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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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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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Ladies and Gentlemen

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Ladies and Gentlemen

  Ladies and Gentlemen We have NEWS! Tomorrow the various books arrive here on Mud island., Chibaya Moyo, The RNR-RAR Book of Remembrance, which also has some wonderful illustrations (courtesy of John Wynne Hopkins), further copies of Masodja….so dear colleagues, friends and fellow members – please get around to paying for the various copies of…

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CEASEFIRE IN RHODESIA

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CEASEFIRE IN RHODESIA

This is an interesting story, told by one of the New Zealand soldier medics, posted to a Rhodesian CEASEFIRE assembly point for terrorists  in southern Matabeleland near Plumtree.   1979-80. Rhodesia The Ceasefire By Mike Subritzky NZATMC AP Lima ” Like most of my friends I simply forgot about my service in Rhodesia and never,…

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Commander Major R. Aikenhead, inspects a guard of honour of the Second Battalion the Kings African rifles

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Commander Major R. Aikenhead, inspects a guard of honour of the Second Battalion the Kings African rifles

Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother accompanied by the guard commander Major R. Aikenhead, inspects a guard of honour of the Second Battalion the Kings African rifles at the great Indaba in the Matotos Hills, near Bullawayo, Rhodesia on July 8, 1957. Behind the Queen Mother is her private secretary, Lt-Col. Gilliatt. The Queen Mother wears a…

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OBITUARY

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OBITUARY

“Zororai Zvakanaka. Tichazo Sangana Varume” “Lest We Forget” 14th February 1980 – Cpl Morgan Moyo (Wings 109) (aged 27), HU RAR (formerly S Scouts), KOAS. by an accidental explosion whilst on internal ops, Salisbury, Op Salops. – Lt Edward Piringondo SCR (aged 27), HU RAR (formerly S Scouts), KOAS. (Both former Selous Scots members above…

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OBITUARY

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OBITUARY

“Zororai Zvakanaka. Tichazo Sangana Varume” “Lest We Forget” 11th February 1979 – Rct Thembikile Shabani, Depot RAR, KIA. 7th February 1978 Rfn Aleck de Barreto, – 2(Indp) Coy RAR, DOAS. 1973 – Pte George Mandivengereyi (aged 29), 1st Bn RAR, KOAS from a gunshot wound to the head, Centenary area, Op Hurricane. 6th February 1980…

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Book of Remembrance.

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Book of Remembrance.

This Book of Remembrance, however, has been specifically compiled as a lasting tribute to the men of the Rhodesia Native Regiment (RNR) and its successor the Rhodesian African Rifles (RAR) who, during the proud and honourable life of these units, made the ultimate sacrifice. It is not a definitive history of these regiments, as this has…

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