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Cain, Clinton Geoffry - Brisbane, Australia
Force Number: C782 - Cadet
Joined: 1973 - Squad: 1/1973; served until 1974
Stationed in Fort Victoria Rural - the time of my life.
Updated: 6 April 2019
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Calderwood, Michael - Durban, South Africa
Force Number: 6089 - Sergeant
Joined: 30 November 1959; served until 30 June 1964
After training served 6 months Salisbury Central charge office, 6 months at Mabelreign, posted to District Branch - Sinoia,one year at Mangula, and ended career at Norton reporting to Insp Bill Ellway.Married in 1964 and moved to South Africa, moved into the accountancy field, and am currently running a small bed and breakfast.Four children and 11 grand-children.
Updated: 27 July 2014
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Cameron, Earl Dickson - Mandurah, Australia
Force Number: 6922 - D/Section Officer - RGSM
Joined: April 1963 - Squad: 5/1963; served until July 1973
Association Membership: Australia Branch
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Served for 10 years in Matabeleland, BSAP Matobo, Nkai, Victoria Falls, Gwanda, CID Bulawayo, SB Bulawayo & SB Wankie. Emigrated to Western Australia in Sept 1983. Retired and living in Mandurah, south of Perth city, WA.
Updated: 12 May 2017
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Cameron-Mackintosh (nee Culverhouse-Steadman), Sue - Perth, Australia
Force Number: WP566 - D/Patrol Officer - ZIM
Joined: 18 January 1980 - Squad: 1/1980; served until 22 January 1982
PGHQ - Morris Depot - Salisbury Control Room 2 Relief - PEC Admin - Fraud Squad.
Updated: 28 December 2011
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Campbell, Colin Gordon - Wells, United Kingdom
Force Number: 6533 - Constable
Joined 13 December 1961 - Squad: 13/61; served until 12 December 1964
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After leaving the police, having been Stationed in Gwands and West Nicholson I joined Department of Information Immigration and Tourism completing over 16 years service, having ben stationed at Chirundu 1966 to 1968 : Umtali 1968 to 1976 : Salisbury HQ 1976 to 1977 : Victoria Fall 1977 : Salisbury HQ 1977 to 1980 : After promotion to Senior Immigration officer, was transferred to Kariba as Officer in charge until December 1982. Begriming of 1983 came to live in UK warking for Securacor, before returning to South Africa to work as Office Manager for Department of Transport in Pietrmaritzburg Head Office. In 1991 I joined The Road Traffic Inspectorate as an Instructor teaching Traffic Officers to drive and qualify as Examiners For Drivers Licenses, this I did until 1995, I then took over as Officer In Charge of the Drivers Testing Grounds : Pitermaritzburg. I was Medically Boarded in 2000. My wife and I moved to the UK in 2001 to our current address we have both worked as careers, which my wife Vivinne still does, I lost
Updated: 20 February 2010
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Campbell, Gordon - Butterworth, South Africa
Force Number: 8802
Joined 1972; served to 1982
04749 10472 Fax 04749 13910
Served in Salisbury with CPU, SUPPORT UNIT and at Salisbury Central. Looking for old mates TIM GRIZAARD and TIM SHERRY and others who knew me.
Campbell, Graham - Weston Super Mare, United Kingdom
Force Number: 8407 - Patrol Officer - GSM
Joined: January 1970 - Squad: 2/1970; served to 31 December 1973
Association Membership: United Kingdom

+44 1934 221132
+44 7443458252
I served just short of 4 years in the BASP mainly at Harare Police Station. After leaving the Police I entered the IT industry. Worked at Realtime Computers and NCR. Became an independent Project Management Consultant. Left Zimbabwe in 2003 and lived in Jo'burg for 5 years teaching and training Project Managers. We left South Africa in August 2008 and moved to Weston Super Mare. I was a Support Worker supporting elderly clients with their Benefits. I was made redundant at the end of June this year 2018.

