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PostPosted: 18 Jan 2012, 20:56 
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I started off national service at 1 Maintenance Unit in Kimberly in 1991 and ended up at Army Battle School, Lohatla. I worked in the technical stores whilst there and took part in exersise Excalibur.

I am trying to find out more info on the unit/brigade I fell under as for the love of me I can't remember.

I worked in the technical stores at the "werksplaas" of "tiffies workshops". Does anyone know the organisational structure of Lohatla at that time (1991) ? What units/sub units were there when I was there. I also think I was part of 60? or 61 Mechanised Brigade. I remember a certain RSM Venter running around like a mad man looking for troepe to fight fires after the Artillary guys set the veld on fire. A friend of mine was based at "Skylift?" flying and building model aeroplanes as tagets for the AA artillary guys. Lucky bugger!

Any info and pics appreciated. :smt023


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PostPosted: 21 Jan 2012, 10:35 
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Anyone out there? :?


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PostPosted: 23 Jan 2012, 17:12 
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Have a look at this site , there are various links on the menu (yellow) on the left of the homepage .

http://www.warinangola.com/Default.aspx?tabid=556

Also browse the forum on above www :

http://www.warinangola.com/Default.aspx?tabid=590


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PostPosted: 23 Jan 2012, 18:46 
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I have seen that site. It is still very sketchy. :?


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PostPosted: 24 Jan 2012, 10:43 
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Try this one :

http://www.sabov.co.za/index1.html


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PostPosted: 24 Jan 2012, 19:56 
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Thanks, I tried that site too. Also sketchy and economical on detail. Can't beleive I cannot find anyone with info of Lohatla in 1991. :?


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The only suggestion I can think of is to join SADF-related groups on f/book,some run with memberships of 5000+......


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I agree, Facebook is probably your best option.
If you remember the names of people who were there with you, you could search for them too.


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www.militaryphotos.net - a lot of SADF/ SAP personnel there too.

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PostPosted: 25 Jan 2012, 12:24 
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http://sadf.info/index.html

This guys is putting a lot of effort into building this site,might be worth shooting him a mail.


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PostPosted: 25 Jan 2012, 23:00 
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curious george wrote:
http://sadf.info/index.html

This guys is putting a lot of effort into building this site,might be worth shooting him a mail.


That's an interesting website. I have a question regarding SAAF wings. If one compares General Kriel's wings which are gold, against those of General Earp's and van Loggerenberg's which are silver?

http://sadf.info/InCommandAirforce.html

More hours?

Also: http://sadf.info/InCommandMecicalServices.html Did General Niewoudt spend time in the SAAF?

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I was in Lohatla, Skylift 1990.
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PostPosted: 24 Oct 2017, 13:02 
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Phillip wrote:
I was in Lohatla, Skylift 1990.
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https://goo.gl/eUjqnQ

Oh my word. I know Skylift. They were the anti-aircraft guys that used to fly model aeroplanes. My good friend Andrew Imrie was with you guys in '90. He is in the picture. I see him often. He owns Hobby Warehouse in Edgemeade, Cape Town.


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