Admired by many and hated by a few, any beauty queen will turn heads, and for pilots especially so when they pose next to a piece of military hardware, in these two cases a Mirage of the South African Air Force.

Anneline Kriel and a SAAF Mirage F1

Anneline Kriel (born 28 July 1955) is a South African actress, an international model and beauty queen. She won ‘Miss South Africa’ and ‘Miss World’ in 1974 after the UK’s Helen Morgan resigned only four days after her victory. Anneline is the second woman to hold the title of Miss World in South Africa. She was only nineteen.

Sandy McCormack photographed at Air Force Base Durban in the 80’s. (Pic Warren Butler)

Sandy McCormack won Miss SA 1986.


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