3 Februarie 2012 33 jaar getrou wees, maar jy is 32 jaar weg. Ek mis jou steeds.

Susan van Vuren
susan.vanvuren@gmail.com
2012-03-18 10:50:42
1789

l Gone but not forgotten. Leon 28.06.1954 - 27.02.1980

Susan van Vuren
susan.vanvuren@gmail.com
2012-06-28 10:37:31
1799

In memorial of Gert Kemp who was killed on 10 June 1980,during operation "Smokeshell". There is still a lot of questions and I would like to know more obout the incident and any friends.

Contact details:Ampie Kemp: 082 455 6107
Ampie Kemp
jscheeperss@telkomsa.net
2008-04-27 11:10:07
1800Ek ken jou nie. Dalk is ons familie. Sal jou altyd onthou.Leon Koekemoer
lkoekemoer@zodiac.com
2003-01-30 13:31:06
1802

Niekie my beste vriend, jy was altyd daar vir ons op die grens met jou stil en sterk persoonlikheid. Toe ons jou verloor was ons harte stukkend. Jy sal nooit vergeet word nie en jou opoffering sal vir ewig in ons harte en gedagtes wees.

Rus in vrede my vriend.
Petrus Schoeman
jamesoutfitters@yahoo.com
2006-06-21 23:17:21
1804A great friend and comrade. An absolute tradgedy happened this day 10th June 1980.The Maritzberg crew were proud of you. I was proud to be your friend and immensely enjoyed your wit and intelligence as I shared your last months, days and seconds. Few will ever know the truth of your final brave moments. Its long past now , but never will be forgotten. Dear friend, rest in peace.gareth
gareth.rutherford@iss-shipping.com
2005-01-07 22:45:26
1806

Rest in Peace.

Samuel R.
h@hotmail.com
2002-09-29 18:27:29
1811

Andrew, 23 years after matriculating we are planning a school reunion and will salute you.

John Pautz
jpautz@icon.co.za
2001-12-20 15:02:33
1811

Thank you for being such a great friend.

Your passing will sadden me forever and if ever there was anything I could have done more for you on that day, it still sickens me that I could not.... out there in the smoke and dust.

God watched us closely that day, this I am sure of now.

Bless you dear friend.

Gareth
gerty@iafrica.com
2005-01-07 23:33:38
1817 Christo, 30jaar is nie lank nie, ek sal jou nooit vergeet nie. Dankie dat ek nog kan lewe, buddy. Jy is definitief nie een van Suid Afrika se vergete soldate nie. Marius Marius Strauss
rondloper@mweb.co.za
2010-02-20 01:20:34
1830 Glen there is not a day that goes by that I do not remember you. You were one of the best. You were a good friend and I remember our days at school like it was yesterday. Till we meet again I will not forget Lesley
mistyjupiter@hotmail.com
2011-11-08 12:22:20
1837

I remember Bruce very well, even though it is now some 28 years later. He was an affable person, always a smiling face. He was from 6 SAI in Grahamstown and lived in the East London/King Williamstown area. We were at Enana when Bruce and four other guys (JJ Van der Star, M Loubser, J Maritz and C Swanepoel) were killed on the 4th/5th February 1980 in an attack about 150kms from the base - SWAPO were infiltrating the border and from what I remember, it was a viscious onslaught.

RIP
Ian Craig
ianc@absamail.co.za
2008-10-06 19:59:12
1845Koos. Ek onthou toe ons gesels het net voordat jy op was vir jou eerste trip grens toe. Jy het nog gese dat berede veiliger is as om in 32Bn te wees. (waar ek was). Phil Steward ('n korporaal saam met jou by swaspes) het my vertel dat jy tydens jou eerste bostrip doodgeskiet is. Ons was besig met ops Loodvoet. ons het dit op die radio gehoor. Dit was vir my 'n groot skok. Jana het baie lan gevat om oor jou te kom. Jy was 'n goeie pel. Ek mis jou baie.Leon Grobler
leon.grobler@iscor.com
2005-02-10 16:50:43
1845Ek was in Swaspes 1978 tot 1979. Eers Bike squad en toe 'n drywer. Baie met Berede gewerk. Mangeti plase, Italie, Umbalantu, Enana... Groete. Pine
pine@internetix.co.za
2008-11-18 14:00:31
1845I had the privilege to be the chef briefly at Oshivelo when it was still a SWASPES camp my name is Peter Welgemoed and was a Corp at the time the year was 1981-1982 I was known as Cheffie and SWASPES presented me with the spoorsnyer flash for looking out for them and I became an honoury SWASPES member this goes out for all those who fell in the conflictP.Welgemoed
p.welgemoed@nusconsulting.co.za
2008-02-08 10:16:00
1850You are still remembered after all these years Theo van Niekerk
theovnk@mweb.co.za
2007-05-03 15:39:13
1851Eric sleep well mate Lest we forget. Mike Dippenaar Perth AustraliaMike Dippenaar
barbmike@arach.net.au
2005-04-22 06:27:56
1855

Peter died bravely in my arms. He was a wonderful friend and dedicated soldier. God took the best for himself.

Gareth
gerty@iafrica.com
2005-01-06 22:32:46
1856

Andries Petrus Wiese was my closest friend. We matriculated in 1978 from Ermelo High School. He was a member of 4 SAI and was a mortarist. He died on 22 August 1980, presumably in an ambush. He was 19 years old.

Nico van Wyk
nicovw@cknet.co.za
2001-05-30 14:00:14
1869

GERTJIE. JY WAS N WARE BROERTJIE AL WAS JY MAAR EEN MAAND JONGER. EK MIS JOU AL DIE JARE EN MY KINDERS IS KORT N GOEIE OOM. DANKIE VIR JOU OPOFFERING. DIT WAS NIE VERNIET NIE.

John
johnca@vodamail.co.za
2008-02-26 01:09:40
1875

Cliffy, I hardly knew you but for some reason you chose to cry on my shoulder the night before you died. Whoever reads this, he loved his wife and new-born baby and just wanted to go home.

May he rest in peace.

Johan Meyer
meyerjw@isat.co.za
2003-05-31 10:47:06
1879 To my dearest husband, who was tragically taken away from us on 29 September1981: you were the love of my life, and the best father our two boys could ever have. I love you dearly. Delene ("Cathy")Delene Bartie
delene.bartie@gmail.com
2012-06-22 11:56:22
1879 To my dearest husband, who was tragically taken away from us on 29 September1981: you were the love of my life, and the best father our two boys could ever have. I love you dearly. Delene ("Cathy")Delene Bartie
delene.bartie@gmail.com
2012-06-22 11:56:31
1879 To my beloved brother. You were my best friend. I still miss you and love you. Pauline Pienaar
pzp1000@hotmail.com
2013-07-25 11:41:16
1881Sadly missed, always remembered. A dammed fine drummer too. We would love to have had you around today. Richard Turner
Richard.Turner@nike.com
2003-04-15 11:28:31
1886

Dave. I don't think that you had ever lost a fight. I'll never forget that day at Ongiva. You held on for hours, but the medics would not come to assist. I hope that you have found peace and forgiven them. One day I may be able to, but not yet. Nag ou Grote.

Norman
nbarrett@bwlog.com
2008-04-30 01:41:13
1891

I remember that fateful Friday your horse stepped on the mine. I also remember you clasping my hand those last moments.

You are not forgotten.

Arno Hauptfleisch (Sgt Haupy)
a.hauptfleisch@rubber-resources.co.za
2007-10-09 12:11:47
1984

Terry. Strong gentleman and gentle man. It was an honor to serve with you.

You are in my thoughts every day. I relive that ambush regularly and still wonder why the rest of us, Colin, Alan, Griesel, Lt Eyselle, Nici, we were able to survive such fire power. 60-6 were unlikely odds.

Roger Holman
matilda@eips.co.za
2007-01-16 15:58:28
1984

I remember Terry to be a very strong and likeable guy. I am proud to have served with him and share the same surname. I was in base at the time of ambush. I will never forget you Terry.

Tony Le Roux
tleroux@optusnet.com.au
2008-12-04 13:51:34
1984

I was fortunate to know Terry as a family and school friend and remember very well the day that I heard he had been killed in an ambush while serving in the South African army in SWA (now Namibia). He was one of the most well mannered and gentle persons I knew. He had a passion for gymnastics and loved sky diving, as did his dad. Also in the ambush at the time was Stephen Griesel who also went to school with Terry and I in Phalaborwa. His folks still live in Phalaborwa and every time I see them I am reminded of the sensless death of Terry during that ambush. He will always live on in my memory. You died bravely and lived an honourable short life Terry!

You will always be remembered with fondness by all who knew you.

Johan van Eeden
johan.ve@kapama.co.za
2009-08-19 09:37:49
1989Wrn Minnie was die oudste Minnie kleinseun, en my neef gewees. Dit was vir die hele familie 'n geweldige slag toe ons hoor van sy dood. Na al die jare dink ons nog dikwels aan Kleinjan, en is ons baie trots op hom.Johan Minnie
minniejc@telkomsa.net
2004-05-16 19:34:23
2001

Paratrooper's Prayer

Heavenly Father, King of the world I know that all things are in your hands, whatever happens to me. As a paratrooper I am prepared to suffer hardship. I am ready to endure danger and unrest, pain and hurt. I am willing to be hungry end thirsty. I am prepared to face the enemy fearlessly. Lord I am weak. I cannot depend on my own strength. I do not want to trust in my own abilities. Lord my God; Let me trust in you alone. Give me courage and strength, and, above all, faith to do my work fearlessly always.

AMEN

Johan Kruys
mwkruys@mweb.co.za
2003-09-18 15:19:24
2006

"Gone but not forgotten"

Derek Walker
ferren7@eudoramail.com
2001-05-30 14:00:14
2006

Lionel, it's been 21 years now mate. We will meet again.

Chris Walls
Unknown
2003-04-23 14:51:27
2006

I remember that Lionel, Chris and myself were in the same train compartment to Bloem in 1980.

Lionel was killed by a 120mm mortar round during a live fire exercise before Ops Protea.

If anyone from Bravo Coy reads this drop me a line.

Eric Worsthorne
eric_worsthorne@hotmail.com
2004-04-17 19:48:59
2006

What a waste.

Ian Dunn
ian.dunn@xtra.co.nz
2005-02-07 03:02:08
2006Yeah, I will never forget that day.. Lionel and I were great mates and used to stand guard together when we were guarding the Mpacha airport. Ironically he was part of the storm pioneers that were trained to sweep for mines, however they were disbanded I seem to recall. At the time I was tuffie driver in the same excercise when the call came over the radio.... Lionel was indeed a very good ice scater and we salute him. I will never forget him, such a lovely personCobie Snyman
cobiesnyman@yahoo.com
2009-07-12 19:15:09
2006 Lionel, there is hardly a day that goes by that I remember that fateful day. Miss you my friend. Frans Reuvers
frans@mpc.co.za
2012-08-12 14:33:33
2007 Your Brother
svs@iafrica.com
2010-03-04 09:15:55
2007

How does one write a dedication to the brother you have never really known, taken away by the war at such a a young age? We never got to know each other as adults. I was rewarded with the HC, he came back in a plastic bag, two opposites of war. 30 years later, and I still miss you. I salute you! Rest in peace!

