500th static line jump by WO1 GJ Kitching on 19 July 1991
This video features Captain Kobus Human in action at Ondjiva, Angola 1982 at 05:45 with Golf Company 81/82. Video uploaded by Eric McLeod.
All paratrooper- and military veterans and their families are welcome at the Rooiplaas Reunion.
When: Saturday, 30 July 2022
Place: Faan se Plaas, Bronkhorstspruit
Time: 10h00 till late
Cost: R50 per person for day visitors.
Cash bar, beverages, and food for sale.
Parachutists to jump in at 14h00 with a parade and speeches thereafter. More information to follow.
Accommodation: Accommodation is available in the form of bungalows, caravan stands, and tents with minimal costs. R100 pp/pd for camping without electricity; R130 pp/pd for camping with electricity. Ensuite bedrooms R300 pp/pd sharing; (single R450). Bookings for two nights or more R100 discount on the second night. For any accommodation reservations contact Jan at 082 466 8077.
Programme: Seven parachutists from Skydive The Ranch Delmas Club, supported by owner Mr Johan Greyling, and Lt Col Japie Keet with a tandem display will perform at 14h00. Following this is a flag-hoisting parade, the General Salute will taken by Eeben Barlow, wreath laying and followed by a speech by RSM (ret) Koos Moorcroft, Recce Operator #3 and legend extraordinaire! Other activities to follow such as displays by The Ranch Skydiving Club, Rooiplaas, the Recce’s, and paratrooper memorabilia for sale.
Chappies van Zyl arranged a prayer meeting for Tannie Mossie, who is an icon and stalwart among the paratrooper fraternity. She is currently under sedation in a Bloemfontein hospital after suffering a stroke a few days ago. Rooiplaas paratrooper veterans, scholars, and friends attended, saying a special prayer for her.