08 Dec 1977: Three SADF members, one from the Citizen Force and two from the Commando’s, were Killed in Action during a contact SWAPO/PLAN with insurgents when their patrol walked into an ambush near Ruacana. The casualties were:
08 Dec 1987: Two members from the Gordonia Commando were killed when they were run over by a civilian vehicle that failed to stop at a military roadblock near Upington. They were:
1969 – Tpr Teddy Ronald EAST, 1st Bn, RLI, tragically died in Salisbury Central Hospital from a gunshot wound, aged 18 years.
1977 – 2Lt Albany Charles "Charlie" BICKLE, 1st Bn, RAR, died in a vehicle accident on the Bulawayo-Vic Falls road, Op Tangent. He had popped in to see his father on their farm in Nyamandhlovu and was hurrying back to join the convoy.
1978 – DA Samuel Z. SIBANDA, Regular, Intaf, died on active service.
1978 – Sgt Johannes Steyl WILLEMSE, A1 Coy, 8th Bn, RR, was killed in a contact, aged 28 years.
1979 – DSA Good TSARARA, Kp Prtn, Intaf, was killed in a contact.