Then & Now : Okatope Base.

Okatope base was located on the tar road between Ondangwa and Oshivelo, approximately 40 kilometres from Ondangwa. The map and photos are from a Then & Now series and one can expect to see an element of dilapidation as the base has now been abandoned.

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Grid Reference
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Key
Grid Position/ Photo View Direction
Description & Photo Link
G9
Front Entrance Gate to Base (1)
H9
Mortar Pit
H6
Tents
H4/5
Ablutions and Diesel Generator Parking (1)
G6
QM Store (1) (2)
G4/5
Transport Park and Store (1)
F3
Ablutions
B/D3
Tents
E5/6
Troops Mess, Kitchen, & "Koffie Kroeg" Building (1) (2)
E4
Swimming Pool (1) (2)
C5
Troops "VTB" Hall and Bar (1)
C6
Water Tower and Lookout Post (1) (2) (3)
B6/8
Ablutions (1)
C/E9
Tents
C8
Ops Room, Admin, & Sickbay Bunker (1) (2) (3) (4)
D6
Officers & Snr NCOs Mess and Bar (1) (2)
E7
Officers Accommodation
F7
Snr NCOs Accommodation (1)

Click on the Key descriptions for photos of Okatope. These may help you to remember the base.

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