Parliamentary Question: Aircraft availability, Exercise Seboka


Adv H.C. Schmit to ask the Minister of Defence and Military Veterans:

1. Whether, with reference to the annual SA Army Joint Conventional Exercise Seboka, any media personnel and/ or military attachés were invited to the Combat Training Centre on 3 September 2009 to attend a press conference, if so,
2. Whether the aircraft used for the purpose of transporting the media personnel and /or military attachés from Waterkloof Air Force Base to Sishen Airport was late for departure and subsequent arrival, if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what were the reasons for (a) the delay and (b) for failing to have an alternative aircraft available? NW26E

1. Yes, the media personnel and Military attachés were invited to Exercise Seboka Open Day on 03 December 2009.
2. Yes there was a delay, the reason being that the C130 experienced a technical problem, which was attended to. The problem was conveyed to all affected.

Pic: C 130 plane