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[Fidler, B.A., Cpl]
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Surname Fidler  (1) Initals B.A. Views 2626
Date 1985-09-15 (1) Date of Birth 1963-02-23 Corps SAMS
Year 1985 (106) Place Unknown
Full Names Bruce Andrew Military
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Death Age 22 (22)
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War BORDER SWA/Namibia Border War
Unit 1RR (27)
Reconnaissance Regiment (1st)
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Rank Cpl (1206)
Description Corporal
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Pro Patria Medal
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Pro Patria Medal
Honoris Crux Silver
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Honoris Crux Silver
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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.

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Steven fox sfox2@btinternet.com 2011-01-20 19:22:26 Gravatar Image
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Not forgotten

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Jon Toohey JonToohey@aol.com 2011-01-16 22:19:15 Gravatar Image
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Bruce, thanks for your inspiration and unbelievably positive attitude to life. I think about you and our conversations a great deal!
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jim jim.hunneyball@gmail.com 2011-11-13 10:52:50 Gravatar Image
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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 x
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Lyndall Fidler pigglettza@yahoo.con 2012-09-15 00:53:27 Gravatar Image
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"Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends" John15:13 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 past 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.
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Wayne Hollow wayne.hollow@gmail.com 2012-12-31 11:41:55 Gravatar Image
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"Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends" John15:13 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 past 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.
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Wayne Hollow wayne.hollow@gmail.com 2012-12-31 12:22:41 Gravatar Image
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"Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends" John15:13 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 past 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.
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THE SADF Man Who Died In Angola Identified

PRETORIA Sept 11 1992 Sapa

Pathologists have established that the remains of a South African Army medical orderly killed by enemy action while travelling with a Unita convoy in Angola in 1985 are those of Cpl Bruce Andrew Fidler, whose parents live in Florida, Johannesburg.

In a statement on Friday, the SA Army said Cpl Fidler's remains were returned to South Africa by the Angolan authorities in June this year.

The date of Cpl Fidler's death was officially declared as September 15, 1985.

His identity was finally established with the aid of his dental records, the Army statement said.

The young soldier's remains will be cremated on September 15 -- exactly seven years after his death. The service, with full military honours, will be from the Methodist Church in Florida.

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JP Bonnici bonnicijp@gmail.com 2010-01-29 20:08:46 Gravatar Image
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Born 23 Feb 1963. Son of Mr. & Mrs. F. W. Fidler of Johannesburg. During a movement his unit was ambushed and he was subsequently captured and interrogated. Cpl Fidler was executed by the enemy during brutal interrogation. He never revealed the presence of his nearby unit although been brutally interrogated thereby enabling them to escape and evade. His remains was repatriated back to South Africa 10 years later and on 15 September 1995 he was cremated precisely 10 years after his death. Corporal Fidler was posthumously awarded the Honoris Crux Silver (only 27 were ever awarded ) for his actions of bravery. Cpl Fidler's name appears on both the roll of honour of 1 Parachute Battalion and 7 Medical Battalion Groups.

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312 [De Klerk, V.E.B., Sea]
361 [Dockerill, C.G., Rfn]
422 [Els, F.B., Sea]
456 [Fidler, B.A., Cpl]
824 [Lombard, M.S., L-Cpl]
1089 [Oosthuis, C.G.C., CPO]
1243 [Ruthven, G.S., L-Cpl]
1374 [Swain, G.G., Rfn]

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