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The BSA Police Dog Section was first a part of the CID.

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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:
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ADF 8646
7 August 2017

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Function
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Branch
Sunday 12 November 2017 from 10:30am
Remembrance Sunday Westminster Abbey Garden of Remembrance
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United Kingdom
26 November 2017
12 noon for 12:30pm
NSW End of Year Luncheon Cronulla RSL Memorial Club
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Austalia
5 December 2017
Christmas Sundowner Victory Services Club United Kingdom
Saturday 9 December 2017 at 12 noon for 12:30pm.
Lunch at 2pm
Western Cape Regimental Association Annual Christmas Braai Timour Hall, Timour Hall Road, Plumstead, Cape Town.
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Closing date for bookings Tuesday, 5 December 2017.
Western Cape
10 December 2017
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16 December 2017
Annual Luncheon RSL - 22 Leake Street, Belmont, WA Australia


Online Store The United Kingdom Branch of the 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

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Recently Published
Title: Bandit Mentality
Author: O'Brien, Lindsay Robert PCG - BSA Police 9440; Served 1975-1978
Publisher: Helion & Company Ltd - 2017
ISBN: 9781911512028

Availability: Amazon
Review:Bandit Mentality captures Lindsay O'Brien's Bush War service from 1976-1980. Lindsay joined the BSA Police in July 1975 and after training was posted to Bulawayo CPU and then Inyati. In 1976 he transferred to Support Unit where, after training in Tomlinson Depot, he was posted to Delta Troop. Subsequently Lindsay became troop commander India Troop. Bandit Mentality follows the deployments in each tribal trust land and the action that his men stirred up. O'Brien paints the action as he recalls it, warts-and-all. After leaving the BSA Police towards the end of 1978, he was contracted with Special Forces as a liaison officer with the initial UANC army - before it morphed into Pfumo reVanhu.
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BSA Police Former Members In Memorial In memory of our former colleagues who passed away recently, in reverse date order:

Peters , Ronald Stanley 'Ron', Aged 84 (4709 - Senior Assistant Commissioner; served between April 1951 - October 1981 - Member of the United Kingdom Branch), passed away on 5 November 2017 - Devon, United Kingdom.
6 November 2017




Wigley , Darell Anthony Lawrence, Aged 75 (7333 - Patrol Officer; served between April 1965 - April 1968 - Member of the United Kingdom Branch), passed away on 4 November 2017 - Denbigh, Wales, United Kingdom.
5 November 2017




Lucas , David Brian, Aged 72 (6996 - Patrol Officer; served between August 1963 - September 1967 - Member of the Western Cape Branch), passed away on 4 November 2017 - Cape Town, South Africa.
5 November 2017




McCrea , Robert Alexander, Aged 67 (8142 - Section Officer; served between December 1968 - May 1979 - Member of the Natal Branch), passed away on 1 November 2017 - Johannesburg, South Africa.
2 November 2017




Patching , Roger John, Aged 81 (5240 - Chief Inspector; served between April 1954 - March 1981 - Member of the United Kingdom Branch), passed away on 29 October 2017 - Stafford, United Kingdom.
30 October 2017




Allan , David Tennent, Aged 90 (4368 - Sergeant; served between January 1949 - July 1963 - Member of the United Kingdom Branch), passed away on 26 October 2017 - Dunfermline; Fife, United Kingdom.
30 October 2017



Jack , Hew Duncan, (7882 - Patrol Officer; served between January 1968 - January 1971), passed away on 13 October 2017 - Harare, Zimbabwe.
1 November 2017




Crisp , John, Aged 90 (8543 - Police Reservist; served between March 1959 - August 1960 - Member of the New Zealand Branch), passed away on 12 October 2017 - Aukland, New Zealand.
21 October 2017




Lay , Brian Chris, aged 84 (4819 - Chief Superintendent; served between December 1951 - December 1976 - Member of the United Kingdom Branch), passed away on 8 October 2017 - Chelmsford, United Kingdom.
9 October 2017




Neale , Harold William 'Bill', aged 88 (4481 - Section Officer; served between October 1949 - May 1970 - Member of the United Kingdom Branch), passed away on 30 September 2017 - Pembury, Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom.
1 October 2017




Wishart , Robert Irvine 'Bob', aged 75 (6316 - Detective Chief Inspector; served between February 1961 - June 1980 - Member of the Transvaal Branch), passed away on 25 September 2017 - Johannesburg, South Africa.
26 September 2017




Frith , Frank Colin, aged 55 (111048 - Patrol Officer; served between December 1979 - December 1981), passed away on 25 September 2017 - Nelspruit, South Africa.
26 September 2017






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 2015-2017