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AFB Durban strategy to be re-aligned – CAF

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Air Force Base (AFB) Durban, along with much of KwaZulu-Natal, was on the receiving end of torrential rain and subsequent flooding which severely affected...

15 Sqn move to King Shaka still holding

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15 Squadron of the SA Air Force (SAAF) and its Agusta A109 and Oryx medium transport helicopters will remain the sole aviation occupants of...

15 Squadron in Drakensberg rescue

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A 60-year-old hiker with head injuries was rescued from a precarious site in the Drakensberg thanks to the efforts of the provincial nature conservation...

COVID-19 delays new AFB Durban build

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Another casualty of the coronavirus pandemic in South Africa is the new air force base at Durban’s King Shaka International Airport – with occupancy...

Long distance rescue by 15 Squadron, 22 Squadron also in action

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Treacherous weather and several hundred kilometres of rough flying did not stop the SA Air Force (SAAF) in the form of a 15 Squadron...

SAAF Oryx to the rescue again

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An Oryx helicopter from the South African Air Force’s 15 Squadron based at Air Force Base Durban has again come to the rescue of...

SAAF Drakensberg rescue

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15 Squadron, the only SA Air Force (SAAF) helicopter unit in KwaZulu-Natal, literally came to the rescue earlier this week. The KwaZulu-Natal section rescue team...

15 Squadron moving to King Shaka International Airport

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According to the Defence Works Formation (DWF) annual management plan presentation to Parliament, the relocation of 15 Squadron will happen, but it is still...

15 Squadron integral part of rescue technician training

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The only SA Air Force (SAAF) helicopter squadron on the east coast – 15 in Durban – recently provided airborne platforms for...

15 Squadron mercy mission in rural KwaZulu-Natal

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The lifesaving and humanitarian side of the SA National Defence Force (SANDF) was again demonstrated this week when a 15 Squadron Oryx...

15 Squadron’s Charlie flight plays big part in sea rescue off...

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A pair of 15 Squadron Charlie flight BK-117 helicopters formed a large part of the successful rescue of 25 crewmen south-east of...

Presidency and SANDF deny Zuma helicopter taxi service reports

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Both the Presidency and the SA National Defence Force (SANDF) have vehemently denied any wrongdoing in the use of military helicopters by...

AFB Durban to stay put for the foreseeable future

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The SA Air Force (SAAF) has "several options" as regards a new site for Air Force Base Durban but there is no...

A109 LUH conversion course resumes

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After five months of not flying, the South African Air Force's (SAAF) fleet of Agusta A109 Light Utility Helicopters (LUH) are back...

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