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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, March 31, 2009

Military Operational Parajumps in the world 1973-79 emphasis on Rhodesia


1973

19 January
Musengezi, Mozamb.
Rhodesia
8 men, SAS (Pathfinder team)

Mark DZ for Freefall Drops


1974

20 July
Kyrenia , Cyprus
Turkey
Para-Commando Bdes.

Invasion

21-22 July
Kyrenia , Cyprus
Turkey
Para-Commando Bdes

Reinforcements

1975

7 December
Dili, East Timor
Indonesia
1000 men, 501 & 502 Para Bn

Seize Town and Airfield

10 December
Baucau. East Timor
Indonesia
223 men, KOPASHANDHA, KOPASAT

Capture Town

14 December
Cunene River , Angola
So. Africa
9 men, 2 nd Recce


1976

2 February
Sua , Indonesia
Indonesia
250 men, KOPASSANDHA

Capture Town

4 February
Lospalog, East Timor
Indonesia
502 nd Abn Bn

Capture Town

August
NW Shatotwa , Zambia
So. Africa
5 men, 1 st Recce

Recon for Drop Zone

17 October
S. Limporo, Mozamb.
Rhodesia
3 men, Selous Scouts (HAL)

Reconnaissance

17 October
N. Limporo, Mozamb.
Rhodesia
2 men, Selous Scouts (HAL)

Reconnaissance

15 November
Mozambique
Rhodesia
2 men, Selous Scouts

Destroy Railway


1977

10 January
W. Madulo, Mozambique.
Rhodesia
2 men, Selous Scouts HALO

Mark Target for AF Raid

March
Nakfa , Eritrea
Ethiopia
Para-Commandos

Reinforce Town

10 March
Msoko , Mozambique
Rhodesia
20 men, 1 st Cmdo, RLI
Fireforce


April
Angola Border , Zaire
Zaire
Para Regiment

Cut Off Katanga Rebels

28 May
Madulo Pan, Mozambique.
Rhodesia
40 men, RLI Commando

Assault Enemy Base

9 July
Buhera , Rhodesia
Rhodesia
Team, A Co. , 2 nd RAR
Fireforce


2 August
Grand Reef , Rhodesia
Rhodesia
Team, A Co, 2 nd RAR
Fireforce


3 August
Makombe , Rhodesia
Rhodesia
2 teams, A Co., 2 nd RAR
Fireforce


6 August
Rusitu River , Rhodesia
Rhodesia
1 tm, A Co, 2 nd RAR; 1 tm, 3 Cdo, RLI
Fireforce


7 August
Makoni , Rhodesia
Rhodesia
2 teams, A Co., 2 nd RAR
Fireforce


3 September
Mrewa , Rhodesia
Rhodesia
5 tm, A Co, 2 nd RAR; 1 tm, 3 Cdo, RLI
Fireforce


8 September
Tanda , Rhodesia
Rhodesia
1 team, RLI
Fireforce


21 September
Mozambique
Rhodesia
4 men, SAS Pathfinder team (HALO)

Ambush

22 September
Mozambique
Rhodesia
SAS

Ambush

11 October
Gaza , Mozambique
Rhodesia
24 men, SAS (HALO)

Raid

12 October
Gaza , Mozambique
Rhodesia
18 men, SAS

Reinforcement

15 October
Sabi , Rhodesia
Rhodesia
1 team, A Co., 2 nd RAR
Fireforce


25 October
Eneki , Angola
So. Africa
5 men, 5 th Recce Pathfinder Tm (HALO)

Mark DZ

27 October
Eneki , Angola
So. Africa
1 st & 2 nd Recce
Kropduif
