Stories tagged with: duty

B.S.A.P Memories

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By Tony Trethowan

Personally, I have never giving much thought to the duties that the British South Africa Police undertook in Rhodesia. My recollections of this very fine force was the respect that most Rhodesians had for them. When needed they were always there, and in most cases assisted without second thought.

The war arrived and many of us forgot the duties of the B.S.A.P. Recently Tony Trethowan made a copy of his story "Delta...
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Post from: ORAFs
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Tags: book, door, duty, girl, man, morgue, p /o, police, side, time
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Posted on Dec 19, 2009

My Friend

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On Thursday, 8 December 1966, PFC Charles DeWayne "Chuck" Damsgard, age 20, from St. Paul, Minnesota, 1st Platoon, C Company, became the 720th MP Battalion's first casualty in Vietnam. PFC Damsgard was killed by small arms fire while performing night ambush duties outside the perimeter of the 3rd Ordnance Ammunition Supply Depot, Long Binh Post in Bien Hoa Province. 'It seems like yesterday, 51years ago this December. "You are not forgotten" Rest...
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Post from: Ron
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Tags: c company, damsgard, december, duty, night ambush duties, peace, pfc, pfc damsgard, rest, supply
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Posted on Dec 08, 2009

NO FREE SHED FOR US...:(

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we went back to the house where the free shed was.

we didnt have time until today to actually get there to take it down.

so we make the trip up to edmond, oklahoma, drive into the driveway, mentally prepare ourselves for the duty before us...

i notice the yard looks a bit different, stuff is abiut...the stuffing from a play football is out and all over the yard...im proccessing that in my head, and i look up too see, at the exact same...
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Post from: MICHELLE
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Tags: driveway, duty, head, hold.....until, house, proccessing, someone, time, trip, utter
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Posted on Nov 20, 2009

A Short Career in the RRAF

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By Peter Langley

The MG TF was loaded with all my worldly possessions, they fitted into a couple of suitcases and in a box my prized collection of Elvis Presley long playing records, I think I owned every Elvis LP that had been released in Rhodesia. I left Fort Victoria for Salisbury on a windy, rainy day, the 2nd of December 1962. I was due to start with the Royal Rhodesian Air Force as a Clerk GD with the rank of Senior Aircraftsman, the...
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Post from: ORAFs
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Tags: air, air force, aircraft, area, duty, force, ground, officer, room, time
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Posted on Nov 08, 2009