Arena displays of precision drill by both the SA Army and SA Navy, a Navy sword display, a Military Police hostage release demonstration, an Army dog show and a bridge building demonstration by the SA Army’s Engineer Formation are among the events which have brought different aspects of SANDF operations home, in no uncertain manner, to Windy City residents.
According to SANDF Corporate communications a Gripen, a C-130BZ, an Oryx and two Rooivalk combat support helicopters will take part in a night shooting demonstrations with tracers, rockets and flares. Army mortars will fire illumination rounds from the Kings Beach military exhibition area and SAS Drakensberg and SAS Galeshewe gunners will use these as targets firing tracer rounds.
President Jacob Zuma, Commander-in-Chief of the SANDF, will be the main functionary at Sunday’s Armed Forces Day parade after laying a wreath at the SS Mendi memorial in New Brighton.
Port Elizabeth has taken to the military like the proverbial duck to water as all four arms of service of the SA National Defence Force (SANDF) show their collective muscle in the Eastern Cape capital ahead of Armed Forces Day on Sunday. The presence of a frigate (SAS Amatola), […]