Jef, as we knew him, died in a Ratel ICV accident while on a practical driving route.
The Ratel was on the downhill side of a mountain pass, and had to move over to the far left of the dirt road to allow a fully laden timber vehicle pass.
The burnt out Ratel was later destroyed by SADF Engineers to prevent its capture. Anderson was killed in an Eland armoured car accident near Novo Redondo in Angola, on 17 December 1975, during Operation Savannah. If there were correctly trained medics present, his death might have been avoided. The person who had picked up the rifle instinctively pulled the trigger ,one shot ran out he was standing close by and he was hit in head ,he was killed straight away.
Captain Alfred Desmond Mc Callum was the Commanding Officer of Foxtrot Company. I remember that even the ambulance battery was dead. Steve (28) and Porto (510) were 2 good guys who were a laugh when we share guard duty. I remember it like it was yesterday, the priest can there was nothing anybody could do At the time this had a profound effect on all the men who had experienced this incident and that in a ops theater things just happen so unexpectedly.
The spirit of Foxtrot Company and the bonds between the men of the company strenghthened, we were brothers. A watch was passed on to the next group of 2 and so on.
I think Richard completed his shift and handed over the watch to the next group and went to the toilet(which was a common thing to do),however with the rain beating on the trees and bushes,it made for eery,almost disturbing sound.: Six members of 32 Battalion were Killed in Action in a single incident during Ops Modular in Southern Angola. n velletjie hang af en gooi dit in die Angolse stof. Hy gaan terug na sy gesneuwelde makkers en bring hulle een vir een terug. They were from SWA Genni and only had 2 week to go before returning to 911 to train the next intak I would also like to know who this Barnard is, was he the guy that did JL's with me in 1986 at Bossiesspruit near Kroonstad.A 32 Battalion Anti-Tank Ratel 90, Callsign 13, Commanded by 2/Lieutenant Jose Raymond Alves became bogged down in a muddy shona while engaging FAPLA manned Soviet T-55 tanks. Recoilless rifles were used and vehicles, so this was no small enemy force. Appelgryn was hit in the shoulder and the round hit his shoulderblade and went into his lungs. I considered him to be one of the nicest you could meet. Ek glo nie Gert Eksteen het die storie ooit vroeer aan enige iemand vertel, voor die Maandag aand in Januarie 2004. I later heard that he died in a mine accident but I could never confirm it.This, think is what made people edgy and also whilst trying to sleep,and the moonlight probably clouded over.However,what angered me then and to this day is the fact that the helicopter or vehicle that fetched him only arrived at about 11 am that morning.Nadat die Suid Afrikaners aan Angola onttrek het in 1976, sou Swapo die geleentheid gebruik om operasionele basisse bykans teen die SWA grens te vestig. n groter kompleks bestaan as wat die foto interpretasie kenners raak gesien het. It is with sadness that I was not able to join my Brothers on the Border as a Parabat, but managed to regularly cross their paths, meeting them at various destinations after moving into other active duty on the Border.Hierdie basisse is vanaf twee groter streeks hoofkwartiere ondersteun. s, noord van Eheke afgeooi word, en met eerstelig die basis uit die noorde aanval. Die Spesiale Magte is sowat 15 kilometer te ver noord uit die vliegtuie gelaat. Toe Drie Twee nog ook halfpad na die teiken, teen ? I salute all our lost Brothers and once again shed my tears, knowing irrespective of what gets said or who has said what about the dedication and selfless sacrifice of all our Brothers who ever served their Military Service, if I could have the chance, I would do it all over again. Diane now lives on the West Coast with her daughter, Sharon.Cassinga sou die sentrale deel van Swapo se aanvalle op die SWA grens ondersteun, en Eheke die oostelike deel van Owamboland en die Kavango. Drie kompanies van die nuwe 32 Batteljon sou te voet oor die grens, en Eheke vanaf die suide aanval. Om dinge verder te kompliseer was die terrein plat en sonder bakens. n verwoede Swapo mag vasloop is daar met reg gevra of die operasie nie afgelas moes word nie. Die bevelvoerende offisier Brig Gleeson, in Rundu het teen die beter wete van die grond bevelvoerders besluit dat die operasie moes voortgaan. Fighting soldiers from the sky Fearless men who jump and die Men who mean just what they say The brave men of the Maroon Beret Silver wings upon their chest These are men, South Africa's best One hundred men will test today But only three win the Maroon Beret Trained to live off nature's land Trained in combat, hand-to-hand Men who fight by night and day Courage peak from the Maroon Berets Silver wings upon their chest These are men, South Africa's best One hundred men will test today But only three win the Maroon Beret Back at home a young wife waits Her Maroon Beret has met his fate He has died for those oppressed Leaving her his last request Put silver wings on my son's chest Make him one of South Africa's best He'll be a man they'll test one day Have him win the Maroon Beret. Xg6By20I grew up in front of Russell, on Vaal Reefs Gold Mine, in the (then) Western Transvaal (now North West). My mom and Diane are still best friends and visit each other every year. Barrington was a rifleman from 6SAI, Foxtrot Company, Platoon 4 and was a pleasant well mannered and popular chap.As company signal officer I was in transit and detached to this platoon on that fateful rainy night.The platoon was in position for an ambush set up to stop insurgency from the north.Shortly before nightfall I received orders from HQ advising that we should expect insurgents from the south, I questioned the commanding officer and got my worst tongue lashing ever in the process, stupid engelsman etc.