Tree of Honour
Monuments and memorials to honour the fallen form an integral part of any military tradition and 32 Battalion was no exception. For that purpose, the unit had a tree of remembrance or also known as the Tree of Honour which features the names of those members who were killed in action. It is a leadwood stump of about three metres (10 feet) high which had been cut in the training area of the unit’s Caprivi Base, Buffalo.
After the relocation of the unit to South Africa, the tree had travelled with the unit – first to Pomfret and then to Zeerust. In 2008 the 32Bn VA took ownership of it and moved it to the Voortrekker Monument in Pretoria, where it forms part of the SADF Wall of Remembrance.
Address of the SADF Wall of Remembrance:
The Voortrekker Monument Heritage Site
Coordinates: 25°46′ 35″ S 28°10′ 33″ E
08:00 – 17:00
The 32 Battalion Museum
The 32Bn Museum is located at:
The National Museum of Military History;
22 Erlswold Way, Saxonwold, Johannesburg, South Africa.
26°09′ 47″ S 28°02′ 30″ E
09:00 – 16:30