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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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Wednesday, July 23, 2008


Hunter landing at Buffalo Range and dropping off drouge chute
Hunters formate over Buffalo Range airfield
Hunters break over Buffalo Range airfield
Canberra formation flypast Buffalo Range Tower
Hunter taxying in towards Buffalo Range Tower
Paradak "Beating up" the Buffalo Range Tower
Paradak parked on the hardstanding at Buffalo Range Airport
Paradak parked near the Buffalo Range Tower and firing up for a sortie
Canberra Buffalo Range -in these early days circa 1976 the choppers parked on the grass between the Canberra and revetments behind.
Here is a sequence of photographs taken by my brother Owen Shaw when he was based at Buffalo Range Airoprt in 1976-7the photographs are taken from the Airport tower. If one looks to the left of some of the photographs you can see the FAF which was not yet fully developed with the hardstanding, revetments and refuelling facilities. The helicopters would park on the grass between the Canberras and the fixed wing revetment to the left.

1 comment:

  1. Those photographs of the Hunters "peeling off" sends tingles up my spine. God Bless those Jet-Jocks.


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.