The Bugle for SAMVOA Member of the Year has been awarded to Veteran Paul Roos.
Paul’s dedication to the ideals of SAMVOA, including his massive input into the institution of the South African Service Cross medal earned him the SAMVOA Member of the Year award.
Veteran Roos completed his basic training at 7 SA Infantry Battalion at Phalaborwa in the ’80’s, after which he joined the Spoor Section of the SADF Dog Centre at Bourkes Luck.
He was later posted to the SWASPES operational base at Otavi in South West Africa. Here he joined forces with other specialist units such as the mounted infantry and Bushman trackers. It was also during this time that Veteran Roos completed the tracking course with his tracker dog named Peanuts. Together they served twenty months in South West Africa, of which thirteen months were spent on deployment in the operational area. Veteran Roos participated in Operation Protea with members of the mechanised infantry.