South African National Defence Force Memorial

The South African Defence Force Memorial is situated just outside the entrance to Fort Klapperkop in Pretoria. The memorial was unveiled on May 31 1979 and includes a statue of a soldier holding a R1 rifle, in memory of all members of the South African Defence Force who lost their lives serving their country. The individuals who have lost their lives are honored with an inscription on a number of marble plaques mounted around the statue.


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  1. Gaelyn

    Nice memorial. I like the perspective on the last shot.

  2. Zane

    Great blogpost Jonker. So much to see in SA why travel abroad!

  3. Marka

    We must never forget the sacrifices of those who have gone before us, nor the reasons for those sacrifices and the lessons thereof.