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PostPosted: 18 Feb 2017, 10:53 
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Today we recall the tragic loss of SAS President Kruger off Cape Point 35 years ago. May those young & brave who lost their lives Rest in Peace.

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A photo of a President class frigate in background with daphne submarine many moons ago.

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I was still in high school at the time but I remember that day well, hearing the news from one of my teachers. I later found out that one of those lost was my distant relative, PO Hjalmar Lotter.

PK was the only one of the three that I never went onboard, although I stood on the quayside next to her during a Simon's Town Dockyard tour about a month before the accident.

I have also kept that front page of The Argus all these years.

And so the years roll by.


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PostPosted: 20 Feb 2017, 08:13 
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[Url]https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=10155835032971040&id=769476039&comment_id=10155840207276040&notif_t=feed_comment&notif_id=1487535220667102&ref=m_notif[url]

My dad was a lucky survivor who was on board PK at the time of the incident.

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PostPosted: 20 Feb 2017, 11:24 
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Rosh wrote:
[Url]https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=10155835032971040&id=769476039&comment_id=10155840207276040&notif_t=feed_comment&notif_id=1487535220667102&ref=m_notif[url]

My dad was a lucky survivor who was on board PK at the time of the incident.


Rosh...that is hectic. Some painful memories there I'm sure. I cannot access the link you provided however.


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PostPosted: 20 Feb 2017, 11:58 
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[url]https://m.facebook.com/roshan.bachan.54/posts/pcb.10155835032971040/?photo_id=10155835009816040&mds=%2Fphotos%2Fviewer%2F%3Fphotoset_token%3Dpcb.10155835032971040%26photo%3D10155835009816040%26profileid%3D769476039%26source%3D48%26refid%3D52%26ref%3Dm_notif%26notif_t%3Dfeed_comment%26cached_data%3Dfalse%26ftid%3Du_6_0&mdf=1/[url]

Hi Doug. Yes, he doesn't like speaking much of the events that took place.

Just a few photos which i posted on Facebook. I dont have access to my PC at the moment, so currently using my mobile. Which means I cant upload pics...

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PostPosted: 20 Feb 2017, 12:00 
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For some reason, the link doesn't want to paste properly :roll:

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