rhodesian sas

RHODESIAN SPECIAL AIR SERVICE
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RHODESIAN SPECIAL AIR SERVICE
The Rhodesian Special Air Service or Rhodesian SAS was a Rhodesian special forces unit. It comprised:
  • C Squadron, Special Air Service Regiment (Malayan Emergency (1951–1953)
  • "C" Squadron (Rhodesian) Special Air Service (1961–1978)
  • 1 (Rhodesian) Special Air Service Regiment (1978–1980)
C Squadron, Special Air Service Regiment was formed during the Malayan Emergency by volunteers from Rhodesia. It was disbanded in 1953 and became the nucleus of "C" Squadron (Rhodesian) Special Air Service, operational from 1961. In June 1978 "C" Squadron (Rhodesian) Special Air Service became 1 (Rhodesian) Special Air Service Regiment until Rhodesia became Zimbabwe in 1980.
  1. RHODESIA Vivier, F.J.

    SURNAME Vivier FORENAME F.J. UNIT SAS RANK Colour Sergeant NUMBER 725172 AWARD Wings on Chest PLACE Rhodesia ADDITIONAL INFORMATION 18.04.1979 awarded WOC
  2. RHODESIA VanBlerk, Les

    SURNAME VanBlerk FORENAME Les UNIT SAS RANK Sergeant NUMBER 729788 AWARD Wings on Chest PLACE Rhodesia ADDITIONAL INFORMATION 18.04.1979 awarded WOC shown in some sources as "C.D. or L.D. Van Blerk" (incorrect - Les' own words)
  3. RHODESIA Tunney, F.J.

    SURNAME Tunney FORENAME F.J. UNIT SAS RANK Lance Corporal NUMBER 728063 AWARD Wings on Chest PLACE Rhodesia ADDITIONAL INFORMATION 01.10.1979 awarded WOC
  4. RHODESIA Tolond, P.W.

    SURNAME Tolond FORENAME P.W. UNIT SAS RANK Corporal NUMBER 99532 AWARD Wings on Chest PLACE Rhodesia ADDITIONAL INFORMATION 02.04.1979 awarded WOC
  5. RHODESIA Tavenor, B.K.

    SURNAME Tavenor FORENAME B.K. UNIT SAS RANK Corporal NUMBER 728282 AWARD Wings on Chest PLACE Rhodesia ADDITIONAL INFORMATION 18.04.1979 awarded WOC
  6. RHODESIA Swan, R.G. (Rich)

    SURNAME Swan FORENAME R.G. (Rich) UNIT SAS RANK Corporal NUMBER 726281 AWARD Wings on Chest PLACE Rhodesia ADDITIONAL INFORMATION 18.04.1979 awarded WOC
  7. RHODESIA Stannard, R.J. (Rich)

    SURNAME Stannard FORENAME R.J. (Rich) UNIT SAS RANK Lieutenant NUMBER 781271 AWARD Bronze Cross of Rhodesia, Wings on Chest PLACE Rhodesia ADDITIONAL INFORMATION 18.04.1979 awarded WOC 01.06.1979 awarded BCR
  8. RHODESIA Spargo, Bruce G.

    SURNAME Spargo FORENAME Bruce G. UNIT SAS RANK Colour Sergeant NUMBER 729705 AWARD Wings on Chest PLACE Rhodesia ADDITIONAL INFORMATION 18.04.1979 awarded WOC
  9. RHODESIA Smith, M.A.

    SURNAME Smith FORENAME M.A. UNIT SAS RANK Corporal NUMBER 726086 AWARD Wings on Chest PLACE Rhodesia ADDITIONAL INFORMATION 18.04.1979 awarded WOC
  10. RHODESIA Smith, D.W.

    SURNAME Smith FORENAME D.W. UNIT SAS RANK Corporal NUMBER 724932 AWARD Military Forces Commendation PLACE Rhodesia 1972 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION 30.11.1973 awarded MFC (Operational)
  11. RHODESIA Slingsby, R.J.

    SURNAME Slingsby FORENAME R.J. UNIT SAS RANK Corporal NUMBER 729535 AWARD Wings on Chest PLACE Rhodesia ADDITIONAL INFORMATION 18.04.1979 awarded WOC
  12. RHODESIA Shields, A.P.

    SURNAME Shields FORENAME A.P. UNIT SAS RANK Lance Corporal NUMBER 728202 AWARD Wings on Chest PLACE Rhodesia ADDITIONAL INFORMATION 01.10.1979 awarded WOC
  13. RHODESIA Seward, S.M.

    SURNAME Seward FORENAME S.M. UNIT SAS RANK Sergeant NUMBER 727313 AWARD Wings on Chest PLACE Rhodesia ADDITIONAL INFORMATION 01.10.1979 awarded WOC
  14. RHODESIA Scheffers, S.A.

    SURNAME Scheffers FORENAME S.A. UNIT SAS RANK Corporal NUMBER 726802 AWARD Wings on Chest PLACE Rhodesia ADDITIONAL INFORMATION 18.04.1979 awarded WOC
  15. RHODESIA Scheepers, J.A.

    SURNAME Scheepers FORENAME J.A. UNIT SAS RANK Lieutenant NUMBER 781238 AWARD Bronze Cross of Rhodesia, Wings of Chest PLACE Rhodesia ADDITIONAL INFORMATION 781238 awarded WOC 30.06.1980 awarded BCR
  16. RHODESIA Sanderson, A.

    SURNAME Sanderson FORENAME A. UNIT SAS RANK Corporal NUMBER 728355 AWARD Wings on Chest PLACE Rhodesia ADDITIONAL INFORMATION 18.04.1979 awarded WOC
  17. RHODESIA Rich, Peter S.

    SURNAME Rich FORENAME Peter S. UNIT SAS RANK Major NUMBER 780497 AWARD Defence Forces Medal for Meritorious Service PLACE Rhodesia ADDITIONAL INFORMATION 22 SAS in Malaya (Mention in Despatches 1955) emigrated to Rhodesia 1962 became 2IC and later C.O. SAS 12.07.1971...
  18. RHODESIA Robinson, Brian Garry

    SURNAME Robinson FORENAME Brian Garry UNIT SAS RANK Captain + Major + Lieutenant Colonel NUMBER 780481 AWARD Order Of the Legion of Merit, Meritorious Conduct Medal, Wings on Chest PLACE Rhodesia ADDITIONAL INFORMATION 23.10.1970 awarded M.C.M. as Captain 03.02.1978 awarded...
  19. RHODESIA Roberts, K.J.

    SURNAME Roberts FORENAME K.J. UNIT SAS RANK Sergeant NUMBER 726184 AWARD Military Forces Commendation, Wings on Chest PLACE Rhodesia ADDITIONAL INFORMATION 07.10.1977 awarded MFC (Operational) 18.04.1979 award WOC
  20. RHODESIA Ratte, William F.

    SURNAME Ratte FORENAME William F. UNIT SAS RANK Sergeant NUMBER 726555 AWARD Wings on Chest PLACE Rhodesia ADDITIONAL INFORMATION 18.04.1979 awarded WOC
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