Posts Tagged “Rhodesian African Rifles”

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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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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Regimental Sergeant Major of the RAR – Stephen Machado Banda BEM, CPM

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Regimental Sergeant Major of the RAR – Stephen Machado Banda BEM, CPM

Regimental Sergeant Major of the RAR – Stephen Machado Banda BEM, CPM Station Sergeant Stephen Machado Banda, BEM, CPM, British South Africa Police Askari Platoon. Banda originated from Nyasaland and joined the BSAP Askari Platoon in 1927.   In 1940 he was a Station Sergeant when he was seconded to the Rhodesian Africa Rifles as…

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Rhodesian African Rifles … Roll Of Honour 1966-1981

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Rhodesian African Rifles … Roll Of Honour 1966-1981

Rhodesian African Rifles … Roll Of Honour 1966-1981 RAR Roll of Honour – Alphabetical Listing -Update 08 August 2015- -1- RAR Roll of Honour – Alphabetical Listing -Update 08 August 2015- -1-

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RAR Trooping of the colours 1969

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RAR Trooping of the colours 1969

The oldest full-time Regiment in the Rhodesian Army, with battle honors from East Africa to Malaya. This film is of the Trooping the Colour Ceremony held in Bulawayo by the 1st Battalion.

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300 SQD Royal Netherlands Air Force

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300 SQD Royal Netherlands Air Force

300 SQD Royal Netherlands Air Force on the way to the Rhodesia Native Regiment and Rhodesian African Rifles Memorial 19th July 2015  @ National Memorial Arboretum, Staffordshire, United Kingdom. There was plenty of emotion on the ground on this our special day. From the ground looking up @ the fly past From the ground looking…

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For the RAR Dedication at National Memorial Arboretum

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For the RAR Dedication at National Memorial Arboretum

For the RAR Dedication at National Memorial Arboretum,  19 July 2015 By Suki V Honouring you, our RAR We come from places far On bus, on train, in car… In person or in spirit too Giving all our due. This day of dedication, we stand in awe Of you brave men, some gone before. We…

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