515 Squadron
   
 
 
 

 Introduction

515 Squadron is a SAAF protection element situated at Air Force Base Makhado. Its main task is to protect and safeguard all SAAF (AFB MKD) assets in and around the base

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 Contact Details

 

Postal Address Fax Number
OC 515 Sqn (015) 577 2230
Private Bag x2010 Telephone
Makhado (015) 577 2715
0920  

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 History of 515 Sqn

515 Sqn was officially established on 14 January 1987 at Odangwa. The Squadron was later moved from Odangwa to AFB Louis Trichardt (AFB Makhado) in June 1989.

The Sqn badge was approved by State Heraldic on 16 March 1987, General Quartermaster on 17 March 1987, Chief of the Air Force on 23 March 1987 and Chief of the South African Defence Force on 27 March 1987

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 Explanation of the Badge

Makelanie Palms. The three Makelanie palms on the top part of the badge represents the three arms of service that were deployed in Ondangwa during that time, namely SAAF, SA Army and SAHMS

The palm leaves have seven points which represents the seven tribes with their seven captains.

Griffin. Griffin is a symbol of protection service which provides safeguarding from air and ground.

Castle. Castle wall represents a safe harbour for the SAAF assets.

Motto. Sember Paratus means “always ready” (Mazdula wo vhamba in Venda).
 

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 Vision

Striving for world class protection excellence.

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 Mission

We commit ourselves to ensure a secure environment for the execution of military air operations through effective security measures and a combat ready workforce in support of approved clients.

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 Key Values

 

S WE EFFECTIVELY SAFEGUARD AIR FORCE ASSETS WITH MINIMUM RESOURCES AVAILABLE
O WE SUCCESSFULLY EXECUTE OPERATIONS AS A SEPARATE ENTITY OR JOINTLY
L WE PRACTICE PROFESSIONAL LEADERSHIP IN ORDER TO GUIDE THE OTHERS IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION
D WE CREATE A SPIRIT OF OWNERSHIP BY GIVING 100% DEDICATION TO OUR WORK
I WE ARE AN INSPIRATION TO OUR MEMBERS BY BEING A GOOD EXAMPLE AT ALL TIMES
E WE STRIVE FOR EXCELLENCE IN EVERYTHING THAT WE DO THROUGH SELF DISCIPLINE
R WE REGARD OURSELVES AS A RELIABLE PROTECTION SOURCE FOR OUR CLIENTS

 

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