Lt-Col Ron Reid-Daly died yesterday at his home in Simonstown, RSA after a three-day coma.
A C Squadron (22.SAS) veteran from the old Malaya days, he went on to become the original RSM of 1st Battalion, Rhodesian Light Infantry before his first retirement from military service in the 1973. He came out of retirement in the mid 1970's with an appointment at the rank of Major, initially to take charge of a newly stood-up combat tracker course, going on to take command of the Selous Scouts Regiment. While most of his more famous exploits of modern military history took place as commander of that regiment, he later went on to command the entire Transkei Defence Force during the late 1980's.
Lt-Col Ron Reid-Daly - Wikipedia
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