Above from left to right: 3 Commando, RLI; Support Commando, RLI; 'C' Squadron Special Air Service.

Above from left to right: Rhodesian Light Infantry (RLI) (image Wrathall); 1 Commando, RLI; 2 Commando, RLI.

Above from left to right: Rhodesian Air Force Squadrons: No 7 Squadron, Aerospatiale Alouette III helicopters; No 8 Squadron, Agusta Bell 205A helicopters; aircraft roundal

Above from left to right: Rhodesian Air Force Squadrons: No 4 Squadron, including Cessna C337 'Lynx' and Aermacchi Lockheed AL-60C 'Trojan';

No 5 Squadron, English Electric Canberra B2s; No 6 Squadron, Hunting Percival Provost.

​Above from left to right: Rhodesian Air Force Squadrons: No 1 Squadron, Hawker Hunter FGA9s; No 2 Squadron, De Havilland Vampire FB9s;

No 3 Squadron, Douglas C-47 'Dakota' and Britten-Norman transports

​Above from left to right: Rhodesian Artillery (RA); Rhodesian Armoured Car Regiment (RhACR); Rhodesian Air Force (RhAF)

Above from left to right: Rhodesian Army Services Corps (RhASC); Rhodesian Corps of Signals (RhS); Rhodesian Corps of Engineers (RhE)

​Above from left to right: Lion and Tusk of the Armed Forces; Rhodesian African Rifles (RAR); Rhodesian Army Medical Corps (RhAMC)

​Above from left to right: Rhodesian Intelligence Corps (RIC); traditional Internal Affairs (Intaf); para-military Internal Affairs (Intaf)

Above from left to right: The national armorial bearings or coat of arms; the British South Africa Company; Combined Operations

Above from left to right: British South Africa Police (BSAP); Grey's Scouts; Guard Force

Rhodesian Military Badges 


In this section drawings of badges of the Rhodesian security forces from the 1970s. Unless otherwise stated, they are the talented work of Dudley Wall, good friend and co-author of our Intaf book. My sincere thanks, as always, to this stalwart supporter of the preservation of our military history.


The Rhodesian Soldier

Shoulder patches of two units within the British South Africa Police: Left, Support Unit nicknamed the 'Black Boots' and right, the Police Anti-terrorist Unit, PATU.

Above from left to right: Selous Scouts. Next I have included the Department of National Parks and Wildlife Management, whose members not only often bore the brunt of the terror war in isolated outposts, but also provided the security forces with a pool of men highly skilled in tracking and bush craft. Finally, the South African Police (SAP) who, from the mid-1960s through to the mid-1970s, had members stationed at key points on Rhodesia's northern borders. My research has found the names of 39 men of the SAP who died in Rhodesia.

​Above from left to right: Rhodesian Military Police (RhMP); Rhodesia Regiment (RR); Rhodesian Army.