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930 [Mc Cann, M.S., 2Lt] Unknown
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Michael was at the Infantry School with myself, Greg Jones, Hotel Company Platoon 2. We were great friends, as was Peter Moore from Uitenhage. We spent our TUIN ops time together at Oshevelo gate and later at Ruacanna, Hurricane base.Michael and myself actually applied for the same posting, hoping that both of us would end up in SWA together. This never happened, I was sent to Grahamstown and ended up at Group 7 Ops room. The story from the Rev above is correct. We got the message in the Ops room the morning it happened! RIP Mike!
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80325012 Major Gregory Jones gjones@srcc.co.za 2018-02-08 06:21:34
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1055 [Neuhoff, J.F., Lt] 85 Combat Flying School
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Lt. Neohoff was the pilot of a Impala that crashed into a mountain near Pietersburg. This was one of three accidents that year. The other two was Maj. Miller and Maj. Turner who also died.
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Erasmus van Staden rassievstaden@gmail.com 2018-02-03 02:23:27
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36159 [Jacot, E., Lt] Royal Flying Corps
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Edouard Jacot passed the matriculation examination of the University of the Cape of Good Hope in 1905. Continuing his studies at the South African College, Cape Town, he was awarded the degree Bachelor of Arts (BA) with honours in physics by the University of the Cape of Good Hope in 1908. In 1910 he won the 1851 Exhibition Science Research Scholarship at the South African College and in 1913 succeeded W.H. Logeman* as lecturer in physics at the college. Towards the end of 1915, during World War I (1914-1918), he left on military service and was reported missing in action in 1917. During his short career Jacot produced several scientific papers: "The effect of the electric discharge on water vapour" (with W.H. Logeman; Transactions of the Royal Society of South Africa, 1910, Vol. 2, pp. 137-155); "The reflection of X-rays" (Nature, 1913); "On a relation between ionization by cathode rays and certain chemical effects" (The London, Edinburgh and Dublin Philosophical Magazine and Journal of Science, 1913); "The radio activity of the atmosphere" (Report of the South African Association for the Advancement of Science, 1914, pp. 271-); and "Measurement of the natural ionisation of the air" (Ibid, 1915, p. 266-). Jacot was a member of the Royal Society of South Africa.
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C. Plug plugc@mweb.co.za 2018-01-28 23:55:52
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364 [Dougall, A.S., Rfn] Unknown
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Andrew was based at Natal Command. They went for a run around Greyville Race Course and Andrew collapsed he was brought back to Natal Command by the Medics to the Doctors Rooms where he unfortunately passed away. I was present in the Doctors rooms when they brought Andrew in I was awaiting an X ray on my leg i was on leave from 5 SAI Andrew and I were friends at school and sat next to one another in class
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James Morley james2morley@yahoo.com 2018-01-06 14:08:23
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421 [Els, C.P., Lt] Special Service Battalion (1st)
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Lt Els was my Squadron Commander on that fateful day. The tragedy of his death is all that i can recall, other than Marius and Sean, my fellow crew members. Everything that followed is a daze. R.I.P.
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Roderick Mattheyse rod@crawco.co.za 2017-12-31 08:57:49
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1062 [Niemand, N.W., Rfn] Special Service Battalion (1st)
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28 Dec 1983: 82475815BG Trooper Norman Walter Niemand from 1 Special Service Battalion attached to 61 Mechanised Battalion Group, was Killed in Action in Southern Angola when his Ratel 90 (call sign 33C) was struck by a Soviet 122mm BM-21 Katyusha Rocket during an enemy bombardment whilst in laager with an Artillery Section during Ops Askari. He was 19.

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John Dovey dovey.john@gmail.com 2017-12-29 11:21:42
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745 [Kruger, A., Rfn] 4th South African Infantry
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I can concur that he was in the parabats as well! We were also in Southern Angola at the time doing a recovery of a ratel which had been destroyed by multiple cheese mines, which detonated , all inside the vehicle aswell. Remember hearing the sitrep coming through on the radio that one of our pumas had been shot down, with loss of lives.We heard severe bombardment in the distance shortly after this incident, and assumed that it was our forces retaliating, was told, it was Canberra bombers.Only learnt later that Anton had been on board aswell! I grew up in Middelburg and also knew him! Anton,gone but never forgotten!! R.I.P.
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Patrick Albertyn, 7 SAI, 1981-1983 pat.rieks@telkomsa.net 2017-12-28 02:48:28
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1204 [Reyneke, J.G., L-Cpl] 4th South African Infantry
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Ek was die Ops medic by Etale - Reyneke en Nel was oombliklik dood - die Portugese drywer van die padskraper het sy been verloor. Die medic wat saam op patrollie was, het baie goeie werk gedoen - ek kan ongelukkig nie meer sy naam onthou nie. Ons het hulle met die grootste liefde en respek en hartseer afgevoer - rus sag my maters.
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Francois Mellet pfmellet2@gmail.com 2017-12-24 01:17:03
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50 [Barrett, R.H., Rfn] Parachute Battalion (1st)
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I grew up in front of Russell, on Vaal Reefs Gold Mine, in the (then) Western Transvaal (now North West). His parents, Bunny and Diane, were my godparents. Sadly, Bunny passed away a few years ago. Diane now lives on the West Coast with her daughter, Sharon. My mom and Diane are still best friends and visit each other every year. Russell is missed, loved and remembered by us all.
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Steve stephens@hmh.co.za 2017-12-12 01:25:39
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81 [Bester, H.P., Cpl] 6th South African Infantry
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Ek was sy sister ons mis hom nog baie wonder hoe sou ons lewe gewees het as hy nog saam met ons was. Bly om te sien ander mense dink ook nog aan hom en alles nog deel van hulle lewe. Hy sal altyd bly in ons toekoms. Dankie almal.
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Frankie Bester Kaiser frankienailteck@gmail.com 2017-11-26 09:45:39
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1398 [Tamsen, E., L-Cpl] 101 Battalion, SWATF
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It was an honour to know and serve with Emil - just like our blood had dissipated into the sands of the same battlefield has your memory participated in my life journey as a presence.
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Anton Roux antonroux@telkomsa.net 2017-11-23 02:39:10
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