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South African Air Force
The South African Air Force
South African Air Force
(SAAF, Suid-Afrikaanse Lugmag (SALM) in Afrikaans) is the air force of South Africa, with headquarters in Pretoria. The South African Air Force
South African Air Force
was established on 1 February 1920. The Air Force has seen service in World War II and the Korean War. From 1966 the SAAF was involved in providing infantry support in a low intensity war ("The Border War") in Angola, South-West Africa (Namibia) and Rhodesia. As the war progressed, the intensity of air operations increased until in the late 1980s, the SAAF were compelled to fly fighter missions against Angolan aircraft in order to maintain tactical air superiority. On conclusion of the Border War in 1990, aircraft numbers were severely reduced due to economic pressures as well as the cessation of hostilities with neighbouring states
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Afrikaans
Afrikaans
Afrikaans
(/ˌæfrɪˈkɑːns, ˌɑːfri-, -ˈkɑːnz/)[5][6] is a West Germanic language spoken in South Africa, Namibia
Namibia
and, to a lesser extent, Botswana
Botswana
and Zimbabwe. It evolved from the Dutch vernacular[7][8] of South Holland
South Holland
(Hollandic dialect)[9][10] spoken by the mainly Dutch settlers of what is now South Africa, where it gradually began to develop distinguishing characteristics in the course of the 18th century.[11] Hence, it is a daughter language of Dutch, and was previously referred to as "Cape Dutch" (a term also used to refer collectively to the early Cape settlers) or "kitchen Dutch" (a derogatory term used to refer to Afrikaans
Afrikaans
in its earlier days)
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Namibia
Coordinates: 22°S 17°E / 22°S 17°E / -22; 17 Republic
Republic
of Namibia8 National language namesRepubliek van Namibië  (Afrikaans)[1] Republik Namibia  (German)[2] Namibiab Republiki dib  (Nama)[3] Republika yaNamibia  (Herero)[4] Orepublika yaNamibia  (Kwanyama)[5] Republika zaNamibia  (Kwangali)[6] Repaboleki ya Namibia  (Tswana)[7]
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Angola
Coordinates: 12°30′S 18°30′E / 12.500°S 18.500°E / -12.500; 18.500 Republic
Republic
of Angola República de Angola  (Portuguese)FlagEmblemMotto: Virtus Unita Fortior  (Latin) (English: "Virtue is stronger when united")Anthem:  Angola
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Rhodesia
Rhodesia
Rhodesia
(/roʊˈdiːʒə/) was an unrecognised state in southern Africa from 1965 to 1979, equivalent in territorial terms to modern Zimbabwe. With its capital in Salisbury (now Harare), Rhodesia
Rhodesia
was considered a de facto successor state to the former British colony of Southern Rhodesia
Southern Rhodesia
(which had achieved responsible government in 1923) until 1970, when Rhodesia
Rhodesia
was proclaimed a republic without a monarch. During an effort to delay an immediate transition to black majority rule, Rhodesia's predominantly white government issued its own Unilateral Declaration of Independence (UDI) from the United Kingdom on 11 November 1965
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History Of The South African Air Force
—George Santayana History
History
(from Greek ἱστορία, historia, meaning "inquiry, knowledge acquired by investigation")[2] is the study of the past as it is described in written documents.[3][4] Events occurring before written record are considered prehistory. It is an umbrella term that relates to past events as well as the memory, discovery, collection, organization, presentation, and interpretation of information about these events
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Christian Frederick Beyers
Christiaan Frederik Beyers (23 September 1869 – 8 December 1914) was a Boer
Boer
general during the Second Boer
Boer
War.[1] Biography[edit] As a young man, he went to the Transvaal, where he took a prominent part on the Boer
Boer
side in the South African War, winning high distinction in the field and bearing the rank of general when peace was made in 1902. Beyers had much influence, as soldier and statesman, among the Dutch-speaking people of South Africa, and was, with Generals Botha and Smuts, though in a less degree than they, one of the recognized leaders of the Transvaal Boers. When responsible government was granted to the Transvaal, Beyers became speaker of the Lower House. He showed in the speaker's chair remarkable gifts
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Air Supremacy
Air supremacy
Air supremacy
is a position in war where a side holds complete control of air warfare and air power over opposing forces
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Cessna Caravan
The Cessna
Cessna
208 Caravan is an American single-engined turboprop, fixed-tricycle landing gear, short-haul regional airliner and utility aircraft that is built by Cessna. The airplane typically seats nine passengers with a single pilot, although with a FAR Part 23
FAR Part 23
