|We wish Veterans Herman van Onselen and Riaan de Villiers both a speedy recovery
||WWII Veteran - Leading Seaman and Telegraphist Joe Tennant|
ANZAC Day Parade
|Major General Roland De Vries visits Australia as SAMVOA Guest of Honour||Veteran Ron Fouche returns letter written by a Vietnam War Veteran|
47 years ago
Remembrance Day Service
|Victoria Veterans attend the Australian Reserve Forces Parade in Melbourne||SASC Medal awarded posthumously to Airman Trevor Williams|
Boer War Memorial Service
|Colonel Jan Breytenbach visits Australia as SAMVOA Guest of Honour||Queensland Veterans awarded their SADF medals|
Regional Meeting Schedule 2013
|The 'Ebo Four' repatriated after 37 years||WA Veterans awarded their SADF medals|
|Message from the National Chairman to Australian Reserve Forces Day Council||SAMVOA Member of the Year 2012 Veteran Donovan Roets||Ops Rough It 2013 - Back to the sand and the dust for WA Veterans|
|Latest Images and Videos||SAMVOA Dress & Ceremonial Standards||Join Us!|
|SAMVOA veterans proudly participate in a number of prestigious and celebrated events throughout the year. These include the ANZAC Day Parade, the Remembrance Day Service, and the Boer War Memorial Service.
Why not join us at the next event?
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|There can be no doubt that SAMVOA Members are proud of their legacy as South African Defence Force Veterans. Our pride is measured by the manner in which we dress and conduct ourselves during public parades and services across Australia and New Zealand.
Click here for dress regulations.
|Are you a former SADF/SANDF, SAP/SAPS or South African Correctional Services member now living in Australia or New Zealand?|
Then why not join us?
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|Our Brothers||Our Friends||Our Allies|
61 Mechanised Infantry Battalion
Returned and Services League
| South African Military Veterans Organisation of the USA|
- SAMVOUSA -
The South African Legion
|We have a SAMVOA representative in South Africa, so Veterans living in South Africa are welcome to join us.|
|Memorable Order of Tin Hats|
- The Moths -
| South African Infantry Association
- SAI -
|Boer War Memorial Association of Australia|
| South African Air Force Association
- SAAFA -
This Veteran Organisation dedicates itself, in grateful recognition and memory of their countrymen, the Immortal Dead of South Africa, who, at the call of Duty, made the supreme Sacrifice on the battlefields of Africa, Asia and Europe, in the air and on the sea.
Their ideal is our legacy - Their sacrifice our inspiration
At the going down of the sun, and in the morning, we will remember them.
SAMVOA is an ex-servicemen organisation comprised of Military and Police Veterans who were called up or volunteered to serve their country, South Africa, in the SADF/SANDF, SAP/SAPS, or the South Africa Correctional Services, who completed their commitment and who now reside in Australia or New Zealand, or in countries peripheral to this region.
Even though the majority of SAMVOA members reside in Australia and New Zealand, South African Veterans residing in other countries are welcome to join. There is an active and growing membership in the USA - so click on the SAMVOUSA link under the "Our Allies" section to visit the SAMVOUSA site. We also have a SAMVOA representative residing in South Africa, so Veterans living in the Republic are welcome to join us.
We will carry forward the memory of an amazing time in our lives, when we did our duty for our country and faced off against the world's most aggressive and formidable forces at the time. There can be no doubt that we proudly served in the best defence force that Africa has ever seen.