Rhodesian Selous Scouts. Once the most feared counter-insurgency force on the African continent. Formed in 1974 as the Tracker Combat Unit, tracking terrorists internally, and undertaking cross border raids against terrorist strongholds. Their selection process was somewhat similar to that of the British SAS. Later, the Selous Scouts under took many missions in conjunction with the Rhodesian SAS which had a strength of 110 men, many of them former members of the British SAS.
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 Tracker Combat Unit During the 1960′s, 70’s and 80’s, when Africa was ablaze with civil war, communist insurgencies and wars of liberation against colonial rule, combat tracking became a useful tactic employed to locate as well as gather information on an elusive enemy. In Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe), the Rhodesian Army Tracker Combat Unit (TCU) was developed by Captain Allan Savory who was a combat tracking pioneer serving in the Rhodesian Territorial Forces.