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Old October 7th, 2018, 04:43 AM
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Default Re: Rhodesian SAS

A good question nobody has ever asked before. I suspect the answer is the information in Wiki

With the breakup of the Federation at the end of 1963, the Squadron was virtually destroyed by many taking the "golden handshake" and some remaining in Northern Rhodesia which included all the officers and the OC at that time. Only 38 NCO's and men remained to serve in Southern Rhodesia. The Unit was relocated to Cranborne Barracks in Salisbury. The initial years after the break-up found the unit having difficulty in attracting recruits. This was largely due to the high standards required of an SAS soldier and also due to the "ill feeling" between the SAS and the RLI (from where most of the recruits should have been selected).
38 NCO's and men isn't much of a unit but do note that these units fill the gap between the end of 1963 to the end of Rhodesia

019 Commando Tp - Available: 01/64-12/80
085 G-Car Grp C [H] - Available: 02/74-12/80

....using UC 83

as well as these

003 Combat Commando - Available: 01/64-12/80
020 Cmndo Support - Available: 01/64-12/80
041 Fire Force [H] - Available: 02/74-12/80
048 Fire Force Pl - Available: 01/64-12/80
085 G-Car Grp C [H] - Available: 02/74-12/80

.....using UC 85

and UC 85 is the same UC that the RhSAS is drawn from so they are there doing the same job just named differently. Combat Commando has the same EXP and MOR modifiers as the RH SAS
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