Service Details
Name:
EVERY
Given Name:
EDWARD RICHARD
Initials:
E R
Service No:
72302342PM
Rank:
Major
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Regiment:
South African Air Force
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Unit:
1 Sqdn.
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Date of Death:
1988-02-20
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Date of Birth:
1956-04-05
Age:
31
Cause of Death:
Killed in action, shot down whilst on an operational sortie in Angola, in Dassault Mirage F1AZ #245. Shot down by a Soviet SA-13 Gopher Surface-to-Air Missile at Cuatir near Menongue. The aircraft was seen to crash in flames and disintegrate on impact with the ground. A Special Forces team covering the area where the Mirage wreckage was located reported a large number of FAPLA and Cuban Air Force intelligence personnel picking through the wreckage and called in an artillery barrage onto the wreckage. The MRL Rocket-launcher Troop under Pierre Franken hit the spot with a half-ripple of 127mm High Explosive Fragmentation Rockets and two FAPLA trucks were required to collect the more than 143 Cuban and FAPLA bodies that were killed by this rocket barrage.
Additional
Information:
Son of Mr. and Mrs. F. E. Every
Commemoration
Country:
South Africa
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Locality:
Gauteng
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Cemetery:
THABA TSHWANE (NEW) MILITARY CEMETERY
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Grave Reference:
H1 - Memorial Stone - Body not recovered

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