Major Hans Human, South Africa's longest serving paratrooper. His beret badge motto, "Strenue", means "Vigorously". (Image and article by C. Szabo)

Bloemfontein- The oldest still-serving member of South Africa’s elite paratroops, Major Hans Human, has been a paratrooper all his life, whether as a National Serviceman or a member of the Reserve Force. He’s been jumping out of aeroplanes for more than 47 years.

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