Your Brother
svs@iafrica.com
2010-03-15 08:11:11
2008To our friend, Tracker Piet Venter, quiet and tough as a ratel , who died on Operations in Ovamboland while waiting for casevac after being shot during a follow up. We will never forget you. Peter Viljoen, ex Trackers Wing, 1 SWA SPES
peter@africanhuntersguild.com
2006-04-11 13:15:36
2015

The brother that I loved and lost at a very young age, but yet I still keep him very deep in my heart and mind. I miss him everyday and wish that he was here with me, but know that he is in a good place watching over me.

I got married on the 2 December 2007 and wished that you were there, but I know that you were watching me marry the most wonderful man who truly loves and cares about me. You would have loved him like everyone else does. I know you were there and blessed my happy day with all your love.

I love you Markie and will never forget you.

Your loving baby sister

Sharnel Kathleen Harty Fletcher.
Sharnel Kathleen Harty Fletcher
sharnelkharty@hotmail.com
2008-07-14 18:44:22
2015

Mark loved a good tease and the unspoken challenge of 'catch me if you can'. I remember Mark as a person who loved the lighter side of life and was always after an adrenalin rush. I recall his daredevil antics on his 50cc motorcycle - if I remember correctly he had a green Yamaha MR 50 - but there again this was nearly 30 years ago.

Mark was a gentle person who, as I remember, was an awesome sprinter.

The early 80's were sad times with Mark and Grant Krull losing their young lives, along with many others from my year at Sunward.

The photos of Mark bring a smile to my face as I remember those innocent years of our youth.

Mark deserves an honary 'Elsparker' award...."

Face Book Thread

Chris Whitby
sharnelkharty@hotmail.com
2008-09-08 18:44:40
2025Gone but not forgotten. Aubrey, "Old soldiers never die, they just fade away in the mist. R.I.P. I SALUTE you. Fred van Loggerenberg
fredvanl@gmail.com
2012-09-28 07:06:22
2036

For our tomorrow you gave your today. We will remember you!

Gerald Bourhill
bourhill@t3lkomsa.net
2008-08-09 21:14:42
2043

Dear Gavin, my mate.

By chance I stumbled upon this site. You were tragically killed in 1981 and we never really knew what happened. We were good mates at Alexander Boys High in Pietermaritzburg.

God bless your soul and may you rest in peace.

Sid
sid cunha
sidcunha@vodamail.co.za
2009-05-26 21:26:06
2043

A good classmate was Gavin and we always had a good laugh and joke at Alex. May those who are left be comforted by the fact that he was indeed a wonderful person.

Kenny Nimmo
knimmo@sars.gov.za
2009-05-27 07:46:27
2047

Ek onthou nou nog die skok toe ons hoor van die ongeluk....dit na al die omswerwinge op die grens!!Onthou ook daardie vriendelike gesig....altyd met 'n smile!!

Lt JJ Grov?
toffie.grove@randparkhigh.co.za
2010-03-22 01:42:46
2047

He was my brother, Cpl W Oberholzer. Not rifleman. Great person, always to be remembered. Served inter alia in Ops Protea. PS Great site

J Oberholzer
j.oberholzer@dbolaw.co.za
2010-01-26 21:45:47
2049

"Gone but not forgotten"

Derek Walker
ferren7@eudoramail.com
2001-05-30 14:00:14
2049

'Pottie' ~ We meet now & again, and when we do, you are always there too. Although quiet, your legacy reminds us of what truly brave men do.

Until later ...

Chris Walls
Unknown
2003-04-23 15:02:09
2049

What a waste

Ian Dunn
ian.dunn@xtra.co.nz
2005-02-07 03:09:07
2058

Paratrooper's Prayer

Heavenly Father, King of the world I know that all things are in your hands, whatever happens to me. As a paratrooper I am prepared to suffer hardship. I am ready to endure danger and unrest, pain and hurt. I am willing to be hungry end thirsty. I am prepared to face the enemy fearlessly. Lord I am weak. I cannot depend on my own strength. I do not want to trust in my own abilities. Lord my God; Let me trust in you alone. Give me courage and strength, and, above all, faith to do my work fearlessly always.

AMEN

Johan Kruys
mwkruys@mweb.co.za
2003-09-18 15:31:59
2059

Piet Kruger was my section leader and was killed right in front of me by schrapnel. I was about 1.5 meters in front of him when the bomb fell, in fact he was talking to me at that moment.

Deon Mostert
deonmostert@vodamail.co.za
2007-04-16 20:19:55
2060He was in 1SAI may he RIP Charles
cbhenning@gmail.com
2012-06-10 03:00:47
2060 Still remembering you good friend You were young ,full of life ,fun and a good friend RIP Jakes we will never forget you or the others Your good friend Toni Fourie
tonifourie@iafrica.com
2013-02-04 14:08:38
2061Ivan, I heard a long time ago that you died up there. Will remember you QdW
not@rquired.com
2007-01-05 10:35:14
2063

Andrew you were the best. We will always remember you. Andrew was with 1 Para Bn .

Sgt Vincent Stewart (Swede)
vinstel1@yahoo.com.au
2006-09-21 15:13:21
2069

I served with Lance Bombardier Grobler during National Service Jan 1980 to Dec 1981. We were in 41 battery at 4 Field Regiment in Potchefstroom and we had completed parachute training at 1 Para Batallion at the end of 1980. He was killed in Xangongo during Operation Protea in Angola at the end of September 1981. We had attacked and taken the town during the morning. I was standing outside the "Fort" - Fapla barracks when I heard an explosion. Some of our troops were clearing the barracks and Lance Bombadier Grobler was killed by a booby trap. Our commanding officer at the time was Captain Piet Nel.

Neville Beeton
neville.beeton@inl.co.za
2007-11-30 13:25:33
2071

To my dear friend William he was of my closest friends at camp, we played snooker the evening before he died, after supper in the rec-room. The next day there were 2 Buffel's leaving for Otjivizandu on the west side of the Etosha Pan where we had a DF station run by two persons.

William, who was in the DF (Direction Finding) section, was one of two that were going to aflos the two there. This was normally a jol there and back as we'd pile in and go for the ride. That trip I decided not to go said I'd see him shortly when they come back I'll do that trip.

The sad thing is that The Griffins back home probably don't know what happened to their loving son. It is known, we knew when we saw the rolled Buffel that came back to camp. The one Buffel rolled and William was trapped under the side flap waist down. Others were flung off as they were perched all over and unstrapped in the back but survived with some injury. They managed to get a grader to lift the Buffel, then William a dignified soul closed his eyes bravely for the last time.

R.I.P. my friend, you were loved by all, a sincere and gentle soul that did not deserve that.

Lino
Lino
leno@telkomsa.net
2009-03-15 13:49:40
2081To my old friend,& company commander "Kokkie" from Cpl "Rubberswitch" from 2SAI BN 1977. Thought of you through the years. Your training stood me in good stead over the years. CPL SJR
hobo@hotamail.com
2002-09-29 18:18:04
2081Kokkie, Braahm - jy is ons hero! Ons mis jou, en wens dat ons 'n langer tydjie gegun kon word om jou te kon ken! Ons almal mis jou vreeslik, veral ouma en pa. Alle liefde: Cezanne en Celest? xXxCezanne & Celest? de Kock
cezanne_dekock@yahoo.com
2003-09-30 16:03:07
2082

Ons het so goed oor die weg gekom...dit was maklik want hy was 'n gemoedelike ou. Louis was "smart"...een van die soldate met die meeste kennis en ondervinding wat ek ooit ontmoet het. Ek het jou net 'n kort rukkie geken maar jy het 'n blywende indruk op my gemaak...het baie by jou geleer

Lt JJ Grov?
toffie.grove@randparkhigh.co.za
2010-03-22 01:48:18
2085

We were friends from birth and grew up together. He had his last dinner with us in the "States" before leaving for OPS Duty. A true gentleman, friend and soldier who is still sorely missed

Dennis Immelman
di@sun.ac.za
2002-06-06 14:21:42
2088Duncan, my friend. We still miss u everyday. The gentle giant who gave up his seat, and in doing so gave up his life. Till we meet again. Salagatle! Massimo (Max) Zanette
max_zanette97@hotmail.com
2004-11-03 13:53:05
2088A True gentle giant. Fond memories of Infantry School.Think of you often my friend.Derick Levy
derickboy9@comcast.net
2008-03-10 01:16:19
2089Piet, dis al 22jaar terug en ek dink nog gereeld aan jou,en ek regret nou nog die dag toe ek die tyding gekry het....ons mis jou ou maat!Ariel
arra460@yahoo.co.uk
2003-07-21 18:51:50
2090

I never knew CO Coetzee but was close behind him when he died in the afternoon on a warm day in November 1981. We were busy cleaning up bunkers in Chetequera South Angola, the location of the main battle of Ops Daisy.

CO Coetzee entered a bunker, slowly, and assisted a paratrooper to lift a personnel mine which was placed on the 3rd or 4th step down the bunker. Most of the fighting was over. Here and there were shorts bursts of fire as we cleaned up the area and got the dead and wounded rounded up. Our main aim was to secure the area from mines and traps. The bat seemed to have difficulties lifting the mine, maybe nerves failed him.

CO Coetzee entered the bunker as the bat moved out, kneeled down and started working on the mine. I recall everything went black, not a loud bang but rather a dim thud and the black smoke, the screaming of the bat and his one arm in tatters. I recall the slumped body of CO Coetzee at the bottom steps of the bunker. I pulled him out by his weighbelt as there was nowhere else to grab his body except maybe his legs. His body was identified from the number inside his weighbelt and his insignia.

CO Coetzee paid with his life after a brave attempt to defuse a mine. I doubt if he was ever recognised for this and doubt that he will ever get recognition considering ANC and New SADF rule in South Africa today.

Thank you CO Coetzee, you didnt make it, we did, because of you and guys like you. The few times I visited Klapperkop I always lookup and touch your name like your action and what happened to you touched my life.

Wim Botha
optix.it@gmail.com
2008-03-21 21:26:12
2094Always in my heart Rob, never forgotten xxxx Barbara Hutley
barbarashepherd1@hotmial.co.uk
2012-10-05 02:18:32
2094Always in my heart Rob, never forgotten xxxx Barbara Hutley
barbarashepherd1@hotmaill.co.uk
2012-10-05 02:18:54
2096

To a man dearly missed,till we meet again. may you rest in peace.

craig suttill (son)
craigsutti@hotmail.co.uk
2007-08-28 14:26:45
2096

Even though its been a long while both you and i will know that when we do meet again there will be a stir in the heaven's and an eternity will be spent on catching up.

Love always David

David Suttill (son)
castor_100@hotmail.co.uk
2007-10-25 05:30:43
2099

Cpl. Chapman was with 8 SAI. We did our basics and JL's together. I was transferred after that to another unit. He was killed in a landmine explosion during a tour of duty with 8 SAI on the border.

L. Bruwer
louisbr@octagon.co.za
2001-05-30 14:00:14
2099

I was in the same company as Cpl Chapman during our border duty the reason I remember him was that he was allways alphebetically behind me when we collected our pay. May he rest in Peace

Derek Campbell
dmlj@absamail.co.za
2007-08-09 15:08:56
2099

Peter and I were childhood friends in PE and rode bikes, played soccer in the park and the rest. Frequent visitor to his house in Cape Rd. He was the youngest brother of Roland & Mark. I now live in Australia but manged to see and photo his name on the memorial when I visted in 1998. Often thought of. There but for the grace of God go I, 2 years of army myself but never in danger.

