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Re: Potch Artilery Open day
« Reply #60 on: February 25, 2011, 12:01:16 pm »
Reading through the fred again I remembered an incident which happened about 3 weeks after klaaring in at 14 Field.

Gen Constand Viljoen was Chief of the Army or Defence Force at the time and he was an ex-gunner. 

One morning on the parade ground the RSM told us that Gen Viljoen was coming to visit. Each battery was assigned a section of the camp to spit and polish.  We got the dirt road from the tar road to the gate.

WO Viljoen made us all leopard crawl the entire dirt road and pick up every little stone bigger than your pinky's nail and throw it into the bushes. 

Needless to say gen Viljoen never pitched but we still had the smoothest dirt road in the world. 
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Re: Potch Artilery Open day
« Reply #61 on: February 25, 2011, 12:04:10 pm »
oh yeah .... othou dit nou     :imaposer:

EDIT: I remember we use to say something back to the saying "agter elke bokkop is 'n f**$^op" had to go and google ...Guilty !! 

Here we are " maar vir elke bokkop lig n vrou haar rok op."

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Re: Potch Artilery Open day
« Reply #62 on: February 26, 2011, 04:34:12 pm »
There is a nice book about SA artillery, First in, Last out by Clive Wilsworth. Artillery between 1975 and 1988.

Clive was our Adjudant at 14 Field 76 to 80.
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Re: Potch Artilery Open day
« Reply #63 on: May 31, 2011, 10:42:13 pm »
Wat van bombardier Viviers in '84. Hy was 'n mean grensvegter in 41 battery in 4 Veld. Maar die opleiding het ons goed voorberei vir 61 Meg in 84. Goeie tye gewees !
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Re: Potch Artilery Open day
« Reply #64 on: June 20, 2011, 07:56:45 pm »
Hi volgens die SANDF website is die ope dag 27 Augustus ?

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Re: Potch Artilery Open day
« Reply #65 on: August 26, 2011, 09:26:46 am »
Good news all!!!
The open day is 17th Sep 2011


Guys sorry to say I'm gonna miss this one due to Work!
Please post pic though!! I'll be with you in spirit!!

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Re: Potch Artilery Open day
« Reply #66 on: August 26, 2011, 09:57:41 am »
In 77 het ons nog by kant deure uitgespring op C130's. Gehoor die ouens het sommer later agteruit gespring.
Ek het die gevoel gehad die lugstrome het in elk geval die twee strings weer saam gegooi wat by sydeure uitgespring het.
Ek het ook die paar kere wat ons laaities die C130 gespring het n bloeiplek gehad. Nogtans lekker tye  :thumleft:

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Kyk net die para troopers net die 120mm kookwater :thumleft:
Airborne all the way :thumleft:

Is ja! As daai 120mm mortier praat, dan praat hy. Jy moet 'n 120mm sien met 'n delay as hy op 'n stand gegooi word.  ;)

Spriiiingpos! Een twee! Staan in die deur! Een twee!

Groot dankie vir die Airborne Gunners, anders kan ons 'gewone' paratroopers nooit agter by die C130s se tailgate uitgespring het nie.  ;)
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