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ROLL OF HONOUR

Rank Name Date Unit
Cpl. A.L.Broderyk 13th April 1976 1 Parachute Battalion
Rfn. A.J.Blaauw 17th July 1976 2 Parachute Battalion
S/Sgt. Francisco Daniel Roxo 23rd August 1976 1 Reconnaissance
Sgt. Ponciano G Soeiro 23rd August 1976 1 Reconnaissance
Sgt. José Correia Pinto Ribeiro 25th August 1976 1 Reconnaissance
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M. Kaplan
M. Kaplan died during Operation Reindeer when the South African Paratroopers attacked the SWAPO base at Cassinga.
4th May 1978 2 Parachute Battalion
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J.C. de Waal
J.C. de Waal died during Operation Reindeer when the South African Paratroopers attacked the SWAPO base at Cassinga.
4th May 1978 2 Parachute Battalion
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E.J. Backhouse
E.J. Backhouse died during Operation Reindeer when the South African Paratroopers attacked the SWAPO base at Cassinga.
4th May 1978 3 Parachute Battalion
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A.P. Human
Andries Human died during Operation Reindeer when the South African Paratroopers attacked the SWAPO base at Cassinga.
4th May 1978 3 Parachute Battalion
*L/Cpl.
Pierre J. du Bois
Pierre was killed in action in South West Africa, whilst on hot pursuit of a terrorist group of about 45 men strong. The paratroopers were outnumbered by 3 to 1. Pierre was walking at almost point when he took the shots. He died together with two other paratroopers that day, Hannes Greyling and Corrie vd Nest. 6 SWAPO terrorists were confirmed dead. Pierre was a jovial, strong man, with exceptional vasbyt!
“Come and stand by your glass and be ready. Here is a toast to the men of the skies, here is a toast to the …”


Contributed by Dave Harris
12th August 1978 1 Parachute Battalion
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Hannes B. Greyling
Hannes was killed in action in South West Africa whilst on hot pursuit of a terrorist group of about 45 strong. The paratroopers were outnumbered by 3 to 1. Hannes was up and out of cover lifting the radio from his back so that he could call for a strike when he took the hit. A mortar bomb detonated between him and Corrie killing both. He died together with two other paratroopers that day, Pierre Du Bois and Corrie vd Nest. 6 SWAPO terrorists were confirmed dead. Hannes was a quiet decent man, with exceptional vasbyt!
“Come and stand by your glass and be ready, here is a toast to the men of the skies, here is a toast to the….”


Contributed by Dave Harris
12th August 1978 1 Parachute Battalion
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Corrie F. van der Nest
Corrie was killed in action in Sout West Africa whilst on hot pursuit of a terrorist group of about 45 strong. The paratroopers were outnumbered by 3 to 1. Corrie was up and out of cover bravely returning fire when he took the hit. A mortar bomb detonated between Corrie and Hannes killing both. He died together with two other paratroopers that day, Pierre Du Bois and Hannes Greyling. 6 SWAPO terrorists were confirmed dead. Corrie was a strong, fit decent man, with exceptional vasbyt!
“Come and stand by your glass and be ready, here is a toast to the men of the skies, here is a toast to the…”


Contributed by Dave Harris
12th August 1978 1 Parachute Battalion
L/Cpl. E.L. Bell 4th June 1979 1 Parachute Battalion
Rfn. L. Grobler 27th February 1980 2 Parachute Battalion
Sgt. L.T.H. Wessels 15th January 1981 1 Parachute Battalion
Rfn. L. Truter 15th January 1981 1 Parachute Battalion
Rfn. G.J. Harvey 1st June 1981 1 Parachute Battalion
L/Cpl. M.S. Hadlow 26th July 1981 44 Pathfinders Coy
Rfn. J.C. Cromhout 29th December 1981 2 Parachute Battalion
Capt. L. van Wyk 2nd May 1982 1 Parachute Battalion
Cpl. E.P. Lombaard 9th August 1982 1 Parachute Battalion
L/Cpl. S.R.Hoare 9th August 1982 1 Parachute Battalion
Rfn. A. Wolmarans 9th August 1982 1 Parachute Battalion
Rfn. G.W.E Krill 9th August 1982 1 Parachute Battalion
Rfn. C.A. Moody 9th August 1982 1 Parachute Battalion
Rfn. A.H. van Niekerk 9th August 1982 1 Parachute Battalion
Rfn. A. Kruger 9th August 1982 1 Parachute Battalion
Rfn. M. le Roux 9th August 1982 1 Parachute Battalion
Rfn. J.T. Marshall 9th August 1982 1 Parachute Battalion
Rfn. A. de Klerk 9th August 1982 1 Parachute Battalion
Rfn. R.H. Darrett 9th August 1982 1 Parachute Battalion
Rfn. S.P. Mallon 9th August 1982 1 Parachute Battalion
Sgt. R.T Beech 18th August 1982 44 Pathfinders Coy
Sgt. J.A. Wessels 18th August 1982 44 Pathfinders Coy
Cpl. G.L. Steytler 24th June 1983 1 Parachute Battalion
L/Cpl. A. Tucker 7th July 1983 1 Parachute Battalion
Rfn. G.E. de Lange 22nd July 1984 1 Parachute Battalion
Cpl. B.A. Fidler 15th September 1985 7 Med Bn Gp
Rfn. N.W. Smuts 5th November 1985 1 Parachute Battalion
Cpl. M.A. Benecke 6th September 1987 1 Parachute Battalion
Cpl. N.S. Olivier 31st October 1987 1 Parachute Battalion
Rfn. H.N. de Rose 31st October 1987 1 Parachute Battalion
L/Cpl. R.M. Light 31st October 1987 1 Parachute Battalion
Rfn. W.C. Ewels 31st October 1987 1 Parachute Battalion
Rfn. D.W. van Rooyen 31st October 1987 1 Parachute Battalion
Rfn. J.M. Schuurman 31st October 1987 1 Parachute Battalion
*Click on the names with small images. Their stories are available…