media statement 2011

MEDIA INVITATION BY DEPARTMENT OF DEFENCE: SOUTH AFRICAN AIR FORCE COMMISSION PARADE

Date of release 14 June 2011

The South African Air Force (SAAF) will be hosting a Commissioning Parade on 15 June 2011 at SAAF College in Thaba Tshwane at 10h00. SAAF Candidate officers will swell the ranks of officers.

The Officerís Course is an introductory course for specialist fields such as piloting, engineering, navigators, air traffic controllers, mission controllers to mention but a few. Major General Gerald Malinga, General Officer Commanding of the SAAF Headquarters, will officiate at the parade. The parade will be graced by the presence of Deputy Minister of Defence and Military Veterans, Mr Thabang Makwetla.

Candidate Officer (CO) Keorapetse Sefitlholo, aged fifty years (50), will be commissioned along with the first set of twins, namely CO Michelle and CO Yolandi Williams. The twins will continue with their pupilís pilots training upon completion of the officerís course.

In light of the above, you are cordially invited to send a journalist and/or a photographer to cover this event and RSVP as depicted below.

RSVP: Tuesday, 14 June 2011.
Ends.

Issued by: SOUTH AFRICAN AIR FORCE
Directorate Corporate Staff Services
Pretoria
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