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I an ex member of both 7 and 8 Squadron's of the Rhodesian war spending most of my operational time on Seven Squadron as a K Car gunner. I was credited for shooting down a fixed wing aircraft from a K Car on the 9 August 1979. This blog is from articles for research on a book which I HAVE HANDED THIS MANUSCRIPT OVER TO MIMI CAWOOD WHO WILL BE HANDLING THE PUBLICATION OF THE BOOK OF WHICH THERE WILL BE VERY LIMITED COPIES AVAILABLE Contact her on yebomimi@gmail.com The latest news is that the Editing is now done and we can expect to start sales and deliveries by the end of April 2011

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Thursday, March 6, 2008

C Squadron (Rhodesia) SAS

SAS TROOPER ARMED WITH RPD MACHINE GUN EXTERNAL OPERATION MAPAI (Le Petit) -Pencil drawing by Beaver Shaw

TPR. ALAN LOCKE SHAW C SQN SAS THE MALAYAN SCOUTS 1951 My father.






Seven Squadron worked very closely with C Squadron Rhodesian SAS on operations in and out of Rhodesia.


Choppertech describes some of these operations in detail.


My father Alan Shaw served with this elite unit in the Malayan Emergency with Walls and Reid Daly.


1 comment:

  1. Dear Gordon. The legend to the upper picture is incorrect. You write: "SAS TROOPER ARMED WITH RPD MACHINE GUN EXTERNAL OPERATION MONTE CASSINO -Pencil drawing by Beaver Shaw". In fact this is not Monte Cassino Op (Op Miracle). SAS did not participate in Op Miracle - only RLI, Selous Scouts, RhAF and Artillery units did. This picture actually is the portrait of SAS soldier Frenchman named Le Petit and it depicts him in the Op Uric, near Mapai. (See "SAS" by J.Pittaway, p.348)

    Regards,
    SK

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I welcome comments from everyone on my book Choppertech.
I am interested especially on hearing from former ZANLA and ZIPRA combatants who also have thier story to tell.