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Allegiance  South Africa
Name  Roelf Beukes
Rank  Lieutenant General
Years of service  1966 – 2005

Commands held  Chief of the South African Air Force OC 2 Squadron SAAF
Awards  Southern Cross Decoration (SD) Southern Cross Medal (SM) Military Merit Medal (MMM)

Service/branch  South African Air Force

Lieutenant-General Roelf Beukes SD SM MMM is a retired South African military commander. He joined the South African Air Force in 1966 and later served as Chief of the Air Force.


Military career

He attended the South African Military Academy from 1966 to 1968.

He completed the Senior Command and Staff Course at Chilean Air War Academy, Santiago 1979-1980. He remained in Chile to serve as Pilot Instructor.

Aircraft Flown

During his career he flew the following aircraft:

  • Harvard
  • De Havilland Vampire
  • Sabre
  • Impala
  • Mirage III
  • Cheetah D
  • Awards and Honours

  • Southern Cross Decoration (SD)
  • Southern Cross Medal (SM)
  • Military Merit Medal (MMM)
  • Pro Patria Medal
  • General Service Medal
  • Good Service Medal, Gold (30 Years)
  • Good Service Medal, Silver (20 Years)
  • Good Service Medal, Bronze (10 Years)
  • Chilean Air Force Merit Medal
  • Pilots Wings (2500+ hrs) badge
  • References

    Roelf Beukes Wikipedia

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