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The South African Legion to commemorate centenary in Cape Town

The SA Legion will be holding it’s centenary from October 15th to 17th in Cape Town, to be opened by Deputy Mayor Ian Nielson. The historic event commemorates a worldwide[…]

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The Discovery of the SS Mendi

Martin Woodward found the SS Mendi in 1974 while systematically diving on all the wrecks off the south side of the island. I immediately knew it was large steamship of[…]

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Lgr Nkhise Johannes Chaba

PASSING TO HIGHER SERVICE It is with sadness that we report the Passing to Higher Service of Lgr Nkhise Johannes Chaba, a World War Two veteran today, 20 April 2021.[…]

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Paratrooping Pioneer

David McCombe, South Africa’s first serving Paratrooper by Col McGill Alexander Introduction Captain David McCombe, the first South African serviceman to be trained as a paratrooper, was one of these[…]

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Three Ships Commemoration honours South Africans who perished ‘In Waters Deep’ *

On Saturday 22 February, Legionnaires from the South African Legion of Military Veterans (UK and Europe), the Royal British Legion, and representatives of the Memorable Order of Tin Hats (MOTH) gathered at Richmond’s East Sheen cemetery for the annual Three Ships Commemoration. We also commemorated and gave thanks for the courage and dedication of the SA Medical Corps.

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