Discussion in 'Southern Africa' started by radar712, Nov 22, 2008.

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  1. 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
  2. Cutaway

    Cutaway LE Reviewer

    I can think of a couple of Rhodies, but there are more Zimbos.
  3. 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. :)
  4. Most are Zimbos by birth now , it was 28 years ago after all.

    I joined in 1980 did 27 years and then left but am still a Rhodie by birth.

    Even with my 3 birth certificates S.Rhodesia, Rhodesia and Zimbabwe .
  5. I was in from 1990 to 1999.

    3 from my little Boarding School in Zimbabwe when I went through RMAS. Good strike rate or we just weren't much good for anything else.
  6. I met a Signals bloke a couple of years ago on a course, he had the Selous Scouts Badge tattooed on him:

    I said to him " Selous Scouts Mate?"

    He shook my arm out of its socket, telling me I was the first person to know what it was as everyone thinks its a Nazi Eagle!
  7. Cutaway

    Cutaway LE Reviewer

    Did he infer he was an opr ?
  8. No, he was miles too young, his old man was in them, I mentioned I had read "No mean Soldier" by Pete Macaleese, he said "Fcuk him, he badmouthed my old man in that book" I left it at that!
  9. BuggerAll

    BuggerAll LE Reviewer Book Reviewer

    I did TA PCBC with a bloke who was ex-Grey's Scouts. Good man but he earned himself an interview without coffee with the Chief Instructort for 'shooting' prisoners on ex. Greek name.
  10. 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!
  11. Cutaway

    Cutaway LE Reviewer

    If you want a good book on the Scouts, find a copy of Only My Friends Call Me "Crouks" by Dennis Croukamp.
    It's as true an account as you're ever likely to hear, incuding the six day hot E&E.
  12. Which boarding school?
  13. Falcon College. Posh like.
  14. I had an ex-Selous Sergeant instructor during a course. Turned out he was in their stores... :( Absolute blinder of a wife, though :lol: