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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 commemorate HMSAS Southern Floe and the SAS President Kruger. On the 21st,  South Africa’s Armed Forces Day, wreaths were laid at Milton Cemetery to commemorate…
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South African Legion 100 year commemorative plaque placed on SS Mendi

Amidst the South African Nation celebrating the success of Wayde van Niekerk’s gold in the 400m 2017 athletics World Championship in London, another milestone slipped by almost unnoticed – the laying of the commemoration plaque on the wreck of the ship which has captured the national spirit. On February 21st 1917, a cold foggy morning…
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