5 Indep RAR


5 Indep Coy RAR convoy forms up at Derowa Mine for ‘Muzorewa’ elections Jan 1979. A pookie seen from the back of a 1Pl 45 on the return journey. Unfortunately, one of these pookies could not be spared on the journey out, with the result that the 45 seen being towed hit a mine (2nd in the convoy), as did a mobile surgical unit second from back. No casualties, thank goodness, although the driver of the 45 was severely shaken – the anti-mine armour had only been fitted the day before to an almost new vehicle. The only other casualties were from a severe epidemic of diarrhoea from dodgy steak bought at the local business centre …

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2 thoughts on “5 Indep RAR

  1. Hi Adam Nice piece of work.
    The photos of 5 Indep Company RAR (Rhodesian African Rifles) are from Alan Doyle of 5 Indep.
    Don Blevins chart is very good but unfortunately he never published his full book on MAP vehicles.
    The vehicle side sketches are by MWA Axworthy done in 1990 for Dons book.
    All the best

    John Hop

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