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Military Art & Science

Feature: South Africa’s defence priorities

Armoured vehicles and a Rooivalk during an Army Capability Demonstration.Another year, another defence budget, and once again the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) is left short-changed and under-funded, as it has been for almost a quarter of a century, despite periods of high operational commitments and tempo.

   

SS Mendi bell recovered after 100 years

The Bell of the SS Mendi.The ship’s bell of the ill-fated SS Mendi has been recovered after decades of uncertainty about its whereabouts.

   

Commonwealth War Graves Commission preparing for centenary events

altThe Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) is holding its main centenary commemoration at a service in London on Tuesday 23 May.
   

A centenary of caring for Commonwealth war graves

Centenary of caring for Commonwealth war gravesThe Imperial War Graves was established by the signing of the Royal Charter on May 21, 1917 establishing the Imperial War Graves Commission with the name changed to the Commonwealth War Graves Commission by way of a supplementary Royal Charter dated June 8, 1964.
   

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