|One of my lingering memories - there are many is when we were busy with the advanced stage of training at Magoebaskloof south of Tzaneen in 1982, and had to complete one of our regular long runs. Dave gave us lot a good head start before he started, as he wanted to run off the night before. We were going as hard and fast as we could, and he just breezed past the lot of us "kakking" us of for running like old woman as he passed each and every candidate and finished well in front. Needless to say he was ready for another night out, and my respect for him soared even higher if that was ever possible, because he looked like s**t before the run. I clearly remember the day Mark Heine and Justin Kitson - 8SAI rocked up at my base in Oshikati and gave me the news he had been killed - impossible I thought, and even today I find it hard to believe such a great person and the very last one I expected to get killed had. Whenever I think back of the days during selection, Dave is the first character that springs to mind.