Saturday, June 22, 2024

BDF Day: A Reflection of the Past

I joined Botswana Defence Force thirty-three years ago when the military organization had just celebrated its thirteenth year of existence. It was Lt General Khama who was at the helm, just a year after assuming the command leadership from Lt Gen Merafhe in 1989 when he was still a young fellow of thirty-seven.

I have recently been going through one of my hard copy picture albums from the 1990s that I took with my canon camera. I realise their importance now as the military equipment that appears on my pictures has faded away from the inventory of the defence force.

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