Duncan Goldsmith
duncan.goldsmith@bigpond.com
2008-01-24 02:00:00
2100

I always remember you especially on your birthday 27 August

Love Antoinette

Antoinette
darrylb@metroweb.co.za
2008-11-11 16:36:45
2100 Full Names : Johan Cornelius Du Toit Date of birth: 27/8/1956 Death :25 June 1981 Charles Du Toit
charlesmbay@gmail.com
2012-07-17 15:21:23
2103

In honoured memory of Alan Gingles, late the Royal Irish Rangers and Selous Scouts, killed in action whilst fighting terrorism. Faugh a Ballagh!

Riley
mriley@batelco.com.bh
2001-05-30 14:00:14
2103I dedicate this message to a fallen hero,To which my name was also dedicated.I never knew you.But we have the same aim.The protection of Ulster and Great Britain.For Ulster he lived and for Ulster he died.Look after mother for me alan.Alan Gingles
AlanGingles@msn.com
2003-09-17 20:54:53
2116Little "Frenchie" Roux was a great soldier. I recall he was shot in the chest and head in April 1994. Frenchie Roux I miss you, all the good times the women, the wine and the songs. Long live SA Recon! Piss on Nelson Mandela!I. P. Freely
Freely@sasurf.za
2001-07-06 17:51:34
2126A TRIBUTE "To a father we didn't get to know" We were tiny when you left. Even though we didn't get to know you our love goes out to you. We have no body or grave but others memories of you we have. Respect and honour we give to you for your decision to fight for people you didn't know. We salute you for being prepared to die so that others might be free to live. Your daughters Wenda and DawnWenda Verrijdt & Dawn Davidson
verrijdt@mweb.co.za
2004-04-20 08:32:29
2126Hello "daddy" Bill, thank you for your courage. I want you to know that your loving wife, Thelma, never stopped loving you. After you were gone, I was born as a sister to your daughters, Wenda and Dawn, and I thank you for the person you were as they are the most amazing sisters anyone could ask for. I salute you, Lt A.G. Frisby, for the hero you will always be to me!Priscilla Shearer
ladycop11@hotmail.com
2008-04-11 19:29:24
2127I never new Uncle Jessie personally. He was my Grandfathers brother. My family is extremely proud of Uncle Jessie and of all the other family members that served in the South African Air force with such distinction and honour. I know that my Grandmother insisted on a plate of remembrance for Uncle Jessie, this plate has been placed at the military cemetery at Voortrekker Hoogte just outside Pretoria. I obtained the following text from the US Air force 18th Fighter Wing website. Uncle Jessie flew for the Second Squadron of the SAAF that fell under the command of the USAF 18th Fighter Wing Command. Second squadron was also know as the ?Flying Cheethas? . Uncle Jessie you have not been forgotten! "Lieutenant Jessie Verster was part of an interesting mission in late June, ?51, in which he accompanied John Howe and Larry Eager on a dangerous close-support flight led by Gus Marshall. They had taken off from Seoul?s K-16, airstrip, set course for a planned interdiction mission north-east of Kaesong. While enroute they heard a Mosquito controller desperately calling for help, whereby Marshall diverted his flight to respond to the Mosquito, who guided them to a large concentration of Communist troops on the south bank of the Imjin River. The enemy was entrenched in difficult terrain, and armed with automatic weapons and anti-aircraft batteries. Marshall led the flight on a number of skillfully guided, coordinated attacks, through flak so heavy that they expected certain casualties amongst the SAAF flight, and instructed a USAF flight to standby to cover any rescue operations that might become necessary. Both Verster and Howe were amazed at their successful survival, and all four were later decorated for their splendid performance on that particular mission. Gus Marshall received the US Distinguished Flying Cross, and the other pilots received well-earned Air Medals for their efforts. Just a few days later, on 1 July, 1951, Jessie Verster was to ferry a Mustang from K-10 to K-16 at Seoul, but failed to arrive as scheduled. On the following day No. 2 Squadron was advised that the wreckage of his Mustang, No. 328, had been found north-east of Sosan. A Korean eyewitness said he had seen the aircraft pouring black smoke, come to within 100 feet of the ground when it suddenly dove nose first into the ground. According to witnesses, Lt. Verster had attempted to jump, but was too late. The Koreans made a coffin and buried the body. After as service they placed a cross and two wreaths on the grave. Jessie Vester?s body was later recovered and reburied in the United Nations Cemetery at Pusan, South Korea." JP Verster(Jnr)
jp@nja.co.za
2003-11-25 16:33:56
2141Never forgotten, Always proudGreg Whitehead
whiteheadg@mweb.co.za
2003-03-05 21:14:56
3775Thomas Alexander MURRAY - Born 2nd May 1878 in Huntly,Aberdeenshire,Scotland Went to S.A. before WW1. Joined the 3rd SA Infantry Regiment 1916 and shortly after went to the Western Front via a 3 month stop-over, en route, participating in the Egyptian campaign with the regiment. Arrived Marseilles in April 1916 to go on to 'the trenches' 30 April 1916. No further record by him but from other sources I have discovered he was badly wounded 18 July 1916 in the Battle of Delville Wood. He had to be transferred to the 3rd London Hospital, Wandsworth, England, for 2 months. Returned to France 29 January 1917. In due course went to the front again and, as part of the 3rd Regiment's activities, took part in the 3rd Battle of Ypres until he was killed in action on 20 Speptember 1917. He was leading his company of men at the time and they had just achieved their objective in taking the Menin Road Ridge when he and a colleague were shot and killed outright. They were buried by other colleagues in the mud where they fell near the Menin Road. Thomas is recorded on the South African panel (no 16) on the Menin Gate Memorial. and in the memorial folder for Scots in SA Regiments in the memorial Hall at Edinburgh Castle. His Commanding Officer at the time he was killed was a Captain Percival H. Ellis - They were part of 'C' Company of the 3rd SA Infantry Regiment. Thomas's rank at the time of his death was L/SergeantGrt Nephew, Ian Manson
iwmanson@hotmail.co.uk
2009-01-02 19:14:56
3799 Private E N Herbison 3799 4th South African Infantry Killed in action 19/9/16 on the Somme. Formerly of Stapenhill, Burton upon Trent, England. robcox
r.cox1960@btinternet.com
2013-04-08 13:30:33
5000

From: "Cobus Venter"

To: "[Army Talk]"

Subject: Seasons Greetings

Date: Sat, 21 Dec 1996 17:35:57 -0000

Seasons greetings to all of those at Army-talk

Especially to: Dave Berry, Joao Bacar,Ian Suttil,Charlie Small,Ray Richards & Homera De Nobriega, I still remember Dec 77, Christmas in Mtoko, and us singing:

 "Jingle Bells,
  Mortar shells,
  Zanlas' in the grass,
  You can take your  Merry Christmas, 
  and stick it up your A#%&$"

I still miss you, and some days I wish that I was on the journey with you which you started so long ago at different times, and we were still that happy band of brothers

Sleep well my Friends, and may God truly bless Africa

Cobus

Cobus Venter
cobus@netcentral.co.uk
2001-05-30 14:00:14
5000

With proud thanksgiving, a mother for her children,
England mourns for her dead across the sea.
Flesh of her flesh they were, spirit of spirit,
Fallen in the cause of the free.
Solemn the drums thrill: Death august and royal
Sings sorrow up into immortal spheres.
There is music in the midst of desolation
And a glory that shines upon our tears.
They went with songs to the battle, they were young,
Straight of limb, true of eye, steady and aglow.
They were staunch to the end against odds uncounted,
They fell with their faces to the foe.
They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old;
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.
They mingle not with laughing comrades again;
They sit no more at familiar tables of home;
They have no lot in our labour of the day-time;
They sleep beyond England's foam.
But where our desires are and our hopes profound,
Felt as a well-spring that is hidden from sight,
To the innermost heart of their own land they are known
As the stars are known to the Night;
As the stars that shall be bright when we are dust,
Moving in marches upon the heavenly plain,
As the stars that are starry in the time of our darkness,
To the end, to the end, they remain.

Laurence Binyon (1869-1943)

