EXERCISE OXIDE 2017: SANDF contingent arrive in
Article supplied by Lieutenant (SA Navy) R.
Hlabati, the Corporate Communication Officer in La
Photos by PO Shaun O’Connor, the Combat Cameraman in
24 November 2017 the South African National Defence
Force (SANDF) contingent participating in Exercise OXIDE
2017 arrived in La Reunion.
SAS AMATOLA arrives in La Reunion
24 November 2017
arrival the SANDF Exercise Director, Brig Gen G.W.
Lategan, accompanied by the Joint Task Force Commander,
Capt (SAN) H.T. Matsane, visited the Prefecture
(Presidency) of La Reunion. In keeping with Naval
tradition, the SANDF Exercise Director presented the
Prefect with a springbok skin.
stop for the Exercise Director and Joint Task Force
Commander was a courtesy call to the FAZSOI Exercise
Director, Brig Gen E. Vidaud onboard the French Multi
Mission ship, FS Champlain. The two Exercise Directors
then hosted a Media Briefing on-board the FS Champlain.
ended off with a Cocktail function on-board SAS AMATOLA
where RSA and French forces were given an opportunity to
socialize before the commencement of the Exercise OXIDE.
25 and 26 November 2017
period 25 to 26 November 2017, SAS AMATOLA opened up its
doors to the public of La Reunion, which included tours
for FAZSOI military members and their families as well
as a Community Relations Project where 60 children from
a local school were given a tour of the ship.
Children on board SAS AMATOLA during community relations