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Ian and Ricardo - Platoon 1, 3 SAI, somewhere across the 'kaplyn' May 1, 1980, Operation 'Liberation 1". Note the 60mm and R1 rifle were carried. That's over 10kg plus four 60mm rounds at 1.4kg (total 5.6kgs) and four R1 mags took total to near 20kgs and that's not counting water or food. I was nearly always spared having a turn carrying the platoon B25 radio.

Ian and Ricardo - Platoon 3 SAI, somewhere across the 'kaplyn' May

georgy-konstantinovich-zhukov: “ A South African infantryman during the Border War, in the 1980s. By the end of the ’80s, South Africa had been involved in combating SWAPO and its aliies for two whole...

georgy-konstantinovich-zhukov: “ A South African infantryman during the Border War, in the By the end of the South Africa had been involved in combating SWAPO and its aliies for two whole.

Paracaidista, 44 Brigada paracaidista, 1990.

Fuerzas Especiales Sudáfrica.

Paracaidista, 44 Brigada paracaidista, Pin by Paolo Marzioli

SADF squad on patrol in 1977 during the Border War. Nice depiction of the Nutria Brown uniform, R1 rifles, and pattern 70 webbing.

SADF squad on patrol in 1977 during the Border War. Nice depiction of the Nutria Brown uniform, FN rifles, and pattern 70 webbing.

SADF conscript. | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

The Old Guard. Scope magazine, "Forces Favourites" on the radio, Rodriguez and the rifle.

Operation 'Liberation 1' - May 1980, Angola - about 20k's north of the 'kaplyn' - north of Ombaluntu. Platoon 1,3 SAI. Ricardo and Gary - mates from Natal. They introduced me to the music of Hendrix - I remembered them loving 'With the power of soul'.

Operation 'Liberation - May Angola - about north of the 'kaplyn' - north of Ombaluntu. Ricardo and Gary - mates from Natal. They introduced me to the music of Hendrix - I remembered them loving 'With the power of soul'.

Pen sketch.  8 day patrol near Ombaluntu 17 May 1980. Platoon 1, 3 South African Infantry. Note that 60 mm mortar plus R1 was carried.

8 day patrol near Ombaluntu 17 May Platoon 3 South African Infantry. Note that 60 mm mortar plus was carried.

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