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The Honoris Crux Decoration was a South African military decoration that was awarded from 1952 to 2003. There were two distinct versions.

Honoris Crux Decoration - 1st Type
Awarded by South African Defence Force
Country  South Africa
Type Decoration
Eligibility All ranks
Awarded for Gallantry in action against the enemy
Post-nominals HC
Statistics
Established 1952
First awarded 1973
Last awarded 1975
Total awarded 5
Precedence
Next (higher) Van Riebeeck Decoration[1]
Next (lower) Van Riebeeck Medal
HC1lint.gif
Ribbon: 32mm, green with red and white edges

First type[edit]

The first type, introduced on 6 April 1952, was awarded for gallantry in action against the enemy in the field.

It was a silver-gilt Maltese cross with eagles between the arms. The obverse was green, with an orange-white-blue centre disc framed in a red circle inscribed "Honoris Crux". The reverse displayed the 1910 South African national coat of arms, and specimens made before 1961 also had Queen Elizabeth II's royal cipher E II R. The ribbon was green with red and white edges.

Only five awards were made, all to members of the South African Air Force, the first in 1973 and the others in 1975.

Second type[edit]

Honoris Crux Decoration - 2nd Type
Honoris Crux medal.jpg
Awarded by South African Defence Force
Country  South Africa
Type Decoration
Eligibility All ranks
Awarded for Bravery while in danger of life, while facing an armed enemy
Status Discontinued
Post-nominals HC
Statistics
Established 1975
First awarded 1976
Last awarded 2004
Total awarded 201
Precedence
Next (higher) Honoris Crux Silver
Next (lower) Pro Virtute Decoration
HC2lint.gif
Ribbon: 32mm, orange with white edges and white line inset from each edge

The second type, introduced on 1 July 1975, was reconstituted as the lowest of the four classes of the Honoris Crux Decoration (see also Honoris Crux Diamond, Honoris Crux Gold, and Honoris Crux Silver), and was awarded for bravery in dangerous circumstances. While most of the awards were won in action, some were non-combat. The rules were later amended to restrict the awarding of HC for bravery in combat action while in danger of life. 201 decorations were awarded between 1976 and 2004.

The second-type HC was a silver Maltese cross superimposed on crossed swords and a wreath of protea flowers and leaves. Its obverse is enamelled white, with an orange-white-blue centre disc. The reverse displays the national coat of arms. The ribbon is orange, with white edges and a white line inset from each edge.

The South African military unit awarded the most Honoris Crux Decorations is the South African Special Forces, whose personnel were awarded a total of forty-six Honoris Crux Decorations during the South African Border War in South West Africa (Namibia) and Angola.

The Honoris Crux Decoration was discontinued, and was superseded by the Nkwe ya Boronse on 27 April 2003.[2]

Design[edit]

Obverse

Two swords in saltire surmounted by a circular Protea wreath, all in silver gilt; thereon a green Maltese Cross charged with a roundel tierced horizontally in orange, white and blue, witin a silver gilt circular border.[3]

Reverse

The old South African Coat of Arms appears on the reverse.

Ribbon

The ribbon is Orange, 32mm in width with a 2mm white edges and a 1mm white stripe 5mm from each edge.[3]

Recipients[edit]

Honoris Crux (1st Type)[edit]

Name Rank Year

awarded

Medal No Date

of action

Unit Arm
Möller A.P Capt 26-Jan-73 19 Squadron SA Air Force
Heim G.L Capt 002 18-Feb-74 16 Squadron SA Air Force
White D.S Major 7-Dec-74 19 Squadron SA Air Force
Beukes R.J Sgt 18-Feb-74 17 Squadron SA Air Force
Burger J.A.C. F/Sgt 7-Dec-74 16 Squadron SA Air Force

Honoris Crux (2nd Type)[edit]

