Women gun for bragging rights

The Annual Gun Run, held by the South African National Defence Force’s (SANDF) anti-aircraft division, took place in the streets of Kimberley on Wednesday (07/12). Teams had to push and pull a one-ton anti-aircraft cannon.

The South African National Defence Force’s (SANDF) annual Air Defence Artillery Formation Gun Run has evolved to such an extend that this year it incoporated the Department of Sport, Arts and Culture, the South African Police Service (SAPS) and the Department of Correctional Services, as well as civilians of Kimberley.

According to Sgt Lungi Ngidi, the Gun Run, held on Wednesday (07/12), was started many years ago by the Air Defence Artillery Formation, which was 6 Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment.

The main aim of the Gun Run was to raise funds to enable the unit to visit one of the Air Defence Artillery Units overseas.

“It became a tradition in the Air Defence Artillery Formation to host the Gun Run every year as a show of fitness, as well as esprit de corps,” Ngindi said.

“The team that wins first place must always defend their title the following year.”

The Men for Change organisation and the AIDS awareness campaign organisation used to be part of the initiative.

Two teams consisting of only females are reported to have been the highlight of this year’s initiative.

Photos: Emile Hendricks

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