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SAAFA is an all-ranks meeting place, founded in 1945. This eminently worthy cause not only recreates in a light-hearted atmosphere, the togetherness of its aviation-minded members but also enjoins them to share responsibility for the needs of less fortunate ex-SAAF members and their spouses.


Apart from being a meeting place for its members SAAFA actively promotes the image of the SAAF and its members. Indeed, the two-fold activity of having fun while raising funds continues to produce excellent results over the years. Funds raised thus are distributed via the Association's Care of the Aged programme.

All persons who serve in, or once served in the SAAF (PF or CF), or in any other Allied Air Force, are eligible to join this unique fraternity.

SAAFA branches are active all over Southern Africa: Bloemfontein, Cape Town, Durban, East Rand (Benoni), Johannesburg, Kimberley, Lower South Coast (Margate), Laeveld (Hoedspruit), Namibia (Windhoek), Outeniqua (George/Knysna), Pietermaritzburg, Port Alfred, Port Elizabeth, Pretoria, Stilfontein, Soutpansberg (Machado/Louis Trichardt) and Weskus (Langebaan/Vredenburg). The SA Korean War Veterans Association also has branch status with the SAAFA.

Membership brings participation in many activities, enjoying life wining and dining, raffles, sport events, special outings, regular luncheons at which distinguished persons from industry and commerce address the gathering and chat afterwards. How about golf, horse racing, bowls and "Fly-in-Braai" days and many more interesting events?!

Members are entitled to wear the distinctive SAAFA tie, blazer badge and other insignia, and to participate in all SAAFA activities at Branch level. They are also encouraged to participate in the on-going worthwhile projects of the Association. Less fortunate SAAFA members and their dependents are being assisted in their well being. An ever-increasing percentage of funds raised are being channeled towards the Care of the Aged programme.

A national newsletter is distributed via email regularly and free-of-charge, while several branches send out their own newsletters.

National Executive

Office bearers:
National President                      Hugh Paine
National Vice President             Mike Louw
Country Vice Presidents            B Hauptfleisch (Weskus)    
                                                       A de Klerk (Pietermaritzburg)      
                                                       D Badenhorst (Cape Town)
Honorary Treasurer                    Jeff Earle
National Secretary                     Samantha Geddes

NEC Members

SAAF/SAAFA Liaison                 Philip Weyers
Investment Manager                 Jeff Earle
Benevolence                              Trevor Slade
Strategic Planning                     Hugh Paine
Constitution & Archives            Hugh Paine
Membership                               Chris Boshoff
National Medical Liaison          Mike Louw
Awards                                        Jaap Rossouw
Public Relations                         Philip Weyers
Fund Raising                              Chris Boshoff
Remembrance/Heritage        Renier Feldtmann
Events                                         Chris Boshoff
Webmaster                                Koos van Rensburg.


 Chairman Gavin Lavis
Vice Chairman Val Nell
Treasurer Ronell Opperman
Secretary Ansie Lavis
Tel: 082 873 2284

Cape Town

Chairman Kevin Sampson
Vice Chairman John Bayly Brown
Treasurer Daan Badenhorst
Secretary Julia Thomas
Tel: (021) 508-6138


Chairman Steve Bekker
Vice Chairman Gavin Farquhar
Treasurer John Boardman
Secretary Wilna Myburgh
 Tel: 031 904 3644

East Rand

Chairman Dave Tayler
Vice Chairman Chris Boshoff
Treasurer Mac McCloskey
Secretary Marjory Malan
Tel: (011) 849-2751


Chairman Jeff Earle
Vice Chairman Bruce Harrison
Treasurer Amanda Thorsen
Secretary Carol van Rensburg
Tel: 011 616 7406


 Chairman Laurens Goudriaan
Vice Chairman Vacant
Secretary William Smith
 Tel: (053) 838-7411
Fax: (053) 839-4885

Lower South Coast

Chairman Johnny Ralph
Vice Chairman Vacant
Treasurer Victor Liebenberg
Secretary Phyllis Ralph
Cell: 082 568 8644  


 Chairman Hugh le Roux
Vice Chairman Gys van Staden
Treasurer Lientjie Langenhoven
Secretary Catryn le Roux
 Tel: 015 799 2247


Chairman Ehrol Lohmann
Vice Chairman Vacant
Treasurer Angie Lohmann.
Secretary Angie Lohmann.
H: + 264 (0) 61 23 3913


 Chairman Horace Blok
Vice Chairman Vacant
Treasurer Carol McCreedy.
Secretary Carol McCreedy.
 Tel: (044) 871-3159


 Chairman Brian Broli
Vice Chairman Winks Steing
Treasurer Doreen Broli
Secretary Doreen Broli
H: 033 396 2118

Port Alfred

 Chairman Hugh Holmes
Vice Chairman Wally Vandermeulen
Treasurer Jenny Holmes
Secretary Gordon Goff
Tel: 046 624 1861

Port Elizabeth

 Chairman Colin Trader
Vice Chairman Bernie Sharp
Treasurer Myrtle Hamp-Adams
Secretary Peter Aston
 Tel/Fax: 041 374 5014


 Chairman Herman Olmesdahl
Vice Chairman Vacant
Secretary Jaap Rossouw
Treasurer Carol Havenga
Tel: 012 651 5922


Chairman Francois van Zyl
Vice Chairman Eddie Rieger
Treasurer Dou Breed
Secretary Gerhard Schoeman
Tel: 015 577 2215


Chairman Arthur Keefe
Vice Chairman Ray Carter
Treasurer Angie Bate
Secretary Margaret Calitz
 Tel: (018) 478-9761

West Coast

Chairman Renèe Smith
Vice Chairman Schalk van Heerden
Treasurer/Secretary Kevin Kilfoil
 Tel : 022 772 1605

National Office

National President Hugh Paine
National Vice President Mike Louw
National Secretary Samantha Geddes
Tel: 012 651 5921 or 012 351 2116

Patrons of SAAFA

Lt Genl A.M. Muller, SSAS, SD, SM, SALM (Retired)
Lt Gen D.J. Earp, SSA, SD, SOE, SM, SAAF (Retired)
Lt Genl J.P.B. van Loggerenberg, SSA, SD, SM, MMM, SALM (Retired)
Lt Genl W.H. Hechter, SSAS, SD, SM, MMM, SALM (Retired)
Lt Genl R.J. Beukes, SD, SM, MMM, SALM (Retired)
Mr B. Hersov, DMS
Lt Genl C. Gagiano, SM, SAAF (Retired).

Upcoming Events

Johannesburg Golf Day, September, Woodmead Golf Club, Carol van Rensburg,
Pretoria Oktober Bierfest, October, Die Bosvelder, Nick Havenga, 082 876 6150
RAF Memorial Service, Bays Hill, April
Pretoria Annual Golf Day, April, Services Golf Club, Nick Havenga, 082 876 6150
Gunner's Association Service, Potchefstroom, April
SAAF Museum Air Show, May, AFB Swartkop
Pretoria Annual Banquet, SAAF HQ,  August, Jaap Rossouw, 012 651 5922 or

Branches are welcome to forward their event information to the
webmaster whom will gladly add them to this page.

Medical Info

Regular Force Medical Continuation Fund Booklet
Travel Claim Form
Personal Information Update Form

Please contact your Branch Committee to resolve any queries/uncertainties


This form will be delivered to our webmaster whom will forward it to the relevant branch/person.

SAAFA Regalia

Please contact our secretary at Head Office (contact form) to get the latest prices and regalia items on offer to members (Tel: 012 651 5921 or 012 351 2116 Email: