The following photographs were taken in 1978
Tony Goodburn, Bryan Roff, Bill McQuade, Nigel Ashby
Graham Armstrong, Peter Philips, Frank Reed, Roy Ashby
Tony Davey, Ray Hoole, John Stakesby-Lewis, Ted Marais
Ian Stewart, Gordon Macdonald, Mike Mylne, Alan Taylor
During the war years we were responsible for escorting civilian vehicles between Esigodini (then Essexvale) and Beitbridge. This took up most of our weekends and holidays.
Cars assembling at the service station in Essexvale
The Stick Leader briefs the civilian drivers
A break in the journey at Todd's Motel
My rifle taking a break while I do some photography
The turn-around at Beitbridge: about three hours to get there
and three hours back again
After two civilian aircraft were shot down in the Zambezi valley using heat-seeking surface to air missiles, precautions had to be taken. These included very steep ascent and descent above the airport, as well as matt paint and camouflage. Also notice the exhaust stream deflector on the closest engine on this Air Zimbabwe Rhodesia Viscount, taken in September 1979.
On to the Muzorewa Elections
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