SA soldier recruits flaunt skills
email@example.com SOUTH African soldiers went through a drilling during the 42nd Youth Day event at Pretoria Military Sport Club in Thaba Tshwane yesterday.
This year’s recruits formed four squads to showcase drilling skills learnt in the SA Army, SA Air Force, SA Navy and SA Military Health Services. The squads attracted a large and enthusiastic crowd.
The platform provides the Department of Defence with a measure of the standard of recruits to ensure that all four wings progress evenly.
The idea was for the SANDF to mark the close of Youth Month with the theme: “Be the legacy by celebrating youth cohesion, endurance, productivity and soldiering through march and drill in different sport codes”.
The event also recognised the Department of Defence’s heroes, and all the youth who fought oppression during the 1976 student uprisings.
Chief of the SA Navy Vice-Admiral Mosiwa Hlongwane paid tribute to the youth, especially those of 1976, for their “courage, determination, and sacrifice demonstrated by dismantling the shackles of apartheid”. He presented trophies to the teams representing SA Military Health Services and SA Army services in joint first place.
SA Military Health Services members during the 42th Youth Day celebrations and annual drilling competition at the Pretoria Military Sport Club in Thaba Tshwane.