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Re: S.A.A.F Regiment
« Reply #40 on: January 24, 2017, 03:45:03 pm »
Deurgangskamp (khayelitsha) '87 (8 eskader vlug 1)
2nd phase waterkloof  & die plaas (air defence)
then off to ops hooper & moduler

I was at deurgangskamp '88 (7 eskader), 2nd phase - radar waterkloof, ondangwa 6 months, Pietersburg afb, Ellisras, Devon.
Interesting story whilst at Ondangwa was a PF radar operator who messed the screen 180 degrees making it look like normal domestic flights were migs coming to bomb us. Pik Botha accused the Cuba of not following UN resolution 435....Opfok wielie walie delux
;D small world - we were probably together in Ondangwa in '88 ('87 was in Rundu),

Myself had the opfok of my live in Ondangs (sadly due to my own bad judgement/decision , luckily no one injured or dead).
Got split by a Lt (he is a WD member here - but I doubt he remember me / no hard feelings - what happened , happened).
But boy that day was loooong , at lunch I thought this is it over & done but no the Samejoor took me for more till sunset.

After that I was the go to guy for any kak jobs  >:( (nothing that a beer or 2 could not fix though  :thumleft:)
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Re: S.A.A.F Regiment
« Reply #41 on: January 28, 2017, 04:15:50 am »
I was also at Hoedspruit Jan '91 then off to Overberg/TFDC @ Bredarsdorp.   Some good times had and bad.
Do the Boom Pilot thing or get stuffed around on the reaction force?
I got saddled with the radio and number 2 for the LMG.
Col Eybers was our "instructor". That Bulldog was our "personal transport" taking us where ever we "wanted" to go.
Words I will never forget "Runner na die radio Kamer", only to discover that the guard commander needed something really urgent, like a sandwich or glass of water....



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Re: S.A.A.F Regiment
« Reply #42 on: January 28, 2017, 08:44:09 am »
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Re: S.A.A.F Regiment
« Reply #43 on: February 21, 2017, 07:59:51 am »
I was also at Hoedspruit Jan '91 then off to Overberg/TFDC @ Bredarsdorp.   Some good times had and bad.
Do the Boom Pilot thing or get stuffed around on the reaction force?
I got saddled with the radio and number 2 for the LMG.
Col Eybers was our "instructor". That Bulldog was our "personal transport" taking us where ever we "wanted" to go.
Words I will never forget "Runner na die radio Kamer", only to discover that the guard commander needed something really urgent, like a sandwich or glass of water....




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Boom Pilot, but stayed in the reaction force barracks.   Also drove the Bulldog a lot.
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« Reply #44 on: April 21, 2017, 01:01:42 pm »
Who of you guys were at either Boston or Suikerkp in the 80's? I did 3/4 of my basics in '87 at the Transit Camp (Deurgangskamp) just outside Pretoria. I then volunteered to go on the Instructors Course (Regimental Instructor/PTI). While on course, I was selected to become a General's Driver, but was kicked off after they found out I was only 17, and thus could not legally drive a car. To cut a long story short, and very controvertially, I ended up becomiming an instructoor without doing the dreaded PT phase of the Instuctors course.

It would be great to hear from other guys who were at Boston or Suikerkop.

Was that the Transit camp above STT ? Was there in 85
 

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Re: S.A.A.F Regiment
« Reply #45 on: April 24, 2017, 05:22:08 pm »
Who of you guys were at either Boston or Suikerkp in the 80's? I did 3/4 of my basics in '87 at the Transit Camp (Deurgangskamp) just outside Pretoria. I then volunteered to go on the Instructors Course (Regimental Instructor/PTI). While on course, I was selected to become a General's Driver, but was kicked off after they found out I was only 17, and thus could not legally drive a car. To cut a long story short, and very controvertially, I ended up becomiming an instructoor without doing the dreaded PT phase of the Instuctors course.

It would be great to hear from other guys who were at Boston or Suikerkop.

