Stories tagged with: rhodesia

REMEMBERING MIKE BLACKMAN

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It was with great sorrow that ORAFs learned of the passing of Mike Blackman earlier this year. Many will recall that Mike designed the iconic "Troopie" Statue that is an extremely sacred statue to all fellow Rhodesians.

Terry Leaver has submitted the following few article to highlight the life of this greatly talented man. These serve only to let folks know that he is no longer with us, and although very much a "back-room" person, he was as...
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Post from: Our Rhodesian Heritage
Category: Nostalgia
Tags: lord salisbury estate uk, mike blackman, rhodesia, rli troopie statue
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Posted on Dec 26, 2014

FLT SGT ARTHUR BRADLEY...

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Cyril Dennison has forwarded a short biography of his uncle, Flt. Sgt. Arthur Bradley Woodvine who was KIA on the 11 April 1944.

Arthur was born in Manchester in the United Kingdom and migrated with his parents to Rhodesia during his early childhood. Arthur and his parents lived in Umtali before moving to Bulawayo. Sadly not much is known of Arthur during his boyhood as his parents didn't talk much of him after the tragic loss of their son -...
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Post from: ORAFs
Category: Nostalgia
Tags: lancaster ja695, raf, rhodesia, woodvine
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Posted on Dec 26, 2014

HAVOC AS FUEL DEPOT BLAZES

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Nick Baalbergen made the following articles from the Herald News Paper available to ORAFs regarding the attack on the Salisbury Fuel Depot on the 13 December 1978.


Post from: ORAFs
Category: Nostalgia
Tags: fuel depot attack, rhodesia, salisbury
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Posted on Dec 26, 2014

The Renault R4 - Rixi taxi

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Reminiscences in Rhodesia of the Renault R4

Reminiscences sent in by Trevor *.

In 1965 I was working for Lever Brothers and Maurice bought the first R4 I had ever seen. I felt that our Morris 1000 that we had bought when we got married in 1961 was coming to the end of its days so I tried to buy an R4. However UDI had been declared and new cars became increasingly scarce.

I was about to leave Lever Bros and join the fledgling National...
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Post from: ORAFs
Category: Nostalgia
Tags: renault 4, rhodesia, rixi taxi
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Posted on Aug 30, 2014

AFRICAN CANOE ADVENTURES PART...

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CANOE TRIP WITH JIM PAWSON.

This is the second adventure along the Zambesi in a Canoe sent in by Phil Tithers.

Jim expressed an interest in taking a Zambesi canoe trip, and using the same type of canoes off we went.
The River level was very high at this time, due to seasonal flooding and some of the Kariba Dam’s flood gates being open.

(Photo 1 - Jim in his canoe)
(Photo 2 - a photo (not taken by us) from a popular viewpoint...
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Post from: ORAFs
Category: Nostalgia
Tags: jim pawson, phil tithers, rhodesia, zambesi river
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Posted on Aug 30, 2014