Paratroopers who lost their lives during training (1 Para Bn)

Rfn J.J. du Toit04/10/1968 Parachute accident
S-sgt K.E. PotgieterMay 1973 Free fall accident
Rfn C.N. Moorcroft1976
Maj L.G. Grundling1978
Lt W. van der Merwe1985 Claymore accident
Rfn S.S. Mpotle1995
Cpl M.P. Ratutubala1996
L/cpl M. Bongoza1996
Gnr G.T. Aaron1997 Parachute accident
L/cpl L.S. Matrose1997 Parachute accident
Rfn J. Botman1999
Rfn T.G. Kalipa2004
Taken with permission from book Rooiplaas! 1 Valskermbataljon compiled by Renier du Toit and Ronnie Claassen, 2015. Image taken from