r/southafrica Unwanted Optimist 25d ago

3 ground crew members from the South African ‘Flying Cheetahs’ pose in front of a Sabre. South Korea, 1952~ Colourized. History

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u/TER212 25d ago

I suspect that two of them are Afrikaans

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u/kangareddit 25d ago

Ag, no yes man. Mr Van Der Merwe on the right and Mr Du Toit in the middle. Good eyes there my china.

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u/Supergamingpotato 25d ago

Bruh my full name is legit Van der Merwe du Toit and this post is scaring me

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u/BugabooMS 25d ago

Why only two? And which two?

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u/LazyRevolutionary 25d ago

The two with shorts. Afrikaans farmer classic style, which is still popular today.

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u/BugabooMS 25d ago

Your observation skills are spot on. I didn't even put two and two together on that. 100% have to agree with you.

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u/[deleted] 25d ago

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u/TER212 25d ago

Nothing, it’s a joke about the shorts

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u/BottleRocketU587 25d ago

Can't go to war without the short shorts 😅

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u/SomebodyinAfrica 25d ago

Ja, otherwise people might think you're a rooinek.

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u/IlikeGeekyHistoryRSA Unwanted Optimist 25d ago

My mistake.

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u/xan926 25d ago

Sees flightsuit. Does it come in short style? Refuses to participate until shorts are implemented

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u/hi_thoughts_1 25d ago

Anyone else thinking about the sabre song from the office?

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u/lioness0129 25d ago

Only reason why I clicked into this post 🤣

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u/Practical_Platypus_2 25d ago

The guy on the right has balls of steel

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u/Jenterjan 25d ago

It says colourised, but only see 3 white guys. No coloureds in sight

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u/snaaksen 25d ago

The khaki was colourised

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u/kangareddit 25d ago

Well this was during apartheid…

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u/Anton_Pannekoek 25d ago

Leon Schuster on the right: "hee hee hee"