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Operation Daisy, November 1981

The on-going process of intelligence-gathering after Protea indicated to the South Africans that SWAPO had moved their command post to a position in thick bush northeast of Techamutete. Despite their heavy losses, SWAPO was planning another large-scale infiltration during the rainy season, early in 1982.

In order to disrupt these plans the SADF decided to seek and destroy the enemy headquarters by means of a ground force assault supported by the air force.

The target area was code-named Daisy, and the operation called OPERATION DAISY. Located extremely deep inside Angola, up to 150 kilometres, the area of operations had to be supported by the Air Force and the decision was made to provide adequate fighter back-up for the ground forces due to the proximity of two major Angolan airfields at Lubango and Menongue. The target area was well within the MiG striking range.

Below is a small gallery of about 69 photos taken during the operation.

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The on-going process of intelligence-gathering after Protea indicated to the South Africans that SWAPO had moved their command post to a position in thick bush northeast of Techamutete. Despite their heavy losses, SWAPO was planning another large-scale infiltration during the rainy season, early in 1982.

In order to disrupt these plans the SADF decided to seek and destroy the enemy headquarters by means of a ground force assault supported by the air force.

The target area was code-named Daisy, and the operation called OPERATION DAISY. Located extremely deep inside Angola, up to 150 kilometres, the area of operations had to be supported by the Air Force and the decision was made to provide adequate fighter back-up for the ground forces due to the proximity of two major Angolan airfields at Lubango and Menongue. The target area was well within the MiG striking range.

Below is a small gallery of about 69 photos taken during the operation.

This gallery is only available to Registered Users of www.warinangola.com and only PREMIUM MEMBERS  and members of the WarBlogs can view the gallery here on this page.

See the PREMIUM MEMBERSHIP page on www.warinangola.com for more information.

 

A sample of the photos...