Boshoed Day is on 26 August every year

On this day in 1966, was the recognised start of the South African Border War, which lasted 23 years, 6 months, 3 weeks and 2 days.

Please remember the 2,280 members of the SADF who gave their lives in service of their country . 776 of our soldiers were killed in action.

What can we do to commemorate this day?

Wear something SADF related - it can be anything from your boshoed, beret, SAMVOINT badge, corps balkie - anything.

Take a selfie and share/post photos on our Facebook page or email us to upload your snaps to the website.

Create awareness of our veterans and especially to honour those who made the supreme sacrifice.

Lest We Forget