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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, August 8, 2008

HAL BOWKER MY FRIEND AND COURSE MATE


HAL AND BEAVER WITH BIG FRIEND ABU CAMP OKAVONGO

HAL BEAVER AND ROBERT
Some feedback from my friend Hal Bowker ex 31 LAR:-
You are right about the world having the wrong idea and I fully agree with you that something should be done. I am glad I know that somebody. Unfortunately most of the crap that happened came about as a direct result of polititians around the world doing what gets votes as apposed to what should be done! people like Carter, Wilson, Heath Major etc etc Sad thing is that they were mostly covering up their own recent past, (racial mostly) and what better than to highlight a country or countries with a racial mix that got into a war (on account of said polititians negligence) because they needed just a little bit of time to start creating the mixed race government of the future. Then after the shit hits the fan with their choice of leaders after an unfair and biased election, they allow the mugabes, amins and other puppet leaders of theirs to carry on trashing the place, because for them to fix it would lose them votes and cost money. And so it all gets covered up. And so the history gets written, and so we get judged, and stained. Its a fundamental fault of nearly all humans to do that, but that doesnt mean that we should do nothing about it. Well done for going for it Beaver! No one wins a war, especially the best soldiers in a war who end up on the losing side, from hero to zero for a few votes? Democracy is flawed, we all know that, but maybe not in so many words. The world needs another Abraham Lincoln with a dash of Einstein, or someone even more gifted to arrive on the scene and overhaul democracy. One of my ancestors (Bourchier) was one of 12 judges who sentenced king charles the 1st to hang for his political crimes. I am extremely proud of him for having the balls and statesmanship to sign that warrant. They all knew well that charles 2nd would get in after Cromwell and clean them up, as he did. That calibre of human is more rare than a puppet that can opperate on its own. So until Lincolnstein comes, we got to try regain some dignity, and a bit of pride,maybe. You are the Man. thanks for having a go. If some of what I have said here rings true to you, then we need to talk some more. I would love to brain storm with you, its the very least I can do. Yes, you are right, the history books are overdue for some adjustments. Cant stop thinking about the kid soldiers who died for their countries after conciously making the decision to willingly die for their countries who end up on the losing side and get fully painted with the same turd brush that the losing pollititians get only slightly touched with. Kev and Rob will be proud of you. May they rest in peace at last. Till next time, keep it, up and good luck. cheers Hal

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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.