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15 Squadron aids in sea rescue

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An Oryx from the South African Air Force’s (SAAF’s) 15 Squadron was called out to the New Constant, an oil tanker 50 nautical miles...

Tunisia migrant ship death toll rises

Tunisia recovered more bodies from a ship that sank off the coast on Sunday carrying African migrants, bringing the death toll to 17, a...

SA soldiers rescue young girl from DRC rebels

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A South African infantry platoon was instrumental in rescuing a 10-year-old girl from a rebel force in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), adding...

Malta rescues migrants

A group of 112 North African migrants was rescued from a sinking dinghy and landed in Malta supervised by troops in protective clothing against...

Migrant boat missing off Spain

Spanish rescue services are searching for at least 20 people missing from a migrant boat found adrift in the Mediterranean after a passenger ferry...

Burkina Faso hostages rescued

French commandos rescued four foreign hostages including two French citizens from a militant group in Burkina Faso, France’s military said, adding two elite soldiers...

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...

Life and death off the Libyan shoreline

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The wreck of the raft was a dot on the sea but as our rescue boat approached we saw a woman make...

Major migrant rescue in Mediterranean

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Almost 400 migrants were rescued in the Mediterranean at the weekend as they attempted to cross from Morocco to Spain, Spanish rescue...

Migrant rescue vessel back at sea after international dispute

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The migrant rescue ship Aquarius, at the centre of a dispute between Italy and Malta in June after both refused to accept...

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Misleading SANDF post removed after defenceWeb intervention

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One imagines at least a handful of the more than seven thousand followers of the SA National Defence Force (SANDF) LinkedIn social media account...