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I have gathered over the years a collection of post-UDI Rhodesian militaria and think that the following might be of interest to some members of the forum.

Rhodesian African Rifles Other Ranks slouch hat :

If other members want to add their own contributions, they are most welcome.

Eric

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Rhodesian Light Infantry, pre-1970.

British-made beret with SRG (South Rhodesia Government) marking.

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Rhodesian Light Infantry, post-1970.

The cap badge, actually a collar badge, is in the odd side (the large side of the horn should be on the right), but is original to the beret.

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I can see why you collect the head gear. Their beret embelms are very impressive. The Psych emblem is very unique compared with the others! Was this a psych warfare unit or medical unit?

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Rhodesian Army Services Corps.

Note : this beret was certainly worn by an officer, as it was standart practice for them to use a collar badge rather than the full-size cap badge on the beret.

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Rhodesian Corps of Military Police, post-1978.

The midnight blue beret was then replaced by the red. Again, the collar badge denotes its use by an officer (a Captain in this case).

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Rhodesian Army Pay Corps.

British-made beret with RNG (Rhodesia & Nyassaland Government) marking. Again from an officer.

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Very nice!! How many more are there out there? DO you have them all?

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Nice collection, Eric!

Do you have any bush hats?

Cheers,

James

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Very nice!! How many more are there out there? DO you have them all?

Unfortunately not. There are quite a number of berets I'm still looking for : Armd Car Regt, Medical Corps (midnight blue and marroon), Staff Corps, as well as a couple of others - preferably used (there's a message there ! :rolleyes: ).

One last headdress remains to be posted, a RhSigs SD cap but I must photograph it first. I should done it before the end of the week.

James,

The only bush hat I have is the standart camouflage one. BTW, it looks like people are crazy about Rhodie bush hat - one offered on eBay recently went over GBP 100 !

Cheers

Eric

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