Author: Brevet Cable

Museum Volunteers attend Fire Briefing

The volunteers at the AFB Ysterplaat branch of the museum attended a full morning’s briefing by WO2 Mark Howell. The Museum Volunteers were divided into two groups, and the briefings will be repeated on the last Saturday of each month. The session started at the Fire and Rescue Section’s briefing room, where WO2 Mark Howell…
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Skeleton Coast Hero

Hail the modest hero of the merciless Skeleton Coast! In a retirement community in Potchefstroom a real South African hero died, almost unsung in his own country. AT the age of 83 Immins Overbeek Naude succumbed to a double onslaught of asthma and angina. He probably wasn’t unhappy, because he had cheated death 52 years…
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Thomas Roberts Millar

  Flying Officer Thomas Robert Millar, RAAF AWARDS : 1939-45 Star; Italy Star; Defence Medal; War Medal 1939-45; Australia Service Medal 1939-45. Polish Home Army Medal 1939-1945; Warsaw Insurgents Cross 1944. COMMEMORATION : Panel 16, Col 1 of the Malta War Memorial, Malta. Bob was born in Narromine NSW, Australia, and educated in Sydney becoming…
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Father of the SAAF

GENERAL SIR HESPERUS ANDRIAS (PIERRE) VAN RYNEVELD, KBE CB, DSO AND MC Van Ryneveld was born on 2 May 1891 at Senekal in the Orange Free State. After matriculating at Grey College School in Bloemfontein he trained as engineer in London. In July 1915 he joined the Royal Flying Corps (forerunner of the RAF), and…
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Q&A – 21 Squadron East African Operations

Comments: I have a request for information relating to 21 Squadron SAAF that operated in East Africa during WW2 (1941-43?) On a visit to Kenya earlier in the year I visited the CWG Cemetery at Gilgil and noticed one of the graves bore the Jewish Star of David and was placed on the resting place…
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