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Rhodesian African Rifles Archives - Page 3 of 6 - Rhodesian African Rifles

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Archive For The “Rhodesian African Rifles” Category

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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Regimental Command 1970-1980

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Regimental Command 1970-1980

Posted on behalf of Brig David Heppenstall               1981 CO Mick Mckenna, 2i/c Maj R Robinson, Adjt Swart, same RSMs. I came in as Adjt April 1981 Capt JW Hopkins right at the end just as we dropped our RAR embellishments and was the last to wear them I…

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Colonels of the Regiment

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Colonels of the Regiment

Posted on behalf of Brig David Heppenstall

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Major Andre Dennison 781030 – MLM – BCR – OC – A Coy – 2RAR

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Major Andre Dennison 781030 – MLM – BCR  – OC – A Coy – 2RAR

Zororai Zvakanaka. Tichazo Sangana Varume” “Lest We Forget” 03 June, 1979 – – KOAS – Friendly fire – Dennison Joined the newly-raised 2nd Battalion, Rhodesian African Rifles on 1 October 1975, as the commander of ‘A’ Company, which was divided into three platoons, or ‘call-signs’. The war against guerrilla incursions by the communist-backed Zimbabwe African…

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History of the RNR and RAR, recently edited by Major A Telfer SCR

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History of the RNR and RAR, recently edited by Major A Telfer SCR

  The Rhodesia Native Regiment At the outbreak of World War 1, the commander of the German forces in German East Africa (Tanganyika) Colonel Paul Von Lettow-Vorbeck recognised that he could best support the German war effort, not by defending the colony, but by operating in such a way that the Allies were forced to…

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Masodjas in action in two world wars

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Masodjas in action in two world wars

Masodjas in action in two world wars        

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