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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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Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Monday, May 26, 2008


Beaver Shaw in action
Beaver Shaw mannng the twin .303 Browning machine guns on Fireforce call out photos above.

Parachute despatcher in Dakota

Trooping convoy

Guard force vedette

Trooping it looks like Grand Reef
These photographs are of outstanding quality and were taken by Dominique Houyet during the war.

K CAR MY OFFICE 1976- 1980

A few photographs of an Alouette 3 helicopter set up as a K Car gunship. Note the pilot seat was armoured. The gunner seat had quite a few variationd depending on the Technician/gunners preference. After Flamo Fleming was killed in a contact in Mtoko the gunner was also protected by an armoured seat.

Weight was always a problem with the Alouettes.