Some units roared like Lions and others literally where Lions and a lot can be said for members of South Africa’s Reconnaissance special forces (or commonly known as “Recce” units). To celebrate the Recce veterans and their role in South Africa’s protection, here is this stunning image of “Teddy”, the Recce mascot at Fort Doppies.
Terrie was a Cuando lion who held a Recce Operators status and he is seen playing at Kwando River with Obie Oberholster, cira 1980.
To get a full story on Teddy – please visit the South African Special Forces website – here is the link:
Teddy the Lion on the official Recce website
Published by Peter Dickens. Copyright and big thank you to Obie for the image.
See the Special Forces webiste here for the full story on Teddy the lion: http://www.recce.co.za/terry-the-lion
What happened to Terri after the closure of Fort Doppies?
To be honest I’ve no idea Theuns, I suggest approaching the South African Special Forces Association and ask them the question, they have an on-line website.
Thanks Peter will do
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