media statement 2008

MEDIA INVITATION BY DEPARTMENT OF DEFENCE HEADQUARTERS

INVITATION TO ATTEND THE SA AIR FORCE GYMNASIUM MEDAL PARADE

Date: Wednesday 04 November 2008

On Friday 07 November 2008 the SA Air Force Gymnasium in Thaba Tshwane, together with the SA Air Force College will host a combined medal parade to recognize the service of outstanding individuals.

This will be the final Air Force Gymnasium medal parade in Thaba Tshwane, as the Air Force Gymnasium will relocate to Air Force Base Hoedspruit next year.

You are invited to send a journalist and cameraperson to cover this unique event at the Air Force Gymnasium on Friday 07 November 2008 at 08:40 for 09:00.

Ends.

Issued by: Defence Corporate Communication
Defence Headquarters
Pretoria

Enquiries: Captain Zola Nombida
(012) 351 4072 or 073 064 5764

DIRECTIONS FROM JOHANNESBURG TO SAAF GYM:

  • TAKE THE NI NORTH (POLOKWANE)
  • FOLLOW THE N14 TO PRETORIA
  • TURN LEFT AT THE M24 VALHALLA OFFRAMP, ROAD BENDS TO THE LEFT.
  • TURN RIGHT AT THE STOP SIGN AT THE END OF THE BEND.
  • PROCEED STRAIGHT ON THE M24 TOWARDS VALHALLA
  • TURN LEFT AT THE ROBOTS INTO OLD JOHANNESBURG ROAD.
  • THE MAIN GATE FOR THE SA AIR FORCE GYMNASIUM IS ABOUT 100M FURTHER ON THE RIGHT.

DIRECTION FROM FOUNTAINS CIRCLE TO SAAF GYM:

  • FROM THE ROBOTS AT THE FOUNTAINS CIRCLE MAIN GATE.
  • TURN RIGHT AT THE ROBOTS AND CONTINUE STRAIGT ON WITH THE ROAD TOWARDS THABA TSHWANE.
  • PROCEED STRAIGHT, AT THE ROBOTS IN FRONT OF THE GATE OF THE VOORTREKKER MONUMENT TURN LEFT.
  • THIS ROAD BECOMES OLD JOHANNESBURG ROAD.
  • PASS A SET OF ROBOTS CONTINUE STRAIGHT AHEAD
  • THE MAIN GATE FOR THE AIR FORCE GYMNASIUM IS ABOUT ABOUT 100M FURTHER ON THE RIGHT.