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Definitive book on the Ratel infantry combat vehicle published

After ten years in the making, a new two-volume book on the Ratel infantry combat vehicle (ICV) has been completed by a group of...

SS Mendi: ‘poignant’ part of history

The sacrifice of hundreds of men on board the SS Mendi when the vessel sank on the morning of 21 February 1917 will never...

Gate guards are part of military aviation history and tradition

The deployment of gate guards in the form of aircraft no longer in service is a time-honoured tradition in air forces around the world...

SAAF centenary: When the past collides with the present

The South African Air Force (SAAF) is generally accepted as having been formed on 1 February 1920. This makes it the second oldest Commonwealth...

SA Air Force Association marks 75 years of camaraderie and help

The SA Air Force Association (SAAFA) this year marks its 75th anniversary with a number of events, the first taking place later this month...

SANDF to support National Civic Remembrance Day

The South African National Defence Force (SANDF) will be supporting the National Civic Remembrance Day Service and Wreath Laying Ceremony in Johannesburg this coming...

A South African aviation pioneer’s story

It's a far cry from the jumbo jets of today back down the years to the goggles and oil-spattered overalls of those pilots who...

Voortrekker preparing for final berthing at Naval Museum

Another component of South African naval history is en route to the SA Navy Museum in Simon’s Town. That component is the ocean yacht Voortrekker...

Veterans Military Fair coming to Edenvale

Edenvale in Gauteng is the place to be on Saturday 29 June if you are a collector of military memorabilia in any number of...

Permanent home for Mirage F1 CZ at Stellenbosch Flying Club

South Africa has a proud military aviation history and the efforts of both the country’s aviation community and the SA Air Force (SAAF) work...


Question for Public Works and Infrastructure Minister uses defenceWeb information

Public Works and Infrastructure Minister Patricia de Lille’s R37 million Beit Bridge fence upgrade as part of government efforts to prevent the spread of...