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PostPosted: 06 Oct 2018, 09:14 
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DATE: Friday, 05 October 2018

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SUBJECT: THE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENCE AND THE SOUTH AFRICAN NATIONAL DEFENCE FORCE TO HOST ARMED FORCES DAY 2019 IN THE WESTERN CAPE PROVINCE

The Department of Defence (DOD) and the South Africa National Defence Force (SANDF) will host the Armed Forces Day Celebration 2019 and the commemoration of the sinking of the SS Mendi in the Western Cape Province. The main parade, which is scheduled to be held on Thursday, 21st February 2019 will be at Blaauwberg strand area.

There are various events scheduled leading up to the main parade. These events include but not limited to the following;

a. Fan Park opening (Mandela Park Stadium, Khayelitsha) - Saturday, 16 Feb 19
b. SA Navy Ship Opening to public (V&A Waterfront) - Saturday, 16 Feb 19
c. Interfaith Church Service (9 SA Infantry Battalion) – Sunday, 17 Feb 19
d. Legacy Project (Venue TBC) – Monday, 18 Feb 19
e. Capability Demo Night Shoot (Sunrise Beach, Muizenberg) – Monday, 19 Feb 19
f. Wreath Laying Ceremony (University of Cape Town) – Thursday, 21 Feb 19
g. Main Armed Forces Day Parade (Blaauwberg strand area) – Thursday, 21 Feb 19

Armed Forces Day is a day on which the South African population honours men and women of the South African National Defence Force by affirming its support and gratitude to them for upholding the constitution of the Republic and defending the territorial integrity of the Republic and protecting its people.

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