Today, 22 June, we salute and honour 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

22 Jun 1984: 84076322CK Rifleman Andries Kees from the South African Cape Corps died from gunshot wounds accidentally sustained. He was 18

22 Jun 1985: 76910215SP Corporal Johannes Gobe from 201 Battalion SWATF was Killed in Action during a contact with SWAPO/PLAN insurgents near the Cut-line. He was 29.

22 Jun 1987: 83435586 Airman John Liam Corrigan from the Lowveld Airspace Control Sector was accidentally shot dead by a visitor at Mariepskop while he was on guard duty. He was 20.

22 Jun 1990: 86216512BG Signaller Ronald Leon Wheeler from Group 10 was killed in a military vehicle accident at Umkomaas. He was 20.

RHODESIAN BUSH WAR

1978 – Trooper Andre Johan BOTES, 2 Commando, 1st Battalion, RLI, KIA. Killed aged 19 in a CT action, Op Hurricane. Buried in Gwelo Cemetery.

† Their names and sacrifices have not been forgotten †

 

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  • June 22, 2017
  • Piet Fourie
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