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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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Monday, May 19, 2008


It would appear that the Chinese arms have reached Harare. The ship carryingthe arms having being refuelled by a South African Naval supply ship dockedin the Congo and the arms were then flown into Harare by a UK CompanyAvient - have a look at http://www.avient. aero/contactus. htm , which givesfollowing details:-Andrew Smith - Managing DirectorSamantha Smith - Commercial DirectorJames House - Commercial Manager - ChartersJulie Hedge - Reservations SupervisorPhone: +44 (0)1980 676010Fax: +44 (0)1980 626634Address: Unit 7, Minton Distribution Park, London Road, Amesbury,Wiltshire SP4 7RT**E-Mail: ***info***avient. aero <http://avient. aero>*** **Operations: *Phone: +44 (0)1980 67601024 Hour contact: + (0)1980 676010Address: Unit 7, Minton Distribution Park, London Road, Amesbury,Wiltshire, SP4 7RT*E mail:* *ops**avient. aero <http://avient. aero>*It was their Ilyushin Il-76 that did the job. Also have a look athttp://www.sundayhe rald.com/ international/ shinternational/ display.var. 2278991.0. 0.phpI believe that it is quite improper for a UK company to be involved in thisshipment.

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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.