BOOKS WRITTEN BY OUR MEMBERS

Books Written By Our Members
13 Feb 2017

Books written by our members friends and Airborne Brothers who experienced the South African bush war first hand.

 


 


Lt Col Johnny Kieser - In Memoriam

Lt Col  Johnny Kieser   -  In Memoriam

LT COL JOHNNY KIESER     R.I.P.     IN MEMORIUM   PARATROOPER PIONEER   In 1960, as a twenty-year old corporal in the SA Armoured Corps, Johnny Kieser was one of 15 selected South Africans who were sent to England to train as paratroopers and then to return to establish South Africa’s first airborne unit. Under command of Cmdt WP Louw (later to bec


Bronko Tool Hire

Bronko Tool Hire

A great thank you to Bronko Tool Hire, Bronkhorstspruit for the sponsorship to Rooiplaas Paratroopers veterans.  Seen here on the picture is on the left Grant Purnell receiving a gift from Faan Roets, from Rooiplaas Paratroopers Community and event Host.   Thank you to both for a great yearly event.  


Rooiplaas Veterans Reunion Fort Ikapa Cape Town 04 May 2019

Rooiplaas Veterans    Reunion  Fort Ikapa Cape Town 04 May 2019

The anual Rooiplaas Reunion at Fort Ikapa Cape Town South Africa was held on 04 May 2019. Great turnout of veteran SA Paratroopers enjoying the true Rooiplaas Veterans Brotherhood.    


Focus On Warren Gibson -- Artist

Focus On Warren Gibson --  Artist

WARREN GIBSON    WARREN GIBSON  WAS BORN IN 1971. HE SERVED IN THE SOUTH AFRICAN ARMY BETWEEN 1992 UNTIL 2005 AND LEFT THE FORCE AS CAPTAIN. HE WAS  MEMBER OF 1 PARACHUTE BATTALION (Full Honary Colors) AND PATHFINDER PLATOON. WARREN GIBSON DESIGNED THE PATHFINDER PROFICIENCY BADGE AS WELL AS 3 PARACHUTE BATTALION AND AIR ASSAULT BADGES WHILE IN THE MILITARY HE SPENT THE


Airborne Creed

Airborne Creed

I AM AN AIRBORNE TROOPER !!!!!       A PARATROOPER!!!!! I jump by parachute from any plane flight. I volunteered to do it, knowing well thru hazards of my choice. I serve in a mighty Airborne Force-famed for deeds war-renowned for readiness in peace. it is my pledge to uphold its honor and prestige in all I am-in all I do I am an elite trooper-a sky trooper-a shock trooper - a s


The Code Of Honour

The Code Of Honour

        Our Code of Honour


What Manner Of Men Are Those Who Wear The Maroon Beret

What Manner Of Men Are Those Who Wear The Maroon Beret


Paratrooper Creed

Paratrooper Creed

I volunteered as a parachutist, i fully realising the hazards of my chosen the prestige, honor and high esprit-de-corps of the only volunteer branch I realise that a parachutist is not merely a soldier who arrives by parachute that this country expects him to march farther and faster, to fight hard, better than any soldier. Parachutists of all allied armies belong together. I shall never fail my


Mick De Jager - Our Fellow Paratrooper Brother In Cheshire Home Port Elisabeth

Mick De Jager   -  Our Fellow Paratrooper Brother In Cheshire Home Port Elisabeth

Rooiplaas Community visited Mick De Jager in Cheshire Home. Thank you to Karin De Jager ---  Mick`s sister for looking so well after her brother Thank you to Nan Jolly for the wheelchair Thank you to Deidre Burger  --  The Angel from heaven at Cheshire Home for looking after Mick`s welfare. A big thank you to all sponsors who donated money towards the Wheelchair fund. Needles to


Best Picture - Photographer - Melanie Beneke

Best Picture  - Photographer  - Melanie Beneke

SOME BRILLIANT PHOTO`S TAKEN BY MELANIE BENEKE  


Water Jump 2017 Training Of Veteran Paratroopers

Water Jump  2017  Training Of Veteran Paratroopers

WATER JUMP TRAINING OF VETERAN PARATROOOPERS