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Social Media With former members being spread through the Diaspora, social media has become an ever popular platform to stay in touch.

Books Much has been written about the BSA Police in the history of the nation once known as Rhodesia. This section provides a selection of books:
BSA Police Memorial Maintenance Fund
The BSAP Memorial at the National Memorial Arboretum is now nine years old and it needs regular maintenance to keep it in good condition.
The authorities at the Arboretum will undertake to maintain the Memorial in good condition for 'Life' on payment of a one off charge of just under £6000.
In order to meet this charge it was announced at the recent AGM that a Memorial Maintenance Fund was being established and donations to the fund sought from members and Branches world wide.
Since its launch donations in excess of £1500 have been received but more are needed.
We appeal to members to donate however much they feel able to this very worthwhile fund. Your donation will help to ensure the BSAP and 'All Who Served', will continue to be remembered long after the last person who served has passed on.
Details of how to donate can be found on the UK Branch website or by contacting a committee member.

Donations may also be made directly to the fund via the United Kingdom Branch Online Shop
Obituary: Clifford Ernest Mills ‘Cliff’ Rogers
Clifford was born in February 1929 at Market Bosworth, Leicestershire, the son of Bertie and Doris Rogers.
Immediately after World War II, Cliff, as he became better known, enlisted with the Royal Navy as a boy sailer. He served on HMS Jamaica and was then stationed at the land based HMS Highflyer, Sri Lanka.
Cliff joined the British South Africa Police in June 1951 and he served until June 1954 on expiry of his contract with the rank of Constable. During his service, Cliff served in the districts, and was at one time stationed in Banket, which at that time could not have been much more than a rail siding between Salisbury and nearby Sinoia. During his time in Africa, he was an avid explorer and mountain climber.
After leaving the force, Cliff moved into the mining sector, in the Copperbelt, Northern Rhodesia. He migrated to Canada in 1959 to try his luck with mining, but ended up working with the technology company, Olivetti. He met and married his wife, Judy in Canada. On his return to the United Kingdom in 1966 he became a sales manager for Rank Xerox. At one time Cliff was involved in the running of Ross House and private London hotel, in Kendal Street, Marble Arch, conveniently not far from where Regimental functions are held today at the Victory Services Club. He ceased his association with Ross House in 1980.
Cliff was a staunch member of the Regimental Association and enjoyed its unique fellowship. He was a regular attendee at many of the United Kingdom Branch functions. Cliff had a very great interest in the history of the British South Africa Police and authored or contributed to several books, perhaps better known for BSAP Book 17: Jameson’s Men. Cliff actively compiled listings of former members, including medal recipients, and deaths in service of BSA Police members on duty.
Cliff passed away, aged 90 years, on 25th September 2019 in Wenham Holt Nursing Home, Liss, Hampshire. He leaves a widow, Judith and two children. He shall be sadly missed by former colleagues and associates.
ADF 8646
1 October 2019
In Memoriam 2016-2019

The Annual Dinner of the United Kingdom Regimental Association took place at Carisbrooke Room at the Victory Services Club, Seymour Street, London on Friday 27 September 2019.
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Online Store The United Kingdom Regimental Association operates an online store accessible worldwide. You will find books, apparel and various other items here.

BSAP History The BSA Police started with its valuable military assistance to the Royal Charter Company. Join those who have an interest in the history of the force:

Appreciation To all those who have contributed in a big or small way, a special vote of thanks. Without you these pages would not be here.

