By AJ Brooks
It is an ingrained culture for South Africans to face round a hearth within the vivid sun or on hot evenings of summer season and fish fry or braai as all of us say. clearly the drink of selection is beer and generally copious amounts of the previous amber liquid. necessarily throughout the deliberately drawn out grilling part (to permit extra beer swilling) and after lots of the traditional themes of dialog have all yet exhausted themselves, a remark or the temper, the fireplace or a few such catalyst will spark a narrative with army content material of such hilarity that has everybody in earshot, without or with army history, rolling at the ground. for many people by no means had a call, nationwide provider was once obligatory. a few observed motion; others didn’t, yet all had an come upon, both harmful or benign that was once the reason for a lot mirth.
These are a few of these tales.
AJ Brooks matriculated in 1978 and was once known as as much as 14th box Regiment in Potchefstroom in 1979 for his years of obligatory nationwide carrier. In mid-1979 he was once transferred to the varsity of Artillery and it was once right here that his curiosity in weapons and later classic artillery items used to be nurtured. In December 1980 AJ accomplished his nationwide provider and in 1981 was once referred to as as much as the seventh Medium Regiment for his first Citizen strength responsibility. From then on he was once referred to as up for numerous excursions of accountability to the operational sector, the townships, parades and artillery classes. In 1993 AJ used to be transferred to the Transvaal Horse Artillery the place he used to be promoted to the rank of Warrant Officer moment type and BSM of ninth Battery. extra excursions of responsibility to the military conflict institution and Potchefstroom ensued and in 1998 AJ get entangled within the new SANDF prior to his resignation in 2003. AJ is a professional civil engineer and runs his personal development corporation. he's married to Brenda who's his lifestyles and enterprise accomplice and has young children Victoria (20) and man (13).
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