Updated: 11 August 2018
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Campbell, John Bruce , Victor, USA
Force Number: 8919 - D/Section Officer - RGSM
Joined January 1973; served to June 1974

I was first stationed at Bindura and then Mt. Darwin. In October, 73 transferred to Support Unit D Troop (acting SO) and patrolled the Valley until the ceasefire in April, 74. Resigned June and went on arms buying trip for Major Ian King (Smith's military attache). Am currently involved in humanitarian demining with a new landmine resistant vehicle, the FLEA (Forward Light Escort, Armored) which utilizes hydraulic suspension and fiberglass armor. This is based on my having been blown up near Mt. Darwin with Inspector Ted Painting in October, 1973 in a Police Land Rover.
Campbell, Peter Drummond - Vulcan, Canada
Force Number: 6888
Joined March 1963 - Squad: 4/1963; served to June 1969
Served Bulawayo Central (beat) Sauerstown; BCars Bulawayo;CID WestComm.; Hillside; Traffic; Driving School. Played soccer for both Salisbury and Bulawayo Police teams as well as a few games of rugby (in 63)and cricket. Played one game soccer for Rhod and was chosen in initial world cup squad but chose to move to N/America instead.
Updated: 9 January 2010
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Campbell, Tom - Calgary,Alberta, Canada
Force Number: 10007B
Joined 1977; served to 1983
Association Membership: Mashonaland

Any one interested. pse contact. Ex Vic. Prov, Nuanetzi, Chiredzi, Chibi Ft. Victoria. Highlands Station in Salisbury.
Campion, Ian - Auckland, New Zealand
Force Number: 8690 - Patrol Officer - RGSM
Joined 7 October 1971; served to 6 October 1974
Association Membership: New Zealand
Email: ;
+64 9 8388049
Morris Depot Course photos escape me so unable to quote Cadet or PO Wings. Joined as a Cadet in November 1970 then PO on 7/10/71. Served in Marandellas, Sipalilo, Kanyemba and Banket. Returned to Zimbabwe in October 1999 - Banket unchanged. Unable to access Morris Depot but Jacarandas still as beautiful as ever.
Capper, Roger J.
- Orlando, Florida, U.S.A.
Force Number: 5936 - Chief Inspector (T) - PMM; PSLM; RGSM; ZIM
Joined 15 December 1958 - Squad: 11/1958; served to May 1980
Association Membership: United Kingdom
(407) 886-6133 Fax (407) 886-7752

During recruit training, dispatched to Wankie for +/- 30 days as part of a task force to back up local defences resultant from Op Spider, the banning of the ANC. First posting was to Gatooma district, Midland Province, service in Gatooma, Hartley and Battlefields attending riots at Rimuka, Lower Gwelo, Harare township, Machipisa Square and subsequently Sakubva !! until 1960 when posted to Salisbury (Depot) attending for +/- 2 years,the Federal Post Office Engineering College, Belvedere, as the first intake of Police officers, to study Radio Communications theory and practice. On graduation transferred to Signals Branch and posted to ZEF4 Workshops, Umtali, Manicaland Province, until attachment to SB H/Q Branch 1 CIO at 'Redbricks' from 1966 to retirement in 1980. During this time I shared the CIO representation along with various Technical Officers on the JSB ( Joint Signals Board ) with the destinction as the longest serving member. I had the honour to work with some great people in the Air Force, Army and the Police.
Married Renate E, Goetz, Marandellas, in January 1969. Our first child, Natasha was born November 1971 and for the past 10 years has been the executive Pastry Chef for the Piedmont Driving Club, the oldest private club in Atlanta. Natasha did her 4 year degree in Food Service Managment at Johnson and Wales, Charleston SC and worked her way up through the Grove Park Inn and Country Club, Ashville NC, Waverley Stouffers, Renaissance Hartsfield Airport and the Ritz Carlton, Atlanta and was the Culinary Federation Of America's 2008 Pastry Chef of the year for the South East region of the USA. Our son Rolf was born January 1974, He graduated from Stetson University with a degree in Business management and joined the Orange County Sheriff's Office in 1998 and is currently a member of a multi agency Special Operations task force to combat serious crime. Our July 1989 US born daughter Tanya, is currently attending the University of Tampa on a US Airforce nursing scholarship as a member of the Airforce Reserve and posted to the University of South Florida campus on attachment to their AFROTC programme. On leaving government service I entered the private sector in the telecommunications field which provided us with the opportunity to go to the USA in 1982. In 1998 Renate joined the Sheriff's Office as a Police Service Officer ( Civilian position ) until the present. I decided to retire again in July 2000 on reaching the age of 60 and on attaining US citizenship as my contribution to the millenium !
Updated: 21 January 2011
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Cardy, David - Exeter, United Kingdom
Force Number: 9226 - Section Officer - RGSM; GSM Northern Ireland I
Joined: 15 August 1974 - Squad: 6/1974; served until 28 February 1981
Association Membership: United Kingdom

