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Peter Elrick: They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old: Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun and in the morning We will remember them.

WO1. Piet van Zyl (TAS Ret): In 4 hours time 35 years ago we lost 16 friends, may they sleep well. For the 173 survivors we are gratefull for the grace of Almighty. I have tears in my eyes & heart. We salute all,and the ship, lest we forget. Lofty e-mail me.

DK Pillay: What a tragedy to lose shipmates and friends. What a fantastic crew. Rip

Charl Starke: 35 yrs ... seems like the other day

John Richardson: when on TFB I took 8mm cine doing RASwith PK and PS, tried to get on PK

Garth Coetzer: Was at school with Robyn Myers. A nicer guy you couldn't meet. I think he took a lot of the flack for this tragic incident at the time. Events clearer now from this report. We will indeed remember those who lost their lives in the early hours of that morning.

Cherylynn Wium: As always on Sunday 18th I will be remembering those men lost at sea and giving thanks for those brave men who made it back. Never to be forgotten!

Cherylynn Wium: 37 years. RIP never to be forgotten

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The SA Naval Museum had a fascinating visit from a SAS President Kruger survivor today.  What is more amazing that it was Hendrik’s first visit to Simon’s Town since Feb 1982.

 

After the incident he was posted to Pretoria, where he spent the rest of his National Service and CF camp commitments.  Sea Hendrik Jan Landsberg was one of the few National Serviceman on board when she went down.

 

On vacation with his family, all the way from Tzaneen in Limpopo, he brought along the watch that he carried at the time.  It is stopped at 04:19am when he jumped into the water.

 

Cdr Leon Steyn, SA Navy Museum

 

Hendrik would welcome contact from any PK survivors:

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