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

68th ANNIVERSARY OF THE WARSAW FLIGHTS – Saturday, 8 September 2012 Tomorrow we will commemorate the 68th Anniversary of the heroic flights over Warsaw by South African and Allied airmen to drop supplies to the Polish Home Army and civilian population of Warsaw, at that time locked in a mortal struggle for freedom. Details of…
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Donation of Aeroshell W120 for the Griffons

The South African Air Force Museum and the Crew of 1722 take the opportunity of thanking Mr Freddi Stafford of SOS Oil for the desperately needed generous donation of a drum of Aeroshell W120 oil for our four hungry Rolls Royce Griffon 57A’s.

80 ANS Anniversary

“Peritia Per Scientiam” (Skills Through Knowledge) Today, 60 years ago, 80 Air Navigation School was founded at Air Force Station Langebaanweg. A new exhibition has been mounted by 80 ANS in the Museum and will be unofficially opened this afternoon at the Museum at 16H00B. There is a reunion of 80 ANS members who will…
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Exhibition – Not My War

  Exhibition: Not My War Artist: Wayne Barker, Christo Doherty, Paul Emmanuel, John Liebenberg, Jo Ractliffe, Colin Richards, Chad Rossouw, Penny Siopis, Christopher Swift and Gavin Younge Date: 29 Jun 2012 – 25 Jul 2012 Venue: Michaelis Galleries The Michaelis Galleries and the Gordon Institute for Creative and Performing Arts (GIPCA) present Not My War,…
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Appointment Of New Chief Of The South African Air Force

 C SANDF has pleasure in announcing the appointment of Major General Fabian Zimpande (ZAKES) Msimang as the new Chief of the South Africa Air Force with effect from 01 October 2012.  Maj Gen Msimang intergrated into the South African National Defence Force in 1994 after the first democratic Elections as a qualified pilot on the…
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Shackleton MR.3 Engine Run

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yfo8iBeAdZ0 Video courtesy of Hilton Mundy, Short Final TV

TAF Skimmerfoil arrives in Port Elizabeth

On Wednesday 4th July 2007 an unusual new exhibit arrived on a flatbed at the SAAF Museum in Port Elizabeth.  The Skimmerfoil Jörg IV is an extremely interesting craft which brought a uniquely new dimension to the Museum. The TAF (Tandem Airfoil Flareboat) Skimmerfoil is referred to as a WIG (wings into ground) craft.  Its…
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Sunset Call – Tom Cockbain

  It is with sadness that we have to report the passing away of Tom Cockbain on 24 May 2012 at the age of 94. The funeral service details are as follows: Thursday 31st,May 15h00 hrs. Settlers Park Retirement Village in Don Prowess Hall Port Alfred. Our Condolences goes to the family and friends.  …
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Spitfire Replica Project

SUPERMARINE SPITFIRE MK-IX PROJECT By Rob Tribelhorn – Project Leader A full size scale model of the WW2 Supermarine Spitfire MK-IV fighter is being constructed in the Bellman Hangar. In about March 2010 the former curator of the Museum, Lt. Col. Tinus Janse van Rensburg initiated building a full size Supermarine Spitfire and asked me…
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Bofors Ant-Aircraft Gun – PE

The restoration of a WW2 40mm Mk 1 Anti-Aircraft field gun is taking place in the Parachute loft. Permission to visit this work in progress must be obtained and guided by a staff member. The Bofors gun is an anti-aircraft autocannon designed by the Swedish defense firm Bofors. It was the most popular medium-weight anti-aircraft…
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