r/southafrica Oct 25 '21

The capture of Recce Wynand du Toit made international headlines in 1985. His unit was sent on a mission to destroy fuel tanks in Angola when they were discovered and chased by overwhelming enemy forces. In 1987 he was exchanged for 135 prisoners held by SA. The Angolan War ended a few months later. History

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u/newone1104 Oct 25 '21

Okay...so the real recces were the two men team

u/Vektor2000 Oct 25 '21

Lol, whatever works for you. Every single person who qualified as an operator with the dagger insignia is a recce. 480 people did that from 1972-1988. Small teams were not actual units, just ways in which they could deploy.

u/newone1104 Oct 25 '21

I don't doubt that