Training

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SPECIAL FORCES TRAINING CYCLE

This is the ultimate military experience. Upon completion of this 57-week cycle; successful recruits will receive the coveted Special Forces
Operators Badge and a Certificate in Special Forces Operations. The Special Forces Basic Training Cycle consists of the following
courses:
Special Forces Individual Phase 1
Special Forces Selection
Medical Level 1 - 4
Special Forces Individual Phase 2
Special Forces Basic Demolitions
Basic Static Line Parachuting
Special Forces Air Operations
Small Boat Coxswain
Bush craft, tracking and survival
Minor Tactics Rural
Minor Tactics Urban

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Fast roping and hot extraction techniques using helicopters




Hot extractions (2), "Vlermuis" (Bat) vehicles slung under Oryx helicopters with crew in attendance in two other, C130 with "Vlermuis" vehicles







Mastery of the sea, maneuvering in canoes, stealth approaches to beachheads..All are in the skills repertoire of the seaborne operators








Bush craft, mastery of heavy weapons such as the 106mm anti-tank gun, demolitions expertise







Minor Tactics - explosion, RPG fire in attack







Firing anti-aircraft guns, using and having fun with an RPG,  using explosives, concealment in the bush












Parachuting in its many forms: tailgating from a C130, relative work in the air, on the ground with rolled up parachute after landing, HALO







Operator in flight during a HALO jump and another on the ground afterwards, free fall team with a Puma and the pilots, Dakota static line jump








The first HALO course to start on 12000 feet. It took place in 1978




Static Line jumping with Free Fall Parachutes, approach to Donkergat DZ, sea level flare out RV with inflatable boat



Mountaineering and abseiling, training wall for climbing, scaling a dam wall




Mountain rescue missions




Survival, making fire, hot food, catching fish






Survival,
cutting tree roots to make coffee



Urban warfare training smoke room, preparing to breach,
















Advanced Urban Warfare



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