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Rooiplaas Membership Application Form

The Rooiplaas Community is the biggest representative group for paratroopers in South Africa. To join Rooiplaas, please complete the attached …
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Background to Rooiplaas

Rooiplaas, the parachute training facility in Bloemfontein, South Africa, has a rich history. It played a crucial role in the …
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Did you know? WELL-KNOWN PERSONALITIES THAT ARE QUALIFIED PARATROOPERS

Nick Bester (Comrades runner and winner)Danie Gerber (Springbok rugby)Johan Scholtz (Well-known actor)Randall Wiccomb (Singer – RIP)Andre Bestbier (Springbok rugby)Mike Bolhuis …
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Did you know? BOOKS

Colonel Jan Breytenbach, wrote five books: Eden Exile; Buffalo Soldiers; Forged in Battle; They lived by the Sword; and The …
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Did you know? PARACHUTES

The first T10 type parachute arrived in the battalion in 1962The first SAVIAC MK 1 was the round shaped parachute …
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Did you know? OPERATIONAL

The first 16 men to do para-training overseas departed on 27 September 1960.The first qualified paratroopers jumped out of a …
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Did you know? TRAINING

The first training of SA parachutists started on 03 October 1960 at the Royal Air Force Parachute Training School at …
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Did you know? UNIFORM, EQUIPMENT & DESIGNATIONS

* The original colour of the British Paratrooper beret is red. When the first group of qualified SA paratroopers returned …
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Did you know? HISTORY

* The name ROOIPLAAS refers to the mother unit 1 Parachute Bn and 44 Brigade * The slogan for 1 …
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Airborne Creed

I AM AN AIRBORNE TROOPER !!!!! A PARATROOPER!!!!! I jump by parachute from any plane flight. I volunteered to do …
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