media statement 2008

STATEMENT BY DEPARTMENT OF DEFENCE HEADQUARTERS

MEDIA RELEASE BY SA NATIONAL DEFENCE FORCE (SANDF) HEADQUARTERS PRETORIA: SANDF PARTICIPATION IN THE NATIONAL HERITAGE DAY

Date of Release: 23 September 2006
Embargo: None

The SA National Defence Force (SANDF) will once again proudly form part of the formal programme of the National Heritage Day Celebrations on 24 September 2008, at 11h00. More than 180 members from different Services and Divisions will participate in this parade. This year’s celebration will be hosted at Maropeng Heritage Site Amphitheatre (Cradle of Humankind), in Gauteng Province.

The colorful military ceremony will consist of a National Salute comprising of a Guard of Honour from the National Ceremonial Guard, 21 Rounds Gun Salute, Salute Flight by two Oryx Helicopters, National Anthem by the National Ceremonial Guard Band. There will also be an air display by the Silver Falcons followed by the Finale National Salute.

ENDS

Issued by:
SANDF Headquarters
Private Bag X161
Pretoria
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Inquiries:
Brigadier General Kwena Mangope
Telephone: (012) 355 6302 or 072 538 6888