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From: "Brian & Fay Lea" <>
Subject: Re: [SOUTH-AFRICA] [ZA-EC] SAAF
Date: Wed, 24 Aug 2011 18:24:26 +0200
I have had wonderful information from the SANDF even a
photograph of my uncle who was permanent force, together with all his
I have a friend who has photographs and details of the medals handed out
during WWll, if you need help with this.
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Subject: [ZA-EC] SAAF
As my father left me all the information on his Army Service I haven't had
to research anything like this before. A newly found cousin who lives in
Australia has told me her father enlisted in the SAAF during the 2nd World
The information I'm looking for is of my first cousin, Gerald Robert Irwin
DEES born 9th January 1925 'Rietfontein', Tarlton, Transvaal died 4th June
I imagine he couldn't have enlisted until he turned 18 in 1943.
I would be 'maternally' grateful (sorry, one of my mother's 'funnies') if
any of you could help me with this!
I'd always felt sorry for my grandmother having to worry about 3 sons in the
services, I hadn't realised that she also had to worry about a grandson as
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