I bought this book a few years ago from Galago, but it doesn't seem to be available from them anymore. Currently a copy available on ebay.co.uk, with a damaged dustjacket.The Elite Rhodesian S.A.S
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I would agree with you re Jonathan Pittaway's excellent volumes. Sadly, though, it does not look his book on the Selous Scouts will now be published.For those interested in excellent, well researched material I can wholeheartedly recommend the works of Jonathan Pitaway. He has a level of access only afforded to insiders and presents his work in a very readable manner.
LRDG | Selous Scouts | SAS Rhodesia : Three important Special Forces books
The wider works of Peter Stiff beyond the well known Selous Scout book written with Ron Reid-Daly are also recommended for the contemparary student of insurgency and counter insurgency.
Right - Laurie Ryan was my Uncle (dad’s brother). Except he was KIA in war, he was killed on an elephant hunt in 1982 - my Aunt Dawn (Uncle’s wife) confirmed this to me 7 years ago.If you think these guys are scouts then:
The photo often quoted as being Scouts is not .
The photo is of some territorials on callup and 11 troop 3 Commando RLI.
The bloke at the front of the picture was SGT Laurie Ryan ex 4 RR tracker -
KIA later in the war.
Picture taken late afternoon 15 November 1976.
edited to correct my errors.
There was a photo, picture of him and the small man Lt Col Garth Barrett and also I think Lt Col Ron Daily on the net about 7 years ago, Schuli looked rough. Always wondered why he never did a book and also where is his GCV.Got the title:
Only My Friends Call Me "Crouks"
Only my friends call me Crouks................he is a former member of the Scouts.
I know some of the C Sqn guys were working in Iraq but I always wondered what happened to Schulenberg, do any of the Rhodie's or SA's know if he is still around?
Just an add on. Big no no in Rhodesia with watches was to not wear without a leather cover. A mans watch back then ,we are talking 40 years ago all had tritium or some other radio active paint on the dials, hands. All or the majority had a leather cover to mask this, shite as after a few weeks it stank of sweat and mozzy repelant.Evening all, I am searching for a bit of info too. I'm ex-Forces (UK and French, '85-'92) and probably as a result have developed a military watch collecting habit.
So, nerdy-ness aside, I picked something up the other day that I think may be related to a former Scout/C Sqn chap called PJ 'Pete' PUGH.
It's a long story but basically I have a UK service number (dating to 1967-69ish) and a name 'PUGH' engraved on an early 1970s watch that was very similar to the RA/ZA issued Roamer Anfibio watches. The watch was bought at an auction near Heeeerford.
Thing is, with the dates, surname, type of watch and location of sale I had a look through the S.Scts and C Sqn archives online and indeed found a PJ PUGH (with an Rhodesian service number) who served in both forces (I've also found a picture of him after completing his static line course in late 1970 in South Africa).
I have tried the 22 Association but there is no PUGH listed, but that may mean he just never joined the association. (I'm in another association with a fairly senior old boy who's a member who had a butchers for me).
I'm now trying to pin down whether '2415xxxx PUGH' is one and the same as 'PJ PUGH', and if possible, the history of the watch.
I'll be writing to the SA associations (blindly this time, as I have no contacts over there) if no one has any other pointers here.
All very boring stuff chaps so sorry for that. For the secret nerds here is a link showing the watch and pictures. It's not an issued one as it is missing the ZA/RA markings, nor is it particularly valuable one, but I'd like to get a grip of the provenance, for better or worse.
Roamer Anfibio - ATG Vintage Watches Forums
Thanks guys, and if I've broken any protocols just let me know and I'll remedy.