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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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Saturday, July 19, 2008


JOHN EDMOND-was a well known singer during the Rhodesian bush War-Born in Zambia of Scottish parents on the Roan and Antelope Copper mine in 1936. John joined the Rhodesian Army and served in The Congo, Nyasaland and Southern Rhodesia. He started his singing career while in the Army and became well known for his "Troopie Songs".

For more information on John and his music check out http://www.johnedmond.co.za/biography.html

I Wish I Was A Blue Job
Forgotten Soldier
Daddy Is A Trooper
Jungle Green
Flat Dog Blues
The Battle Of Bembezi
The U.D.I. Song
A Soldiers Dream
Green And White
Trooper Thomas
The Candle That Burns
Shangani Patrol
The Happy Safari
Entertainer's Sharp End Blues
Goodbye Not Goodnight
Sling Your Slayer
We Stand Alone
The W.O.'s Gone All Disco
Ratpack Boogie
The Whistlin' Troopie
For You Bob
There's A Convoy Leaving
The Gunship Calypso
Back In The Sticks
Sweet Banana
Black Boots
Pick Yourself Up
When The Leaf Is On The Tree
The Incredibles
Roger Was A Mine Dog
Warriors Bold
In The Name Of Grey
It Makes Me So Sad
Salisbury Town
Keep Your Head Down
The Green Leader Theme
Troopie Boy You Won
Cammo Clad Angel
You Ain't No Hero
Sergeant Guy
Mother A Lady
Let's Have A Hooley
Dad's Army
The Penhalonga Piper
Nobody Was There
Flesh And Bone Soldier
The Last Word In Rhodesian

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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.