Name Rank Year

awarded

Medal No Date

of action

Unit Corps Arm
Holtzhausen L.J Maj 1976 001 05-Oct-75 Infantry School SA Infantry Corps SA Army
Holm Johan Wolfgang   Capt 1976 002 23-Nov-75 Danie Theron Combat School SA Infantry Corps SA Army
Potgieter Johannes Hendrik Capt 1976 003 04-Jan-76 4 Field Regiment SA Artillery Corps SA Army
Van Wyk J.C Lt 1976 004 18-Oct-75 1 Reconnaissance Regiment SA Infantry Corps SA Army
Aucamp Pieter Joshua[4] 2/Lt 1976 005 11-Nov-75 11 Commando SA Infantry Corps SA Army
Blaauw Johan[5] 2/Lt 1976 006 17-Dec-75 1 Parachute Battalion SA Infantry Corps SA Army
Fountain Ted Stewart 2/Lt 1976 007 10-Dec-75 2 Field Engineering Regiment SA Engineering Corps SA Army
Nicolau Alexander 2/Lt 1976 008 24-Nov-75 1 Special Service Battalion SA Armoured Corps SA Army
Prins Michael John 2/Lt 1976 009 21-Dec-75 14 Field Regiment SA Artillery Corps SA Army
Steyn Daniel 2/Lt 1976 010 20-Dec-75 2 Field Regiment SA Artillery Corps SA Army
Van Vuuren, L.M.J. 2/Lt 1976 011 12-Dec-75 1 Special Service Battalion SA Armoured Corps SA Army
Venter P.M 2/Lt 1976 012 12-Jan-76 1 Special Service Battalion SA Armoured Corps SA Army
Burger Joseph Johannes [6] WO2 1976 013 01-Jun-76 2 SA Infantry Battalion SA Infantry Corps SA Army
Conradie Johannes LambertusVRM[7] WO2 1976 014 07-Dec-75 1 Reconnaissance Regiment SA Infantry Corps SA Army
Lubbe P.S[4] WO 1976 015 11-Nov-75 2 Field Regiment SA Artillery Corps SA Army
Paulo D (alias 'Danny Roxo') S/Sgt 1976 016 01-Nov-75 1 Reconnaissance Regiment SA Infantry Corps SA Army
Steenkamp J.H S/Sgt 1976 017 23-Nov-75 4 SA Infantry Battalion SA Infantry Corps SA Army
Diedericks Andrè[note 1] Cpl 1976 018 02-Dec-75 1 Reconnaissance Regiment SA Infantry Corps SA Army
Rosenstrauch E.J Cpl 1976 019 25-Jan-76 Western Province Command Command Unit SA Army
Kussendrager J.L♦ Pte 1976 020 25-Jan-76 SA Technical Services Corps SA Army
Janse v Rensburg Stephanus Petrus♦ Tpr 1976 021 24-Nov-75 1 Special Service Battalion SA Armoured Corps SA Army
Atkinson David Frank[8] Lt 1976 022 01-Aug-76 16 Squadron SA Air Force SA Air Force
Milbank C.C Lt 1976 023 12-Feb-76 16 Squadron SA Air Force SA Air Force
Troup Trevor Owen [8] Lt 1976 024 01-Sep-76 17 Squadron SA Air Force SA Air Force
Winterbottom Kevin Roy [6] 2/Lt 1976 025 09-Jul-76 4 Squadron SA Air Force SA Air Force
O'Neil Pieter du Toit F/Sgt 1976 026 21-Dec-75 19 Squadron SA Air Force SA Air Force
Becker L Sgt 1976 027 01-Sep-76 87 Helico Pter Flying School SA Air Forcee
Kriel Gabriel Gerhardus[6] Sgt 1976 028 01-Jun-76 17 Squadron SA Air Force SA Air Force
Not awarded 029
Hougaard Johannes Jacobus♦[9] 2/Lt 1978 030 09-Dec-76 3 SA Infantry Battalion SA Infantry Corps SA Army
Mostert Daniel Nicolaas Johannes♦ [9] 2/Lt 1978 031 09-Dec-76 3 SA Infantry Battalion SA Infantry Corps SA Army
Viljoen M Sgt 1978 032 28-Oct-77 1 Reconnaissance Regiment SA Infantry Corps SA Army
Douglas R.A Lt 1978 033 16-May-77 Cape Town Highlanders SA Infantry Corps SA Army
Kruger D.A Lt 1978 034 16-May-76 Regiment Louw Wepener SA Infantry Corps SA Army
Van Schalkwyk Josias Johannes♦ [9] 2/Lt 1978 035 09-Dec-76 3 SA Infantry Battalion SA Infantry Corps SA Army
Gildenhuys W.H.B  Sgt 1978 036 25-May-77 Cape Town Highlanders SA Infantry Corps SA Army
