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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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Sunday, August 31, 2008

RHODESIAN DOCUMENTS

No Longer Secret
THIRTY-YEAR old, previously closed files from the archives of the Commonwealth Secreariat have now been made available to the public.
The decision means that scholars will have access to records from 1964-66, many classified as "secret" or "restricted".

They deal with the crisis over Rhodesia's Unilateral Declaration of Independence and the responses of Commonwealth governments.

The documents include minutes of a specially convened Commonwealth Prime Ministers Meeting (CPMM) of January 1966 in Lagos to discuss Rhodesia and the September CPMM in London. The Lagos meeting was the first CPMM held outside Britain. (In 1971 the CPMM was replaced by the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting, or CHOGM.)

Announcing the release, the Secretary-General, Chief Emeka Anyaoku, said: "In order to ensure that an accurate history of the association is accessible to scholars, the Secretariat will, in consultation with member governments, continue to release Shared Commonwealth Records after 30 years."

Enquiries to the Commonwealth Secretariat 's Librarian, Tel: +44(0)171-7476164 Fax: +44(0)171-7476168

E-mail: e.murtagh@commonwealth.int

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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.