The Scouts Formed in 1973 by Lieutenant-Colonel Ron Reid-Daly, the Selous Scouts were, during their short seven year existance, to become one of the world's foremost and ruthless proponents of pseudo operations in guerrilla counter-insurgency warfare.
Late War Rhodesian Light Infantry.
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.
Rhodesian Fire Force 1966-80 (Africa @ War Series)
On 11 November 1965, Rhodesian prime minister Ian Smith unilaterally declared his country independent of Britain. International sanctions were immediately instituted against the minority white regime as Robert Mugabe's ZANLA and Joshua Nkomo's ZIPRA armies commenced their armed struggle, the Chimurenga, the war of libe