Living History

Our Historians and Researcher present History for our Younger Generation

Preservation

The Preservation and Conservation of Vehicles, Artefacts and Uniforms is a key activity.

Research

We offer Research and Advice for Historians, Film, Families and Scholars.

Commemoration

We Honour and Commemorate those who stood in defence of their countires.

About the Heritage Group

Preservation, Research and Commemoration

The Heritage Group was formed over 20 years ago to pursue Research, Preservation and Commemoration of Military History.

The Group’s aims are to promote and foster interest in Military History, and to bring this history alive for the younger generation.

The Heritage Group is a non-political organisation, and does not glorify war, nor do we concern ourselves with the politics, politicians and propoganda.

We focus on the individuals who served, survived and in far too many cases, gave their all.

Articles

Browse through our extensive collection of articles and event reports.

SA Paratrooping Pioneer

PARATROOPING PIONEER David McCombe, South Africa’s first serving paratrooper by Col McGill Alexander Introduction During the years of conflict in which South Africa was involved in Namibia and Angola, the[…]

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The Fallen

 In the last Great War, South Africa committed 120,000 soldiers to the battlefields of North Africa & Europe. 11,900 soldiers did not return.    

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Carpane and Marzabutto

  In the North Italian village of Carpane on 27 September 1944 the Germans executed 16 Allied soldiers captured fighting with Italian partisans in that area. A number of South[…]

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Poetry – ISANDLAWANA

Nkosi, we scream, And I taste the thunder Of our feet. Nkosi! And brandish high Our bloody assegays. Nkosi… He stands,  The Great Bull-Elephant And raises his hand. The White-Mother[…]

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