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George Counts Jr, USAAF

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The 315th Airlift Wing received news late last week tha

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Collective Heritage Display

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The Chief of the Air Force unveiled the Collective Heri

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SAAF Sabre in War Eagles Museum New Mexico

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Wilfred Teper visited the War Eagles Air Museum in New

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C-47 6855 SA-7 Missile Strike

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In 1986, while on a flight to Ondangwa at about 8000ft,

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It took 15 years to save MT-2800

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  After decades of neglect and threat of destruction M

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Steve Stevens, DFC (SAAF Beaufighter Pilot)

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Steve Stevens, DFC, is frail, bedridden and in pain. Ho

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Johan Conradie – Buccaneer Images

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  Some more feedback on the Buccaneer profile sket

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Museum Stalwarts

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  F Sgt Elna Hadfield is a museographer and a jack

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Korean War – 62nd Anniversary

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On the 25th June 2015 at the 62nd Anniversary of the Ko

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Major Edwin Swales VC DFC Memorial

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On 06 May 2015 a memorial service was held at the Major

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Friends Committee – Cape Town 2015

Dear Friends,   It is with great pleasure that we

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Invitation to a Fund Raising Evening with Rocco

THE MTR Smit Children’s Haven and the South African A

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2015 Aircraft Raffle

The 2015 Aircraft Raffle has started – Win a Pipe

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Mirage Art Raffle Winner

The winner of the Mirage digital art raffle displayed i

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SAAF Boats

Article by Willie (Buskruit) Burger Velddrif   Dec 20

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Thank You, CS Auto Body

The SAAF Museum extends its thanks to Lionel Barnard an

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Our Sponsors

The Museum is growing from strength to strength. This g

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Shortfinal TV

A huge thank you to Hilton Mundy of Shortfinal for givi

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Thank You, Urban Espress!

  A BIG THANK YOU TO URBAN ESPRESS. The PE SAAF Mu

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History Made and Heritage Lost

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By Geoff Hamp-Adams. With the cessation of hostilities

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The South African Air Force in Korea

On the 26th September 1950, 207 men of 2 Sqn SAAF saile

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The story of Colonel “Oom Vuil” Fred Potgieter.

The story of Colonel “Oom Vuil” Fred Potgieter. &nb

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SA Fleet Air Arm Exercises

  Film of Fleet Air Arm exercise in South Africa.

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Alan Weinburg – RIP 13.06.2014

  It is with great sadness that I have to inform y

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Buccaneer 416 restoration project

 With the kind permission of Johan Conradie. Both thes

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Armourers Publication for Sale

Armourers Anonymous Publication The cause: Fund raising

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Tinus Le Roux Interviews Lt Bryan Jones

Tinus Le Roux Interviews Lt Bryan Jones

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Warswaw Airlift 69th Anniversary

By Kind Permission – Tinus Le Roux Commemoration

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Building the 1:48 scale 35 Sqn C47TP Falcon

Building the 1:48 scale 35 Sqn C47TP Falcon My name is

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SAS President Kruger

Today, 31 years ago on the 18th February 1982 the SAS P

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Avro Shackleton Ground Run

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yfo8iBeAdZ0 httpv://www

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SAAF Museum PTA -100 Hours for Charity

By Garth Calitz The South African Air Force Museum in c

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Remembrance Day SA Legion in UK

SA Legion UK Remembrance Day This year on 11 November f

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68th Anniversary of the Warsaw Flights – Saturday, 8th September 2012

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68th ANNIVERSARY OF THE WARSAW FLIGHTS – Saturday, 8

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Donation of Aeroshell W120 for the Griffons

The South African Air Force Museum and the Crew of 1722

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80 ANS Anniversary

“Peritia Per Scientiam” (Skills Through Kno

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Exhibition – Not My War

  Exhibition: Not My War Artist: Wayne Barker, Chr

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Appointment Of New Chief Of The South African Air Force

 C SANDF has pleasure in announcing the appointment of

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Shackleton MR.3 Engine Run

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httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yfo8iBeAdZ0 Video court

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TAF Skimmerfoil arrives in Port Elizabeth

On Wednesday 4th July 2007 an unusual new exhibit arriv

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Sunset Call – Tom Cockbain

  It is with sadness that we have to report the pa

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Spitfire Replica Project

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SUPERMARINE SPITFIRE MK-IX PROJECT By Rob Tribelhorn