Eugene Griesel
eugene@dynagen.co.za
2001-05-30 14:00:14
5000Aaah!!Maqhawe akuthi!! Zithalandwe, Magorha!! I am not a soldier, but I am one inside. I am proud of all fellow South Africans, both sexes, who died bravely in action. You are a rare and yet fascinating 'commandos',heroes. May God Bless all of you, for you are the air beneath our wings-Shine and rise!! Vuyo Mdi-Booysen
Vijola531@hotmail.com
2001-05-30 14:00:14
5000I was a mortarist with the 2nd SAI.We were based at Calueqe for a few weeks.We looked up at the sky's on that day the 27th june 1988 and waved at the mig 27's that flew over ,thinking they were our own planes doing a patrol.I immediatly stopped waving when i saw a white bomb with a parachute behind it falling about 200 to 300 metres away.We were still able to jump into our bunkers, but those 12 men that died in the buffel did'nt stand a chance. I did'nt know any of those men, but It was a sad day for me , one i still cannot forget even after 15 years...Matt (sadsack)
matt@rtt.co.za
2004-01-15 12:15:10
5000To the men of 102BN SWATF and the other SWATF units who were killed and names are not written on stone. The members of your teams will never forget you. Goverments may come and go but comradship is forever Cpl Kano (OFarrell ) Kilo serra one Fox 102 bn
craigo@europassistance.co.za
2009-02-25 14:17:16
5000I am trying to get information on my great grandfather EDWARD "TRICKETT" THOROUGHGOOD who fought with S.A. Light Horse Regimental No. 8484 during the conflicts in Africa some time between 1899 and 1902. He was enlisted for 1 year and 284 days according to the records we have in regard to his further service during WWI. Any information would be appreciated.Deborah Kennedy
cmdbkennedy@hotmail.com
2007-05-05 12:50:33
5000to Johan le Grange 5SIGS( 55SQUAD ) who volunteered to take my place in Dec '87 may you R I P and God Bless H .Prokas
bprok@yahoo.com
2007-05-19 01:37:28
5000In May of 1973 at about 14.00hrs we left our Main Camp to do a routine 7 day patrol in the Caprivi. We were a whole section on the back of a Bedford truck.we were driving on a sand road. Jeffrey Holm was sitting at the back tail end of the Bedford next to me and about 10km out of the Camp we hit a sand hump and the Bedfords tail end jumped in the air flinging us all in the air but Jeff flew off. he had his R1 rifle in his hands and fell on the road forward hitting his head on the ground and did a back sumersauld hitting his head at the back he was still holding his rifle.and then droped it i jumped off and ran towards him he was sitting up and i saw blood coming out his ears nose and eyes i then grabed him held him in my arms and he wanted to tell me something but he then vommited blood.he died in my arms.some of the other Parabats tried to give him mouth to mouth but he was already dead. Renaldo Doria
Renaldodoria@gmail.com
2012-02-24 07:32:25
5000ons sal jou altyd onthou,jy het n duur prys betaal om jou land en familie te beskerm.in ons harte sal jy voortleef.tot ons weer ontmoet. Die coetzee familie
0732423501@mtnloaded.co.za
2012-03-25 08:00:01
5000ons sal jou altyd onthou.Jy het n duur prys betaal om jou land en familie te beskerm.in ons hart sal jy voortleef. Die coetzee familie
0732423501@mtnloaded.co.za
2012-03-25 08:11:03
5275Although we never met, you are not forgotten the family still remembers you.June Henson
john.taylor643@ntlworld.com
2005-12-07 10:28:26
5301To a brave young man from Goudhurst, Kent who died at Metz Farm on 15th May 1901 aged 21 years beloved son of Mr. and Mrs. John Alexander and brother of Dorothy. Extract from letter -"The Colonel says that what 'Jack' did was one of the pluckiest things in the war and he has recommended him for the V.C."Anna (Webb) nee Alexander
annarosewebbe@yahoo.co.uk
2007-04-17 07:44:02
5301To a brave young man from Goudhurst, Kent who died at Metz Farm on 15th May 1901 aged 21 years beloved son of Mr. and Mrs. John Alexander and brother of Dorothy. Extract from letter -"The Colonel says that what 'Jack' did was one of the pluckiest things in the war and he has recommended him for the V.C."Anna (Webb) nee Alexander
annarosewebbe@yahoo.co.uk
2007-04-17 07:44:29
5314I did not Know Gdsm Allan personally.He served long before my father was born.He is not even a blood relative,as such.We do however share a bond that is family,Gdsm Allan,my father and I, all served in the scots guards at variuos times in their glorious history. I wil never know the type of man Allan was,if he was a good soldier,a slacker,the joker of his platoon.Perhaps he was just a young man serving his time in a land far from home,just waiting until he could return home. Gdsm Allan...R.I.PGdsm Hughes
yozza1234@hotmail.com
2006-08-21 22:52:51
5314I did not Know Gdsm Allan personally.He served long before my father was born.He is not even a blood relative,as such.We do however share a bond that is family,Gdsm Allan,my father and I, all served in the scots guards at variuos times in their glorious history. I wil never know the type of man Allan was,if he was a good soldier,a slacker,the joker of his platoon.Perhaps he was just a young man serving his time in a land far from home,just waiting until he could return home. Gdsm Allan...R.I.PGdsm Hughes
yozza1234@hotmail.com
2006-08-21 22:53:45
5314I did not Know Gdsm Allan personally.He served long before my father was born.He is not even a blood relative,as such.We do however share a bond that is family,Gdsm Allan,my father and I, all served in the scots guards at variuos times in their glorious history. I wil never know the type of man Allan was,if he was a good soldier,a slacker,the joker of his platoon.Perhaps he was just a young man serving his time in a land far from home,just waiting until he could return home. Gdsm Allan...R.I.PGdsm Hughes
yozza1234@hotmail.com
2006-08-21 22:56:00
5314I did not Know Gdsm Allan personally.He served long before my father was born.He is not even a blood relative,as such.We do however share a bond that is family,Gdsm Allan,my father and I, all served in the scots guards at variuos times in their glorious history. I wil never know the type of man Allan was,if he was a good soldier,a slacker,the joker of his platoon.Perhaps he was just a young man serving his time in a land far from home,just waiting until he could return home. Gdsm Allan...R.I.P.Gdsm Hughes
yozza1234@hotmail.com
2006-08-21 22:57:28
5362Spencer Allingham. As long as I have your medals you will never be forgotten. You provided interesting research. Even though I didn't know you in life I have gotten to know a little bit about your life.Charles M. Mayes
cmayes6551@aol.com
2003-12-01 06:19:51
5687Henry Azelby was my greatgrandfather. He was from a town in the British Midlands near Lincolnshire. He married an Irish woman and they had three sons and lived in Tullamore, Ireland. Henry fought against the Boers and was wounded in a battle in Bethlehem, South Africa and died three days later. His three sons emigrat to the US in their late teen. One of the sons Thomas was my grandfather. He had four children. one of which is my father Joseph Azelby.Joseph Azelby Jr.
joeaze@optonline.net
2006-09-02 04:17:41
6034James Henry Bewsher was born on the 14 February 1874 in Dalton, Lancashire, on of three brothers. Tom, his brother served with the 1st Battalion, Scots Guards. He came to South Africa in about 1894, was a keen cyclist, won at least two cycling awards and was killed at the Battle of Wagion Hill on the 6th January 1900. He was not quite twenty-six years old. N G Bewsher
normanb@comparexafrica.co.za
2002-11-08 11:38:06
6166Possible family link. Contact A Blumsohn in Sheffield UK for information.A Blumsohn
ablumsohn@btinternet.com
2004-05-01 13:01:19
6317To my G/Father thinking of you from the Botha Family Deon Botha
deonghb@gmail.com
2011-04-08 18:52:46
6467For all future Generations; Read, Digest, and most importantly, learn.Tim Robinson
jacqueline.robinson1@tesco.net
2007-07-04 19:41:01
6467For all future Generations; Read, Digest, and most importantly, learn.Tim Robinson
jacqueline.robinson1@tesco.net
2007-07-04 19:41:08
6467For all future Generations; Read, Digest, and most importantly, learn.Tim Robinson
jacqueline.robinson1@tesco.net
2007-07-04 19:41:22
6467For all future Generations; Read, Digest, and most importantly, learn.Tim Robinson
jacqueline.robinson1@tesco.net
2007-07-04 19:41:34
6467For all future Generations; Read, Digest, and most importantly, learn.Tim Robinson
jacqueline.robinson1@tesco.net
2007-07-04 19:42:10
6554You were my great grandfather and father to my grandfather Richard Henry Brigden born 1897 in Fulham, London - died 1959 in Greenford, Middlesex. You died so young and tragically fighting for your country over a century ago. You are not forgotten by your surviving family including your grand-daughters Betty and Helen. Rest forever in peace. Your great grandson Alan.Alan Pinel
alan_107@lycos.com
2004-02-10 21:57:36
7096This person, Albert Barnes, bachelor, died age 21 years, at Krugersdorp.He was my grandfather's, John Henry Barnes of P.E., younger brother. He joined up while visiting in P.E. from Haslingden, Lancashire, England. I do not know the circumstances leading to his death. I am doing research.Trevor Barnes
trevorbarness@yahoo.co.uk
2004-12-09 16:51:53
7171John (Jack) Barrow was my great uncle and I have his letters written from the War to his parents. I am researching how he died in memory of my parents.Liz Goodyer
ego.lizg@virgin.net
2007-08-08 21:06:06
7171John (Jack) Barrow was my great uncle and I have his letters written from the War to his parents. I am researching how he died in memory of my parents.Liz Goodyer
ego.lizg@virgin.net
2007-08-08 21:06:21
7171John (Jack) Barrow was my great uncle and I have his letters written from the War to his parents. I am researching how he died in memory of my parents.Liz Goodyer
ego.lizg@virgin.net
2007-08-08 21:06:32
7171John (Jack) Barrow was my great uncle and I have his letters written from the War to his parents. I am researching how he died in memory of my parents.Liz Goodyer
ego.lizg@virgin.net
2007-08-08 21:06:38
7682As A grandson and the only living survivor of the Blenmans I just want to say Grand pa talked very highly of you and you were sadly missed Your Great nephue AlanAlan Blenman
alan_blenman@yahoo.com
2008-11-20 23:46:59
8600As a fellow Buttling, Rest in Peace digger, you have not been forgoten.Brett James Buttling
b_buttling@hotmail.com
2002-07-28 18:46:36
8880I,as your great nephew salute you for your bravery and service to your country. You died far away but will always be remembered in the 'Old Country'. WE WILL REMEMBERAlan Clydesdale
clidie1947@yahoo.co.uk
2006-12-28 01:02:24
9113Francis Henry Coptcoat was born 13 Aug 1875 at Rowney Abbey Sacombe Herts (his father Thomas was in service). He lived at Widford Herts and was killed in action in the Boer War, at Moir Biru Ladysmith South Africa, aged 24yrs on 4 April 1900. This information is from the family Bible where he is mentioned as being in the 21st Field Battery. He was my grandfather's brother and was the second child of Thomas and Louisa Coptcoat who had nine children in all.Jane Roper
jane@roper9867.freeserve.co.uk
2003-10-07 21:13:48
9323BORN IN 1856 IN BURCOMBE, WILTSHIRE. MY GREAT GRANDFATHER. DIED IN THE BOER WAR FROM ILLNESS. LEAVING A WIFE AND TWO CHILDREN - CHARLES GEORGE AND FLORENCE.ALISON SCOTT
ASCOTT5787@AOL.COM
2004-06-14 22:37:33
9349Born at Dover, Kent in 1878 George C. Cairns was the third of five sons of John Cairns. Serving in Brabant's Horse, Corporal George Cairns, then 23, was killed in action at Bethlehem, OFS, 8th July, 1900. He is also commemorated on a Cairns family gravestone in Berwick-upon-Tweed.Gavin Cairns
rgcairns@argonet.co.uk
2002-11-19 14:08:24
9454Thomas Bruce Campbell, died 10 June 1901 aged 24, second son of Thomas Campbell, veterinary surgeon, of Kirkcudbright, Scotland.Graeme Campbell
graemedc@unimelb.edu.au
2003-07-15 10:40:25
9605A brave Rifleman that laid down his life in the Cause of Freedom. 'Quis Separabit'Philip Batt
royal_county_down@hotmail.com
2004-06-12 21:16:43
9606James Cashman was my great uncle and a casualty in the Boer War. I am trying to find more information about himJulie Watson
julieawatson@gmail.com
2008-07-15 06:50:30
9606James Cashman was my great uncle and a casualty in the Boer War. I am trying to find more information about himJulie Watson
julieawatson@gmail.com
2008-07-15 06:51:15
9755in memory of my great uncle pte stephen chapple of the 9th lancers,he gave up his life like so many young men did who died fighting for his country and the freedom of others,''LEST WE FORGET''your great niece aileen
sab.ruiz@bigpond.com
2008-01-01 09:42:16
9756To a great nephew of my great grandfather ,I honour you and your memory ,For service to our great country You gave your life in a time when values were different from todays society,thank you from my heart god bless your sole and spiritGregory Charet
gcharet@optusnet.com.au
2004-08-08 06:14:18
9822To my Great grandfather from the Chinner family may you rest in peaceAlan Chinner
achinner@fish.co.uk
2002-09-15 23:23:34
10099To my great-great grand uncle. I read your story may you rest in peace. N. Morgan
nick@jacuzzi.freeserve.co.uk
2002-12-19 23:29:48
10492

To John William Couldridge who died of Disease in  Military Hospital, Heidelburgh

on 11 January 1902. Buried Uitenhage Cemetery S.A.

Dear Ancestor, the place you filled, so many years ago,

spreads out among the ones you left, who would have loved you so.

I wonder as you lived and loved, I wonder if you knew,

That, in far distant years ahead I'd be here looking for you.

Love from  Dawn Couldridge



Dawn Couldridge
dawnc44@blueyonder.co.uk
2009-08-17 16:10:25
10492

To John William Couldridge who died of Disease in  Military Hospital, Heidelburgh

on 11 January 1902. Buried Uitenhage Cemetery S.A.

Dear Ancestor, the place you filled, so many years ago,

spreads out among the ones you left, who would have loved you so.

I wonder as you lived and loved, I wonder if you knew,

That, in far distant years ahead I'd be here looking for you.

Love from  Dawn Couldridge



Dawn Couldridge
dawnc44@blueyonder.co.uk
2009-08-17 16:12:15
10494

To Bernard Gapper Couldridge  who  died 13 December 1900 aged 16 years 11months.


Dear Ancestor, the place you filled, so many years ago,

spreads out among the ones you left, who would of loved  you so.

