5 Army Photos 1988 – 1991

Army Days

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Staff of Alfa Company 1989

I am second row, 1st, RTL next to Theo Bodenstein

 

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RSM Genis – a true soldier! A man who immensely influenced my life.

 

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Corps Director – can’t remember his name. Lieutenant colonel Von Brandes behind him. Lieutenant Williams saluting the VIP’s coming down the podium on the far side. He was commander of C company.
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Lt Anderson and a fellow Lt on Vasbyt.

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Vasbyt . . . his buddies could no longer carry their rifles. He was part of a group of policemen who transferred to the army and they had a tough time!
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RSM Genis taking a break.

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Precision drill in Kimberley.  I was there for a few months when they changed from two year’s military service to 18 months, part of an all-army training team.

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Major Middleton, RSM Genis with Simon Olley and Frans Viljoen.

 

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School OC – Lieutenant-Colonel Wiesse

 

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Vasbyt – Pieter Landman lending a hand!

 

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Lieutenant-Colonel Wiesse during the production of a training video.

 

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Passing out parade.

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Major Dewet Geldenhuys. I think it’s Pieter Landman sitting with his back to the camera.

 

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The chaplain arriving with AO2 Olley – ? (I think) — with Simon Olley.

 

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I’m speaking to one of the troops

 

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Lohatla (Army Battle School)

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Lohatla (Army Battle School)

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Glen Mueller – then Glen became a C.A.

 

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To infinity and beyond! ;-))

 

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Mortar assault on the famous “white road” in the center of the pic.

 

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One of our students was evaluated for “order group” by RSM Genis. Think the student was Candidate Officer Anderson.

 

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After Theo Bodenstein and my disastrous night exercise. The morning after. Look at his lip. If I remember correctly, four or five of our platoon ended up in hospital.  I remember when we had to wake Dewet Geldenhuys, our CO up to tell him about it.  It was one of the least pleasant experiences!  🙂

 

 

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Olifant Tank – Lohatla (Army Battle School)

 

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Rooikat – Lohatla

 

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Anti-Aircraft – Lohatla

 

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Lohatla (Army Battle School) – G6 canon

 

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G5 Canon – Lohatla

 

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Receiving the colors – think this was a practice at the school before the real event at the Vootrekkerhoogte sports field.

 

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G6 Canon – Army Battle School

 

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An Olifant tank approaching? Lohatla.

 

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Arresting a POW procedures – Training at Lohatla (Army battle School)

 

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Lohatla (Army Battle School)
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Voortrekkerhooge – Capt. Anker as company commander in the centre and im to his left (right in the pic) as company 2 IC.

 

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Forgot his name, but he joined us when he was doing a camp in Lohatla

 

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One of the guys from Special Forces who joined us for training.

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