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For a short time in history, a small country had the name "Rhodesia".

Photo of second generation Rhodesian farmerThis site is a snapshot which allows a quick journey back in time. Enjoy a few selected photographs of scenery, wildlife, some history and YouTube videos on 'Gallery'.

Having worked in agriculture, I pay homage to the farmers, wives and their families who were embroiled in the conflict which escalated in 1972 but which extended beyond 1980. Some fell on active service during call-up, but most were killed on their own farms. A Farmer Roll of Honour is presented of commercial farmers and their families. The official RNFU/CFU records did not proceed beyond September 1979 so in 2014 when building this site, I researched beyond Independence, through the Farm Invasions to the last tragic losses. The roll was posted on this website in May 2014 and numerous versions have been copied and pasted. When someone else posted it on Facebook the response was fantastic as many names that had been missed during the transition from RNFU to today's CFU have now been included in my master file and displayed on this site.

Rhodesians were displaced within their homeland or have spread to all corners of the world so that Photograph of beer mug for Operation Hurricane 1974 - 75 with logos of South African Police, Rhodesian Air Force, Rhodesian Light Infantry, Special Air Services, Rhodesian African Rifles, JOC Mount Darwin, British South Africa Police, Police Anti Terrorist Unitmany contacts have been lost. Social media is enabling some old threads to be reconnected but some old friends remain lost or have passed on. I am pleased that other platforms are designed to link the diaspora but a permanent, alphabetical record for deceased Rhodesians has been created in the 'Obituary' in the 'In Memoriam' section.

Rhodesians volunteered to serve the United Kingdom in the Boer War, World War I and II. My father traversed Italy with the 17th battery in WWII and my grandfather was captured in France and I was the third generation to see service. A 'Roll of Honour' lists those serving members domiciled in Rhodesia that made the ultimate sacrifice during the Bush War. Lists of missionaries, nurses, International Red Cross and civilian losses on commercial flights are recorded.

Many pensioners require assistance and service providers are overwhelmed. Support given to the activities on 'Welfare' that are held in the UK, Australia and South Africa will benefit needy folk in Zimbabwe.

'Associations' unite those with common purpose so click on the links and 'Reunions' are regularly held.

 

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