||Rhodesian Security Force Veterans|
This page is being moved to www.rhodesianservices.org
I built this website as a result of situation that many Rhodesians found ourselves in - left the country of our birth and wanting to re-establish links with friends. I also wish to preserve our history for future generations. I strongly believe that our children and future generations should be able learn about the Rhodesian Bush War years in the same way that I learned about my father and my grandfather's exploits during WWI and WWII.
My life in Rhodesia was typical of my generation born in the late 1950's. I left school and did National Service for 18 months with intake 152 at 1 and 4 (Indep) Coys. Then it was a job in civvy street at the Cold Storage Commission in Marandellas for a year then back to the family farm all the time doing regular T/F call ups, of 6 weeks in and 6 weeks out. These were with A Coy of the 4th Battalion Rhodesia Regiment (4RR) as well as being on call for follow ups to any farm attacks in the Marandellas area with the local Police Anti-terrorist Unit (PATU).
We left in 1981 to start a new life in New Zealand. Doing this broke all, bar a few, links with the people I grew up with. The internet has changed all this.
This copper plaque below has a poem that sums up some of our feelings in the 1970's. Some of it is still pertinent - right or wrong it was what we did and how we felt.
Copyright © Hugh Bomford. All rights reserved. Email email@example.com