On leaving depot was posted to License Inspectors Salisbury and then moved to Traffic Enforcement. During my posting to Traffic I was an observer on Highway Patrol with Frank Flowers. Moved to Traffic Investigations and then passed my Highway course and moved onto Highway in about late 1978, when we had the BMW 2800. Transferred to Driving School under C.I. Mike Abbotts and remained there for the rest of my service. When I left the force I joined Old Mutual for a year and then joined C T Bowring as an Executive \broker in their Pensions Division. I stayed there until leaving the country to return to the UK Now retired having worked in my last post as a Project Manager for Devon County Council. Still enjoy playing golf at Fingle Glen golf club, which is just outside Exeter and am the Seniors Captain for the year 2011. Enjoy attending the get together held at Bovey Tracey twice a year and very well organised by David Kennedy. Suggest if you are ever down this way in May or October when they are held it
Updated: 8 January 2011
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Cary, Robert Neil - Iver, United Kingdom
Force Number: 111033 - S/Section Officer
Joined: 20 December 1979 - Squad: 14/1979; served until 20 December 1981
Updated: 19 December 2015
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Carroll, John Edward - Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
Force Number: 6519 - A/Commissioner
Joined 6 January 1960 - Squad: 13 of 61; served to 6 December 1981
Association Membership: Natal Midlands
033 3473034- Fax: 033 3473034
Would like to hear from any former associates
26 April 2008
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Carson, Sean Patrick - Cape Town, South Africa
Force Number: 8584 - Inspector - RGSM; ZIM
Joined: 27 January, 1971 - Squad: 3/1971; served to 31 July 1982
+27 )21 8552470;
+27 83 7248568
Following my leaving the Force, I went into commercial aviation. Flew in General Aviation for 17 years in Zimbabwe and joined a freight airline in 1999 based overseas. Currently flying B747's as a captain. Moved to Capetown in 2000, where I am still resident.
Updated: 19 December 2009
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Casey, Ronan - Southampton, UK
Force Number: 110798 - Patrol Officer - RGSM
Joined 23 January 1979 - Squad: 5/79
Date of Date of; served to 31 May 1979
Catterall, Roger Wells Colne, Pendle, Lancashire, United Kingdom
Force Number: 5699 - Constable
Joined: April 1957 - Squad: 5/1957; served until November 1960
Association Membership: United Kingdom
+44 01282 869011

Served in Umtali from 1957 to end 1960. Returned to UK and trained as a Maths teacher at Manchester. Returned to teach at Jameson High, 1964/5 and was transferred to UGHS, Umtali where I taught for 17 delightful years. Became Education Officer I/C staffing all Govt. school in Manicaland. Returned to UK mid 1984; taught Maths until retirement 2001. Widowed 2013 and re-married 2016.
Updated: 1 June 2019
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Cawood, Peter - Johannesburg, South Africa
Force Number: 7889/9070 - D/Section Officer - RGSM
Joined: January 1968 - Squad: 1/1968; served until November 1969
Association Membership: Transvaal
Was based at the following Stations during my service :- W/Comm, Wedza, Marandellas, Nyamapanda, Murewa, Kariba, Makuti, Karoi, C.I.D. Gwelo. Worked for Bata in Gwelo, Edgars H/Office in Byo, Edgars Group R.S.A., Private Hospital Group and now an Agent supplying textiles to Hospital Industry and uniforms via the Cape Union Mart group to Local Gov. and Security Industry. Would be interested in making contact with old friends.
Updated: 27 January 2013
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Chappell, Steve - Sydney, Australia
Force Number: 901521 - Patrol Officer
Joined 6 January 1976 - Squad: 150; served to 31 January 1978