I wonder as you lived and loved, I wonder if you knew,

That, in far distant years ahead, I'd be here looking for you.

Love from Dawn Couldridge

 

Dawn Couldridge
dawnc44@blueyonder.co.uk
2009-08-17 15:47:05
10839To my great-grandfather, Harry Curry who lies in the churchyard at Manthorpe. I am proud of you.Penelope Curry
penelopeohara1@hotmail.co.uk
2005-01-18 13:45:32
11268Dedicated to a fellow Dearlove. You have made the supreme sacrifice. May you rest in peace. At the going down of the sun, we will remember them.Paul Dearlove
dearlove@tcc.on.ca
2002-12-15 05:34:10
11271I would like to say after a very long search I have found the man who I am very pleased to call my Great, Great Grandfather Walter William Deeks. Who left to fight the war in South Africa. He left England leaving his wife Lucy Jane Deeks aged 29. He had 4 daughters the youngest only a few days old when he died. Dorothy was 6, Lillian was 3, Kathleen was 2 and the youngest Florence was only 10 days in registered records. I will search for more details relating to the information I have gathered from this website. ThankyouJacqueline Teresa Elizabeth Say
Jackie_Say@yahoo.co.uk
2007-10-14 19:55:29
11271I would like to say after a very long search I have found the man who I am very pleased to call my Great, Great Grandfather Walter William Deeks. Who left to fight the war in South Africa. He left England leaving his wife Lucy Jane Deeks aged 29. He had 4 daughters the youngest only a few days old when he died. Dorothy was 6, Lillian was 3, Kathleen was 2 and the youngest Florence was only 10 days in registered records. I will search for more details relating to the information I have gathered from this website. ThankyouJacqueline Teresa Elizabeth Say
Jackie_Say@yahoo.co.uk
2007-10-14 19:55:35
11271I would like to say after a very long search I have found the man who I am very pleased to call my Great, Great Grandfather Walter William Deeks. Who left to fight the war in South Africa. He left England leaving his wife Lucy Jane Deeks aged 29. He had 4 daughters the youngest only a few days old when he died. Dorothy was 6, Lillian was 3, Kathleen was 2 and the youngest Florence was only 10 days in registered records. I will search for more details relating to the information I have gathered from this website. ThankyouJacqueline Teresa Elizabeth Say
Jackie_Say@yahoo.co.uk
2007-10-14 19:55:44
11271I would like to say after a very long search I have found the man who I am very pleased to call my Great, Great Grandfather Walter William Deeks. Who left to fight the war in South Africa. He left England leaving his wife Lucy Jane Deeks aged 29. He had 4 daughters the youngest only a few days old when he died. Dorothy was 6, Lillian was 3, Kathleen was 2 and the youngest Florence was only 10 days in registered records. I will search for more details relating to the information I have gathered from this website. ThankyouJacqueline Teresa Elizabeth Say
Jackie_Say@yahoo.co.uk
2007-10-14 19:56:00
11349WHAT A TOTAL WASTE OF A GORGEOUS HUNK TAKEN AT 23 YEARS OF AGE FOR ABSOLUTELY NOTHING, AWARDED V.C POSTHUMOUSLY, I WONDER WHO RECEIVED THE MEDAL FOR HIM I HOPE HE DIDN'T SUFFER TOO BADLYJANETTE SCOTT
RYANSCOTT@BTCLICK.COM
2002-12-04 03:08:37
11773Charles William Daniell (or Will as he was known) born on April 12th 1879 and joined the Wilts Yeomanry at the start of the Boer War (1899-1902). He sailed from England in March 1900 aboard the SS Cymric landing at Cape Town approx 23rd March 1900. Will Daniell died at Harrismith on January 9th 1901 of Enteric Fever. He was 21 years and 9 months old when he died.Claire Freestone
clairefreestone@aol.com
2006-09-24 11:36:04
11773Charles William Daniell (or Will as he was known) born on April 12th 1879 and joined the Wilts Yeomanry at the start of the Boer War (1899-1902). He sailed from England in March 1900 aboard the SS Cymric landing at Cape Town approx 23rd March 1900. Will Daniell died at Harrismith on January 9th 1901 of Enteric Fever. He was 21 years and 9 months old when he died.Claire Freestone
clairefreestone@aol.com
2006-09-24 11:36:13
11773Charles William Daniell (or Will as he was known) born on April 12th 1879 and joined the Wilts Yeomanry at the start of the Boer War (1899-1902). He sailed from England in March 1900 aboard the SS Cymric landing at Cape Town approx 23rd March 1900. Will Daniell died at Harrismith on January 9th 1901 of Enteric Fever. He was 21 years and 9 months old when he died.Claire Freestone
clairefreestone@aol.com
2006-09-24 11:41:22
11773Charles William Daniell (or Will as he was known) born on April 12th 1879 and joined the Wilts Yeomanry at the start of the Boer War (1899-1902). He sailed from England in March 1900 aboard the SS Cymric landing at Cape Town approx 23rd March 1900. Will Daniell died at Harrismith on January 9th 1901 of Enteric Fever. He was 21 years and 9 months old when he died.Claire Freestone
clairefreestone@aol.com
2006-09-24 11:41:33
12566

This is my G.G Uncle. He was from Polmont, Stirlingshire. Scotland. I have found him through tracing my family tree.

Jayne Gray
jayne@hrgrayhaulage.co.uk
2009-05-20 16:21:17
13151he is my g uncle, fought for what he thought was right and died doing it without a bullet. five doctors said he was fit action.three days later he was dead.left two daughters and wife.k v wearden [nee.evans]
paul.wearden@blueyonder.co.uk
2007-12-15 16:26:22
13699I send my love to the grandfather I never I never met.John Carter Fidkin
fidkinp@aol.com
2007-09-16 00:13:24
13699I send my love to the grandfather I never I never met.John Carter Fidkin
fidkinp@aol.com
2007-09-16 00:13:36
13699I send my love to the grandfather I never I never met.John Carter Fidkin
fidkinp@aol.com
2007-09-16 00:13:50
13815Sgt. Fitzroy was propbably an ancestor of mine, since, on my mother's side, I know of a link to a British soldier, remaining behind after ABW2 to marry an Afrikaans speaking girl. My uncle and nephew are called James & George Horatio FitzroyRev. PH Berrang?
pieterberrange@lantic.net
2007-01-12 19:03:37
13815Sgt. Fitzroy was propbably an ancestor of mine, since, on my mother's side, I know of a link to a British soldier, remaining behind after ABW2 to marry an Afrikaans speaking girl. My uncle and nephew are called James & George Horatio FitzroyRev. PH Berrang?
pieterberrange@lantic.net
2007-01-12 19:03:58
15127this was my grandfather . He was a wheelwright by trade . my father was 11years old when he died.I think he was a very brave man ,My brother joseph was named after him and has his medals.Josephine Carvell nee Goodaker
jocarvell@totalise.com.uk
2004-03-15 02:06:47
16066Emil Holte is my great grandmother's brother, and they came to SA from Aalesund in Norway in 1882. The CHMS Lapland anchored near the Umzimkulu River at Port Shepstone on the 29th August 1882 with 34 families on board.Barbara Smith
Barbara.Smith@gtz.de
2003-07-03 10:57:57
16408Killed in action near Paardeberg. 18th Feb. 1900. Aged 51. Born December 1848. Served Zululand 1879 (medal). Served as ADC to the Major-General, Bengal 1886 and ADC to Lieutenant-General, Bombay 1886-87. Robert Bennett
bobgbennett@yahoo.com
2013-03-26 04:25:30
16948George Burton Heslop born in Edinburgh, Scotland. Was my great Grandfather. Died train accident Waterval Onder. Was a compositor in civillan life, Lived in Cape Town. Had 4 Daughters.A Smith
ndlovu.reaper@gmail.com
2008-10-06 17:46:44
17041"A great-uncle still remembered"Anne Chambers
annechambers@ozemail.com.au
2003-01-31 16:08:28
17261Hollstrand, Lorentz GottliebBengt Bengtson
bengtson_578@hotmail.com
2007-04-26 16:44:05
17261Hollstrand, Lorentz GottliebBengt Bengtson
bengtson_578@hotmail.com
2007-04-26 16:44:24
17261Hollstrand, Lorentz GottliebBengt Bengtson
bengtson_578@hotmail.com
2007-04-26 16:44:35
17690A E Hurst is commemorated in the Parish Church of St. Leonards, Watlington OxfordshireA R Powell
arp@prole.demon.co.uk
2006-03-08 21:11:35
17694Richard Husdell son of Augustus and Frances emigrated to South Africa in the early 1900's from the north east of England he was 18 years old when he died in the Boer War. He had other brothers and sisters but the name was not carried on. I never knew this man but he is now in my family tree. He now has a dedication!Shirley Harper( Husdell)
harper6@ntlworld.com
2002-07-21 19:56:21
17731All I have is a photograph of you in your Army Service Corps uniform but I would have liked to have known you. RIP.Camilla (Grandaughter)
david@ricw.wanadoo.co.uk
2006-09-13 13:38:20
17731All I have is a photograph of you in your Army Service Corps uniform but I would have liked to have known you. RIP.Camilla (Grandaughter)
david@ricw.wanadoo.co.uk
2006-09-13 13:38:34
17731All I have is a photograph of you in your Army Service Corps uniform but I would have liked to have known you. RIP.Camilla (Grandaughter)
david@ricw.wanadoo.co.uk
2006-09-13 13:38:51
17731All I have is a photograph of you in your Army Service Corps uniform but I would have liked to have known you. RIP.Camilla (Grandaughter)
david@ricw.wanadoo.co.uk
2006-09-13 13:39:03
17731All I have is a photograph of you in your Army Service Corps uniform but I would have liked to have known you. RIP.Camilla (Grandaughter)
david@ricw.wanadoo.co.uk
2006-09-13 13:39:22
17744DORLINDA BESSIE HYLAND, Nursing Sister of 7 Queen Street, (& later 17 Belle Vue Terrace) Lancaster, UK. who lost her life Thursday, 13/02/1902 Aged 31, at Bloemfontein, South Africa. Born 1871. Daughter of Isabella Wright, step-daughter of George Wright, (Joiner & Builder). Sister of George C. Hyland, & Harold I.Wright, Mary H.Wright,& Margaret C. Wright. Trinity Church, Lancaster,UK Memorial Window & Plaque Dedicated to Dorlinda Bessie Hyland, who was a Nurse during the plague in India 1898-9, and belonged to the Army Nursing Service Reserve during the South African War 1900-2. Her ancestors [the family Jackson] were among the founders of the Trinity Chapel in Lancaster. Lancaster Military Heritage Group arranged a Re-dedication on 14/12/2004 at Trinity Church, Lancaster where Dorlinda also has a page dedicated to her memory in the Book of Honour. Janet Brewer
janet@vbrewer.freeserve.co.uk
2004-12-16 13:07:36
17909ITS MY GREAT GREAT GRANDFATHER I HAVE HIS NAMES MICHIEL CHRISTIAAN JACOBSZ THEY TOLD ME HE WAS A GREAT MAN!!!CHRISTIAAN
christiaanjacobsz@gmail.com
2006-07-17 11:12:02
18711Ernest Townsend Juchau was born on the 19/6/1874 at chilcots Creek near Murrurundi.He was the 3 rd child of James Juchau and Sarah Williams. He joined with his cousin Percy James Juchau. There is no record as to where in pieterberg cemetry he is buried.Another forgotten AustralianHugh Juchau
hjuchau@bigpond.net.au
2002-06-03 14:37:55
18736

James Henry Albert Katzke - you were not forgotten ...