waiver it can seat up to fourteen passengers. The aircraft is also used for cargo operations.Contents1 Design 2 Development2.1 Chinese production3 Variants3.1 Civilian 3.2 After-market variants 3.3 Military4 Operators4.1 Civil operators 4.2 Military operators5 Accidents 6 Specifications (208 Caravan) 7 See also 8 References 9 External linksDesign[edit]Low-density seating in the cabin of a passenger-carrying versionThe Cessna
Cessna
208 is a high-wing braced cabin monoplane powered by a single Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A turboprop in tractor configuration
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Jan Smuts
Field Marshal
Field Marshal
Jan Christiaan Smuts PC, OM, CH, DTD, ED, KC, FRS[1] (24 May 1870 – 11 September 1950) was a prominent South African and British Commonwealth statesman, military leader and philosopher. In addition to holding various cabinet posts, he served as prime minister of the Union of South Africa
Union of South Africa
from 1919 until 1924 and from 1939 until 1948. Although Smuts had originally advocated racial segregation and opposed the enfranchisement of black Africans, his views changed and he backed the Fagan Commission's findings that complete segregation was impossible. Smuts subsequently lost the 1948 election to hard-line Afrikaners who created apartheid
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Central Flying School
RAF Upavon, Wiltshire England 1912–46 RAF Little Rissington, Gloucestershire England 1946–1976 RAF Scampton, Lincolnshire England 1983–95 RAF Cranwell, Lincolnshire England 1995–Nickname(s) RAF CFSMotto(s) Imprimis Praecepta (Latin: Our teaching is everlasting)CommandersCommandant Group Captain
Group Captain
Fin MonahanThe Central Flying School
Central Flying School
(CFS) is the Royal Air Force's primary institution for the training of military flying instructors. Established in 1912, it is the longest existing flying training school
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C-130
The Lockheed C-130 Hercules
Lockheed C-130 Hercules
is a four-engine turboprop military transport aircraft designed and built originally by Lockheed (now Lockheed Martin). Capable of using unprepared runways for takeoffs and landings, the C-130 was originally designed as a troop, medevac, and cargo transport aircraft. The versatile airframe has found uses in a variety of other roles, including as a gunship (AC-130), for airborne assault, search and rescue, scientific research support, weather reconnaissance, aerial refueling, maritime patrol, and aerial firefighting. It is now the main tactical airlifter for many military forces worldwide. More than 40 variants of the Hercules, including a civilian one marketed as the Lockheed L-100, operate in more than 60 nations. The C-130 entered service with the U.S. in the 1950s, followed by Australia
Australia
and many other nations
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Cargo Aircraft
A cargo aircraft (also known as freight aircraft, freighter, airlifter or cargo jet) is a fixed-wing aircraft that is designed or converted for the carriage of cargo rather than passengers. Such aircraft usually do not incorporate passenger amenities and generally feature one or more large doors for loading cargo
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RAF Upavon
Trenchard Lines is a major British Army
British Army
headquarters. As the former Royal Air Force
Royal Air Force
Station Upavon, more commonly known as RAF
RAF
Upavon, it was a grass airfield, military flight training school, and administrative headquarters of the Royal Air Force. The station motto was In Principio Et Semper, and translated from Latin
Latin
means "In the Beginning and Always".[1] The station badge had a pterodactyl rising from rocks, which symbolised the station's connection with the early days of flying, and was also a reference to the location of the station near to the ancient monument Stonehenge.Contents1 History1.1 Origins and construction 1.2 Early flying developments 1.3 Birth of the Royal Air Force 1.4 Aviation "fighting", and air displays 1.5 The St
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World War I
Allied victory Central Powers
Central Powers
victory on the Eastern Front nullified by defeat on the Western Front Fall of all continental empires in Europe
Europe
(including Germany, Russia, Turkey and Austria-
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Patrol Aircraft
A maritime patrol aircraft (MPA), also known as a patrol aircraft, maritime reconnaissance aircraft, or by the older American term patrol bomber, is a fixed-wing aircraft designed to operate for long durations over water in maritime patrol roles — in particular anti-submarine warfare (ASW), anti-ship warfare (AShW), and search and rescue (SAR).Contents1 History1.1 World War I 1.2 World War II 1.3 Post–World War II2 Armament and countermeasures 3 Sensors 4 Examples 5 Notes 6 ReferencesHistory[edit]SS class airshipWorld War I[edit] The first aircraft that would now be identified as maritime patrol aircraft were flown by the Royal Naval Air Service
Royal Naval Air Service
and the French Aéronautique Maritime
Aéronautique Maritime
during World War I, primarily on anti-submarine patrols
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