Rhodesian SAS



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It is an interesting fact that C Sqn SAS is still on the ORBAT of 22 SAS. Rhodesias C Sqn was in the end, or by the end of the Rhodesian Bush War to comprise three squadrons and a Base Group (1SAS). I believe each Squadron comprised 4 Officers and plus or minus 45 – 50 men.

I have made up a set of RAR figures as SAS in “Greens” which were old FRELIMO or ZANLA uniforms but soon greens were manufactured in Rhodesia for the SAS. They operated externally being deployed by parachute from Paradacs or by helicopters operating in multiples of four man sticks. C/S could be 4 or 12 men or 24 or variations on that number. In some operations Klepper canoes were used.

On covert operations they would carry large bergens with chest rig webbing, ammo pouches and bottle pouches. Bergens would be left in an LUP while they went forward to ambush roads, railways, etc, etc. A variation of weapons were carried including FNs, AK47s, RPDs, 60mm commando mortar, RPG7 and MAGs. according to task.

On large overt external operations they would wear Rhodesian Camouflage.

My figures probably need the sleeping bags and kidney pouches removed , but thats for the future.ImageImageImageImageImageImage

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