Author: Brevet Cable

Wings and Wheels DVD – “In the Jumpseat”

Have you ever wanted to fly, wondered how aerobatic teams prepare their displays, thought about how many crew it takes to pilot a helicopter or dreamed of breaking the sound barrier in a fighter jet? Well, now you can! In this documentary, filmed over four days at the Wings and Wheels Airshow at Air Force…
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AFB Ysterplaat Timeline

  1941 – 1945     1941         1942                                   1943                       1944           1945     Brooklyn Air Station established on…
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SAAF Air Capability Demonstration, 01 September 2011

On the first of September the SAAF held its second bi-annual air capability demonstration at Roodewal bombing range.  After an early morning welcome briefing at AFB Waterkloof, invited VIP’s and guests were flown to Polokwane International Airport, and then driven by bus the further half hour to the site in the Limpopo province. Further comprehensive…
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The Search for Puma 164 – A Book Launch

and Invite you to a book launchwith authors Neill Jackson and Rick van Malsen in attendance to sign books Venue: Dickie Fritz Shellhole, Dickie Fritz Avenue, Dowerglen, Edenvale Date: Saturday, 27th August 2011 Time: 13:30 RSVP: office@30degreessouth.co.za . The Search for Puma 164 Operation Uric and the assault on Mapai . The battle for Mapai…
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Memorial to World War 2 SAAF airmen unveiled in Sofia

Article reprinted with kind permission – The Author Clive Leviev-Sawyer Seven South African Air Force fliers who died in June 1944 after being shot down during a bombing mission, and who are buried in the Commonwealth War Graves section of Sofia Cemetery, now have a plaque commemorating them at the South African embassy. The plaque…
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KH158 – Update

On Sunday 15th May a memorial plaque for the 12th October 1944 missing in action crew of Liberator KH158 of 31 Squadron SAAF was unveiled, in a ceremony high in the Ligurian part of the Apennine mountains, ENE of Genoa, Italy. The plaque is in place on an old “round house” wall in the grounds…
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32 Squadron Badge found in POW camp in Singapore?

Tigers in the Park The Adam Park Project (TAPP) is a ground breaking battlefield archaeology project looking into the wartime heritage of the Adam Park housing estate in Singapore. It is headed up by the Singapore Heritage Society and the National University of Singapore and partly sponsored by the National Heritage Board of Singapore. The…
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Rooivalk stars at Air Capability Demo

The recently upgraded and redelivered Rooivalk attack helicopter participated in the simulated operational exercise during the Air Capability Demonstration held by the SAAF at the Roodewal weapons range today. The Air Capability Demonstration (ACD) is normally held twice a year in which the SAAF is able to demonstrate its operational capabilities, including co-operation with the…
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Wings Parade, AFB Langebaanweg, 24th March 2011

Wings Parade, AFB Langebaanweg 24th March 2011 Irene McCullagh attended the Wings Parade held at AFB Langebaanweg on 21st March for the student pilots, course 114/11 (13 in total). It was also the official introduction of the Silver Falcons Team 71 Outgoing leader Maj Scott Ternent handed over to new Number 1 Capt Roy Sproul…
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