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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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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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THE MEMORIAL of THE RHODESIA NATIVE REGIMENT and RHODESIAN AFRICAN RIFLES

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THE MEMORIAL of THE RHODESIA NATIVE REGIMENT and RHODESIAN AFRICAN RIFLES

THE MEMORIAL of THE RHODESIA NATIVE REGIMENT and RHODESIAN AFRICAN RIFLES From the eyes and mouth of our man on the ground ….. Gerry van Tonder NMA Map Herewith a map of the NMA for 19 July, for those who might be interested. I have annotated the RNR/RAR Memorial site, as well as the Car Park,…

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The Rhodesian African Rifles

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The Rhodesian African Rifles

Courtesy of Craig Fourie

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