Category: Exhibitions

Collective Heritage Display

The Chief of the Air Force unveiled the Collective Heritage Display Hall at the Swartkop branch of the SAAF Museum on Thursday 15th of September. It is the first phase of the complete revamp. Here’s how it looks:

Korean War

On the 25th June 2015 at the 62nd Anniversary of the Korean War Armistice Day Memorial Service, the South Korean Ambassador to SA paid tribute to the SA airman that took part in the war which started on 25 June 1950. 34 South African Air Force airmen lost their lives and eight were taken prisoner.…
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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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Shackleton MR.3 Engine Run

httpv:// Video courtesy of Hilton Mundy, Short Final TV

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

QUESTION: Dear Sir or Madam, I research to find any information about the following crashed-ditched. 0n 12 September 1944 a Beaufighter KV-930 of 19 (SAAF)Squadron,crashed near to the shore of Ithaki Island (Greece).Both crew members survived the crash. My interest is in discovering further information.Any details that you can give me would be greatly appreciated.…
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Wings and Wheels 2011 Air Show Participants

PROVISIONAL AIR SHOW PROGRAM AFB YSTERPLAAT WINGS & WHEELS SHOW 09 & 10 DECEMBER 2011 Air Show Helpline Number: 021 508 6414 JET PROVOST                                                         FLYING DISPLAY L39                                                                             FLYING DISPLAY L39                                                                             FLYING DISPLAY 2 X MX2                                                                    FLYING DISPLAY 4 X HARVARD                                                        FLYING DISPLAY P51 MUSTANG                                                        FLYING DISPLAY SEA FURY                                                                 FLYING DISPLAY YAK 55                                                                       FLYING DISPLAY PITTS…
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Wings and Wheels 2011 Airshow

Ysterplaat Air Show incorporating Wings and Wheels Air Show Helpline Number: 021 508 6414  Click for further information!

Youth Day, 16th June 2011

The Cadets were treated to a special day on Youth Day, Thursday 16 June 2011 at the SAAF Museum, to honour them for all their achievements and to celebrate the day. Unfortunately the weather did not play along, but they did manage some outdoor activities when the rain eased, scampering back indoors when the rain…
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