1914 - 1918

The First World War

- Centenary Commemoration

Their ideal is our legacy

Their sacrifice our Inspiration

We will remember them

We carry forward the memory
of an amazing time in our lives

When we proudly answered the Call of our country

And served in the best defence force that Africa has ever seen




News Stories Events
colekVeteran Errol Kristal JCD
Veteran Josie Everton
Lest we forget
hmasWWII Veteran - Leading Seaman and Telegraphist Joe Tennant
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ANZAC Day Parade
61Major General Roland De Vries visits Australia as SAMVOA Guest of Honour samvoa SAMVOA Member of the Year 2013 Veteran Paul Roos remember
Remembrance Day Service
61Australian school students under guidance of a SAMVOA Veteran honour fallen soldiers at Tyne Cot. sascSASC Medal awarded posthumously to Airman Trevor Williamsboerwar
Boer War Memorial Service
32Colonel Jan Breytenbach visits Australia as SAMVOA Guest of Honour propatriaQueensland Veterans awarded their SADF medalssamvoa
Regional Meeting Schedules
eboThe 'Ebo Four' repatriated after 37 years propatriaWA Veterans awarded their SADF medals 61Tribute to Major General (ret) Roland de Vries - 61 Mech
bokMessage from the National Chairman to Australian Reserve Forces Day Council envelopeVeteran Ron Fouche returns letter written by a Vietnam War Veteran
47 years ago
opsriOps Rough It 2013 - Back to the sand and the dust for WA Veterans

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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?

Click here for the gallery.
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?

Click here for membership.

Our Brothers Our Friends Our Allies

61 61 Mechanised Infantry Battalion
- 61 Mech -

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Returned and Services League
samvousa South African Military Veterans Organisation of the USA
- SAMVOUSA -

3232 Battalion
- The Buffalo Soldiers -

salegion
The South African Legion
samvousaWe have a SAMVOA representative in South Africa, so Veterans living in South Africa are welcome to join us.

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- The Recces -

mothMemorable Order of Tin Hats
- The Moths -
 
32 South African Infantry Association
- SAI -
bwmBoer War Memorial Association of Australia 
saafa 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.