Category: News Updates

Steve Stevens, DFC (SAAF Beaufighter Pilot)

Steve Stevens, DFC, is frail, bedridden and in pain. However, there is no doubt that this man is a force, a man who has packed more into his 96 years on Earth than most of us, and who is firmly committed to his goals and his religion. When I call him to arrange the meeting,…
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Museum Stalwarts

F Sgt Elna Hadfield is a museographer and a jack of all trades, from managing the SAAF Museum “Ops” Room to running 110 Squadron. She says that nothing is impossible and is responsible for all staff matters to ordering a pot of paint of paint. She is married to Lt Col Pierre Hadfield and has…
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Alan Weinburg – RIP 13.06.2014

  It is with great sadness that I have to inform you that Alan passed away this morning. Alan dedicated many years to the SAAF Museum as a fundraiser, shop manager, long standing committee member amongst a host of other activities. Very few people have spent the amount of time and effort that Alan contributed to…
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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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CT Friends February Meeting

  Dear Friends You are cordially invited to the February meeting of the Cape Town Friends on Monday, 6 February 2012 at 19.00 for 19.30 hrs. in the Tunnel. Our guest speaker (health permitting) will be Mr Victor Martin, who will give a talk on his wartime experiences with the SAAF, Vic flew with 2…
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Royal Air Force Officers’ Club (RAFOC) Lunch – 7th October

Royal Air Force Officers’ Club (RAFOC) Lunch Friday 7 October By Gordon Dyne Members of RAFOC are reminded that this coming Friday 7 October sees the monthly ‘get together’ of many of the ‘crème de la crème’ members past and present from the SAAF, RAF, RRAF,SAA, SAS, French Foreign Legion and countless other military organisations.…
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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!

The Fallen

Image by Anton Crone In the last Great War, South Africa committed 120,000 soldiers to the battlefields of North Africa & Europe. 11,900 soldiers did not return. The Fallen is a 60-second war film by South African director Bauke Brouwer. Set during the Second World War, the production has been chosen as a finalist for…
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12th Reunion of Pelican 16

The 12th reunion of the survivors of Pelican 16 took place at the Blue Peter Hotel in Blaauwberg Strand on the evening of 13 July 2006. The Blue Peter Hotel has become a significant contributor to the SAAF Museum, and in this instance, the spread of Moroccan food, the decor in the dining room as…
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