Van Aswegen H.W Sgt 1978 037 22-Apr-76 Regiment Christiaan Beyers SA Infantry Corps SA Army
Wasserman J.A.vR Cpl 1978 038 16-May-76 Regiment Louw Wepener SA Infantry Corps SA Army
De Kock A.D Rfn 1978 039 16-May-76 Regiment Louw Wepener SA Infantry Corps SA Army
Oberholzer S.E.H Rfn 1978 040 16-May-76 Regiment Louw Wepener SA Infantry Corps SA Army
Van der Merwe J.J Rfn 1978 041 04-May-78 2 Parachute Battalion SA Infantry Corps SA Army
Van der Zee L.F Rfn 1978 042 22-Apr-76 Regiment Christiaan Beyers SA Infantry Corps SA Army
Van Vuuren J.W Rfn 1978 043 16-May-76 Regiment Louw Wepener SA Infantry Corps SA Army
Kanes R.G Cpl 1978 044 04-May-78 2 SA Infantry Battalion SA Infantry Corps SA Army
Saunders M♦ Tpr 1978 045 13-Sep-76 Prince Alfred's Guard SA Infantry Corps SA Army
Wiggill Peter Noel  [9] Cpl 1978 046 15-Dec-76 Regiment Algoabaai SA Technical Services Corps SA Army
Church J Maj 1978 047 04-May-78 19 Squadron SA Air Force SA Air Force
Marais A.L.[10] Capt 1978 048 04-May-78 24 Squadron SA Air Force SA Air Force
Klopper L.J Sgt 1978 049 02-Jan-75 1 Reconnaissance Regiment SA Infantry Corps SA Army
Fourie D.H Lt 1979 050 06-Sep-78 4 Reconnaissance Regiment SA Infantry Corps SA Army
Engelbrecht D.P Cpl 1979 051 04-May-78 3 Parachute Battalion SA Infantry Corps SA Army
Delport J.C Rfn 1979 052 13-Sep-78 Regiment Dan Pienaar SA Infantry Corps SA Army
Packham D.E Rfn 1979 053 04-May-78 3 Parachute Battalion SA Infantry Corps SA Army
Grinaker O Lt 1979 054 07-Sep-78 17 Squadron SA Air Force SA Air Force
Mouton A.A Lt 1979 055 09-Sep-78 24 Squadron SA Air Force SA Air Force
Jooste J.C  Pte 1979 056 28-Oct-78 SA Medical Service SA Medical Service
Smith F.J  Pte 1979 057 28-Oct-78 SA Medical Service SA Medical Service
Van Papendorp B.vD  Pte 1979 058 28-Oct-78 SA Medical Service SA Medical Service
Koen P.G.L♦ Maj 1979 059 25-Jan-79 Ordnance Services Corps SA Army
Du Toit J.J  Lt 1980 060 01-Jun-80 1 SA Infantry Battalion SA Infantry Corps SA Army
Parkin J.G 2/Lt 1980 061 18-Oct-79 1 Parachute Battalion SA Infantry Corps SA Army
Greyling C.P Sgt 1980 062 28-Oct-77 1 Reconnaissance Regiment SA Infantry Corps SA Army
Christie Gavin M.[7] Cpl 1980 063 01-Sep-79 4 Reconnaissance Regiment SA Infantry Corps SA Army
Potgieter J.J Cpl 1980 064 01-Sep-79 4 Reconnaissance Regiment SA Infantry Corps SA Army
Conga J  Rfn 1980 065 12-Sep-79 31 Battalion SA Infantry Corps SA Army
Rice K.B Cpl 1980 066 13-Apr-76 5 SA Infantry Battalion SA Infantry Corps SA Army
Rutherford G.T L/Cpl 1980 067 10-Jun-80 5 SA Infantry Battalion SA Infantry Corps SA Army
De Kock P.P Rfn 1980 068 29-Jun-80 1 Parachute Battalion SA Infantry Corps SA Army
De Lange A.S Rfn 1980 069 18-Oct-79 1 Parachute Battalion SA Infantry Corps SA Army
Gibson B.J Rfn 1980 070 18-Oct-79 1 Parachute Battalion SA Infantry Corps SA Army
Mare B Rfn 1980 071 18-Oct-79 1 Parachute Battalion SA Infantry Corps SA Army
McNamara C.N Rfn 1980 072 18-Oct-79 1 Parachute Battalion SA Infantry Corps SA Army
Southey L.B Rfn 1980 073 18-Oct-79 1 Parachute Battalion SA Infantry Corps SA Army
Kruger P.E Maj 1980 074 18-Oct-79 19 Squadron SA Air Force SA Air Force
Stannard P.J Maj 1980 075 01-Sep-79 19 Squadron SA Air Force SA Air Force
