Rhodesia Native Regiment/Rhodesia African Rifles memorial at the Memorial Arboretum

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  • Major Tony Lee

    From Pat Lawless, Chairman the RAR Regtl Assn. It is with deep sadness I report the passing of Major Tony Lee, who died after a short though remarkable battle with cancer at 4.30am yesterday (Mon 17 July 2017), in the UK. Remarkable because of his tenacity and spirit in confronting what he saw was a...

  • Funeral Of Brian Oliver Friday 6th January 2017 2pm

    Offer of Free Accommodation – Funeral of Brian Oliver, Friday 6 January 2017 Elaine (Brian’s stepdaughter) has been in touch: a generous friend of the Oliver family is making available three double rooms at a nearby guest house for the night of the funeral (6 Jan 17); please call Elaine on +44 (0)7543 224147, quoting...

  • RAR Regiments first commanding officer 1940-1943

    BRIGADIER FRANCIS JOHN WANE ISO Francis John Wane was born October 1880 in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, the son of a prosperous merchant who owned and operated the Red Barn Grain and Feed Merchants in the town. His mother was a music teacher. The UK census of 1890 show that his grandparents managed ‘Red Barn’ farm...

  • PRESS RELEASE

    The New Rhodesia Forum (NRF) and the Rhodesian African Rifles Regimental Association (RAR gibsonRegtl Assn) are pleased to jointly announce the successful conclusion of a project to restore the water supply of a former RAR soldier in Zimbabwe. Gibson Nkala was a former member of both the 1stand 2nd Battalions of the Rhodesian African Rifles,...

  • 1st bn Officers 1968