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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

COMING HOME


A good black and white photograph of K Car leading in three G Cars after a punch up with gooks in the TTL.
Note the pre positioned fuel drums on the runway left by the land tail which would follow the Fireforce-in those days I only weighed 150 lbs and boy did I hate rolling and trying to pick up the drums on my own. Pilots were never around when it came to refuelling.My back still suffers from lifting those 44 gallon drums.

1 comment:

  1. One thing that is universal about Pilots in every nation on the planet (fixed or rotary-wing) is that under almost any circumstance besides flying or pre-flight, they may be located in the Pilots Lounge "filing the paperwork" and "sorting something out"

    EX: "Be with you in a moment lads, I've got to run in, and sort a few things out. I won't be a moment! Keep up the good work!" ;)

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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.