AFB Makhado

AFB Makhado

Air Force Base Makhado (ICAO: FALM), formerly Air Force Base Louis Trichardt, is an airbase of the South African Air Force, located at 23°09′36″S 029°41′48″E / 23.16°S 29.69667°E / -23.16; 29.69667Coordinates: 23°09′36″S 029°41′48″E / 23.16°S 29.69667°E / -23.16; 29.69667. It is the SAAF's northernmost base, situated at Louis Trichardt near the border with Zimbabwe, as well as being its most modern, and is known unofficially as Fighter Town, RSA.

The base motto is Castrum Borealis (Fortress of the North).

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