22 Jul 1984: 79331542BG Rifleman Gerhard Ernst De Lange from 1 Parachute Battalion was Killed in Action during a contact with PLAN insurgents while on patrol north of Ondangwa. The patrol had set up a Temporary Base that was attacked in the early hours of the morning. In the ensuing fire-fight, he was killed after suffering multiple shrapnel wounds from an enemy hand grenade that exploded next to him. He was 20.
22 Jul 1987: 84536903BT Corporal Adriaan Jonker from 2 SWA SPES (SWATF) was accidentally killed in Windhoek when his parachute failed during a practice jump at the J. G. Strydom Airport.
22 Jul 1987: 82321886BG Rifleman Lyall Gregory Sole from 2 SAI died of injuries sustained during a training exercise when he was accidentally run over by an armoured vehicle. He was 20.
22-Jul-77 Cpl David "Dave" Kruger 1(Indp) Coy RR
22-Jul-77 Cpl Royden "Roy" Orchard 1(Indp) Coy RR KIA
22-Jul-77 Rfn Thomas "Tom" Shipley 1(Indp) Coy RR KIA
KIA when the police Land Rover they were travelling in detonated a landmine, Binga, Op Splinter. The previous day, their call-sign 14A, under the leadership of Dave Kruger, had been deployed in the Karungwizi area of Siabuwa TTL, about 26 km from the BSAP base at Siabuwa. They received a message at 11:00 hours on the 22nd, from their officer commanding, to make their way back to Siabuwa in preparation for an ambush on a store where intelligence had indicated the store was to be robbed by 15 CTs. A BSAP Land Rover was sent from the base to assist with transporting them back in the heat of the Valley. At 12:15 hours, the returning vehicle, carrying the stick in the back, detonated a landmine. Dave Kruger, Roy Orchard and Tom Shipley all died and five from the same unit were injured.