Author: Cameron Kinnear

Not for Ourselves, but for Others

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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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Three Ships Parade, Richmond

RICHMOND-ON-THAMES – The Annual Three Ships Parade took place in Richmond on 23 February and was followed by a Q1 Branch Meeting and Social. In the week that the SA…
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SS Mendi Remembrance, Portsmouth UK

PORTSMOUTH, UK – In a week in which we commemorate South African naval and maritime losses, two events took place in Portsmouth. On Monday 18 February wreaths were laid to…
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The Death of Staff Van Rooyen

The Death of Staff Van Rooyen Graham Du Toit of Facebook Honour Roll fame wrote : “FOR THEM THE LAST POST HAS SOUNDED – 16 Aug 1988: 78458197PE Staff Sergeant…
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The Legion and Albie Gotze’s Legion d’Honneur

At a ceremony held in Cape Town on the 13th February 2018, the Ambassador of France to South Africa, his excellency Christophe Farnaud, bestowed the signet of Chevalier de l’Ordre…
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SS Mendi – The Untold Stories

SA Legion UK & Europe will gather at the Richmond Cenotaph with Legionnaires, friends, family and other veterans to commemorate the Three Ships at a formal service and parade. The SS Mendi is representative of the Naval dead of World War 1, and we commemorate HMSAS Southern Floe as representative of the naval dead of World War Two, as well as the SAS President Kruger, as the post-war representative.

Capt Dean Sprouting

On Thursday 8 February, the Repatriation of Captain Dean Sprouting of Black Watch, 3rd Battalion, Royal Regiment of Scotland took place. The aircraft carrying his remains landed at RAF Brize…
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Raising Funds for Veterans in Need – Marching for Others: Three-Point Challenge

The Event link is here. The recent storm and floods that hit Durban on October 10 caused extensive damage, not least to the SA Legion flats at BESL Court in…
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Fundraising Target reached in the March for Others

The South African Legion conquered the 101st Four Days March Njimegen, the Netherlands; the largest multiple day marching event in the world. England Chairman Lgr Claudio Chiste` completed the 200km…
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Armed Forces Day Parade in Woking: 24 June 2017

            The Woking Armed Forces and Veterans Annual Parade was held on June 24th. Led by the Woking Branch of The Royal Naval Association and…
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