Attack SWAPO Base

30 October
Sengwe , Rhodesia
Rhodesia
A Co, 2 nd RAR; 3 Cdo, RLI; Selous Scts.

Raid

1 November
Gaza , Mozambique
Rhodesia
16 men, SAS

Ambush Convoy

2 November
Hot Springs , Rhodesia
Rhodesia
1 team, A Co, 2 nd RAR
Fireforce


13 November
Nouakchott , Mauritania
France
24 men, 3 Sqdn, 13 RDP; 6 men,1 st RHP

Intelligence Collection

23 November
Chimoio , Mozambique
Rhodesia
SAS
Dingo


24 December
Rhodesia
Rhodesia
1 st Cmdo, RLI
Fireforce


1978


10 January
Mtoko , Rhodesia
Rhodesia
1 team, 3 rd Cmdo, RLI
Fireforce


15 January
Mrewa , Rhodesia
Rhodesia
1 team, 3 rd Cmdo, RLI
Fireforce


26 January
Beira , Mozambique
So. Africa
46 men, Recce



27 January
Enkeldoorn , Rhodesia
Rhodesia
A Co. , 2 nd RAR
Grapple


2 February
Chiduku , Rhodesia
Rhodesia
A Co, 2 nd RAR
Fireforce


9 February
Nyajena , Rhodesia
Rhodesia
2 teams, A Co., 2 nd RAR
Fireforce


15 February
Dorowa , Rhodesia
Rhodesia
1 team, RAR
Fireforce


17 February
Grand Reef , Rhodesia
Rhodesia
1 team, A Co, 2 nd RAR
Fireforce


19 February
Bikita , Rhodesia
Rhodesia
1 team, A Co, 2 nd RAR
Fireforce


27 February
Renco , Rhodesia
Rhodesia
2 team, A Co, 2 nd RAR
Fireforce


28 February
Manama , Rhodesia
Rhodesia
5 team, A Co, 2 nd RAR
Fireforce


3 March
Dorowa, Rhodesia
Rhodesia
A Co, 2 nd RAR
Fireforce


6 March
Zambia
Rhodesia
RLI Cmdo, SAS

Attack ZIPRA

6 March
Kavalamanja , Rhodesia
Rhodesia
4 team, A Co, 2 nd RAR; 1 team, SAS
Turmoil
Destroy Bridge

24 March
Bindura , Rhodesia
Rhodesia
2 team, A Co, 2 nd RAR
Fireforce


29 March
Rusape , Rhodesia
Rhodesia
2 team, A Co, 2 nd RAR
Fireforce


6 April
Ruangire , Rhodesia
Rhodesia
2 team, A Co, 2 nd RAR
Fireforce


10 April
Mrewa , Rhodesia
Rhodesia
A Co, 2 nd RAR
Fireforce


11 April
Mrewa , Rhodesia
Rhodesia
A Co, 2 nd RAR
Fireforce


13 April
Tamba , Rhodesia
Rhodesia
A Co. , 2 nd RAR
Fireforce


16 April
Chimanda , Rhodesia
Rhodesia
2 team, A Co, 2 nd RAR
Fireforce


20 April
Weya , Rhodesia
Rhodesia
2 team, A Co, 2 nd RAR
Fireforce


23 April
Weya , Rhodesia
Rhodesia
2 team, A Co, 2 nd RAR
Fireforce


1 May
Mashaba , Rhodesia
Rhodesia
A Co. , 2 nd RAR
Fireforce


4 May
Cassinge Angola
So. Africa
300+ men, 2d & 3d Para Bns.
Reindeer
Attack SWAPO

16 May
Kolzewi , Zaire
Zaire
2 Co, 311 Airborne Bn

Reinforcement

17 May
Nyajena , Rhodesia
Rhodesia
A Co. , 2 nd RAR
Fireforce


18 May
Kolwezi , Zaire
France
2 nd REP

Rescue Civilians

19 May
Kolwezi , Zaire
France
2 nd REP

Reinforcement

31 May
Belingwe , Rhodesia
Rhodesia
A Co. , 2 nd RAR
Fireforce


23 June
Madziwa , Rhodesia
Rhodesia