Hoebel S F/Sgt 1980 076 18-Oct-79 19 Squadron SA Air Force SA Air Force
Viljoen E.G Maj 1981 077 01-Feb-78 32 Battalion SA Infantry Corps SA Army
Keulder H Capt 1981 078 02-Dec-79 3 SA Infantry Battalion SA Infantry Corps SA Army
Johnston A.L S/Sgt 1981 079 28-Jan-81 1 Reconnaissance Regiment SA Infantry Corps SA Army
Terblanche J.C.G Sgt 1981 080 25-Jun-80 5 Reconnaissance Regiment SA Infantry Corps SA Army
Smith M.A Cpl 1981 081 28-Jan-81 1 Reconnaissance Regiment SA Infantry Corps SA Army
Du Plessis I.C Capt 1981 082 07-Jun-80 85 Advanced Flying School SA Air Force SA Air Force
Bouwer J.S♦ Lt 1981 083 04-May-81 SA Medical Service SA Medical Service
Whiteman J.A Cpl 1982 084 23-Aug-81 201 Battalion SA Infantry Corps SA Army
Burgers G.D[11] L/Cpl 1982 085 26-Aug-81 1 SA Infantry Battalion SA Infantry Corps SA Army
Van der Westhuizen R 2/Lt 1982 086 14-Apr-81 Etosha Territorial Unit SA Infantry Corps SA Army
Joao E Cpl 1982 087 29-Nov-79 32 Battalion SA Infantry Corps SA Army
Owen D.D Capt 1982 088 05-Jul-81 17 Squadron SA Air Force SA Air Force
Hattingh A.A Capt 1982 089 05-Jul-81 17 Squadron SA Air Force SA Air Force
Laubscher D.J Capt 1982 090 24-Aug-81 42 Squadron SA Air Force SA Air Force
Anderson L.A[12] Maj 1982 091 05-Nov-81 101 Battalion SA Infantry Corps SA Army
Fourie F.E. Lt 1982 092 01-Jan-81 1 Reconnaissance Regiment SA Infantry Corps SA Army
Greeff J.de.V S/Sgt 1982 093 01-Jan-81 1 Reconnaissance Regiment SA Infantry Corps SA Army
Fourie J.G.J. Cpl 1982 094 01-Jan-81 1 Reconnaissance Regiment SA Infantry Corps SA Army
De Nobrega A Cpl 1982 095 10-Sep-81 SWA Military School SA Infantry Corps SA Army
Kloppers J.S Cpl 1982 096 01-Jan-81 1 Reconnaissance Regiment SA Infantry Corps SA Army
Helm A.J.H CO 1982 097 28-Aug-81 2 Special Service Battalion SA Armoured Corps SA Army
Grove J.J 2/Lt 1982 098 25-Aug-81 2 Special Service Battalion SA Armoured Corps SA Army
Bovy S.J.Y Lt 1982 099 29-Dec-81 17 Squadron SA Air Force SA Air Force
Berry R.M♦ AB 1982 100 04-May-81 SAS President Kruger SA Navy SA Navy
Warren S.B♦ Sea 1982 101 04-May-81 SAS President Kruger SA Navy SA Navy
Anderson H.F Capt 1983 02-Aug-82 AFB Ondangwa SA Air Force SA Air Force
Ellis N Maj 1983 13-Mar-82 AFB Ondangwa SA Air Force SA Air Force
Hill M.A Capt 1983 09-Aug-82 AFB Ondangwa SA Air Force SA Air Force
Nel P.J.S  2/Lt 1983 13-Mar-82 32 Battalion SA Infantry Corps SA Army
Steyn S.S 2/Lt 1983 30-Jul-82 Armoured Corps SA Armoured Corps SA Army
Coetzee S Sgt 1983 13-Mar-82 AFB Ondangwa SA Air Force SA Air Force
Dracula V Sgt 1983 109 13-Mar-82 32 Battalion SA Infantry Corps SA Army
Domingos B Rfn 1983 110 13-Mar-82 32 Battalion SA Infantry Corps SA Army
De Villiers C.M.♦ Maj 1983 04-Feb-83 SA Medical Corps SA Medical Service
Radmore D.W.J.♦ Col 1983 17-Aug-82 SWATF HQ SA Staff Corps SA Army
Alberts C.F.W Capt 1984 04-Jan-84 AFB Ondangwa SA Air Force SA Air Force
Macaskill A 2/Lt 1984 04-Jan-84 SA Infantry Corps SA Army
Le Roux H.C 2/Lt 1984 22-Mar-83 61 Mechanised Battalion SA Infantry Corps SA Army
Wright T S/Sgt 1984 11-Feb-83 2nd Transvaal Scottish SA Infantry Corps SA Army
Callow Tim J.[7] Capt 1986 01-Jan-85 Special Forces HQ SA Infantry Corps SA Army
