Service Details
Name:
BEECHEY
Given Name:
NEVILLE ROLAND
Initials:
N R
Service No:
72324213N
Rank:
Corporal
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Regiment:
South African Armoured Corps
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Unit:
1 Special Service Battalion
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Date of Death:
1975-10-29
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Date of Birth:
1956-05-26
Age:
19
Cause of Death:
Died in Aircraft Accident, in Beechcraft Baron. The plane, known as "Dinky Toy" was supplied by UNITA and had been checked out by SAAF personnel at Rundu. It was busy with aerial observations for Battlegroup Foxbat in the Silva Porta area of Angola when it crashed, 6km north of Norton de Matos. The SADF investigation team could not determine the exact cause of the crash
Additional
Information:
Son of Mr. W. E. Beechey, of Witbank. ref. 85 years of SAAF
Commemoration
Country:
South Africa
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Locality:
Mpumalanga
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Cemetery:
eMALAHLENI (JOUBERTSRUS) CEMETERY
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