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Home Latest News About Me Looking for Rivas - I found him!
Looking for Rivas - I found him! PDF Print E-mail
Written by Arthur D Piercy   
Monday, 28 November 2011 14:33

A few months ago I published this article;

"I am desperately trying to find Major Alberto Ley Rivas, a Mig 23 pilot from the Cuban Air Force.

Maj Rivas we've met briefly once before and then it was only for a couple of seconds at 30000 feet over Southern Angola in September 1987. The encounter at the time wasn't a friendly one but I am hoping that the next time we meet it will be with a lot of laughter and no regrets or more"

Well guess what??? I FOUND HIM!

Thanks to the social networking environment and many great friends I was able to locate Major Rivas in Cuba!

Surprisingly it was an Army contact  - Greg Swart (ex 61 Mech Olifant Tanks) - who was in contact with an ex Cuban air force Lt-Col who flew Mig-21s in Angola 1975 , was a Mig-23 squadron commander in Angola in 1985/1986. Lt-Col Eduardo Gonzalez has been in contact with me. Unfortunately Major Rivas is not conversant in English (nor I in Spanish) and therefore we will be chatting through Lt-Col Gonzalez.

Watch this space for more detail!!  

Last Updated on Monday, 28 November 2011 15:08


This is the year! May all your desires and wishes be prosperous, successful and blessed.

I would like to Thank everyone for all the encouragement, support, motivation and belief that has been thrown in my direction over the years to date. You are all my motivators when times got tough and I felt like throwing in the towel. All it took was one positive email of encouragement to get me back on track and all fired up.

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