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    Which school are those cadets from Drevil?

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    Quote Originally Posted by baboon6 View Post
    Which school are those cadets from Drevil?
    Queens College

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    Quote Originally Posted by drevil5000 View Post
    Trooping the colour parade, South Africa.

























    Good to see some traditions kept.
    Nice photo's.
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    Some pictures my dad took during his time in the army.








































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    Quote Originally Posted by drevil5000 View Post
    Some pictures my dad took during his time in the army.







































    Hell, it brings back memories!
    Where was the first photo taken?
    Voortrekkerhoogte?
    Nice Photos
    Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Piepalook View Post
    Hell, it brings back memories!
    Where was the first photo taken?
    Voortrekkerhoogte?
    Nice Photos
    Thanks!
    The first two were taken at waterkloof airforce base.

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    Quote Originally Posted by drevil5000 View Post
    Queens College
    They still do cadets in South Africa?

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    Quote Originally Posted by GETSOME View Post
    They still do cadets in South Africa?
    I think most schools have done away with it but every year Queens kicks of the reunion weekend with this parade.

    A few years ago the department of education tried to force the school to stop cadets saying it was racist and was promoting colonialism. The school refused to stop and nothing came of it.

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    [quote=baboon6;3221241]Depends what uniform they're in. In the Soldier2000 camos, all SA Army personnel wear rank insignia on the collar:









    Thanks for that info.
    I see he is wearing the tracker badge above his wings,i thought only the wings went on your left side.
    Is that badge above the skiet balkie still awarded?











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    [quote=GETSOME;3232036][quote=baboon6;3221241]Depends what uniform they're in. In the Soldier2000 camos, all SA Army personnel wear rank insignia on the collar:









    Thanks for that info.
    I see he is wearing the tracker badge above his wings,i thought only the wings went on your left side.
    Is that badge above the skiet balkie still awarded?/quote]
    Is he a major?
    What rank does he hold?

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    Is he a major?
    What rank does he hold?[/quote]

    His a RSM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GETSOME View Post






    Is he a major?
    What rank does he hold?
    Hes a RSM.

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    Here are some pics of SAS Isandlwana (and SAS Amatola behind her) at the V & A Waterfront in Cape Town on Sunday. Unfortunately I didn't know the frigates (or the Brazilian and Indian ships) were going to be there. Otherwise a) I would have gone earlier so I could go aboard Isandlwana and b) taken my camera with (I left it in Joburg). Sorry for the poor quality, was using my cellphone.








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    Don't know if this has been posted before. This is a report on Exercise Young Eagle, an SA Army airborne exercise held last year, by McGill Alexander, a retired Brig Gen and former paratrooper. Some of you may have read his MA dissertation on the Cassinga operation.

    http://www.sainfantry.co.za/comment.php?comment.news.33

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    [quote=Piepalook;3238347][quote=GETSOME;3232036]
    Quote Originally Posted by baboon6 View Post
    Depends what uniform they're in. In the Soldier2000 camos, all SA Army personnel wear rank insignia on the collar:









    Thanks for that info.
    I see he is wearing the tracker badge above his wings,i thought only the wings went on your left side.
    Is that badge above the skiet balkie still awarded?/quote]
    Is he a major?
    What rank does he hold?
    Been away for a while.
    Cannot properly see badge on left.
    Badge on right above name and "skietbalkie" is reserve volunteer badge.
    Badge has been replaced with a new one, but it is still worn.
    Hope this picture is old, as both badges is old and has been replaced. Will not do for an RSM to be incorrectly dressed.
    Picture originally posted with this one shows the previous major's rank insignia. Now a finer and smaller badge. Hope picture of maj is also old one. We no longer tuck in our shirts. Went out with the "bunt" version (old habbits however die hard). "Balkies" is olso no longer as a rule worn on berrets.

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