AFD 2019 kicks off with the fan park fanfare opening ceremony at Khayelitsha’s Mandela park stadium

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South African National Defence force (SANDF) armed forces day 2019 kicks off with the fan park fanfare opening ceremony at Khayelitsha’s Mandela park stadium.

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The Chief of Staff of the South African National Defence Force, Lieutenant General Vusi Masondo will officially open the Armed Forces Day (AFD) 2019 Fan Park at Mandela Park Sports Stadium in Khayelitsha on 16 February 2019 at 09:00.


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The Fan Park in Khayelitsha is an entertaining and informative experience of the SANDF, its state-of-the-art military hardware and capability demonstration that promises to keep the public on its toes with a wide range of exhilarating activities.

Some of the adrenalin driven activities at the Fan Park include:

  • Aerobatic displays by the Super Falcons.
  • Static displays of State-of-the-Art military hardware.
  • Free Falling demonstration by paratroopers.
  • Rapid Bridge Building demonstrations by SA Army Engineers.
  • A Mock Attack demonstration by air and ground based elements.
  • Gun Run.
  • Sword Drills.
  • Precision Drills.
  • A Hostage Release operation simulation.
  • A Martial Arts demonstration.

The Static Display of Military Equipment, Live Arena Military Demonstrations, Presentation of Career Opportunities and Recruitment of Prospective Soldiers opens on 16 Feb until 19 Feb 2019 at Mandela Park Sports Stadium.

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