SOUTH AFRICAN DEFENCE FORCE
Medal parade at the Military Intelligence College - 16 November 1990.
Please note:Everyone refers to the unit as MI, but the correct name is MID - Military Intelligence Division. Later the name was changed to ID - Intelligence Division. But for the page we will stick to MID.
The MID insignia consists of an Owl, the symbol of knowledge, wisdom and also vigilance, and a motto in Latin, " Vigilans et Sciens", which expresses this symbolic representation. Translated into English the motto means "Watching and Knowing".
The insignia, as it is worn on the cap and lapel, is in silver. In printing the owl appears in black on a white backgroung. Silver (heraldically represented by white) and black are the heraldic colours common to intelligence and represent the contrast between truth, knowledge, information and intelligence, and fallacy, ignorance and lack of knowledge.
A Short History of Military Intelligence Division
Quotations relating to SA Military Intelligence
Succession of Chiefs of Staff of SA Military Intelligence
Messages of Congratulations on 25th Anniversary
Role, Functions and Organisation of MID
Some of my Military Intelligence Photos
"A Day in the Office" Photos of Angolan military hardware and bases
For the Collector Photos of MI gear and others
LINKS TO OTHER MATERIAL BY THE SAME AUTHOR
Photos: SAMS TC & 1 Military Hospital (1985-1987)
SADF Military Intelligence - (1987 - 1994)
South African Military Intelligence in Zaire (1989-1991)
SADF Military Intelligence in the Comoros (1981 to the 1990s)
Lt Domingos José de Almeida Vinez
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