Rhodesian soldier during the Bush War (4 July 1964 – 12 December 1979)

Rhodesian soldier during the Bush War July 1964 – 12 December Notes: confess complete ignorance of this event. Must research and educate myself.

..._RLI (Rhodesian Light Infantry)

Vets Who Want To Fight ISIS Can Learn Something From Old Fights In The African Bush. Decades ago, after the end of the Vietnam War, a few American servicemen found themselves on the battlefields of a tiny former African nation: Rhodesia.

Rhodesian soldiers from Support Commando of the Rhodesian Light Infantry (RLI) wearing Fireforce vest - note their youth  Image belongs to: http://www.onesixthwarriors.com/forum/attention-detail-1-1-talk/31115-rhodesia-south-africa-special-forces.html

Rhodesian soldiers from Support Commando of the Rhodesian Light Infantry (RLI) wearing Fireforce vest - note their youth.

The 1st Battalion the Rhodesian Light Infantry on its last RLI parade

Last parade of the Rhodesian Light Infantry, Bat., End of the Rhodesian Bush War 1979

army recruitment poster

Rhodesian Army Recruiting - I can remember seeing this in the back of Soldier of Fortune magazine back in the That magazine should have been called Soldier of Right Wing lost causes.

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Late War Rhodesian Light Infantry.

From these photos you can see the change in battle preparation. No longer shorts or T shirts and the use of chest rig, canvas and jacket webbing.

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