Melanie McIntosh
melanie@intersectarchitects.co.za
2009-06-20 16:36:00
19508Graham Maxfield King Born 21 Dec 1876 Killed in Action at Witklip 7 Jul 1900 Rank: Trooper Serial No: 8 Regiment Force: Imperial Light HorseAlastair Honeybun
nospam@nospam.com
2008-03-18 02:09:10
19508Graham Maxfield King Born 21 Dec 1876 Killed in Action at Witklip 7 Jul 1900 Rank: Trooper Serial No: 8 Regiment Force: Imperial Light HorseAlastair Honeybun
nospam@nospam.com
2008-03-18 02:09:31
19742

To my grand uncle whom we never had the chance to meet you due to the great gap in the time of our births may your soul rest in peace

George Bonhomme
georgeb@sa-shipyards.co.za
2010-02-18 10:54:21
19942Vir my groot oom Christiaan Rudolph. An ancestor who asked for so little and sacrificed so much.Bill Wilson
bwilson@becon.org
2002-12-23 21:16:01
19987 My great gardfather James Harrison (ex Uk)married Frances Litkie (In kimberley-), Daughter of Emile Litkie , niece of Valerian Litkie. I have been in contact with Gilda and the Litkie families are linked back in time. Arthur Liktie was the god father of my grandfather Arthur Gerald Harrison son of James and Frances born 22nd July 1892 baptised at St Mary's Cathedral Cape Town 7th Aug 1892. Martin Harrison
Martin@harrisons94.plus.com
2010-03-23 23:55:48
19994Charles George was the grandson of 1820 settler Samuel Liversage and the 12th child of Thomas m. Martha Barbara MULLER. He was born 25/4/1877 in Natal(Melmoth area). He died at Bembaskop 17/3/1901. He epitomized the spirit of true South Africans.Graeme Engelbrecht
balgray@trustnet.co.za
2002-08-15 06:01:39
19995George Edward Samuel was born Ficksburg 8/10/1870. He is the grandson of 1820 settler Samuel Liversage and the 9th child of Samuel m. Wilhelmina Magdalena VAN NIEKERK. He died near Ladysmith 6/1/1900. He epitomized the spirit of the pioneer to the South African nationGraeme Engelbrecht
balgray@trustnet.co.za
2002-08-15 06:08:14
19995GES Liversage m. Johanna Catharina HONIBALL (b. Mosselbay 17/4/1872 d. 4/6/1942) they had 1 child, Samuel Singlewood Leversage b. 21/5/1897 d. Delmas 10/12/1990.G. Engelbrecht
balgray@trustnet.co.za
2002-08-15 06:20:38
19996William Cornelis was the grandson of 1820 settler Samuel Liversage and the 4th child of William m. Johanna Susanna UYS. He was born near Pietermaritzburg (Albert falls?) 2/12/1860. He died at Spioenkop 23/1/1900. He epitomized the pioneering spirit that made the South African nation.Graeme Engelbrecht
balgray@trustnet.co.za
2002-08-15 06:14:39
20610My grandmother was a Liddemore from Keighley Yorkshire. I am sure you are her older brother or Uncle and I would like you to be remembered. Julie Whyte
whytejulie@hotmail.com
2001-08-10 08:49:54
20610William Liddemore son of Thomas Liddemore and Clara Foster from Yorkshire England.Julie Whyte
JulieMWhyte@aol.com
2002-04-26 08:52:22
20836Cedric Loscombe. Lived in London England.I am in the process of trying to track down more information on Cedric. I am sure his father lived in Cradock, South Africa. Terry Loscombe
loslogie@xxx.xxx
2004-11-06 11:00:49
21242Born London 1876, the only son of George Alfred Mawby a coachman, and Emily Jane MawbyA Cadwallader
cadwallader7@tiscali.co.uk
2007-09-06 17:15:08
21242Born London 1876, the only son of George Alfred Mawby a coachman, and Emily Jane MawbyA Cadwallader
cadwallader7@tiscali.co.uk
2007-09-06 17:15:14
21242Born London 1876, the only son of George Alfred Mawby a coachman, and Emily Jane MawbyA Cadwallader
cadwallader7@tiscali.co.uk
2007-09-06 17:15:22
21503My name?s Ricardo Moojen Nacul from Brazil, I like more information the Moojen?s in South Africa and military career. Thank you.Ricardo Moojen Nacul
rnacul@sellercorp.com.br
2001-05-30 14:00:14
21700My great great grandfather. His only child, my great grandmother, Norah Mary Alice was born in October 1899, two months before he died at the battle of Colenso Rest in PeaceAngela Keel
angelahk@absamail.co.za
2008-12-11 18:20:48
22392John was my G,G Uncle. His service number was 3774.he was killed while scouting on 11th December 1901 and is buried in Wonderfontein marked with a stone cross. I would love to have a photo of his grave.he was born in Campsie, Stirlingshire. My cousin who is also John McCue has his medals!Johan Hardy
jos.boys@tesco.net
2008-11-10 01:31:37
22641To Thomas and Francis. God Bless.Family member
1@1.com
2008-10-27 22:25:39
22690I believe that this maybe my great grandfather, but I need more info from his records, can anyone help? I hope this is him so he can rest in peace and know that he is being thought of from his present fmilyLynette Thompson(nee MacKenzie)
tymilyn@bigpond.com
2007-01-20 09:27:11
22690I believe that this maybe my great grandfather, but I need more info from his records, can anyone help? I hope this is him so he can rest in peace and know that he is being thought of from his present fmilyLynette Thompson(nee MacKenzie)
tymilyn@bigpond.com
2007-01-20 09:27:20
22690I believe that this maybe my great grandfather, but I need more information from his records, can anyone please help? I hope this is him so he can rest in peace and know that he is being thought of from his present family.Lynette Thompson(nee MacKenzie)
tymilyn@bigpond.com
2007-01-20 09:30:17
22690I believe that this maybe my great grandfather, but I need more information from his records, can anyone please help? I hope this is him so he can rest in peace and know that he is being thought of from his present family.Lynette Thompson(nee MacKenzie)
tymilyn@bigpond.com
2007-01-20 09:30:35
23884Hierdie 32 jarige man van die Nedelandse korps het sy lewe vir ons en sy land SA, op Platrand afgele. Mag ons nooit dit vergeet nie.!!!Dirk Schellingerhout
dirkjschell@yahoo.com
2008-03-02 18:11:53
23884Hierdie 32 jarige man van die Nedelandse korps het sy lewe vir ons en sy land SA, op Platrand afgele. Mag ons nooit dit vergeet nie.!!!Dirk Schellingerhout
dirkjschell@yahoo.com
2008-03-02 18:12:12
24067Walter Edgar Newman, Brentwood Essex. Died of Enteric, in Klerksdorp, 1902. Over 100 yrs on, the family still has his War letters and photos.emma
rugbybabe77@fairadsl.co.uk
2006-07-15 08:12:00
24067Walter Edgar Newman, Brentwood Essex. Died of Enteric, in Klerksdorp, 1902. Over 100 yrs on, the family still has his War letters and photos.emma
rugbybabe77@fairadsl.co.uk
2006-07-15 08:12:06
24401Adriaan Jacobus Jeremias Olivier was the much loved father of Aletta Catharina. Lettie was three years old when he died but she treasured his memory thoughout her life and passed on his story to her children and grandchildren. She was his only child. Hennie and Joan du Preez
henjo@tpg.com.au
2002-12-03 12:53:44
24416born 23 Sept 1816 died 23 july 1863J Olivier
jolivier@masthead.co.za
2008-12-03 21:34:02
24700this was my great grandfather, his name was lewis. the story goes that he sold a dairy in london to follow his dream of diamond prospecting, the rest is history adrian owen
adrian@aowen21.freeserve.co.uk
2004-10-16 22:43:35
25525Remembering your sacrifice. The Parvin Family
tristanparvin@hotmail.com
2012-09-01 12:07:31
25528My maiden surname was Pask from South Africa. We as far as I know are the only registered Pask Family. So I would like to hear from any one else who might enter this site, and have any further history. May Pte W Pask spirit rest in the peace of Our Lord Jesus Christ.Lorna Smith (Pask)
cgtsmi@xtra.co.nz
2003-10-18 03:44:24
25557Arm Sgt Richard Armstrong Patrick. we never knew you only stories we were told. you are our hero we will pass on your story through the generations you will never be forotten Remembered Always by your famiilygrt granddaughter
lindaewhitehouse@hotmail.co.uk
2006-11-20 09:16:18
25954John Hulke PLUMBE was my grand-uncle; I have collected quite a lot of detail about him, some of which could be of use on this site.Phil Plumbe
plumby@alphalink.com.au
2002-03-02 12:21:18
26289 May he rest in peace a long lost family member from the UK Caroline
cdclarke5@aol.com
2010-03-18 20:33:05
26517A great hero that was killed young...Hy het gesterf sodat ons vryheid kan he ...Dirk
jodis@mailbox.co.za
2006-05-28 22:31:46
26595Phillipus Petrus Roets died on 4 April 1902, a few weeks before peace was signed. He was killed by a black scout near to his home. He was a farmer from the Heilbron District of the Orange Free State.Ian Neilson
neilsons@iafrica.com
2002-11-10 19:54:32
26614AAN 'N FAMILIELID WAT EK NOOIT KON KEN NIE. BAIE DANKIE VIR U OPOFFERINGWILLIAM WARRINGTON
WMWARRINGTON@CYBERTRADE.CO.ZA
2004-06-27 00:10:54
26615AAN 'N FAMILIELID WAT EK NOOIT KON KEN NIE. BAIE DANKIE VIR U OPOFFERINGWILLIAM WARRINGTON
WMWARRINGTON@CYBERTRADE.CO.ZA
2004-06-27 00:08:38
27365In loving memory of my Great Uncle Jack who died of Enteric Fever in Sterkstrom, soon after landing in South Africa. May you rest in peace. Christine Peach
chris0peach@btopenworld.com
2007-03-25 18:35:52
27365In loving memory of my Great Uncle Jack who died of Enteric Fever in Sterkstrom, soon after landing in South Africa. May you rest in peace. Christine Peach
chris0peach@btopenworld.com
2007-03-25 18:36:05
27723Een van my grootste helde van die ABO......... ONS MAG HOM NIE VERGEET NIE!Dirk Schellingerhout
jodis@mailbox.co.za
2006-03-22 21:36:03
28254very brave bearded man also called stoffel wolf.P.C.vanderWalt
cvdwalt2000@yahoo.com
2006-11-06 08:52:43
28254very brave bearded man also called stoffel wolf.P.C.vanderWalt
cvdwalt2000@yahoo.com
2006-11-06 08:53:02
28254very brave bearded man also called stoffel wolf.P.C.vanderWalt
cvdwalt2000@yahoo.com
2006-11-06 08:54:05
28254very brave bearded man also called stoffel wolf.P.C.vanderWalt
cvdwalt2000@yahoo.com
2006-11-06 08:54:34
28977No: 4464 bandsman, 2nd battalion Price of Wales own (West Yorkshire Regiment) Masacred at Boston Farm, Bothwell near lake Chrissie, South Africa 6th Feb 1901 Buried in mass grave Lake Chrissie cemetery, military section.Robert Sear
robert.sear@ntlworld.com
2006-11-25 15:59:16
29950My name is peter crowder and I think George Steenkamp was my great grand father.He always spoke about the boer war and around 1952 was living with his daughter Marian in Johannesburg.One day when I arrived at their home,he became very agitated and told me to saddle his horse because he could hear gun fire in the distance which meant the English were coming.He told me to close the gates so the goats don't go out and he started to sweat profusely,he was about 80 at the time.Could not speak English just Afrikaans.There were no goats.His daughter came out and said the war was over.Peter Crowderpeter crowder
crowderpeter@hoymail.com
2002-12-10 11:01:25
29950correct email crowderpeter@hotmail.comPeter Crowder
crowderpeter@hotmail.com
2002-12-10 11:06:57
29950correct email crowderpeter@hotmail.comPeter Crowder
crowderpeter@hotmail.com
2002-12-10 11:09:24
30799

Ceylon Contingent Memorial

This memorial was erected opposite the 'Mahamaluwa' (Esplanade) in commemoration of the services of the Ceylon Contingent in South Africa, 1900 - 1902 and unveiled by Field Marshal H. R. H. the Duke of Connaught, K. G., G. C. M. G. March 18, 1907."

