October 15, 2020
As the so called “second wave” of the Coronavirus threatens to hit, there are growing reports that we are at it again – Buying bog roll.
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Irish Zimbabwe Diaspora
June 28, 2019
The Irish diaspora is something that I simply hadn’t thought much about until today, let alone the Irish Zimbabwe diaspora. We are creatures of habit, and I suppose the UK media focus on the African diaspora just made it possible to overlook the obvious fact that Irish migration was so widespread at one time that…
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RHODESIAN THANKSGIVING-REMEMBRANCE DAY
November 7, 2018
RHODESIAN THANKSGIVING REMEMBRANCE DAY 11th November Flame lilies grow in the ‘Hondo’ valley, where brave soldiers fought and fell, They witnessed courageous young men fight to the very gates of Hell. Like the crimson poppies of Flanders field, let Rhodesians always recall, We too have a flower of great beauty that witnessed brave Rhodesians fall….
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Rhodesian Remembrance 2018 UK
August 1, 2018
They were only boys…but their stoic heroism survives.
They are etched forever in our hearts, minds and souls,
Their names forever engraved on our Rhodesian scrolls,
“Hamba kahle”, brave soldiers prematurely gone to rest,
“Sala kahle”, by your legacies Rhodesians are truly blessed. – by Alf Hutchison
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Rhodesian Pioneer Club UK July braai 2016
August 3, 2016
The July Braai, or “JB” is an annual event hosted by the Rhodesian Pioneer Club in the UK. This year, it was held at Beechwood Leisure Park & was very well supported. Depending on school holiday times, it usually takes place during the last weekend in July. Accommodation There is normally a broad choice on offer…
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Gwynneth Ashley Robin 1960-1976
May 21, 2016
Gwynneth Ashley Robin Teenage pop star Gwynneth Ashley Robin died 40 years ago this week. It is impossible to speculate what this talented young lady might have done with her life, but she did make an impact on many other lives. Having read about her, it seems clear that she had a zest for life,…
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We killed snakes, then
October 18, 2015
We killed snakes in Africa in the 1960’s, many still do. Now, many of us know that the ecosystem is fragile & snakes have had a bad press, but things were simpler back then. Today, we might feel a twinge of guilt if we kill a snake. If we kill it because it’s about to…
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Is the Zim government anti-poaching?
September 30, 2015
Is the Zim government anti-poaching? Poaching is rife in most of Africa. It is decimating wildlife & protecting these animals is the job of the brave few who face daily battles with little or no support. This group, often referred to as “the thin green line” fight to protect what is left of the remaining,…
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Rhodesian Forces Roll of Honour
August 12, 2015
Rhodesian Forces Roll of Honour If printed, this list would be around 70 pages long. This is probably the most comprehensive record of losses suffered by Rhodesia’s forces during the period 11/11/1965 – 30/03/1980. It was complied by Dr Wood, and is a work in progress. He told me today that he has some new…
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Wildlife officers to shoot poachers in Zambia?
August 1, 2015
It could be time that laws were changed to allow powers for wildlife officers to shoot poachers. Kapamba Kombe told newsmen that ZAWA has requested extra powers from parliament because the game parks are like war zones, and officers have been charged for returning fire – According to a report in NGR Guardian News. Previous…
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