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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 4, 2008

Fireforce Bikita



Peter Platt Beaver Shaw and Keith (Pop's) Rayne Bikita in very Guti weather, we were picked up later that evening by my father who was an AHI with the Vetenarary department taken to his Government rest camp in Bikita village for dinner and a few chibulies (beers). Our pilots declined Dad's offer for supper and went to the Police club to attend a party being held by the Member in Charge BSAP. That night we were attacked by a groupof terrorists from the surrounding hills. This story is recorded in Choppertech together with the fireforce actions the following day.

Pete Platt was killed in a motorcycle accident towards the end of the war and Pops Rayne is retired and living on the outskirts of Johannesburg.

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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.