SANDF geared and ready for the 2018 Rand Show

Article by: Able Seaman T.C. Atson
Photographs by: Chief Petty Officer Mokubisane Khoaisi, Petty Officer Ilse Solomans and Able Seaman Tashwill Atson

Helos” buzzing overhead and smoke grenades being popped as fast ropers hit the ground hard with one day to go. This was the scene set during final preparations at NASREC on Thursday 29 March.


Brigadier General Nkhabu Nthejane and Rand Show coordinator Lt Col David Theys inspecting the Diving display at NASREC

The SANDF’s prestigious National Ceremonial Guard along with their band held a dress rehearsal in preparation for the opening parade set to take place on Good Friday where the Minister of Defence and Military Veterans, the honourable Ms Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula, would be the main functionary.



Brigadier General Nkhabu Nthejane and Rand Show coordinator Lt Col David Theys inspecting the Regional Works display at NASREC

SA Navy Precision Drill fine-tuning their act

Final inspections were also conducted and the Inspecting Officer, Brigadier General Nthejane together with Lt Col David Theys SANDF Rand Show coordinator of the military contingent present at NASREC carefully walked through each military display area.



The last of many practice sessions!

Oryx Helicopter coming in to deploy the fast ropers

   


Oryx Helicopter extracting ground forces

The Gecko being transported