Updated: 1 February 2009
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Charlesworth, Barry Robbins - Bournemouth, United Kingdom
Force Number: 4528 - C/Inspector
Joined: 3 January 1950 - Squad: 1/1950; served until 31 July 1971
Association Membership: United Kingdom
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Left Zim in 2008 and now living near brother in Bournemouth, aged 83. Do email me with your news! My son Brian was in Internal Affairs in Matabeleland and is now living with the three grandchildren in Oxfordshire. Happy memories
Updated: 9 June 2013
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Chase, Duncan B.C. - Springfield, USA
Force Number: 9084 - Section Officer - RGSM
Joined: 18 December 1973 - Squad: 7/1973; served until 30 October 1978

Stationed at Goromonzi, Beatrice, Norton, Darwendale and then attached to SB Wankie. After leaving Rhodesia, traveled around world looking for a place to live. Returned to SA and worked at AAC of SA before emigrating to Argentina where I remained for 26 years. Now resident in USA to be closer to my daughters. Best wishes to everyone, remember my BSAP days with wonderful memories of the force much respect for all those who served.
Updated: 28 December 2011
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Christie, Colin - Johannesburg, South Africa
Force Number: 7578 - Inspector - RGSM
Joined 1 April 1966 - Squad: 2/66; served to 30 November 1978
Association Membership: Transvaal
+27827391447; Fax: +27114338225
Worked through Salsbury Central,and various subburban station before transfer to District Branch, Plumtree, Mphoengs,Figtree,Tjolotjo and then Police Reserve Umtali and Finally Penalonga. Joined Chamber of Mines (WNLA) on leaving Police and since retirement 7 years ago am a National Freelance Wild Life and Tourist Guide.
Updated: 1 February 2009
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Claassen, Peter Douglas Manea, Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
Force Number: 8735 - Section Officer - RGSM
Joined: 25 January 1972 - Squad: 1/72; served until 8 March 1977
After leaving the Force in 1977, went to live in South Africa where I joined Checkers, the Supermarket chain. My wife and I left the R.S.A. in Feb. 2008 to move to the U.K. We now live in a small "dorp" called Manea in Cambridgeshire.
Updated: 27 January 2013
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Clancy, Patrick Anthony - Johannesburg, South Africa
Force Number: 9090 - Patrol Officer - RGSM
Joined: December 1973 - Squad: 7/1973; served until December 1976
Association Membership: Transvaal
Served in Odzi, Penhalonga and Ruda (Honde Valley). Left to attend University in Durban and now reside in Johannesburg. Married Rita Connoway from Umtali and have 2 sons who are married with kids of their own. It was an honour to have served in the greatest Police Force in the world! As far as I am concerned it still is the greatest!
Updated: 25 October 2016
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Clark, Anthony John Johannesburg, South Africa
Force Number: 9014 - Section Officer - RGSM
Joined: 1973 - Squad: 4/1973; served until 1980
Updated: 10 January 2017
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Clark, Chris JK - Durban, South Africa
Force Number: 8356 - Patrol Officer - Silver Baton
Joined: December 1969 - Squad: 10/1969; served until April 1973
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+ 27 82 8810590
Squad 10/69 , Display , Bulawayo Driving School, Bulawayo Central, Victoria Falls, Kazangula , Wankie , Panda Ma Tenga , Sibankwazi , finally Binga . After Thirty Years in commerce ,now specialise in natural and human ( civil unrest ) disasters, Port , shipping , maritime , Marine , and development .
Updated: 4 August 2018
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Clark, Henry A 'Nobby' - Durban, South Africa
Force Number: 6283 - C/Superintendent - RGSM, PLSM
Joined 17 January 1961 - Squad:2/61; served to 17 July 1981
Association Membership: Natal
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Clark (Nee Millar), Pene - Harare, Zimbabwe
Force Number: WP351
Joined: December 1979 - Squad: 3/1979; served until December 1981
Depot, to Traffic, ending up in Control. Best two years
Updated: 17 February 2013
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Clarke, Pauline Mary see McCarthy
Clarke, Geoff - Gaborone, Botswana
Force Number: 8723 - Patrol Officer - RGSM ZIM
Joined 1970- Squad: 9/1971; served to 1974

