Archive For The “Rhodesian African Rifles” Category

Major Michael Stewart

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Major Michael Stewart

Major Michael Stewart’s (US Army) thesis looks into what factors contributed to the majority of RAR soldiers being part of a disciplined fighting force loyal to Rhodesia throughout the Bush War. It is certainly an interesting read. Title: Art of War Papers: The Rhodesian African Rifles: The Growth and Adaption of a Multicultural Regiment through…

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Alan Gardiner Redfern MBE · November 11, 1943

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Alan Gardiner Redfern MBE · November 11, 1943

Capt (T/Maj) Alan Gardiner REDFERN MBE  Rhodesian African Rifles, Kings Royal Rifle Corps and LRDG OC B Sqn. January 1, 194301/01/43 as T/Capt Rhodesian African Rifles for running commando training courses in Gwelo, Southern Rhodesia – many of these commandos were incorporated into the LRDG. He transferred as a Captain from the Rhodesian African Rifles…

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BATTLES OF TAUNGUP / TANLWE CHAUNG 1945

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BATTLES OF TAUNGUP / TANLWE CHAUNG 1945

Posted By Russell Haydon Fulton

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Colours Presented to the Rhodesian African Rifles · July 12, 1953

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Colours Presented to the Rhodesian African Rifles · July 12, 1953

12 july 1953, a Sunday, Lieutenant-Colonel Kim Rule OBE (CO of 1RAR) reported that ‘15 officers, 14 British warrant officers and non-commissioned officers and 535 African ranks’ were present. During the Colour presentation ceremony, HM Queen Elizabeth, The Queen Mother, delivered these words on behalf of her daughter and Regent, Queen Elizabeth II: “I should…

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Message from the Chairman Pat Lawless

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Message from the Chairman Pat Lawless

    Dear RARA (UK) Members, and RAR Friends, My appointment as Chairman of the RARA (UK) was approved by the Committee last week. I thought you might therefore be interested in what we plan to do over the next few years. Our Committee is made up of Pat Lawless, Malcolm Clewer, David Heppenstall, Keith…

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African war heroes honoured with permanent display at Sandhurst

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African war heroes honoured with permanent display at Sandhurst

Nearly 150 guests who have served the British Crown in Africa were invited to see the exhibition in their honour unveiled African soldiers who served in the British Army have been commemorated with a permanent display at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst (RMAS). Eight storyboards have been put up in the Old College recalling the…

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Rhodesian Army Magazine

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Rhodesian Army Magazine

  Click on the image to read Thanks to Vic MacKenzie

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Chibaya Moyo Snippet one

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Chibaya Moyo Snippet one

I start this exercise with an anecdote written for “Chibaya Moyo” by Captain Andrew Thomas Telfer SCR about an outstanding 2RAR Corporal and conclude with his citation that accompanied the award of his deserved and much coveted Silver Cross of Rhodesia. It is through reading these anecdotes and citations that one is able to grasp…

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Battle of Essexvale

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Battle of Essexvale

Not too many soldiers and veterans world-wide know about the Rhodesian bushwar. Even less about a battle known as the Battle of Essexvale, which happened one year after the official end of that war. In February 1981, a mechanised Zipra battalion of the Matabele side of the former anti-Rhodesian terrorist movements moved on Bulawayo in…

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Counter-Punching on the Mudzi

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Counter-Punching on the Mudzi

D Company, 1RAR, on Operation Mardon, 1 November 1976 Dr J.R.T. Wood Firstly The Daily Telegraph of London, on 28 October 1976, and then the Observer of 31 October reported the infiltration that month of hundreds of African nationalist fighters into Rhodesia from Mozambique. They were reinforcing the armed cadres of the Zimbabwe African National…

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