“Commemorating the Battle of El Alamein (1942) 75 Years On”
On Sunday, 29 October 2017, the Castle of Good Hope hosted the 75th Annual Commemoration Service of the Second Battle of El Alamein. The service was organised by the Cape Town Highlanders Regiment, the Cape Western Provincial Dugout of the Memorable Order of Tin Hats (MOTHs) and the Department of Defence and Military Veterans (DODMV).
The parade began with Pipe Major WO2 Charles Canning leading the Drums and Pipes of the Cape Town Highlanders onto the parade ground through the imposing entrance of the Castle, closely followed by the MOTHs banners and a column of MOTHs from various shell holes around Cape Town. The sentries of the Cape Town Highlanders took post around the gun, as the SA national flag was unfurled, under the watchful eyes of Parade Commander Master Warrant Officer Alfie Wort, RSM of the Cape Town Highlanders.
Published in the Reserve Force Volunteer of Summer 2016.