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Dean Wingrin

A forensic accountant by profession, Dean Wingrin has had a lifelong interest in aviation, naval and military history. His photographs and articles are regularly published in local and international journals and magazines. He acts as a military consultant to various print, radio, TV and internet journalists and investigative programmes. He is the founder and webmaster of the popular Unofficial SAAF Website.
Heroine Class Submarine

Navy Looks Backwards For Future Acquisitions

The South African Navy (SA Navy) is looking back at past acquisition strategies to see what lessons can be learnt for the future. With the...
SAS Makhanda - Offshore Patrol Vessel

Navy Acknowledges Challenges

The operational future of the South African Navy (SA Navy) is in question as it struggles against an internal enemy: How to fulfil its...
Type 054A frigate Yuncheng (571)

Chinese Navy Task Force Makes Brief Visit To The Cape

A Chinese naval flotilla on their way home from the North Atlantic called in to Cape Town on Friday morning 1 September for a...

Pageantry, War-Games, Money and Tears

January may have been a slow month for naval news, but February has literally exploded with newsworthy items to report. So where to start?...
HMS Clyde arriving in Simon's Town on 23 December 2016

A Low Key Year Likely but Visiting Navies are Welcome

2017. As we enter another new year, the newspapers and trade journals fill many column inches with catchy and original titles such as “2016...