Author: Cameron Kirk Kinnear

Not for Ourselves, but for Others

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South Africans Commonwealth War Casualties buried across the World – Part One

  South Africans participated in almost every theatre of war during both the First and Second World Wars. According to the Commonwealth War Graves Commission Casualty Data Base 7 290…
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Let us remember rugby’s War Dead

Today’s image celebrates a game of rugby played between South African and Australian military personnel in Beruit, Lebanon. In less than a month the World will again watch as the…
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SA Legion Medal Parade

I recently had the good fortune to happen upon the Military Museum in Johannesburg.  I’d been eager to see the 61 Mech memorial needle and of course the Lomba bell,…
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South Africans in the RAF

One of the RAF’s leading aces, and one of the highest scoring pilots during the Battle of Britain was Adolph “Sailor” Malan DFC, an RAF pilot since 1936, who led No. 74 Squadron…
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Private Beleza rests in a home fit for heroes

  This article was published in the Cape Argus on 17th July 2014 under the title “Private Beleza rests in a home fit for heroes” and is reprinted here with…
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Nkosi, we scream, And I taste the thunder Of our feet. Nkosi! And brandish high Our bloody assegays. Nkosi… He stands,  The Great Bull-Elephant And raises his hand. The White-Mother…
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South Africans in D-Day

Remembering D Day and the extreme bravery of quite a number of South Africans who took part in it. Two South Africans seconded to the Royal Marines were awarded the…
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SS Mendi Parade Report

The Parade to commemorate the sinking of the SS Mendi took place at Hollybrooke in Southampton on the 23rd February 2014. The parade was jointly hosted by The Friends of…
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SA Veterans to march in Cenotaph Parade

Remembrance Day Special: SA Veterans to march past Cenotaph in main parade! On 10 November 2013 we will pause once more to remember the countless brave men and women who…
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