The South African
Military History Society

Die Suid-Afrikaanse Krygshistoriese Vereniging



Military History Zoom Library

Lectures on Zoom from May 2020

DETECTIVE CONSTABLE JOHN CHRISTIAN HOEHLER, KPM, SAP
Zoomlecture by Mac Alexander on 18 May 2020,hosted by SAMHSEC Malcolm Kinghorn
History of how Christie Hoehler,a policeman on the East Rand for 14 years between the First and the Second World Wars, was awarded the King's Police Medal, highest medal for police bravery, for saving a person from being crushed by a train in April 1927. Later he left the SAP and established with his brother an asbestos mine in what is now Mpumalanga, did very well from it and he was able to retire early. He then devoted himself in his passion, which was breeding racing pigeons and competing with them.
Link to video file:Christie Hoehler KPM.mp4
File size:10.3 MBytes / Running time 11 min 24 sec
File type:mp4

Visit to Gothenberg Air Force Museum,Sweden
Zoomlecture by Franco Cilliers on 18 May 2020,hosted by SAMHSEC Malcolm Kinghorn
Visit to the Gothenberg Air Force Museum museum which is housed in the underground hangers at the cold war era Swedish underground air force base at Save airport.Visit was in March 2020. Talk covered the history of this unusual base and photos showed the inside of the hangers and displays of the museum. Aircraft included Saab Tunnan,Saab Lansen, Saab 35 Draken, Saab 37 Viggen, Alouette II ,Agusta Bell 204B, Vertol 107-II, Agusta Bell 206A, Jet Ranger, Eurocopter Super Puma and 9B MBB Bo 105CBS, Mil Mi 2 and various civilian aircraft.
Link to video file:Gothenburg Air Force Museum.mp4
File size:19.5 Mbytes /Running time 10min 24 sec
File type:mp4


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