Even though when I left Rhodesian and ran for SA I was only a child,I am still proud to call myself a Rhodesian,was just wondering if there was any more in the British Army proud to call themselves Rhodesian
Well I know for a fact that there are plenty of South Africans in the British Army at the moment, South Africa being the 2nd highest recruiting area outside Britain itself. I am sure there are a few of our Zimbo cuzzies in HM forces as well.
There was another one in 2 Wessex in the early 90's, my enduring memory of him was when he posted a thunderflash into a postbox in Oakhampton, cant remember his name, top bloke though:
"I'll put the fcuking jiji on you Mr Fcuker" or words to that affect!
I had the privilege to meet Ron Reid-Daly in October - he was over for the dedication of the RLI Troopie at Hatfield House. I met him at a book launch at RMP Rochester Row - check out the gallery at www.30degreessouth.co.uk - toppers guy - hard as nails.
The padre at Chicksands is ex Selous Scouts - lovely guy
Bloke who lived opposite me until a year or two back was ex-Greys Scouts; he showd me a book about them complete with a pic of him dismounting and remounting a horse at what looked like a rather rapid rate of knots - he looked like he was pooping himself...
Served with a WO who was ex RLI and had served during the "Independence War" ( had a nasty looking GSW scar!), good oke and well clued up always got on well with him may well have been a Southern Africa thing.