Armed Forces Day

Ronaldo Hurling,15, from Lakeside, performing a drill with the other sea cadets.

The South African National Defence Force held a number of events in support of Armed Forces Day over the weekend, Saturday February 16 and Sunday February 17, at the V&A Waterfront. The event is aimed at honouring the men and women who sacrificed their lives in the line of duty and those who continue serving the country. The public got to engage with members of the defence force and the SA Navy contributed by allowing the public aboard two support vessels – SA Drakensberg and Protea; two frigates; two offshore patrol vessels; and a submarine. There were also other activities throughout the event such as drills, a fun run, and jet displays.