Matias N.T Sgt 1986 01-Jun-85 Special Forces HQ SA Infantry Corps SA Army
Dobe P Sgt 1986 01-Jan-85 Special Forces HQ SA Infantry Corps SA Army
Clarke C.T.D Cpl 1986 24-May-84 Durban Light Infantry SA Infantry Corps SA Army
Halgryn Ronnie [13] Rfn 1986 31-Dec-83 Regiment Grootkaroo SA Infantry Corps SA Army
Lochner Johannes Willem [13] Rfn 1986 31-Dec-83 Regiment Grootkaroo SA Infantry Corps SA Army
Schoombe A Rfn 1986 24-Jun-84 101 Battalion SA Infantry Corps SA Army
Fritsch R Pte 1986 12-Jun-83 5 Medical Battalion SA Medical Corps SA Medical Service
Jacobs J.L Pte 1986 12-Jun-83 5 Medical Battalion SA Medical Corps SA Medical Service
Maree D.H.♦ WO 1986 07-Feb-85 Ordnance Services Corps SA Army
Coetzee T.J Maj 1986 14-Sep-85 Artillery School SA Artillery SA Army
Philipson L Lt 1986 14-Sep-85 14 Field Regiment SA Artillery SA Army
Queiroz A.M.R S/Sgt 1986 01-May-85 4 Reconnaissance Regiment SA Infantry Corps SA Army
Vorster C.♦ F/Sgt 1986 21-May-85 AFB Swartkop SA Air Force SA Air Force
Barnes, L.E.♦ Sgt 1986 21-May-85 SA Air Force SA Air Force
Scobbie J.♦ Amn 1986 21-May-85 AFB Swartkop SA Air Force SA Air Force
Whyte A.♦ LS 1986 18-Aug-82 SAS President Kruger SA Navy SA Navy
Fisher Matthew Joseph[13] Pte 1986 31-Dec-83 5 Medical Battalion SA Medical Corps SA Medical Services
Winn Kenneth John [13] Pte 1986 31-Dec-83 5 Medical Battalion SA Medical Corps SA Medical Services
Van Zyl G.P.♦ Bdr 1987 25-Sep-85 SA Artillery SA Army
Van Zyl, H.G. Lt 1987 SA Medical Service SA Medical Service
Vermaak J. S/Sgt 1988 20-Sep-87 1 Reconnaissance Regiment SA Infantry Corps SA Army
Steynberg F.J L/Cpl 1988 13-Mar-87 SA Medical Service SA Medical Service
Wilke Coenraad Frederick[14] Maj 1988 25-Aug-87 4 Reconnaissance Regiment SA Infantry Corps SA Army
Beukman Anton [7] S/Sgt 1988 25-Aug-87 4 Reconnaissance Regiment SA Infantry Corps SA Army
Heydendrych Gerhardus Johannes[14] S/Sgt 1988 25-Aug-87 4 Reconnaissance Regiment SA Infantry Corps SA Army
Burt Richard Brent[14] Sgt 1988 25-Aug-87 4 Reconnaissance Regiment SA Infantry Corps SA Army
De Wet Jacobus[14] Sgt 1988 25-Aug-87 4 Reconnaissance Regiment SA Infantry Corps SA Army
Herbst Philippus Jacobus[14] Sgt 1988 25-Aug-87 4 Reconnaissance Regiment SA Infantry Corps SA Army
Liebenberg Henk[14] Sgt 1988 25-Aug-87 4 Reconnaissance Regiment SA Infantry Corps SA Army
Manuel Adriano Nelson[14] Sgt 1988 25-Aug-87 4 Reconnaissance Regiment SA Infantry Corps SA Army
Oettle Johannes Lochner[14] Sgt 1988 25-Aug-87 4 Reconnaissance Regiment SA Infantry Corps SA Army
Van der Merwe Johannes Hendrik[14] Sgt 1988 25-Aug-87 4 Reconnaissance Regiment SA Infantry Corps SA Army
Van Niekerk Pieter Gideon[14] Cpl 1988 25-Aug-87 4 Reconnaissance Regiment SA Infantry Corps SA Army
Wessels Leslie Petrus[14] Sgt 1988 25-Aug-87 4 Reconnaissance Regiment SA Infantry Corps SA Army
Pyper D.F Capt 1988 23-Mar-88 Regiment President Steyn SA Armoured Corps SA Army
Bock D.A.C 2/Lt 1988 31-Oct-87 101 Battalion SA Infantry Corps SA Army
Lehman J Cmdt 1988 05-Oct-87 SA Military Intelligence Corps SA Air Force
Van Dyk P.R Sgt 1988 01-Oct-87 24 Squadron SA Air Force SA Air Force
Nortman J.H Cmdt 1988 13-Sep-87 32 Battalion SA Infantry Corps SA Army
Bremer H.M 2/Lt 1988 16-Sep-87 61 Mechanised Battalion SA Infantry Corps SA Army
