Article 113

“SS Mendi Parade”

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On Sunday morning, 26 February 2017, the Gunners Association WP hosted the centenary commemoration of the sinking of the SS Mendi troopship on 21 February 1917. Prof Francis Petersen, Acting Vice  Chancellor of the University of Cape Town, gave the address in front of the SS Mendi memorial on Lower Campus, and Chaplain Gelant of the SA Navy performed the religious service.

Published in the Cape Town Rifles (Dukes) Communiqué, February 2017.