Today, 1 September, we salute and honor the following men & woman who sacrificed their lives whilst standing in the defence of what they held dear at the time and against evil and tyranny. 

SOUTH AFRICAN BORDER WAR 

01 Sep 1979: 72261779PE Lieutenant Chris Jansen from 1 Satellite Radar Station at Mariepskop was killed in a private motor vehicle accident at Pilgrims Rest. He was 22.

01 Sep 1983: 05553276PE Warrant Officer Class II Johannes Petrus Lodewickus van Bosch from the South African Engineer Corps, attached to Sector 20 Headquarters was killed in a military vehicle accident between Rundu and Bagani when his military vehicle was involved in a head-on collision with another military vehicle. He was 39.

01 Sep1983: 81126054BG Seaman A.R. Roux from the South African Marines was critically wounded after being accidentally shot by another Leading Seaman while his platoon was on patrol in the Caprivi. He was casevaced by helicopter to Katima Mulilo but unfortunately succumbed to his wounds while still aboard the helicopter and was certified dead on arrival. He was 18.

01 Sep 1986: 78292281BG Rifleman Simon Robert Hood from 32 Battalion was killed when he accidentally fell off the back of a moving Buffel Troop Carrier near Rundu. He was 24.

01 Sep 1988: 84225622BG Lance Corporal Petrus Jacobus Herbst from Walvis Bay Command was killed in a Military Vehicle Accident between Otjiwarongo & Okahandja. He was 20.

RHODESIAN BUSH WAR 

01-Sep-75 Gnr Martin "Fred" Turnbull Depot RhA KIA by a gunshot wound in an ambush. Pungwe TTL, Op Thrasher, at the age of 19.

01-Sep-76 Sgt - Tech/Gnr Herbert "Beef" Belstead No 7 Sqn RhAF KIA from a gunshot wound to his neck, in an Alouette III R7524 flown by Ian Harvey when it was hit by ground fire, in Matibi 2 TTL, Chiredzi district, Op Repulse. No 21 LAR Course. Died aged 27.

01-Sep-77 Gd Kemson Mano PV Prtn Group GF DOAS

01-Sep-78 Gd Isaac Isaac - not his surname PV Prtn Group GF DOAS

01-Sep-78 Gd O. Kapa PV Prtn Group GF DOAS

01-Sep-78 Cst David Kaverere Uniform BSAP KOAS Died in tragic circumstances, aged 21 years .

01-Sep-78 Gd H. Kavoko PV Prtn Group GF DOAS

01-Sep-78 DSA Peter Maponga Kp Prtn Intaf DOAS

01-Sep-78 Gd L. Mavura PV Prtn Group GF DOAS

01-Sep-78 Gd Future Mazhviwa PV Prtn Group GF DOAS

01-Sep-78 Gd M. Mureza PV Prtn Group GF DOAS

01-Sep-78 DSA S. Muzwondiwa Kp Prtn Intaf DOAS

01-Sep-78 Gd D. Nyakuchemwa PV Prtn Group GF DOAS

01-Sep-78 DSA Fanuel Nyamsayi Kp Prtn Intaf DOAS

01-Sep-78 Kp Comm George Posthumus PV Prtn Group GF KOAS by a single shot whilst inspecting the Keep walls -assailant unknown.

01-Sep-78 Gd M. Shoniwa PV Prtn Group GF DOAS

01-Sep-78 Gd Sikirita C. Sikirita - not his surname PV Prtn Group GF DOAS

01-Sep-78 Gd Thomas P. Thomas - not his surname PV Prtn Group GF DOAS

01-Sep-79 Capt Emmanuel Bender Army DOAS

01-Sep-79 L/Cpl Obert Moyo RIC KOAS in a vehicle accident.

01-Sep-79 Gd Bernard Matuso PV Prtn Group GF DOAS

01-Sep-79 Gd Stephen Stephen - not his surname PV Prtn Group GF DOAS

01-Sep-79 Cpl Brian Tucker A Coy, 2nd Bn RR KIA when he stood on a wooden box mine, Siyoka TTL, Beitbridge, Op Tangent

† Their names and sacrifices have not been forgotten †  

 

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  • September 01, 2017
  • Piet Fourie
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