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1st Battalion Rhodesian Light Infantry Regimental Association ®




Dear Member / Friend

It is with regret that we inform you of the death of Len van Niekerk. Len died on 2 November 2013 in East London (South Africa) from the ravages of cancer.

Len was at one time a sergeant in MT Section RLI c. 1975.

The Association extends our sincere condolences to daughters Maureen, Lynnette and the van Niekerk family.

Kind regards Billy Wiggill CEO

"Our lives are built upon a framework The framework of privilege and freedom Purchased through the blood, sweat and tears Of our soldiers, these brave men and women A soldier's heart has known courage For they've placed liberty before their own life And in solemn decision committed To preserving the rights due mankind Leaving the comfort and safety of loved ones Entrusted with a high and noble purpose ..."
"For a soldier's Honour doesn't end with their death HONOUR becomes their eternal legacy An inheritance left to this earth and mankind..."