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    Default Buffalo Battalion Day Jol

    Ladies and Gentlemen,

    I would like to cordially invite you all to the Buffalo Battalion Day Jol on the 25th of April 2009 at the Warriors Gate Shellhole. The aim of the jol is to gather blankets and funds for the veterans of 32 Battalion currently living at Pomfret. Many of you would have seen the reports over the past few months in the media about the plight of these gallant men and their families which gave so much for this country.

    Entrance for the Jol will either be a blanket or R50. All proceeds to be handed over to the 32 Battalion Veterans Organization. A formal hand over will be done at the jol to representatives of 32 Battalion VA.

    The Shellhole is located on the N14 about 3 km away from the N14/Hendrik Potgieter Robot towards PTA' side. The jol will start at 11 and continue till late.

    The Shellhole will provide entertainment, food and drinks with all proceeds from this going to the retirement village located at the Shellhole.

    Lucky draw prize will be a set of authentic framed border war photos dating from the battles around the Lomba. Books and other historical items are also being sourced as additional prizes.

    If any one is interested in more information please contact me at me at 0795220737.

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    Thanks for the head's up.

    I will try pop in for some quick munchies during the course of the day. I won't be able to stay long though, but the vets will get my support, respect
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    Jeez, would have loved to come with, but the mother is turning the big 50.

    So in the interest of diplomatic familty ties, I have to decline
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    Same weekend as the Gauteng Motor Show.

    I'll try and make it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Crash Test Pilot View Post
    Same weekend as the Gauteng Motor Show.

    I'll try and make it.
    Yah, marshalling that day but will try to pop in afterwards.
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    These are the true Forgotten Soldiers as the country for which they wore a Uniform does not want them and the country of Birth has disowned them. If I was in country I would be there
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    Am away then but would like to contribute - what was done to 32 by this government is a disgrace.

    Maybe it is because they were so successful - our government does not seem to like military/police units that do the job!!

    Is there somewhere those of us who cannot make it can contribute to your collection in lieu of the entrance fee?

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    Quote Originally Posted by gonedown View Post
    Am away then but would like to contribute - what was done to 32 by this government is a disgrace.

    Maybe it is because they were so successful - our government does not seem to like military/police units that do the job!!

    Is there somewhere those of us who cannot make it can contribute to your collection in lieu of the entrance fee?
    Many Thanks for the commitment, the more that we can collect for the Veterans is the more that we can give to them. You can contribute in lieu of the entrance fee by making contact with our Vice (Michelin Man Handle on TB) or also just go past the warrior gate and drop off the goods at the bar with a note for 32 Blanket Run
    In Memory of those who never returned Home

    For those who fought for it. FREEDOM has a flavour the protected will never know

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    People I just spent a hour on the phone with the 32 Bn VA contact person who had just come back from Pomfret. The need is dire. Please even if you cant attend and can find it in your heart make donations in the from of money, food, cloths and blankets. There is about 5000 people living there with little medical support and schooling for the kids. No electricity and little water.

    These men and women gave so much for this country lets help them now.

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    Michelin Man,
    See you've got a problem, your ride, sell one and donate to the veterans
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    Aaaah no. I am doing my bit. How about you?

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    Default Feedback report from 32 Battalion Vets

    FORGOTTEN SOLDIERS SOUTH AFRICA: BUFFALO BATTALION DAY JOL: HELD AT THE WARRIORS GATE SHELLHOLE, MULDERSDRIFT ON 25 APRIL 2009.
    On behalf of the forgotten Pomfret 32BN veterans and community our gratitude and sincere appreciation to the Forgotten Soldiers committee and members for the invitation extended to attend the Buffalo Battalion Day Jol.
    To the President and Theunis who anchored the arrangements preceding the function our respect and admiration. We truly value your dedication and support.
    The Pomfret veterans and community representatives departed Pomfret early Friday morning, arriving late the evening at the Forgotten Soldiers sponsored guest house in Krugersdorp. The arrival was characterised by an excited yet apprehensive group. This was a rare occasion afforded for the Pomfret community representatives to go anywhere beyond the boundaries of Pomfret. To experience the comforts of the guest house, especially the availability of a hot shower was a memorable occasion.
    Early Saturday the Pomfret veterans departed the guest house for the Warriors Gate Shellhole and were met on arrival by Theunis. Theunis and the other veterans warmly welcomed the arriving visitors with the renowned Forgotten Soldiers hospitality and comradeship. The festivities presented, including the live music, braai and socialising was a momentous experience for the Pomfret visitors. To this end, Christo is to be commended for his perseverance and “behind the scenes” planning, interaction, liaison and hard work. Thank you, Christo.
    The high light of the day was the evening’s events, which included the playing of “Ride to Agider”-in remembrance to those 32BN members/veterans that had passed on to higher service, a minutes silence to those that had given the ultimate sacrifice, the opportunity for the Pomfret representatives to address those in attendance of the challenges facing the Pomfret veterans/community and the receipt of sponsors generously donated. To all the sponsors, we stand in awe of the generosity and liberality received. Thank you so much.
    The playing of “Ride to Agider” and the minute of silence held, was a solemn and moving experience for the Pomfret veterans. The Forgotten Soldiers are to be saluted for the homage and respect reflected.
    During the evening’s events, the Pomfret veterans extended an invitation to the Forgotten Soldiers to visit Pomfret. We hope and trust that one day we will “hear the roar” of our fellow veterans entering the gates of Pomfret.

    To all the Forgotten Soldiers, organisers of the Buffalo Jol, sponsors, what a privilege to attend this Jol. Thank you to all.
    See you in Pomfret.
    Kind regards,
    Richard and the Pomfret veterans
    In Memory of those who never returned Home

    For those who fought for it. FREEDOM has a flavour the protected will never know

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