Ondangwa revisited 19th May 2015

Today a year ago the team indulged me by travelling the 200 plus kilometres from our lodge near Etosha’s Namutoni entrance to the town of Ondangwa. I was in search of my former Airbase referenced in my Memoir. The town has grown considerably and after shopping at a large Checkers we asked a number of people where the Airbase was or had been. We were pointed in the direction of the Airport and we found it going out of the town towards Oshikati. It was difficult to align my memories to this new vision. In my Memoir I note that I was at the Base on the 19th May. So this revisit was 35 years to the day. The photograph below of this new airport gives a location of where perhaps the actual runway of the Airbase was. I also took a photo of a Tower adjacent to a perimeter wall which is possibly the same Tower used for a Naval gun mentioned in my Memoir.

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