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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, February 23, 2010



Gordon (Beaver) Shaw was born in Gwelo, Southern Rhodesia in 1955 to Alan and Eileen Shaw. His Grandfather being one of Southern Rhodesia’s early pioneers settling in the Country in 1890.
In this book, Beaver Shaw sifts through mounds of log book entries and other information that he has gathered from friends over many years.
He has added his flying logbook entries as they appear in his logbook as a reference and guide to his book.
He writes his book as he remembers it, and has used words and phrases that they used during the war days; and therefore he will not apologise for any of the wording and for not being politically correct. This book may offend some and may bring back many memories for others…. Good or bad, these fortunately or unfortunately, were the days of war and this is a book of his days…. fighting a terrorist war!
Choppertech is a book that lets facts speak for themselves, showing ultimately that the truth is no less amazing than fiction and that the scars never heal.

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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.