n Journal for Contemporary History - SAAF fighter involvement in the Border War, 1965-1988

Volume 31, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 0258-2422
  • E-ISSN: 2415-0509



The South African Air Force (SAAF) was involved in the Border War during the entire 23-year duration. However, apart from some sporadic missions flown by the Canberra crews of 12 Squadron early on, the jet fighter force only entered the fray permanently during the last ten years of the war, namely 1978 to 1988.

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