Was that the Transit camp above STT ? Was there in 85

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Re: S.A.A.F Regiment
« Reply #46 on: September 11, 2017, 09:33:12 pm »
1980 went to SAAF Tentedorp Pretoria, 3 weeks , wast accepted for PF,
3 Months TDK , across from Valhalla,
Too many troops on that intake.got Transfered to 1 SAi Bloemfontein for 3 months ,

Sent back to Tentedorp, Got into Saaf PF,
Went to STT 9 months, got Ysterplaat ,
Was too early for Appy training, Paint Stripped Shackeltos for 3 months, Drank alot, Partied alot and walked back from Cape Town Clubs at least 6 times to Ysterplaat,
Got posted to STT for 9 months ,
3 Months w/shops, 3 months, STT mustering & 3moths school block,
Got Yasterplaat transfer for appyship at 30 Squadron, Super Frelon Helicopters,
Qualified in late 84,on Super Frelons, Puma c,h & Antartica J models
Got married , Did trip to Antartica , Gough Island,
Stayed PF until 1990 ,
Loved the SAAF,
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Re: S.A.A.F Regiment
« Reply #47 on: February 16, 2018, 01:35:42 pm »
- Deurgangskamp in Pretoria vir basies in 1988
- Boston, Hoedspruit
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- Uitgeklaar in 1989 in Ellisras
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Re: S.A.A.F Regiment
« Reply #48 on: February 24, 2018, 05:54:57 am »
Basics 1 SAI - Bloemfontein -1976
train trip to
Infantry School - Oudtshoorn - 1976
December 1976 - train trip to Upington - 8 SAI
and on 25 Dec - train trip to the so called Operasionele gebied
8 SAI at Ogongo - living in tents - first part of 1977
by July back in 8 SAI - after a train trip and back in tents (cold in Upington in winter, hot in summer)
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Re: S.A.A.F Regiment
« Reply #49 on: February 24, 2018, 07:06:41 am »
Sien dis net die oumanne wat hier gesels.

Die jongeres soos ek het ingeklaaar is rondgefok en het weer uitgeklaar. Die oorlog was verby en hulle het nie regtig geweet wat om met ons te doen nie :lol8: Baie lekker tyd wat ek nie sal wil oordoen

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Re: S.A.A.F Regiment
« Reply #50 on: February 24, 2018, 10:12:57 am »
1980 went to SAAF Tentedorp Pretoria, 3 weeks , wast accepted for PF,
3 Months TDK , across from Valhalla,
Too many troops on that intake.got Transfered to 1 SAi Bloemfontein for 3 months ,

Sent back to Tentedorp, Got into Saaf PF,
Went to STT 9 months, got Ysterplaat ,
Was too early for Appy training, Paint Stripped Shackeltos for 3 months, Drank alot, Partied alot and walked back from Cape Town Clubs at least 6 times to Ysterplaat,
Got posted to STT for 9 months ,
3 Months w/shops, 3 months, STT mustering & 3moths school block,
Got Yasterplaat transfer for appyship at 30 Squadron, Super Frelon Helicopters,
Qualified in late 84,on Super Frelons, Puma c,h & Antartica J models
Got married , Did trip to Antartica , Gough Island,
Stayed PF until 1990 ,
Loved the SAAF,
Still married to Cape Town Girl, 33yrs

you'll more than likely know Piet Els and maybe Gerhard van Wyk? 

I joined in 1997, basics in Valhalla, school block etc at SLT and off to 87 Air School in Bloem middle of 98.  Eventually made it to 15 Sq in DBN on Oryx's and BK-117's.  I must say i feel like a lighty amongst all you geezers!
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Re: S.A.A.F Regiment
« Reply #51 on: February 27, 2018, 03:27:30 pm »
1980 went to SAAF Tentedorp Pretoria, 3 weeks , wast accepted for PF,
3 Months TDK , across from Valhalla,
Too many troops on that intake.got Transfered to 1 SAi Bloemfontein for 3 months ,

Sent back to Tentedorp, Got into Saaf PF,
Went to STT 9 months, got Ysterplaat ,
Was too early for Appy training, Paint Stripped Shackeltos for 3 months, Drank alot, Partied alot and walked back from Cape Town Clubs at least 6 times to Ysterplaat,
Got posted to STT for 9 months ,
3 Months w/shops, 3 months, STT mustering & 3moths school block,
Got Yasterplaat transfer for appyship at 30 Squadron, Super Frelon Helicopters,
Qualified in late 84,on Super Frelons, Puma c,h & Antartica J models
Got married , Did trip to Antartica , Gough Island,
Stayed PF until 1990 ,
Loved the SAAF,
Still married to Cape Town Girl, 33yrs

you'll more than likely know Piet Els and maybe Gerhard van Wyk? 