Andrew Field 8646

Appeal for Contributions - Police Reserve
Message from Seamus Power
There is an initiative afoot to attempt a written history of the BSA Police Reserve. Paul Brewster, who is former police officer and member of the United Kingdom Branch, assisting with history objectives, is willing to put together a manuscript ably assisted by Seamus Power, whom you all know spent much time as an officer responsible for Police Reserve at the Hard Square. They would like to collect anecdotal material from former members of the Police Reserve, and if available copies of any documents which one might consider useful for this purpose. Any references to Police Reserve in books and papers already written and published would also be useful.
Seamus says, “I am appealing to the Group for help by writing up their own Police Reserve experiences, information about, knowledge of what they did, and to ask any Reservist they know to assist. In other words the works. These men and women gave much and I doubt we would have managed as well as we did without their freely given help. A bit of repayment to give them their rightful place in history is overdue.” If you can help, please contact
Latest Outposts
Current Editions:
Several Branches of the Regimental Association produce periodic newsletters or magazines for distribution to their members. We are grateful to these Branches for their support and contribution of material to the BSA Police website. These and back issues of the Outposts may be found on the Outpost Page.
Recently Published
Title: Rhodesian Special Branch Psuedo Warfare
Author: Pocock, Digby Carbis Innes BSA Police: 7777 - Served: 1967 - 1982
Publisher: Create Space Independent Publishing Platform : 2019
ISBN : 978 1721755 78 3
Availability: Amazon
Review: Digby Pocock’s book Rhodesian Special Branch Psuedo Warfare is a personal account of the author’s experiences in the operations area. Digby was a member of the Criminal Investigation Department and, like most of his colleagues, spent time in the operational areas working in an intelligence role. Some were more proactive than others and Digby certain involved himself more deeply in the fray than most. Former Territorial Army Major, Brian Campbell, who is mentioned in the book, has often marvelled at the bravery of Pocock, years later, when exchanging war stories with the reviewer. It is perhaps a pity though that this book doesn’t quite capture the broader and very precarious situation with which the Rhodesians were faced, and lacks content about the broader conflict. It’s rather too parochial an account of one person’s experiences, but interesting never the less.
16 March 2019
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BSA Police Former Members In Memoriam

If you have a relative listed below, please spend a few minutes reading our page about preserving our memories and heritage (click on the link)

In memory of our former colleagues who passed away recently, in reverse date order:

Wilson , Rodney 'Rod', aged 85 (4933 Constable; served between June 1952 - June 1955; last stationed Mzilikazi; member of the United Kingdom Regimental Association; appointed United Kingdom Honorary Life Member), passed away on 29 September 2019 - Merseyside, Lancashire, England.
12 October 2019




Allen , Barry Michael, aged 68 (8183/9001 Detective Inspector; served two tours of duty between January 1969 - December 1980), passed away on 1 Octobber 2019 - Amanzintoti, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.
1 October 2019




Rogers , Clifford Ernest Mills 'Cliff', aged 90 (4735 Constable; served between June 1951 - June 1954; member of the United Kingdom Regimental Association), passed away on 25 September 2019 - Liss, Hampshire, England.
30 September 2019




Hustler , Ben Gladstone, aged 96 (4048 Chief Inspector; served between June 1946 - August 1969; member of the United Kingdom Regimental Association), passed away on 10 September 2019 - Balcombe, West Sussex, England.
14 September 2019




Abbotts , Michael Sydney 'Mike', aged 81 (5975 Chief Inspector; served between March 1959 and June 1977; member of the United Kingdom Regimental Association and formerly Transvaal Association - Editor of the Outpost at one time for both Associations), passed away on 6 September 2019 - West Byfleet, Surrey, England.
14 September 2019




Humberstone, Derek Anthony, aged 88 (4503 Chief Superintendent; served between November 1949 and May 1981; member of the United Kingdom Regimental Association), passed away on 5 September 2019 - Stock, Essex, England.
7 September 2019




Barnfield, Miles Joseph (8426 Section Officer; served between February 1970 - May 1976; member of the Natal Regimental Association), passed away on 3 September 2019 - Pietermaritzburg, Kwa-Zulu Natal, South Africa.
7 September 2019




Padgett, Robert John 'Bob, aged 88 (4797 Inspector; served between October 1951 and November 1965; member of the United Kingdom Regimental Association), passed away on 31 August 2019 - Woolhampton, Berkshire, England.
7 September 2019




Martin, Glen Edward Lyell, aged 77 (6284/7939 Patrol Officer; served two tours between January 1961 - March 1971; member of the Western Cape Regimental Association - former member of the Natal and Transvaal Associations), passed away on 8 August 2019 - Veldrif, Western Cape, South Africa.
14 September 2019




Merritt, William Andrew 'Bill', (6654 Patrol Officer; served between April 1962 - April 1965; once a member of the Western Cape Regimental Association), passed away on 4 August 2019 - Chichester, West Sussex, England.
17 August 2019




Price, Terrence Michael 'Terry', (8771 - Section Officer; served between February 1972 - May 1982; once a member of the Transvaal Regimental Association), passed away on 31 July 2019 - Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa.
3 August 2019




Morris, Peter John (4888 - Constable; served between March 1952 - March 1955), passed away on 29 July 2019 - Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape, South Africa.
3 August 2019




Our thoughts go out to family and friends and we join former colleagues in extending condolences and deepest sympathies.
They shall be sadly missed.


In Memoriam 2016-2019