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Over December 2018 and January 2019, SAMVOA WA had the honour and pleasure of hosting S/Major Koos Moorcroft and Issie Moorcroft as their guests in Perth. He had a somewhat busy schedule while visiting us, including promoting the esprit de corps by participating in several SAMVOA events, even tackling the traditional 2.4km run! On his departure back to South Africa on 31 January, he drafted a sincere letter of appreciation, which WA would like to share with all our Veterans.


Dear SAMVOA members Perth, WA.

Issie and I want to thank you sincerely for making us feel at home in Perth WA during our

visit to our children, Kathy and Brummer currently staying in The Vines. If we ever had to

leave South Africa and find another home, it will be very easy here in Perth with our Military

Veteran family SAMVOA.

Thank you for including us in all your arrangements, visits and family outings.

You all form part of a great group of guys and girls, with no party politics, open friendly

people, there for one another - I can describe you better with the Selous Scouts motto

“Pamwe Chete” the Shona word meaning “We are together”.

You are setting an excellent example of how a dedicated veterans organisation should

operate, there for each other and committed to the cause - also having fun. We are proud

to be accepted and part of your family.

Dave, Ben and Ian, thank you for unconditional leadership and to the “Godfather” Garth

thank you for your dedication and commitment with what you started in WA, may you all go

from strength to strength.

We are very proud of all of you.

Best wishes until we meet again,

Koos and Issie Moorcroft.

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