I joined in 1997, basics in Valhalla, school block etc at SLT and off to 87 Air School in Bloem middle of 98.  Eventually made it to 15 Sq in DBN on Oryx's and BK-117's.  I must say i feel like a lighty amongst all you geezers!

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Re: S.A.A.F Regiment
« Reply #52 on: February 27, 2018, 03:31:00 pm »
Rossdog do you know Ben Arnold? Though he was a couple of years after you I think.
 

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« Reply #53 on: February 27, 2018, 07:54:02 pm »
Deurgangskamp and Boston 88
 

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Re: S.A.A.F Regiment
« Reply #54 on: March 03, 2018, 04:05:50 pm »
Rossdog do you know Ben Arnold? Though he was a couple of years after you I think.

Name doesn't ring a bell.
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Re: S.A.A.F Regiment
« Reply #55 on: March 03, 2018, 06:35:44 pm »
Basics at Valhalla La Beach ‘83 .... was playing soccer for N Tvl Defense. Figured I had the next 18 months waxed. Living at home, Mommy’s cooking....... surprise surprise!

Sent to Kimberly Inligting Skool at Disco ballas. . 9 months of JL’s. Thought I would get out after that. Surprise surprise!!

Selected as one of two SAAF Instructors.... stuck in Kimberly. After two intakes I asked to go to Ondangs!

Best 5 months of my life.

Also had major opfok during JL’s bush phase outside Kimberly. Nearly shot a Major’s head off during ‘ Vuur en bewiging ‘... probably wouldn’t have been a major loss ( no pun intended).... but apparently he didn’t like it. 4 Corporals spent the rest of the day trying to kill me. Nearly did.

Those were the days when men were men and sheep were nervous!  Not like the Millenials of today.

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Re: S.A.A.F Regiment
« Reply #56 on: March 16, 2018, 10:42:35 am »
Would love to see some pics from back in those days if you guys have any around. Especially of the F1s and Mirage 3,s DZ,s etc
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« Reply #57 on: March 17, 2018, 11:03:08 am »
Would love to see some pics from back in those days if you guys have any around. Especially of the F1s and Mirage 3,s DZ,s etc

Because I was based at Suikerkop and Boston (training units), and never at an actual air force base, I never got to take any pics of aircraft. I remember while on PTI course, a Cheetah crashed (pilot safely ejected) close Boston, and we spent a few days cleaning up the crash site. We also got a lovely opvok as a token of thanks  :biggrin: Can any of you remember that?

I used to see plenty of Mirage F1-AZ'z, the odd Cheetah and a lone Mirage 3 "Strykyster" flying over. Some of you may remember that most of the Boston bungalow walls had cracks from sonic booms from low flying aircraft.
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Re: S.A.A.F Regiment
« Reply #58 on: March 17, 2018, 09:58:08 pm »
We weren't allowed camera's in our days,but will try find some pics taken by others  :thumleft:
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« Reply #59 on: March 24, 2018, 08:12:45 am »
Sien dis net die oumanne wat hier gesels.

Die jongeres soos ek het ingeklaaar is rondgefok en het weer uitgeklaar. Die oorlog was verby en hulle het nie regtig geweet wat om met ons te doen nie :lol8: Baie lekker tyd wat ek nie sal wil oordoen
Dan moes ons saam gewees het, '91 Jan intake by Valhalla, na 2de fase Kerk straat HK toe, foto's en artikels vir Ad Astra tydskrif.
My pa is 'n ander storie, 40 jaar diens in SAAF, uitgeklaar as HTO van die SAAF. Jare en jare op 21 Esk, daarna SAAF Collage, Valhalla en toe paar jaar op nuwe HK.