In memoriam -

Lieut. Arthur, A. Thomas, W. Max Kelly, C. Campion, Q. M., St. Cheyne, A. S. Hopper, K. Hamilton, Claude C. Bell, N. W. Smellie.

This Memorial was designed by Mrs. Thomas, wife of Edward Hector Le Marchant Thomas, a brother of Lieutenant Thomas. It represents a trooper of the Ceylon Mounted Infantry giving the signal 'enemy is in sight.'

This statue was pulled down in an undergraduate protest in the 1960's and never re-instated. Now this Memorial is kept in the compound of the Military Headquarters in Kandy.

Randolph Jones
kjones@worldonline.co.za
2002-09-21 21:45:42
31211

We Tuffield's who are related to Arthur Tuffield hold his memory dear. He fought and he died for his country and will aye be remembered by his relatives.

Colin Tuffield,Australia.
oztuffs1@bigpond.net.au
2007-06-07 00:01:28
31211

What a great man - what dedication to their country - what heroes these people were.

Kelvin Tuffield Youngs
kelvinyoungs@mac.com
2007-06-07 02:32:59
31318Remembered by the Twiss family in South Africa.Graham and Maureen Twiss
twiss@telkomsa.net
2007-06-28 19:06:04
31318Remembered by the Twiss family in South Africa.Graham and Maureen Twiss
twiss@telkomsa.net
2007-06-28 19:06:15
31499Vrou Van Versugting Uit haar skoot het sy kinders gekom Saam het hul geswoeg en gesweet Die plasie van niks opgebou Elk ander gelief en maar net geweet Dat hartseer en swaarkry hul nooit sal skei Geen ellende te groot Die plesier van kinders en vooruitgang Daaruit het hul liefde steeds gedy Bekend en bemind was hul so trots Elk ander so goed en skoon en eerlik Hardwerkend altyd bereid Werkend grypend na hemelse rots Eenvoud en liefde alleen Daaglikse take en arbeid soms wyd Selfs swartmens en kneg het respek vir oubaas en ounooi se gebooi Regverdig maar streng was hul Altyd daar en nooit vir uitstal getooi Donker dreig oorlogswolke oor die rand van die Soutpansberg se hemelruim Van ver kan hul die gerommel hoor Die boodskap kom aangerammel oor die kruin Front toe, veld toe, mans en seuns! Ma moet huishou, plaashou, kinders hou Tuisbly sonder hulp van man en seuns is swaar Meisiekinders werk en swoeg in die dou Tot laataand skemertyd sowaar! Hy word siek en koorsig daar te perd Die slaan en vlug en trek en maer kan mens nie lank meer dra Huistoe nie juis buite gevaar Want joiners, verraaiers sit en wag Die koors dreig alle weet te verswelg Hy mompel, strompel en bespied Onseker, nie veilig maar helaas Kan niks doen tot koors wyk in die niet Sy voel sy onrus aan Kinders loer heeltyd en hou die randte dop Klaas sit lankreeds elke dag teen Hanglip en hou die dorpspad dop. Vroeg maar nie ongesiens Kom ruiters oor die nek Nie van die dorp Uit Rhodes se w??reld trek hul na oproep vir diens Een offisier met sy tien Kom stormend op die werf Honger maar oorwinnaarsgloed brand hoog, reg om te kerf Geen vraag, net vat en nek omdraai Elke pluim of skaap gekommandeer Moet dadelik kos ook gee Troepe haastig moeg kom weer! Soos gere??l waai sy met haar kappie As hande uitruk nou so lyk Hy l?? aan, daar in die nek Die hele werf sigbaar van sy plek. Elke kakie so goed geverf Geen boer kan mis met so ?? l?? Leemetfort praat en weergalm Die naaste kakie val en bly l??! Skarrel sloot toe, witvlag op Boertjie stop tog en staak vuur! Ons is net honger en moeg Net deurgaan dorp toe, hou tog op! Sy praat en beduie haar man is vol koors Siek ten dood en nie by sy kop Hul sweet maar sien hul lot Staak vuur, staak vuur, hou tog op! Offisier met witvlag kom orent En vra dat sy haar man tog huistoe bring Sal hom nie vervolg Sy geweer net neem So rus en vrede bring Gewonde word net daar gelaat Vir hom kan hul nie help Sy moet maar kyk, en doen Hy en kakie saam versorg albei tot die dood toe siek In offisier se naam is vrede geborg Die derde dag gaan verby Gewonde het gesterf Op Le Orange word hy geberg Hy loop steeds in koors en waas Na ?? week - Die koors is hoog Sy sorg en help en werk Hy kan skaars praat of staan Rustig l?? die berg en perk Klaas kom aan met tyding Joiner, offisier en troep In aantog uit die dorp se rigting Toemaar Klaas, vrede is daar, geweer is oorhandig. Verset is nou onverstandig Die offisier se woord is mos waar Vrede en rus vir die sieke Sy is gerus en kalm in gevaar Hy sukkel om op te staan toe ru en kru geskreeu word op haar Hy herken deur voorruit die man Taylor is sy naam Doodmaak is sy faam Swart en wit word hy gevrees Wyd en syd is hy bekend Moord en doodslag is sy lees Sy pleit en vra Of offisier se woord nie tel Hy is dan siek en kan nie staan Taylor ken geen genade Dadelik moet hy op en uit! Net daar groet hy haar stap krom en strompelend uit Vier en regop staan hy daar- Trane van vrees kinders aan die hand kyk hul toe hoe kakies in ?? troep sarsie op sarsie op hom skiet Sonder verhoor of klag tot hy gebroke daar l?? in ploegvoor toegekrap. Ru en kru word hul brutaal binne minute op `n wa gelaai Huis in vlamme en rook verlaat werf kaal gestroop net Klaas wat vervaart kopskuddend uit die bos toekyk en dan maar huistoe loop. Pietersburg Konsentrasie kamp In honger en nood van trots gestroop verbitter maar nog met geloof en hoop Oorlewing nie dood! Met Beyers se werk skuif al wat leef na Natal Daar het sy en dogters die uithou en aanhou van swaarkry leer ken Seuns lankal front toe Uit kamp ontsnap Ons gaan veg! Maar iewers tog ingehaal Na Ceylon word hul verban Vrede ! Waarna gaan sy terug? Per beestrok en te voet gaan sy terug! Die asse van die huis wat hul saam gebou het wag haar in met die rou seer van haar man se lot. Uit die berg sien hy haar, daar waar hy opmeet en karteer vir die nuwe regering, teken hy. Vrou alleen, gebukkend , soekend Voorskoot aan, kappie op, tel sy op. Wat kan dit tog wees wat sy so soek? Hy sal moet gaan kyk! Vrou alleen is nie goed! Die w??reld is nog wild! Mevrou, s?? my tog. Wat soek u so, o?? op die grond, trane in u o??? Ek sien u van ver soekend hier waar u loop? Meneer, my man se beendere soek ek. Te ruste wil ek hom l??. Daar naby ons huis se fondament Daar waar hy vermoor was deur u goewerment. carolus C O Skeen
cskeen@telkomsa.net
2012-03-15 12:47:25
31914

He was killed as a hero by the English.

Visit his grave 46 km from Uitenhage Kariga -next to Uitenhage - Graaf Reinet road

WE MUST NOT FORGET OUR HEROES

J Dirk Schellingerhout
jodis@mailbox.co.za
2006-03-21 23:12:52
31914

LET US NOT FORGET THIS HERO

He fell 2 Oct 1900 with:

Dirk Schellingerhot
jodis@mailbox.co.za
2006-03-21 23:16:27
32037PJB van Schalkwyk was my great-grandfather. He was killed in action during a clash with British forces at Belmont.May your soul rest in peace oupa!D van Schalkwyk
vanschalk@cyberserv.co.za
2003-02-12 17:07:19
32835Pte.John Welsford my grandfatherGuy (Welsford) Gilchrist
guy@kwic.com
2003-03-15 01:45:17
33424This is my great Uncle John Henry Warmington from Brailes Warwickshire. Died aged 18.Gary warmington
gary.warmington@gmail.com
2006-11-20 02:11:37
33424This is my great Uncle John Henry Warmington from Brailes Warwickshire. Died aged 18.Gary warmington
gary.warmington@gmail.com
2006-11-20 02:11:48
33424This is my Great Uncle John Henry Warmington died aged 18. His name is on the Maitland memorial in SA. He had no children.Gary warmington
gary.warmington@gmail.com
2006-11-20 02:14:14
33666Memorial Plaque in St Mary's Cathedral, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. "In Memoriam FRANCIS WELLFORD of Riverside Estate, Kuala Selangor, Surgeon 7th Battalion Imperial Yeomanry, died of wounds after the battle of Vlakfontein, S. Africa, 29th May 1901, Aged 38."Randolph Jones
kjones@worldonline.co.za
2002-11-25 18:36:20
336792604 Pte J.R. Wells served with the 2nd Bn, Scots Guards and died of disease on 6 June 1900 at Senekal. He was awarded the Queen's South Africa Medal with clasps "Cape Colony" and "Orange Free State." As long as I have your medal your memory and sacrifice will not be forgotten.Charles M. Mayes
cmayes6551@aol.com
2007-12-31 23:50:06
33894

 

 

Veronica Bowers
veronicabowers@live.com
2009-10-31 18:30:49
34632

Memorial Stone

John Dovey
john@justdone.co.za
2002-06-13 14:24:51
34721I dedicate my brave Uncle who I am named after, who gave his life so we could have freedom.Woodrow McGibbon
mcgibbon@compusmart.ab.ca
2004-11-30 17:14:38
34728

RFN Hall died when he inhaled gas from the fire extinguisher normally found mounted inside the Ratel Doors.

I Was there
Unknown@61.com
2007-07-03 14:32:36
34730

I was your Platoon Commander and you where my radio operator. We went through alot together and had a special bond. You are a special person, and will never be forgotten. Thanks for always been there for me.

Marcus Ayres
marcus.ayres@totalise.co.uk
2004-03-13 17:29:59
34741Source

In Memory of

C DOVEY 

Private
6089
1st, Natal Mounted Rifles, S.A. Forces
who died on
Monday 20th July 1942.


