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    RHODESIAN BUSH WAR - SLRS's

    Nearly transferred to Rhodesia as I always fancied jumping form the DC3 which they were using right through the 70's, used the same kit as we did under Ian Smith..........what a war, and what a waste!!

    'Tonight my men and I have been through hell and back again, but the look on your faces when we let you out of the hall - we'd do it all again tomorrow.' Major Chris Keeble's words to Goose Green villagers on 29th May 1982 - 2 PARA

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gil Boyd View Post
    Nearly transferred to Rhodesia as I always fancied jumping form the DC3 which they were using right through the 70's, used the same kit as we did under Ian Smith..........what a war, and what a waste!!

    I have a Russianicon dragunov that was acquired during this war. I’ve never seen footage like this. Nice film. Thanks for sharing this

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    They trawled our Regiment for lads who wanted to go into the Rhodesian SAS at the time, and I know a few went when the carrot was dangled, lots of extra money, however, they all came home after a year or so and rejoined, as they were totally disillusioned with the way the whole Army was being run and their incompetancy in putting down the rebels............................An interesting war indeed!!
    'Tonight my men and I have been through hell and back again, but the look on your faces when we let you out of the hall - we'd do it all again tomorrow.' Major Chris Keeble's words to Goose Green villagers on 29th May 1982 - 2 PARA

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    Had to laugh, one guys exit was twisting like a corkscrew...he'd be one big twist from neck to skirt. Make for a faster ride down I guess... We watched that too from here...
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    Problem with twists as you know Jim is, if they are severe which that guys will be, he'd be concentrating on getting out of them before lowering his container with his SLR on the outsid barrel up.
    They were thrown into trees so lets hope he didn't have his barrel embed itself up his jacksey
    'Tonight my men and I have been through hell and back again, but the look on your faces when we let you out of the hall - we'd do it all again tomorrow.' Major Chris Keeble's words to Goose Green villagers on 29th May 1982 - 2 PARA

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gil Boyd View Post
    concentrating on getting out of them before lowering his container with his SLR
    Many, many made equipment still on landings while trying to kick free of kit...made a "Rear roll" feel completely different. No diagonal line across the back...
    Regards, Jim

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gil Boyd View Post
    They trawled our Regiment for lads who wanted to go into the Rhodesian SAS at the time, and I know a few went when the carrot was dangled, lots of extra money, however, they all came home after a year or so and rejoined, as they were totally disillusioned with the way the whole Army was being run and their incompetancy in putting down the rebels............................An interesting war indeed!!
    They made runs past us as well looking for Diggers with Vietnam service.

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    Interesting that Dragunov from Rhodesia, I'll have to do some enquiries about their origin...


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