The South African
Military History Society

Die Suid-Afrikaanse Krygshistoriese Vereniging

Military History Journal
Vol 1 No 1 - Decemnber 1967

Early Rhodesian Military Units

by E.H.J. SHAW

To the best of the author's knowledge the following is the most comprehensive list of Rhodesian units of the pioneer period ever prepared. It covers a period during which few badges were worn and is mainly of historical interest and as such, well worth recording.

Details of the homemade flashes and rosettes worn by volunteer units do not exist at the archives or museums in Rhodesia, except for the circular cloth embroidered badges of the original "British South Africa Police" and the "Rhodesia Horse". In both cases the badge is of red lettering on a navy background with a red lion and tusk in the centre.

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