Signals Association

Remembrance Day, Sunday 11 November 2018


We are extremely pleased to report that no less than four wreaths were laid, nationally, in support of Remembrance Day which takes place on the closest Sunday to 11 November each year.

This year our wreath in Cape Town was laid by Manco member Willie van der Merwe, whilst in Pretoria, our replica wreath was laid by our lady on the spot, Marina Valentine.

In Port Elizabeth our member Nolan Meyer did us the honours and in Johannesburg we were also present laying a wreath with the assistance of our friend Godfrey Giles, National President of the SA Legion.

In Cape Town wreaths were also laid by Major Herman Jacobs, 2IC of 71 Signal Unit and by uncle Syd Ireland (Age 97), the last remaining Signaller from WWII’s 3rd Brigade Signal Company.

The photographs pays testimony to our increased presence at South African Military Veteran Wreath Laying events.

Pretoria : Member Marina Valentine posing with our replica wreath that she laid at Wall of Remembrance at the Union Buildings.

Cape Town : In the photograph is Willie van der Merwe (Left) and othr Manco member Alfred de Vries. Willie laid our wreath at the Cenotaph in Adderley Street, Cape Town..

Port Elizabeth: Our member on the spot, Nolan Meyer, posing with our association wreath which Nolan made himself. This ceremony took place at the Walmer Cenotaph Cnr 8th Ave & Main Road, Walmer, Port Elizabeth..

Signals Association Wreath made by Nolan Meyer bottom right.

Signals Association Wreath made by Nolan Meyer far centre.

Uncle Syd Ireland, World War II veteran and the last surviving member of 3rd Signals Brigade, attended the parade.