Honoring the veterans who founded the Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital: Remembrance Day 2015

On 11 November 2015, the Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital in Rondebosch held their special Remembrance Day service, in honour of the war veterans and servicemen who played such an instrumental part in the establishment of this wonderful hospital. The hospital’s name – containing the words “War Memorial” – already gives a clue that…

In solemn celebration of our fallen heroes: Remembrance Day at the Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital

Update: An article I wrote about this event was published on the Reserve Force Division website. Here is the PDF document. On Friday, 11 November 2011, military dignitaries in their regimental uniforms gathered on the premises of the Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital in Rondebosch, to pay tribute to the fallen heroes of wars…

The excitement – and the challenges – of photographing military events

A Brief Introduction Since I first became involved with the Defence Reserves Provincial Office Western Cape in July 2010, I’ve had the opportunity to attend a range of military events and functions (wreath laying ceremonies, medal parades, concerts, and a formal dinner). I’ve gone for a spin on a Rooikat – a truly formidable armoured…

“We will remember them”: A Remembrance Sunday Service and Wreath-Laying Ceremony in Cape Town

Last Sunday, after we had completed the Big Walk, I raced back into the centre of Cape Town to witness the special Remembrance Day service and wreath-laying ceremony at the cenotaph in Adderley Street, just outside the main train station. Remembrance Day, which is also known as Armistice Day, Veterans Day or Poppy Day in…