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Bob Rogers (SAAF officer)

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Robert Harry Doherty Rogers (7 November 1921 – 3 June 2000) was a Chief of the South African Air Force. [1]

36 relations: Aide-de-camp, Air Medal, Benghazi, Cape Province, Cape Town, Democratic Party (South Africa), Distinguished Flying Cross (United Kingdom), Distinguished Flying Cross (United States), Distinguished Service Order, Egypt, Jacobus Verster, Knysna, Korea Medal, Korean War, Korean War Service Medal, Lieutenant colonel, List of South African military chiefs, Luftwaffe, Maritzburg College, Michal Muller, No. 225 Squadron RAF, Orange Free State, Order of Military Merit (Korea), Order of the Star of South Africa, Port Elizabeth, Presidential Unit Citation (United States), South Africa, South African Air Force, Southern Cross Medal (1952), Union of South Africa, United Nations Korea Medal, University of the Witwatersrand, World War II, 12 Squadron SAAF, 24 Squadron SAAF, 40 Squadron SAAF.

Aide-de-camp

An aide-de-camp (French expression meaning literally helper in the military camp) is a personal assistant or secretary to a person of high rank, usually a senior military, police or government officer, a member of a royal family, or a head of state.

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Air Medal

The Air Medal is a military decoration of the United States Armed Forces.

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Benghazi

Benghazi (بنغازي) is the second-most populous city in Libya and the largest in Cyrenaica.

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Cape Province

The Province of the Cape of Good Hope (Provinsie van die Kaap die Goeie Hoop), commonly referred to as the Cape Province (Kaapprovinsie) and colloquially as The Cape (Die Kaap), was a province in the Union of South Africa and subsequently the Republic of South Africa.

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Cape Town

Cape Town (Kaapstad,; Xhosa: iKapa) is a coastal city in South Africa.

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Democratic Party (South Africa)

The Democratic Party (DP) was the name of the South African political party now called the Democratic Alliance.

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Distinguished Flying Cross (United Kingdom)

The Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC) is the third-level military decoration awarded to personnel of the United Kingdom's Royal Air Force and other services, and formerly to officers of other Commonwealth countries, instituted for "an act or acts of valour, courage or devotion to duty whilst flying in active operations against the enemy".

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Distinguished Flying Cross (United States)

The Distinguished Flying Cross is a military decoration awarded to any officer or enlisted member of the United States Armed Forces who distinguishes himself or herself in support of operations by "heroism or extraordinary achievement while participating in an aerial flight, subsequent to November 11, 1918.".

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Distinguished Service Order

The Distinguished Service Order (DSO) is a military decoration of the United Kingdom, and formerly of other parts of the Commonwealth of Nations, awarded for meritorious or distinguished service by officers of the armed forces during wartime, typically in actual combat.

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Egypt

Egypt (مِصر, مَصر, Khēmi), officially the Arab Republic of Egypt, is a transcontinental country spanning the northeast corner of Africa and southwest corner of Asia by a land bridge formed by the Sinai Peninsula.

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Jacobus Verster

Lieutenant-General Jacobus Verster (19191981) was a South African military commander.

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Knysna

Knysna (probably from a Khoikhoi word meaning "ferns") is a town with 51,078 inhabitants in the Western Cape Province of South Africa and is part of the Garden Route.

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Korea Medal

The Korea Medal (Médaille de Corée), sometimes referred to as the Queen's Korea Medal to distinguish it from the United Nations Service Medal, is a campaign medal created in 1951 to recognize troops from Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom who had given either one day's service in an air sortie over Korea, or 28 days service offshore, during the Korean War.

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Korean War

The Korean War (in South Korean, "Korean War"; in North Korean, "Fatherland: Liberation War"; 25 June 1950 – 27 July 1953) was a war between North Korea (with the support of China and the Soviet Union) and South Korea (with the principal support of the United States).

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Korean War Service Medal

The Korean War Service Medal (KWSM, 6.25사변종군기장), also known as the Republic of Korea War Service Medal (ROKWSM), is a military award of South Korea which was first authorized in December 1950.

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Lieutenant colonel

Lieutenant colonel is a rank of commissioned officer in the armies, most marine forces and some air forces of the world, above a major and below a colonel.

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List of South African military chiefs

This article lists the South African military chiefs.

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Luftwaffe

The Luftwaffe was the aerial warfare branch of the combined German Wehrmacht military forces during World War II.

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Maritzburg College

Maritzburg College is a Semi private school for boys situated in the city of Pietermaritzburg, in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.

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Michal Muller

Lieutenant General Michal Muller was a South African military commander, who held the post of Chief of the South African Air Force He joined the Union Defence Force in 1948, training as a Pilot.

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No. 225 Squadron RAF

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Orange Free State

The Orange Free State (Oranje-Vrijstaat, Oranje-Vrystaat, abbreviated as OVS) was an independent Boer sovereign republic in southern Africa during the second half of the 19th century, which later became a British colony and a province of the Union of South Africa.

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Order of Military Merit (Korea)

The Order of Military Merit (Hangul: 무공훈장) is the primary military decoration awarded by the South Korean government.

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Order of the Star of South Africa

The Order of the Star of South Africa is a South African National Order that consisted of seven decorations in two military and five non-military classes.

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Port Elizabeth

Port Elizabeth or The Bay (iBhayi; Die Baai) is one of the largest cities in South Africa; it is situated in the Eastern Cape Province, east of Cape Town.

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Presidential Unit Citation (United States)

The Presidential Unit Citation (PUC), originally called the Distinguished Unit Citation, is awarded to units of the Uniformed services of the United States, and those of allied countries, for extraordinary heroism in action against an armed enemy on or after 7 December 1941 (the date of the Attack on Pearl Harbor and the start of American involvement in World War II).

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South Africa

South Africa, officially the Republic of South Africa (RSA), is the southernmost country in Africa.

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South African Air Force

The South African Air Force (SAAF) is the air force of South Africa, with headquarters in Pretoria.

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Southern Cross Medal (1952)

The Southern Cross Medal of 1952, post-nominal letters SM, is a South African military decoration which was instituted by the Union of South Africa in 1952.

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Union of South Africa

The Union of South Africa (Unie van Zuid-Afrika, Unie van Suid-Afrika) is the historic predecessor to the present-day Republic of South Africa.

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United Nations Korea Medal

The United Nations Service Medal for Korea (UNKM) is an international military decoration established by the United Nations on December 12, 1950 as the United Nations Service Medal.

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University of the Witwatersrand

The University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, is a multi-campus South African public research university situated in the northern areas of central Johannesburg.

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World War II

World War II (often abbreviated to WWII or WW2), also known as the Second World War, was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945, although conflicts reflecting the ideological clash between what would become the Allied and Axis blocs began earlier.

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12 Squadron SAAF

12 Squadron was a South African Air Force squadron that served in World War II in East Africa and the Western Desert as a medium bomber squadron.

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24 Squadron SAAF

24 Squadron SAAF is a disbanded squadron of the South African Air Force.

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40 Squadron SAAF

40 Squadron SAAF existed as a combat unit from early 1940 through to late 1945.

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Bob Rogers (airman), Bob Rogers (politician), Lt-Gen Bob Rogers, Robert 'Bob' Rogers.

References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bob_Rogers_(SAAF_officer)

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