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.
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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