Kooij J 2/Lt 1988 13-Sep-87 61 Mechanised Battalion SA Infantry Corps SA Army
Rupping R Sgt 1988 13-Sep-87 32 Battalion SA Infantry Corps SA Army
Green G.W Rfn 1988 03-Oct-87 61 Mechanised Battalion SA Infantry Corps SA Army
Gregory A.T.♦ Rfn 1991 28-Jan-87 Insele Commando SA Infantry SA Army
Bronkhorst J.J Cpl 1988 31-Oct-87 101 Battalion SA Infantry Corps SA Army
Cronje D.L Cpl 1988 114 31-Oct-87 Sector 10 HQ Command Unit SA Army
Frederick F Cpl 31-Oct-87 101 Battalion SA Infantry Corps SA Army
Prinsloo N.J.A Lt 1988 31-Oct-87 101 Battalion SA Infantry Corps SA Army
Stander T Cpl 1988 31-Oct-87 101 Battalion SA Infantry Corps SA Army
Theunissen J Cpl 1988 31-Oct-87 101 Battalion SA Infantry Corps SA Army
Thom A.M  Rfn 1991 09-Nov-87 4 SA Infantry Battalion SA Infantry Corps SA Army
De Vos T.J.D Lt 1988 11-Nov-87 32 Battalion SA Infantry Corps SA Army
Labuschagne J.H [15] Sgt 11-Nov-87 4 SA Infantry Battalion SA Technical Services Corps SA Army
Van Zyl P.J Capt 1988 11-Nov-87 32 Battalion SA Infantry Corps SA Army
Moos P 2/Lt 1988 22-Mar-88 6 Maintenance Unit SA Maintenance Corps SA Army
Louw G.M Cmdt 1988 23-Mar-88 Army Combat School SA Armoured Corps SA Army
Dreyer W.A Lt 1988 02-May-88 102 Battalion SA Infantry Corps SA Army
Nel S.G.J Lt 1988 02-May-88 102 Battalion SA Infantry Corps SA Army
McCarthy A.J Maj 1990 02-Apr-89 16 Squadron SA Air Force SA Air Force
Eksteen A Capt 1990 03-Apr-89 31 Squadron SA Air Force SA Air Force
Vergottini M Capt 1990 02-Apr-89 17 Squadron SA Air Force SA Air Force
De Roubaix E.M Sgt 1990 02-Apr-89 17 Squadron SA Air Force SA Air Force
Fourie G Sgt 1990 03-Apr-89 87 Squadron SA Air Force SA Air Force
Steyn E.E F/Sgt 1990 02-Apr-89 17 Squadron SA Air Force SA Air Force
Thomas J.A  Lt 1991 29-Feb-88 701 Battalion SA Infantry Corps SA Army
Hulley C.C 2/Lt 1991 09-Sep-90 Regiment Hoëveld SA Infantry Corps SA Army
Lewis M.J.♦ WO1 1991 12-Sep-90 82 Mechanised Bde SA Infantry Corps SA Army
Du Plessis R.♦ S/Sgt 1991 12-Sep-90 82 Mechanised Bde SA Infantry Corps SA Army
Maloy J.A.♦ Rfn 1991 30-Jan-90 1 Cape Corps Battalion SA Cape Corps SA Army
Rosenberg E.D  Rfn 1991 30-Jan-90 1 Cape Corps Battalion SA Cape Corps SA Army
Geldenhuys A.♦[16] Lt-Cmdr 1991 04-Aug-91 SA Navy Diving School SA Navy SA Navy
Mostert F.H.♦[16] CPO 1991 04-Aug-91 SA Navy Diving School SA Navy SA Navy
Brown D.M.♦[16] LS 1991 04-Aug-91 SA Navy Diving School SA Navy SA Navy
Dicks L.J.♦[16] LS 1991 04-Aug-91 SA Navy Diving School SA Navy SA Navy
Mertz P.J Cmdt 1992 19-Jul-80 31 Squadron SA Air Force SA Air Force
Reesch, N.[citation needed] 2/Lt 1992 1980 Dog Centre SA Infantry Corps SA Army
Francis, C.T.[citation needed] S/Sgt 1992 1989 SA Army
Joubert, J. F/Sgt 1992 1984 SA Air Force SA Air Force
Fidler, B.A. [citation needed] Cpl 1992 1985 7 Medical Battalion Group SA Medical Corps SA Medical Service
Alexander♦[citation needed] Cpl 1995 SA Medical Service SA Medical Service
De Villiers, J. Cpl 1995 SA Medical Service SA Medical Service
Meulenbeck, F.A. [citation needed] Rfn 1995 SA Infantry Corps SA Army
Fonette Manuel[7] Reconnaissance Regiment SA Infantry Corps SA Army
Sterzel Stuart[7] 1987 Reconnaissance Regiment SA Infantry Corps SA Army

