Harold Strachan is served with restriction order

Harold Strachan

Saturday, 3 July 1965

Harold Strachan, former South African Air Force pilot in World War 2 and member of the Communist Party of South Africa (CPSA) and Umkhonto we Sizwe (MK), the armed wing of the African National Congress, was served with a restriction order in terms of the Suppression of Communism Act. At the time he had already been imprisoned for three years for conspiracy in bombing activities. He was MK's first bomber and his diverse achievements include becoming a self-supporting art restorer, and lately, a successful author.



Kalley, J.A.; Schoeman, E. & Andor, L.E. (eds)(1999). Southern African Political History: a chronology of key political events from independence to mid-1997, Westport: Greenwood.



Last updated : 01-Jul-2016

This article was produced for South African History Online on 16-Mar-2011