SAMVOA WA Veterans awarded their SADF medals – 18 December 2014

On Thursday, 18th December 2014, five former soldiers of the SADF were presented their long overdue medals by the legendary former OC of 61 Mechanised Battalion and former Major General, Roland de Vries at a ceremony held by SAMVOA WA at the RSL Club in Belmont, Perth.

Pictured: SADF Veterans with Roland de Vries

SADF Veterans with Roland de Vries


The medal recipients were:

  • Veteran Braam Coetzee
  • Veteran Sean Pumbaa Badrian
  • Veteran Timothy Chadwick
  • Veteran Johan Jankowitz
  • Veteran Jan du Plessis

One of the Veterans drove for over 3 hours to attend the parade and all were extremely honoured by the fact that General de Vries so kindly agree to pin their medals to their chests.

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Medal Ceremony - SAMVOA WA - 18 Dec 2014

Medal Ceremony – SAMVOA WA – 18 Dec 2014

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