Crossing the Zambezi into Zambia external op
On 15 May 1973 four tourists exploring the Victoria Falls were shot at from the Zambian side (two Americans and two Canadians) the two Canadians were killed. The Canadians were outraged and called for a boycott of Zambia but nothing came of it. Victoria Falls was a destination for our Fireforce on a number of occasions and some of these stories are recorded in Choppertech. A minefield was also built around the town which exists to this day.
Vila Salazaar (ABOVE)-always on the news and being stonked by the gooks -it was a police camp and village on the border with Mocambique opposite Malvernia -a really HOT area during the war and fiercely contested
Crooks Corner (Pafuri) border between Rhodesia and Mocambique -Part of "The Russian Front"
Mtarazi Falls -anyone on Fireforce based in Grand Reef will remember flying past these falls on call-outs
Lundi River Bridge -a dangerous place to be as a white man 1976-80 and an area where we had many firefights especially with 2 RAR Fireforce
Leopard Rock Hotel 1977 -was subjected to a ZALA terrorist attack
Lake Kyle 1976 -just outside Fort Victoria -we had many contacts in this area and in the surrounding tribal trust lands.