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Associations, Foundations & Publications

BSAP Regimental Association

The UK branch was set up in 1923 with the objectives of providing benevolence, comradeship British South Africa Police emblemand remembrance to former members of the BSAP and their families. With over 600 members, there are five main functions every year - the Regimental Dinner, AGM, Braai, Remembrance Parade and Christmas Sundowner. The Outpost magazine is published three times a year.

The association is looking for new members so visit the home page for details and application for membership here.

There is a national branch in Australia and another one in Queensland.

 

Facebook group: Sydney Rhodesians - ANZAC March

Click here to join.

 

Facebook public page: Desperately Seeking Rhodesians/Zimbabweans lost friends/Relatives

Visit by clicking here.

 

Flame Lily Foundation

The Flame Lily Foundation is a registered non-profit organisation which has been in existence for over 30 years and was initially the Rhodesia Association of South Africa - RASA.

The Foundation endeavours to promote, further and secure the interests of members and former residents of Rhodesia/Zimbabwe and their descendants living in South Africa. In pursuit of this, they facilitate residential accommodation for persons over the age of 60 who have settled in South Africa. When called upon, they provide limited welfare assistance to deserving former residents of Rhodesia/Zimbabwe - in particular to the aged and the disabled. The establishment of a good working relationship with the Zimbabwe Government Pensions Office in Harare is assisting some who have had their pensions withheld.
The Foundation also endeavours to preserve the heritage of Rhodesia and to promote Flame Lily Foundationinterest in the country’s history and culture. To achieve these objects, they rely on the goodwill of the South African community as a whole, former residents of Rhodesia in general, and dedicated volunteers in particular. About 2,000 paid up members in South Africa and overseas are involved and provide this support. FLF was involved with the Viscount Memorial project and promotes the annual commemorative services that are held at the Voortrekker Monument & Heritage Site. Magazines and newsletters for members provide national and branch news, articles from the cherished past, book launches, letters, dates of forthcoming events throughout the year - such as the Remembrance Days in November across South Africa. A gazette with news coverage from Zimbabwe today is also distributed.

The Managing Committee is Mike Russell (Chairman), Ned Donkin (Vice-Chairman), John Parsons (Treasurer) and John Redfern (Secretary).

Visit the Flame Lily Foundation website for more information, or to join, click here.

 

New Rhodesian Forum

A platform for discussion and sharing photographs.

 

Rhodesian African Rifles AssociationPhoto of Rhodesian African Rifles soldier with MAG and a Regimental badge

The RARA unveiled the RAR Memorial at The National Memorial Arboretum near Alrewas, in Staffordshire, England, on Sunday 19th of July 2015.

Chairman of RARA (UK) is Pat Lawless. Committee members are: Malcolm Clewer, David Heppenstall, Keith Adams, John Hopkins, Vince Leonard, Bill Liversidge, Rory McKenna, Nigel Heppenstall and Hobo Hobson.

 

Rhodesian Air Force Association UK

Rhodesian Air Force emblem drawn by ©Dudley Wall

RAFA maintains a network of former serving members and families through activities and publishes an informative newsletter with topical and aviation news. Annual subscriptions are £10. A Memorial for the Rhodesian Air Force was commisioned and the association coordinate visits by Air Force members to the Rhodesian Military Museum, Bedford, England.

Rhodesian Army Association, UK

The RAA was formed early in 1989 in the UK as a focal point and to organise reunions andRhodesian army crest which is the right side logo of the Rhodesia Army Association logo Rhodesian army crest which is the left side of the Rhodesian Army Association logomaintain contact between former members of the Army. A website is run on behalf of all military units that were operational in Rhodesia from 1967 to 1980. The AGM is held in May (Visit 'Reunions' on this webiste for more details). The RAA incorporates the Rhodesia Army Association Museum Trust which is a registered charity.

Membership enquiries: The Secretary of The Rhodesian Army Association, The Oaks, Park Farm Close, Shadoxhurst, Ashford, Kent, TN26 1LD, England.

 

Rhodesian Association of WA

The Rhodesian Association of WA is a social group that organises functions and events for Rhodesians and Zimbabweans. The Association provides an important opportunity for newly arrived Rhodesians and Zimbabweans to join a social group, and be put in contact with, and receive general advice from others who have settled in Western Australia.

The Association is jointly presenting a John Edmond concert in Perth on 21st November, 2015 to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of UDI.

 

Rhodesian SAS, C Squadron

Rhodesian SAS website

 

The RLI Regimental Association

Membership is open to those who served honourably in the Rhodesian Light Infantry for at least six months during its 19 years as a commando airborne unit.

RLI Chairman is Dave Roberts. Membership fees for the UK/European/USA RLI Branch Association are not compulsory; but the majority of members do not make payment. Association fees are: Full member’s £15 Full members and family £20. Associate member’s £10 Associate members and family £15. Affiliate member’s £10 Affiliate members and family £15.

 

Rhodesian Services Association, NZ

Objectives are the collection of memorabilia and artifacts of Rhodesian interest and origin, promotion of ANZAC Day and Remembrance Day events, promotion of fellowship between the RhSA Inc. and the Hobsonville Returned Services Association Inc. and the 6th Battalion (Hauraki) Regimental Association Inc. and the organisation of the October RV. A museum has been opened and items are for sale.

President of the association is Grant 'Grunter' Robinson.

 

Rhodesian Veterans AssociationLogo Rhodesian Veterans Association

The Rhodesian Veterans Association, run by Clive Cook, organises the ANZAC Day March in Brisbane.

 

Rhodesians Worldwide

Quarterly printed magazine and online version maintain contact.

 

Selous Scouts Regimental Association

The Selous Scouts Association was formed on the 1st December 1981 in Johannesburg. The aim and objectives of the association are to bring together as many former Selous Scouts members as possible and to set up a communication network for ex-Scouts now spreading all over the world.

 

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