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 Post subject: SAAF 90th birthday..
PostPosted: 06 Jul 2010, 02:28 
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Just one edit to celebrate the SAAF 90th birthday

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Thanks to Kremlin for the SAAF ensigns!

Enjoy!

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 Post subject: Re: SAAF 90th birthday..
PostPosted: 06 Jul 2010, 07:54 
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Very nice :smt023


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PostPosted: 06 Jul 2010, 21:52 
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Magic stuff Jakes :D

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PostPosted: 06 Jul 2010, 22:23 
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=D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> :smt023

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PostPosted: 07 Jul 2010, 07:48 
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Thank you gentlemen!!

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Very good!!!

BTW - I get a feeling that we on this forum are making much more noise about the SAAF's 90th than the SAAF itself.
Its almost as if they (the SAAF) are deliberately ignoring it. Maybe its just another example of the current regime's attitude that nothing that happened before 1994 matters (except if it involved The Struggle).


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PostPosted: 08 Jul 2010, 07:53 
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At the Air Force Day Parade on 29 Jan this year, celebrating SAAF 90, they media were handed a five page document (including photos) titled "A Short History of the South African Air Force 1920 - 2010".

This is how it starts:
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The South African Air Force (SAAF) is rich in history, it is an organisation that has gone from strength to strength, as our motto so aptly states: "Per Aspera Ad Astra", which means Through Adversity to the Stars.

The South African Air Force is the second oldest Air Force in the world (sic), after the Royal Air Force of the United Kingdom. The SAAF was established on 01 February 1920, when Col Pierre van Ryneveld was appointed Director Air Services (DAS).

The South African Air Force after 1994 - some highlights

The 1990s ushered a new era of vast political changes ...


That's it ... one paragraph for the period 1920 - 1994. :roll:


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PostPosted: 08 Jul 2010, 08:01 
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That is really disgracefull........The most of SAAF history happend during those times......WTF!!!!! :evil:

O well, no use whinging :smt005 about it. Will just keep my mouth shut. :-#

It just leaves a very bad taste in my mouth. 74 years of our country air force not being recognised.


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