1 team, 3 rd Cmdo, RLI
Fireforce


27 June
Bikita , Rhodesia
Rhodesia
A Co. , 2 nd RAR
Fireforce


10 July
Tembue , Mozambique
Rhodesia
2 men, Selous Scouts

Raid Reconnaissance

15 July
Muvradona , Rhodesia
Rhodesia
1 team, 3 rd Cmdo, RLI
Fireforce


29 July
Mozambique
Rhodesia
Selous Scouts, SAS

Raid

2 August
Wedza , Rhodesia
Rhodesia
1 team, 3 rd Cmdo, RLI
Fireforce


18 August
Cubango , Zambia
So. Africa
31 men, 5 th Recce



3 September
Rhodesia
Rhodesia
4 men, SAS

Seek Civil Aircraft Survivors

9 September
Maranda , Rhodesia
Rhodesia
A Co. , 2 nd RAR
Fireforce


13 September
Nuanetsi , Rhodesia
Rhodesia
A Co. , 2 nd RAR
Fireforce


14 September
Fort Victoria , Rhodesia
Rhodesia
A Co. , 2 nd RAR
Fireforce


25 September
Bikita , Rhodesia
Rhodesia
A Co. , 2 nd RAR
Fireforce


29 September
Chimoio , Mozambique
Rhodesia
RLI Cmdo

Destroy Base

8 October
Belingwe , Rhodesia
Rhodesia
2 teams, A Co., 2 nd RAR
Fireforce


9 October
Matibi , Rhodesia
Rhodesia
A Co. , 2 nd RAR
Fireforce


11 October
Vila Franca , Mozamb.
Rhodesia
12 men, SAS
Bouncer
Kidnap ZANLA Leaders

18 October
Zambia
Rhodesia
3 rd Cmdo, RLI

Raid ZIPRA Base

19 October
Mukushi , Zambia
Rhodesia
120 men, SAS
Gatling
Attack Terrorist Camp

28 November
Mboroma Cp. , Zambia
Rhodesia
2 men, Selous Scouts

Raid Reconnaissance

15 December
Mozambique
Rhodesia
20 men, SAS
Shovel
Destroy Railway

17 December
Mozambique
Rhodesia
20 men, SAS
Inhibit
Ambush Raid

22 December
Mboroma Cp. , Zambia
Rhodesia
42 men, Selous Scouts

Raid Camp

26 December
Matibi , Rhodesia
Rhodesia
A Co. , 2 nd RAR
Fireforce


28 December
Lundi , Rhodesia
Rhodesia 1979

5 January
Grand Reef , Rhodesia
Rhodesia
1 team, 3 rd Cmdo, RLI
Fireforce


5 January
Nuanetsi , Rhodesia
Rhodesia
A Co. , 2 nd RAR
Fireforce


1 February
Maranda , Rhodesia
Rhodesia
A Co. , 2 nd RAR
Fireforce


4 February
Matibi , Rhodesia
Rhodesia
A Co. , 2 nd RAR
Fireforce


17 April
Inyazura , Rhodesia
Rhodesia
Support Cmdo, RLI
Fireforce


20 June
Rhodesia
Rhodesia
1 team, RLI
Fireforce


19 July
Handabo , Angola
So. Africa
E Co, 1 st Para Bn
Moonshine
Attack Base

31 July
South Angola
So. Africa
E & F Cos, 1 st Para Bn

Blocking Force

3 October
Zambia
Rhodesia
4 men, SAS (HALO)
Cheese
Bridge Reconnaissance

8 October
Zambia
Rhodesia
12 men, SAS
Cheese
Reinforcement

11 October
Okatale Kong , Angola
So. Africa
E Co, 1 st Para Bn
Kurktrekker
Blocking Force

11 October
Mozambique
Rhodesia
3 teams, SAS
Cheese
Destroy three Bridges


A Co. , 2 nd RAR
Fireforce

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