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Bofors Ant-Aircraft Gun – PE

The restoration of a WW2 40mm Mk 1 Anti-Aircraft field

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Airspeed Oxford Restoration

By Paul Stringer   When Airspeed Oxford G-AITF (ED

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By: The German Aces Speak – Book Review » Armchair General

[...] in their introduction, talk about having original

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Tragedy at Kufra

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  By J J M Coetzee Member of the ground staff of 1

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South Africa’s oldest paratrooper

Bloemfontein- The oldest still-serving member of South

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Beaufighter KV-930 of 19 Squadron based at Biferno, Italy

QUESTION: Dear Sir or Madam, I research to find any inf

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Schoongezicht Vampire Forced Landing

QUESTION I am seeking information on a vampire that for

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CT Friends February Meeting

  Dear Friends You are cordially invited to the Fe

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“A Day in the Life of … Freddie Coates”

This online exhibition features images and experiences

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“A Day in the Life of … Joe Joubert”

  This online exhibition features images and exper

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Wings and Wheels DVD – “In the Jumpseat”

Have you ever wanted to fly, wondered how aerobatic tea

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Wings and Wheels 2011 Air Show Participants

PROVISIONAL AIR SHOW PROGRAM AFB YSTERPLAAT WINGS &

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AFB Ysterplaat Timeline

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  1941 – 1945     1941         1942      

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AFB Ysterplaat – 70 Years of Aviation Excellence – Part Two

HISTORY AND LOCATION OF AFB YSTERPLAAT PART II The Hist

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SAAF Air Capability Demonstration, 01 September 2011

On the first of September the SAAF held its second bi-a

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Royal Air Force Officers’ Club (RAFOC) Lunch – 7th October

Royal Air Force Officers’ Club (RAFOC) Lunch Friday 7

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Wings and Wheels 2011 Airshow

Ysterplaat Air Show incorporating Wings and Wheels Air

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Heritage Day 2011

A number of events were held at the Cape Town Museum on

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The Fallen

Image by Anton Crone In the last Great War, South Afric

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Dave Henderson – Aircraft Enthusiast and Modeller

Christopher David Henderson known as Dave 16.8.1952 –

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12th Reunion of Pelican 16

The 12th reunion of the survivors of Pelican 16 took pl

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The Search for Puma 164 – A Book Launch

and Invite you to a book launchwith authors Neill Jacks

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Warrant Officer Mykes James Patric Boyd

  WARRANT OFFICER  MYLES JAMES PATRIC BOYD 13.12.

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AFB Ysterplaat – 70 Years of Aviation Excellence – Part One: Introduction

HISTORY AND LOCATION OF AFB YSTERPLAAT   Introduct

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Obituary – WO2 Kevin Furness

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Kev Furness 1951 – 2011 Kevin was born on 05 Nove

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Memorial to World War 2 SAAF airmen unveiled in Sofia

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Article reprinted with kind permission – The Auth

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Youth Day, 16th June 2011

The Cadets were treated to a special day on Youth Day,

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Dave Becker – Author, Photographer and Historian

Our condolences to the family of Dave Becker, Aviation

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Youth Development Program

The Young Falcons came to the Museum for an aircraft re

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KH158 – Update

On Sunday 15th May a memorial plaque for the 12th Octob

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32 Squadron Badge found in POW camp in Singapore?

Tigers in the Park The Adam Park Project (TAPP) is a gr

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Rooivalk stars at Air Capability Demo

The recently upgraded and redelivered Rooivalk attack h

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Major General Msimang and the Youth Development Program

(All images by Alan Wienburg) On Saturday 02 April 2011

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SAAF to hold Air Capability Demonstration

SAAF to hold Air Capability Demonstration The South Afr

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Friends Meeting Monday, 9th May 2011

Dear Friends You are cordially invited to the April mee

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SAAFA Cape Town Notice

SAAFA Lunch Arrangements – Officers’ Mess, Ysterpla

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Wings Parade, AFB Langebaanweg, 24th March 2011

Wings Parade, AFB Langebaanweg 24th March 2011 Irene Mc

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Project Dreamwings

In 1984 Arthur was sent to 3 Squadron at AFB Waterkloof

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The Shackleton in the SAAF

And what is it then that this old “grey lady̶

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Museum wins prestigious award

