Operation Klinker

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Operation Klinker (aka Operation Rondebosch) was a military operation in Angola during December 1983 by the South African Defence Force (SADF) and South African Air Force (SAAF) during the Angolan Civil War and South African Border War.

Operation Klinker
Part of South African Border War
Location
Operation Klinker is located in Angola
Lubango
Lubango
Operation Klinker (Angola)
Objective Air attack by the SAAF against a PLAN training base outside Lubango in Angola.
Date 29 September 1983

Background[edit]

The object of this operation was an attack on a People's Liberation Army of Namibia (PLAN) training base in Angola, intimidating them into a belief that the SADF could strike them anywhere and that it too could be a target of Operation Askari.[1]:113 The Tobias Hainyeko Training Centre was located close to the city of Lubango and was used to train PLAN recruits in various military fields.[2]:4 A special forces team had been deployed in the Lubango area between November and December 1983 to conduct reconnaissance.[2]:3 The raid took on the morning of 29 December 1983, by four Buccaneer strike aircraft of 24 Squadron.[2]:4 Thirty two bombs were dropped by the SAAF aircraft, some exploded immediately while the rest were on delayed charges making the base temporally unusable.[2]:4

Further reading[edit]

  • Scheepers, Marius (2012). Striking inside Angola with 32 Battalion. Johannesburg: 30 ̊South. ISBN 978-1907677779. 
  • Steenkamp, Willem (1989). South Africa's border war, 1966-1989. Gibraltar: Ashanti Pub. ISBN 0620139676. 
  • "Operation Askari". Scientia Militaria. Retrieved 21 March 2014. 
  • Martin Louw; Stefaan Bouwer (1989). The South African Air Force at War. Melville: Chris van Rensburg. ISBN 0868460842. 

References[edit]

  1. ^ Steenkamp, Willem (1989). South Africa's border war, 1966-1989. Gibraltar: Ashanti Pub. ISBN 0620139676. 
  2. ^ a b c d "Operation Askari". Scientia Militaria. Retrieved 17 February 2014.