The event is aimed at honouring men and women in uniform who serve the nation. The President will be the main officiating functionary during a military parade and will pay a special tribute to those soldiers who have fallen in the line of duty whilst serving their country. Bravery medals will also be conferred to those who have demonstrated heroism during the battle in the Central African Republic (CAR).
The 2014 Armed Forces Day coincides with the country’s celebration of the 20 Years of Freedom. This day will also mark 20 Years of Defence for the SANDF since its establishment in 1994. Armed Forces Day allows the nation to pay tribute to the selfless service of our men and women in uniform at home and abroad.
- 7h30 Arrival and accreditation
- 9h00 Technical media briefing
- 10h00 Arrival of the President and Entourage at the Parade venue
- 10h00 National Salute
- 10h10 Religious Observance
- 10h20 Inspection of the Parade
- 10h30 March Past
- 10h45 Presentation of medals by President
- 11h00 Address by President
- 11h30 Ceremonial hand over of the SANDF Flag
- 11h40 17 Round Gun Salute for the SANDF Flag
- 12h00 National Salute: Presentation of Present Arms
Media accreditation centre will be open on 20 February 2014 at 8h00 - 16h00 at Bloemspruit, Air Force Base.
Brigadier General Xolani Mabanga
Cell: 083 410 1655
Issued by: Department of Defence