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Phil Graham took this photo of the 4RR Roll of Honour in 2010. It is still in Zimbabwe. This is a special photo for me as it records my friend Dave de Courpalay, whose funeral I could not attend. Dave was killed in an unfortunate incident where friendly forces came into contact with deadly results because no one ran away. Rest in Peace friends - you were Men of Men.
The flags below are the unofficial flags of A and F Coys 4RR. The history behind them is that the 'Foxtrot' flag was made during the time of extended callups in 1977/8. F Coy were based in the Buhera Tribal Trust Lands and then Burma Valley through that period. The OC was Maj. 'Buster' Johnson of Marandellas, my brother Capt Patrick Bomford was 2IC for a major part of the callup. Jossy Feild, the wife of one of the serving officers, Lt. Simon Feild, did the artwork and 'Buster' Johnson's wife, Merle, was responsible for making the flags. After the extended call ups ended F Coy ceased to exist and most of the men from F Coy then served under Maj. 'Buster' Johnson in A Coy - hence the reference in the A Coy flag to the foxes from F Coy days. The flags are approx 60cm x 30cm.
4RR was granted freedom of the city of Umtali. This is a copy of the scroll below
This is a 4RR hackle worn on the green Rhodesia Regiment beret. The blue and white colours are the Umtali colours. (The white faces to the wearers right). 4RR hackles can be purchased from the CQ Store page on this site
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