Events    (Updated 2017.05.22)

2017

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Upcoming Events Summary for 2017/2018

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2017
18 August - Recce Story Evening in Cape Town
25 August - 2nd SASFA Golf Day 2017
02 September - Recce Bash in Pretoria
03 September - Special Forces Annual Memorial Day and Service
28 October - New Recce book launch, Eheke (40 years)/Firewood (30 years) commemoration and related Story Evening

2018
Recce MTB Mission - Saturday 28 April

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18 August - Recce Story Evening in Cape Town

Another "Recce Story Night" is to be hosted in Cape Town! This is an opportunity to meet ex Special Forces Operators, hear some great stories, laugh a little, buy some Recce Inc. branded items and mainly support the welfare initiatives of the South African Special Forces Association.

This Recce Story Night will focus the mesmerizing story of Operation Coolidge, planned to blow up the Quito Cuanavale bridge in Angola, the aim of which was to disrupt a major logistical supply line of the enemy at the time. The only way to reach this bridge was by swimming down a river infested with crocodiles. Which is just what a combined team of men from 4 and 5 Reconnaissance Regiment did!

Hear many of the men involved speak about the idea, the preparation, the suspense, the dramatic events on the day and the result of the operation. The senior commanding officer, the team leaders, the men that did the execution - most of them will be there!
Tuffy Joubert: Ops Commander, Fred Wilke: Mission Commander and others... From the proverbial horse's mouth!

A total of twelve Honoris Crux decorations for bravery were awarded to men involved in this operation!

After the dinner break we hear from Heinrich von Berg, retired SA Special Forces veteran and past Signals Officer at 5 Special Forces Regiment, who manned the Mission HQ, about how this and other Special Forces operations were supported over great distances without modern technology like cell phones and GPS devices!

DRESS CODE - Smart informal
PLACE: Parow Golf Club, Frans Conradie Dr, Golf Course, Parow, 7500, see their web site here: www.parowgolfclub.co.za
TIME: 1830 for 1900
COST: R150 per person (Includes entrance fee and snacks)
There will be a cash bar available

BOOKINGS:
You have to book and pay in advance. You will be issued an e-ticket for the event after we receive you proof of payment. All bookings must be paid within three days of making the booking. No refunds will be done if cancelled three days before the event.


BANK DETAILS
Account name: Recce Incorporated
ABSA 4086831100
Branch code: 632005
REFERENCE : 18Aug/Your name and surname

SNAPSCAN and CARD FACILITIES WILL BE AVAILABLE

mailto:sales@recce.co.za?subject="Recce%20Story%20Evening%2012%20March%202017%20at%20Dullstroom&body=I%20would%20like%20to%20book%20for%20one%20person%20for%20the%20Recce%20Story%20Evening%20in%20Dullstroom%20on%2012%20March%202017."



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25 August - SASFA Golf Day 2017

The South African Special Forces Association (SASFA) will host the SECOND SASFA FUND RAISING GOLF DAY on the 25th of August 2017 at the Magaliespark Country Club.



A prestige prize-giving function and ceremonial handing over of funds to representatives of SASFA will be presented afterwards in the Magaliespark Function Hall.

This golf day is once again one of the highlights on the SASFA social calendar for 2017.  It will present an ideal opportunity for high-level networking and contribute greatly towards our PRIMARY GOAL of raising funds for the SASFA to assist them in looking after their Veteran Soldiers (Recce’s). 

Several VIP’s and PGA Pro Golfers will grace us on the day. These include celebrities like Heinrich du Preez (The MD of the Radical Group, a South African amateur golfer, and the holder of 40 golf related world records, including 18 Guinness World Records). He will further act as the MC and Golf Auctioneer for the evening.

Dale Hayes - South African Professional Golfer with 21 Professional wins to his credit.

William van Mierlo - PGA Pro from Magaliespark Golf Club. 

Jannie de Beer - Springbok Fly half and Hero of the 1999 World Cup for his world record five drop goals in a single test match in Paris against England.

The intention here is that the sponsors only enter 3 of their own players and we secure a VIP / PGA Golfer to join your 4 Balls for the day. The VIP’s can include members of the SASFA / SPECIAL FORCES Brigade who will join your 4 ball as a player / host on the day to share some of their stories.

Contact Roy Marais - rcmssconsulting@gmail.com in order to participate or to become a sponsor at this prestigious event

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02 September - Recce Bash in Pretoria

Saturday 2 September, apart from being the second day of Spring, is more fondly remembered for being the Recce Bash Day!

We gather at Bronberg Estate, east of Pretoria, for a fun and informative day with the SA Special Forces Association.

This event, open to all, allows you to come and rub shoulders with many retired SA Special Forces operators and see some of the currently serving operators in action! Come and learn about the objectives of the SA Special Forces Association and purchase Recce branded clothing and many other items.

Serving members of the SA Special Forces, real Recces - not the bar braggers you often hear about, will do a parachute jump and an attack demonstration.

There will be many stalls hosted by adventure and sport companies, food stalls that serve up your favourite Saturday morning having fun snack whilst you browse the myriad of interesting exhibitions and the ladies may spend time at the mini crafts market, whilst the children will be kept busy with their own Boot Camp of sorts!

Bring the whole family for less expense than going to a rugby match and have more fun for all in the process! No losers!

 
The Recce Challenge will be another feature of the day. We challenge young men and women to come and test their wits and guts and strength through tackling some real Special Forces selection related type of tasks. Prepare to get tired, dirty and tested! All the more worth it to get your name on the floating trophy and be presented with the magnificent knife that is the first prize for the Recce Challenge Champion. Will it be you?



More specific information, entry requirements and forms to be posted here soon!

Touch of Class! In a class of their own, these top musicians will entertain us with their pleasant sounds that will certainly include the new Recce Song that they perform so masterfully.

See this link to find the location where all of these activities will take place: http://www.weiveld.co.za/index.php/ligging

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03 September - Special Forces Annual Memorial Day and Service
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28 October - The launch of a new Recce book. We commemorate the operations at Eheke (40 years) and Firewood (30 years) with a Recce Story Evening about these two significant events in SA Special Forces history.

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