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Crane’s Nest Guest House provides accommodation is close / near to Swartkops Air Force (SAAF) Museum

The idea of a War Museum was only put forward in July 1941, during the Second World War, as the preservation of aircraft was not seen as necessary prior to the war. In 1942 the South African War Museum was established, but still no attempt to preserve aircraft was made, and most were disposed of after the war. By the South African Air Force’s 50th birthday in 1970, there was no evidence in their participation in the Korean War, the Berlin Airlift or both World Wars. The South African War Museum was finding the storage of historical aircraft extremely difficult, leading to the disposal of the extremely rare Fury, Tutor and Wapiti. Later, due to outside storage and falling into disrepair, the JU52/3m and a JU 88, were also disposed of. Because of the persistence of Col. PJM McGregor and his tireless campaign for the preservation of historical aircraft, the establishment of the South African Air Force Museum was finally granted in 1973.

Swartkop is the world’s oldest Air Force Base still in operational use.


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