Today, 22 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.


22 Sep 1979: 76602804BG Rifleman William Ledgeton Saunders from 3 SAI died from a gunshot wound received as a result of the accidental discharge of a fellow soldiers rifle while at Eenhana. He was 18.

22 Sep 1989: Two members from 85 Combat Flying School were killed when their Atlas MB326M Impala Mk I, Serial No. 582 crashed near Sabie during a routine training flight. The casualties were:

  • 86641594PS Lieutenant W Bredenkamp. He was 20
  • 85331866PS Lieutenant Deon Joubert. He was 20.

22 Sep 1991: 88461033BG 2/Lieutenant Nathaniel Roesch from the Dog Training Centre died from smoke inhalation while assisting to extinguish a veld fire at Bourkes Luck. He was 19.


1979 – Spr Kevin James FLOYD, 4 Sqn, RhE, was killed by an accidental hand grenade detonation.

1979 – FR Bernard LUNGA and Aux Cst Cain SIBANDA (24), PR, BSAP, were killed in a CT action, Op Tangent. 

† Their names and sacrifices have not been forgotten †


  • September 22, 2016
  • Piet Fourie
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