Commemorative Information
-
Cemetery: ALEXANDRIA (HADRA) WAR MEMORIAL CEMETERY, Egypt
Grave Reference/Panel Number: 3. C. 2.
John Dovey
john@justdone.co.za
2002-01-10 15:50:29
34783My uncle, Donald Gray Cormack - married to my mother's sister, Iris (nee) Murphy. Died at El Alamein. Young and brave - remembered always.Jo-anne Pritchard
jo-anne.pritchard@sky.com
2008-09-14 17:44:07
34812 I'm not sure exactly what 'dedication' in this context means but it would be good to know that Angus Mac Leod was the son of Ralph Alexander Mac Leod, our grandfather, and on behalf of his nieces and nephew, Heather, Linda, Cheryl, Gwen, Gean and Jamie Linda de Bakker (nee Mac Leod)
debakkerfam@bigpond.com
2012-03-06 15:56:13
34837Paratrooper?s Prayer Heavenly Father, King of the world I know that all things are in your hands, whatever happens to me. As a paratrooper I am prepared to suffer hardship. I am ready to endure danger and unrest, pain and hurt. I am willing to be hungry end thirsty. I am prepared to face the enemy fearlessly. Lord I am weak. I cannot depend on my own strength. I do not want to trust in my own abilities. Lord my God; Let me trust in you alone. Give me courage and strength, and, above all, faith to do my work fearlessly ? always. AMEN Johan Kruys
mwkruys@mweb.co.za
2003-09-18 15:15:48
34838Paratrooper?s Prayer Heavenly Father, King of the world I know that all things are in your hands, whatever happens to me. As a paratrooper I am prepared to suffer hardship. I am ready to endure danger and unrest, pain and hurt. I am willing to be hungry end thirsty. I am prepared to face the enemy fearlessly. Lord I am weak. I cannot depend on my own strength. I do not want to trust in my own abilities. Lord my God; Let me trust in you alone. Give me courage and strength, and, above all, faith to do my work fearlessly ? always. AMEN Johan Kruys
mwkruys@mweb.co.za
2003-09-18 15:19:48
34839Paratrooper?s Prayer Heavenly Father, King of the world I know that all things are in your hands, whatever happens to me. As a paratrooper I am prepared to suffer hardship. I am ready to endure danger and unrest, pain and hurt. I am willing to be hungry end thirsty. I am prepared to face the enemy fearlessly. Lord I am weak. I cannot depend on my own strength. I do not want to trust in my own abilities. Lord my God; Let me trust in you alone. Give me courage and strength, and, above all, faith to do my work fearlessly ? always. AMEN Johan Kruys
mwkruys@mweb.co.za
2003-09-18 15:11:49
34840Paratrooper?s Prayer Heavenly Father, King of the world I know that all things are in your hands, whatever happens to me. As a paratrooper I am prepared to suffer hardship. I am ready to endure danger and unrest, pain and hurt. I am willing to be hungry end thirsty. I am prepared to face the enemy fearlessly. Lord I am weak. I cannot depend on my own strength. I do not want to trust in my own abilities. Lord my God; Let me trust in you alone. Give me courage and strength, and, above all, faith to do my work fearlessly ? always. AMEN Johan Kruys
mwkruys@mweb.co.za
2003-09-18 15:12:51
34841Paratrooper?s Prayer Heavenly Father, King of the world I know that all things are in your hands, whatever happens to me. As a paratrooper I am prepared to suffer hardship. I am ready to endure danger and unrest, pain and hurt. I am willing to be hungry end thirsty. I am prepared to face the enemy fearlessly. Lord I am weak. I cannot depend on my own strength. I do not want to trust in my own abilities. Lord my God; Let me trust in you alone. Give me courage and strength, and, above all, faith to do my work fearlessly ? always. AMEN Johan Kruys
mwkruys@mweb.co.za
2003-09-18 15:16:37
34842Paratrooper?s Prayer Heavenly Father, King of the world I know that all things are in your hands, whatever happens to me. As a paratrooper I am prepared to suffer hardship. I am ready to endure danger and unrest, pain and hurt. I am willing to be hungry end thirsty. I am prepared to face the enemy fearlessly. Lord I am weak. I cannot depend on my own strength. I do not want to trust in my own abilities. Lord my God; Let me trust in you alone. Give me courage and strength, and, above all, faith to do my work fearlessly ? always. AMEN Johan Kruys
mwkruys@mweb.co.za
2003-09-18 15:11:15
34843Heroes will never be forgotten and I will love you forever.Erika Scholtz
escholz@mweb.co.za
2007-09-21 20:47:43
34844Sax you will always be remembered,you were a true mate, sorry you had to clock out. peace foreverl/cpl Mark Godbeer
vleisbom69@hotmail.com
2004-04-24 17:53:06
34863

Yes it will be 30 years ago that this brave man gave his life to save another, The saddest part is that these bushmen were used by the SADF and they were abandoned to live a life of booze and poverty in the Kimberley area.... I feel they were "used and abused"... a real sad scenario!

Ziggy Hentze
ziggy-h@iway.na
2009-01-10 23:59:03
34863

Johannes was a very witty bushman soldier who died by taking fire onto himself thereby saving his Lt's life (Lt. Coetzee) of Charlie Company and received the Honorus Crux for this.

Ziggy Hentze
ziggy-h@iway.na
2003-10-14 22:02:46
34863

"Welcome to the hotel california" Gone but not forgotten

Ben Wolff
lupodelupo@gmail.com
2008-07-23 20:43:02
34870To my dearest brother. I miss you so much, even after all these years. I look at your photo on my desk every day. It is wonderful to have a reincarnation of you in my son. He is the exact replica of you, your beautiful blue eyes, your blond hair, your big hands, your ugly feet, your knees, your personality. I am blessed to have him and a part of you. I miss you every day. I am so eager to find out what happened to you, but I am hitting a brick wall where-ever I go. Yet I am still determined. I love you.Jeanette van Onselen (sister)
vonselj@telkom.co.za
2006-03-06 10:02:08
35036Dear Uncle Paul, I never got to know you personally, as you left your earthly bounds in July of 1941 with your Hurribus of No 1 Squadron - the Billy Boys. However, I have gotten to know you and to love you over the past 7 years by your ever presence watching over me. You loved the skies and flew into the sun. Astrid Aneck-Hahn
astridgrove@lantic.net
2007-02-12 17:36:26
35149

Lance Corporal Graeme Lamb was shot point blank in the chest and killed on Saturday 27th August 1988 behind the ablution blocks of Charlie Coy base camp in Lohatla by a disgruntled soldier in his section. He was a water-polo player from Cape Town and a top leader on our JLs course at 1SAI.

I remember you dude!

81402497BG
contact@sa-soldier.com
2006-07-15 01:31:18
35150True warriors indeed. Their names shall always be engraved in our hearts. We will always remember them. Nhlanhla Mandla Zulu
nhlanhla_zulu@ymail.com
2013-03-24 10:58:10
35151I just want to say that I miss you a lot daddy and that I wish I could have had the chance to know you better.From what I have heard from mom you where a responsible,loving,sharing,conciderete,caring and dedicated soldier who never backed down from a challenge what so ever.I would on behalf of the Vavarirai family ,say that thing's just have not been the same without you, and that we love you and always will love you. From your one and only son Silence Vavarirai.We miss you Mandizha. Silence Vavarirai.
stacyvavarirai@gmail.co.za.
2010-03-19 16:58:30
35173Hierdie jong held sterf op sy 21st verjaarsdag.Hy het die bitter koue van die Stormberge oorleef om as held in die Ooskaap te sterf. MAG SY GEDAGTENIS VOOORTLEEF>>>>Dirk Schellingerhout
dirkjschell@yahoo.com
2007-09-08 21:13:44
35173Hierdie jong held sterf op sy 21st verjaarsdag.Hy het die bitter koue van die Stormberge oorleef om as held in die Ooskaap te sterf. MAG SY GEDAGTENIS VOOORTLEEF>>>>Dirk Schellingerhout
dirkjschell@yahoo.com
2007-09-08 21:14:05
35178To you Phillip my friend i remember you more than once a day, you are immortalised because we remember, you gave the highest sacrifice to pay with your life and live on in our thoughts. At the setting of the sun we remember. Greatest respect to John Dovey for his work on this site!! God bless you Reuben (Butch) Coskey
info@bumpercars.co.za
2008-09-10 21:23:19
35214

Jaoa C P Ribiero

Que Deus te guarde, meu Amigo

Descanca em Paz

Cobus Venter
Cobus@netcentral.co.uk
2001-05-30 14:00:14
35214

Just for info the two brothers died days apart J C P Robbie (carnaval) and C B C pinto ribeiro.

Robbie i was fortunate to meet your daughter who is today a wonderfull lady with your attitude. She knows that you are a hero and it has come to pass that she has collected your medals and operators badge.

Lest we forget may others remind us.

Your daughter approached me for a learners and drivers licence do you know how it made me feel when i could see her face to face after 30 years of cause i did all the training for her free of charge how else do i thank you that aren't here and show my respect.

Rest in Peace.

Aluta Continua

Reuben (butch) Coskey
bumpercars@telkomsa.net
2007-02-24 09:31:55
35214

Descanca em paz Carnaval. Nao seras esquecido!

Manuel Ferreira
manuelferreira@eject.co.za
2009-05-13 17:09:06
35214 dad. i was blessed to attend ur memorial, i didnt know you yet everyone sais i am YOU. Rest in Peace. carla m. p. ribeiro
ribeiro.carla75@yahoo.com
2013-04-19 16:47:30
35661Rest In Peace old friend. B Company (6 S.A.Infantry - Angola 1975) Kevin Dreyer
kjd@netactive.co.za
2010-03-15 17:47:31
35661I still have the memories (and the photographs) from our time served in Angola, Koakoveld and Ovamboland. Sorry that your time was cut short. Rest in peace Kevin. Keith Patterson
kp@clicks.co.za
2010-03-16 14:04:05
35665

Andries Johannes Kunz was born on 24 july 1913. He attested for fulltime servece in feb 1940. He died in Italy on 27 October 1943 when he tried to escape with 2 friends as a POW. He was my fathers older brother. I took my father in 1998 to his grave in the commonwealth graveyard in Rome.

Ben Kunz
ben@vetvalue.co.za
2010-01-27 15:33:58
36066 I was honoured to have served with and known such a fine soldier .Rifleman Zondi's promising career in the military was sadly cut short , , At the time of his death I was his company quartermaster , having known him from his basic training with our regiment , his death was a blow not only to myself but to the whole regiment as a whole, he will be missed each day! Primus In AfricaRussell Pearce
russell.pearce@entouragesecurity.co.uk
2012-03-09 02:20:55
36246 In loving memory of Uncle Victor - although we never met, your memory has been kept alive and we honour your bravery. A life taken too soon but never forgotten. As my sons walk past your name on the Roll of Honour at PBHS each day, you are remembered. RIP LG Martin (nee Wallace)
admin@riplog.co.za
2012-04-18 01:44:15
36329 A Yssel
annandayssel@gmail.com
2012-02-06 13:01:34
36347 also DSO was shot down at the age of 27 over Alfedina Italy Missing in Action.JF BRITZ his eldest brothers son
jfbz@absamail.co.za
2013-04-12 12:03:10
36347 also DSO was shot down at the age of 27 over Alfedina Italy Missing in Action.JF BRITZ his eldest brothers son
jfbz@absamail.co.za
2013-04-12 12:03:12

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