Note 1:   denotes posthumous award.
Note 2: ♦ Indicates a non-combat or non-operational act of bravery.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://samilitaryhistory.org/vol011gr.html
  2. ^ "Discontinuation of conferment of certain honours and institution of new honours to officers and other ranks of the South African National Defence Force". Government Gazette 457 (25213). July 2003. 
  3. ^ a b Monick, S (1988). South African Military Awards 1912-1987. South African National Museum of Military History. p. 49. 
  4. ^ a b http://www.samagte.co.za/weermag/hc/lubbe.html
  5. ^ http://www.samagte.co.za/weermag/hc/blaauw.html
  6. ^ a b c Uys (1992) pp.43
  7. ^ a b c d e f "SA Special Forces League". Honoris Crux Decoration. Retrieved 12 April 2012. 
  8. ^ a b Uys (1992) pp.47
  9. ^ a b c d Uys (1992) pp.49
  10. ^ Steenkamp,W.P. (1983). Borderstrike!
  11. ^ http://www.samagte.co.za/weermag/hc/grove.html
  12. ^ http://www.samagte.co.za/weermag/hc/anderson.html
  13. ^ a b c d Uys (1992) pp.106
  14. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k Uys (1992) pp.124
  15. ^ Uys, Ian (1992). Cross of Honour. Germiston: Uys. p. 137. ISBN 0958317321. 
  16. ^ a b c d "The Heroes honoured with medals". Die Burger. 31 August 1991. 

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Also awarded the Honoris Crux Silver in 1985

Sources[edit]

  • Steenkamp, W.P. (1983) Borderstrike.
  • Uys, I.S. (1992) Cross of Honour.
  • Van Wyk, A (1982.) Honoris Crux - Ons Dapperes.
  • Van Wyk, A. (1985) Honoris Crux - Ons Dapperes II.
  • Paratus (Official Journal of the SADF) : February 1979, March 1981, August 1982, August 1983, August 1984, March 1986, August 1987.
  • "Honoris Crux: Our Brave". Retrieved 1 April 2012. 

Further reading[edit]

  • Alexander, E. G. M., Barron G. K. B. and Bateman, A. J. (1986). South African Orders, Decorations and Medals. Human and Rousseau.
  • Monick, S. (1988). "South African Military Awards 1912-1987". South African National Museum of Military History.
  • Steenkamp Willem, Borderstrike!: South Africa into Angola 1975-1980

External links[edit]


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