Category: News Updates

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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Warrant Officer Mykes James Patric Boyd

  WARRANT OFFICER  MYLES JAMES PATRIC BOYD 13.12.1938 – 10.08.2011   Pat was born in Brakpan South Africa and was educated at Nottingham Road Boarding School in the Midlands of Natal, some 65Km west of Pietermaritsburg. Joining the South African Air Force in 1955, he underwent Basic Training at the newly created Air Force Gymnasium…
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Obituary – WO2 Kevin Furness

Kev Furness 1951 – 2011 Kevin was born on 05 November 1951, 11 months after his brother Alan at Shabani in Rhodesia, who both eventually lived in Salisbury. After they left high school Kevin went first of all into the British South Africa Police in Harare and then into the Rhodesian Air Force in the…
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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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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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Dave Becker – Author, Photographer and Historian

Our condolences to the family of Dave Becker, Aviation Photographer, Author and Historian who passed away yesterday.

Youth Development Program

The Young Falcons came to the Museum for an aircraft recognition course with Chris Teale and the Youth Development Program joined them. The YDP took the Young Falcons of a tour through the Museum as well as a tour to Hanger 4. It was great for finally met some of the Young Falcons who we…
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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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