SAAF Museum wins prestigious award By Dean Wingrin The

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Swellendam Airshow

SWELLENDAM AIR SHOW – 5 MARCH 2011 Airshow flyer emai

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New Photographer

New Photographer Appointed Irene McCullagh has joined t

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Arthur D. Piercy – 27th September 1987

It was approximately 1500B (local) on 27th September 19

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“Pottie” Potgieter has a visitor

WO R.G. (Jock) Smail (RAF) was one of the engineers who

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Museum Aircraft Cockpit Images

As part of a project to document the aircraft of the SA

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Mach Plus Club Function

MACH PLUS CLUB FUNCTION!! 01 APRIL 2011 IF YOU ARE A ME

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2 ASU wins Air Force Prestige Unit Award

2 ASU does it again! Date: 28 January 2011 For the thir

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Museum Volunteers attend Fire Briefing

The volunteers at the AFB Ysterplaat branch of the muse

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Air Force Day Parade

The annual Air Force Day Parade took place on Friday 28

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Mystery Evening at the Museum

A Mystery Night at the Museum Join the Friends of the S

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Skeleton Coast Hero

Hail the modest hero of the merciless Skeleton Coast! I

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The Saaf and the Warsaw Flights

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(This article was first published on 24 September 2008,

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The Flight to Fetch a Fish – coelacanth C-47 6832

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  On December 21st, 1938, a strange fish was caugh

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The Catalinas of Lake St Lucia

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THE CATALINAS OF LAKE St LUCIA By Jeff Gaisford Jeff Ga

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Sunderlands of Lake Umsingazi

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THE SUNDERLAND FLYING BOATS OF LAKE UMSINGAZI By Jeff G

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Preliminary Year Events

Preliminary Year Planner 2011 Date Day Event 13th Janua

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Westland Wasp HAS. Mk1

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Wasp #93 and website author at AFB Ysterplaat in 2002.

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Corporal Chloe

(Article by Chris Teale, Images by Irene McCullagh R

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Sikorsky S55 Whirlwind (HAS 22)

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  The S-55 was introduced into the SAAF in 1956, w

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Thomas Roberts Millar

Flying Officer Thomas Robert Millar, RAAF AWARDS : 1939

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Mustang P-51D-20NA

Serial Number 44-72202 was delivered to the USAAF in Se

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Aeromacchi Atlas MB326M Impala Mark I and Mark II

An Italian design, the South African versions are known

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North American Harvard

The first prototype flew in 1937, the T6G had a top spe

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Super Frelon 321L

The first prototype flew on December 7th, 1962, and the

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Fieseler Fi 156 Storch

The first prototype flew in 1936, and the aircraft beca

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DASSAULT-BREGUET MIRAGE F.1, Mirage III, 111EZ, AND 111CZ

The first production F.1 flew in 1973, with South Afric

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C-47 6832 Accident Summary (The coelacanth Dakota)

DOUGLAS C-47 DAKOTA 6832 (Reprinted by kind permission

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Douglas C-47 Dakota

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The C47 prototype first flew in 1935. One of the most f

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Denel Cheetah

The Atlas (later Denel) Cheetah was built as an upgrade

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English Electric Canberra

The English Electric Canberra T.4 flew in June 1952, an

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Hawker Siddeley Buccaneer

The first Buccaneer S Mk2 flew in 1963. Powered by two

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40mm Bofor Anti Aircraft Gun

A decision was taken to restore the gun by the Friends

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Piaggio P166 Albatross

The first flight of the P166S took place in October 196

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Dakota 75 Anniversary

Dakota 75 Anniversary The maiden flight of the Douglas

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Reconnaissance Car (Marmon Herrington)

Reconnaissance Car (Marmon Herrington) The South Africa

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Battle of Britain

Battle of Britain – Adler Tag The Exhibition was

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Avro Shackleton

A descendant of the Lancaster, the Shackleton is an exp

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Father of the SAAF

GENERAL SIR HESPERUS ANDRIAS (PIERRE) VAN RYNEVELD, KBE

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Korean War 60th Anniversary

Dean Wingrin conducted a series of interviews for the A

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Q&A – 21 Squadron East African Operations

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Comments: I have a request for information relating to

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Pelican 16

On the morning of July 13th 1994, the headline news rea

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