Sandstone Heritage Trust participates in Change of Command Parade.
On the 24th of January 2014 the General Officer Commanding SA Army Armour Formation Brigadier General Burgert Christiaan Gildenhuys, SM, MMM handed over Command to Brigadier General Andre Retief SM (with bar) MMM at a Change of Command Parade at the Tempe Military Base in Bloemfontein.
Sandstone has a close working relationship with both the South African Army Armour Formation and the South Africa Armour Museum and was invited to the parade which was attended by Wilfred Mole and Michael Myers.
Sandstone was honoured to have its Sherman Tank take part in a drive past at the parade with other current and museum armour. The Sherman was driven by Sandstone's Desmond Clarke.
Sandstone has worked with Brigadier General Retief over many years and his appointment bodes well for the South Africa Armour Museum and Sandstone's relationship which will no doubt continue to grow from strength to strength.
We wish Brigadier General Gildenhuys and Brigadier General Retief all the very best with their new appointments.