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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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SS Mendi Remembrance & Wreath Laying, Noordwijk, the Netherlands

In what has become an annual event embraced by the South African Embassy in The Hague as well as the municipality of Noodwijk, a dignified ceremony honoured the fallen South African servicemen of the SS Mendi (at least five of whom lie buried in the Commonwealth War Graves Commission section of Noordwijk General Cemetery), as well as all fallen South African servicemen and women.

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Carpane – 75th Anniversary of the Grappa Massacres

Operation Piave In the period of the 20th to the 29th September 1944 a number of massacres and reprisals (Operation Piave) took place in the Grappa region of Italy when[…]

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Warsaw Airlift, Battle of Square Hill commemorated in Richmond

RICHMOND UPON THAMES – On Saturday 15 September, Legionnaires from the South African Legion of Military Veterans (UK and Europe), the Royal British Legion (SA Branch), were joined by delegations[…]

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