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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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Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Squadron First Aid Training

The picture above is of myself on a stretcher being used as a training "Dummy" for the rest of the Squadron Technicians to practise on. Nick Goodman pictured above me has just inserted a ringers lactate drip into me.
I was placed onto a trolley and driven around to all the other Squadrons to remind them we were at war!!! In my opinion we did not recieve the medical training that we needed for our jobs as helicopter technicians. We would have saved many more lives if we had been afforded a chance to attend the Troop medics course at Brady Barracks in Bulawayo. Pete Mc Cabe was one of the few 7 Squadron techs to be fortunate enough to have done this course.We would inevitably be the first on the scene and would have to deal with the situation as best we could.
The problem was that the Squadron was so short handed that they could not afford to release us.

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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.