L Cpl S'bongile Nhlapo joined the South African Air Force Reserve Force in June 2007 and did her Basic Military Training in September 2007 at Air Force Gymnasium. She started her Air Force career at Air Command and was later transferred to the SAAF Museum on 30 January 2008 as a Personnel Clerk. With the two other trained corporals already in the Personnel and Registry environment, her enthusiasm and energy, her training went faster than anticipated. The SAAF Museum is proud to have her as a member of the staff. She is a keen marathon runner and has participated in various marathons socially. As LCpl Nhlapo herself would say " It is a great challenge working at this Unit as there is great exposure to the world of Aviation".
L Cpl Ntombifuthi Ngwenya joined the South African Air Force Reserve Force in August 2006 and completed her Military Basic Training at the Air Force Gymnasium. She assumed duty at the SAAF Museum on 2 April 2007 with no knowledge of the Military Personnel and Registry environment. She started her training under the guidance of the WO1 Personnel Functionary, and her ability to grasp and execute the tasks makes her an outstanding Personnel Clerk whom the SAAF Museum is extremely proud of. She is a people's person and she likes working with her clients on a daily basis. She is a keen runner and netball player and her passion is cooking and baking.
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Sgt Barbara Leseke joined the South African Air Force Reserve Force and started Basic Military Training on 23 August 2006. She started her Reserve Force career at the SAAF Museum in the Human Resource section. With no military background this was a major learning curve for her. With her inquisitive mind and enthusiasm she quickly got the CSW under her belt and by reading all and any SAAF Policy, Instruction and Orders she is one of the success stories of the SAAF Museum Reserve Force members. She is very loyal to the SAAF and dedicated to her work and was recently promoted to sergeant. She is a keen swimmer and volleyball player and enjoys reading and listening to music.
WO1 P. Du Toit has 36 years of service in the SAAF. He has served at the SAAF Museum as a flight engineer and aircraft technician for the past 20 years. In this time he has distinguished himself as a very knowledgeable and competent technician on many of the historic aircraft being flown and maintained by the Museum. He assumed the role of technical officer of the Museum for three periods over the years namely, from 1995 to 1998, then again from January 2001 till December 2005, then again from January 2008 to date.
Besides being the technical officer most days of the week, he flies as the flight engineer on the Museum's Puma and the Alouette ll and III helicopters. He has six aircraft fitters, an avionics fitter, an aircraft spray painter, a sheet metal worker and a carpenter on his staff. These few people keep at least ten aircraft flying at any one time, while the other aircraft are in for servicing by the same personnel.