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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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Friday, July 18, 2008

7 SQUADRON COLOURS PARADE





I have added a picture of the whole of 7 Squadron together for the Colours Presentation parade at New Sarum Airbase in Salisbury Rhodesia, May 1979 kindly sent to me by Nick Goodman. This was a very rare and probably one of the only times the Squadron was together in its entirety at least from 1976-1980.

I have added a newspaper clipping of Mike Upton recieving the colours.

I recieved my Aircrew brevet together with other members of the Squadron at this parade. Mike and Dot Faint stood in for my parents as my father was involved in dealing with a Foot and mouth outbreak in the South East Lowveld.

I guess these colours do not exist anymore?

Does anyone have a photograph or picture of both a pilot and techs brevet for me to place on the web site?

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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.