The annual South African Navy festival was held in Simon’s Town between March 14 and 16, attracting 80 000 people who had the chance to explore the SAN’s vessels, equipment and facilities in Naval Base Simon’s Town and the Armscor Dockyard.
The festival included displays such as precision drill, fire fighting, dog show and gun runs. Other events include the Navy band and choir, the SAAF’s Silver Falcons Aerobatic Team, Special Forces display and an anti-piracy display by the Maritime Reaction Squadron (MRS). A night firing exercise took place on Saturday night from the lower North Battery on the False Bay coast, allowing the general public to view the Navy firing various calibres of weapons in spectacular fashion. Click here to view the gallery