New boss for SAAF Museum
The new man in charge of the SA Air Force’s (SAAF) military aviation history via its three museums is Lieutenant Colonel Thor Fredericks. He replaces Lieutenant Colonel Mike O’Connor, who has been Officer Commanding the SAAF Museum for the last four years. Fredericks arrived at AFB Zwartkop from his previous posting at AFB Ysterplaat this week to take over command. A retired SAAF general expressed satisfaction with Fredericks’ appointment and said he is a “dynamic person who gets on with things”. The new museum boss has, according to a defenceWeb source, a logistics background which should stand him in good stead when it comes to the museum’s annual air show, its annual major fundraiser.