SAAF MUSEUM OPEN DAY 5 APRIL 2014
By Willie Bodenstein
The SAAF (South African Air Force) Museum whose motto is "Custodia Traditiones" (Custodian of traditions) holds a fly day on the first Saturday of every month.
de Havilland Vampire
• To collect, preserve, restore and exhibit articles and records pertaining to the heritage and traditions of the SAAF and military aviation associated therewith.
• To undertake detailed research into and to accumulate and disseminate information and knowledge relating to the history and traditions of the SAAF.
• To cultivate an interest and educate the general public, particularly the youth, in military aviation.
The number and type of aircraft flown depends on serviceability and on most fly days members of the Defence Force Parachutist also display their skills.
North American Texan (Harvard)
It was not until 14 May 1973 that the Chief of the SA Defence Force gave approval in principal for its formation following the tireless efforts of 24 Squadron wartime veteran and author Col Peter M.J. McGregor. On 26 October 1973 official Government approval was obtained through the offices of the Minister of Defence, the Honourable P.W. Botha which meant that official efforts to preserve South Africa's military aviation heritage could now begin.
Recently completed open hangar housing various Mriage III, F1, Cheetah and Impala examples
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