Ex - Cadet C714 Stationed at Borrowdale and Southerton
Clark, Peter Brian Heather - Pretoria, South Africa
Force Number: 8230 - Section Officer - GSM
Joined: May 1969 - Squad: 4/1969; served until May 1975
I am trying to contact formers members from Squad 4/69 with the view to a reunion. Any other members are more then welcome to contact me.
Updated: 21 January 2011
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Clayton, Pamela Elizabeth 'Pam' see Cooper
Clements, Geoff - Lincoln, United Kingdom
Force Number: 8218 - Patrol Officer - RGSM
Joined: March 1969 - Squad: 3/69; served until April 1972
Association Membership: United Kingdom
0044 1673862434
+44 7454355434
Stationed at Kariba, Karoi and Harare.
Updated: 21 February 2018
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Clements, Mel - Auckland, New Zealand
Force Number: 110804 - D/Section Officer - RGSM
Joined: January 1979 - Squad: 4/1979; served until December 1982
Association Membership: New Zealand Branch
64 9 4266058
Spent time @ Harare Central, Waterfalls, CID Marlborough, Highlands and Fraud Squad. Look forward to hearing from old comrades.
Updated: 20 February 2011
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Clifford, Pat - Leicestershire, UK
Force Number: 10036 - Section Officer - RGSM
Joined 1 April 77; served to Sept 78

Hi All, Hope some folk remember me and get in touch, Pat and Heather
Coetzee, James - Lephalale, South Africa
Force Number: C944/10078 - S/Patrol Officer
Joined: 16 August 1976(as a Cadet) - Squad: 6/1977; served until 3 June 1980
Served as a Cadet at Goromonzinzi, thereafter Morris Depot, Uniform Branch at Gutu, Bikita, Zaka Uniform and GC, Fort Vic Rural.
Updated: 23 May 2014
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Coetzee (nee Holland), Shirley Patricia - Brisbane, Australia
Force Number: WP171 - W/Patrol Officer
Joined: January 1972 - Squad: 1/1972; served until July 1977
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Living in Brisbane Australia.
Updated: 23 May 2014
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Collen, Eastland - Sarasota, Florida, USA
Force Number: 10364 - D/Section Officer - RGSM, ZIM
Joined: Jan 1978 - Squad: 3/1978; served until 1980

Updated: 28 December 2011
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Colman, Chris - Benoni, South Africa
Force Number: 9245 - D/Section Officer
Joined: October 1975 - Squad: 5/1975; served until 1982

Updated: 3 December 2011
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Colmer, Brian John - Edenvale, South Africa
Force Number: 8466 - Inspector - RGSM ZIM
Joined: 29 May 1970 - Squad: 2/1970; served until 31 January 1981
After joining as a Cadet C120 on 6 January, 1970, spent 4 weeks at Avondale Police Station, then into Depot for Cadet training, during which time the powers that be decided myself and Alan Bailey were too old to go outand then brought back for P/O Squad just 1 month later, so transferred to 2/70. Passed out with 3/70 o 28 August, 1970, straight to driving school, Bulawayo, then West, Comm. 2 years, Ft Vic Central 3 months, then compassionate transfer to Salisbury. Spent 1 1/2 years at Borrowdale, then to Sby South, Southerton for a time and then to Sby Park, with Doug Grierson as M/i/C and Paddy Martin as senior S/O. Met and Married Caroline, have 2 daughters, Julie & Ashleigh and now 3 Grandchildren 2 boys and a girl. Last four years were spent at Harare Police Station, Salisbury Central and i/c Traffic Investigations. Moved to SA early Feb. 1981 joined Dions retail, then moved to be part of Shrinkage Auditing teams at both Checkers and the OK. Felt called into the Ministry, 1990, studied 5 years and
Updated: 11 July 2015
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Colquhoun, Moira see Milner
Combes, Peter David - Johannesburg, South Africa
Force Number: 6650 - Superintendent - RGSM, PLSM, ZGSM, ZPLSM.
Joined: April 1962; Squad: 5/1962; served until June 1981
Association Membership: Natal
+27 793398000
Updated: 21 June 2016
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Conradie, Jack - Windhoek, Namibia
Force Number: 9155 - Patrol Officer - RGSM
Joined: 5 February 1974 - Squad: 3/1974; served until 4 Februry 1977

I was in Depot at the beinning of 1974 with the last squad of 73 and 1&2 of 74. I was posted first to Triangle and then aa few months later to Chiredzi where I served out my "3" Mike White was MIC,Robin Johnson 2IC. I am currently in Windhoek, Namibia.
Updated: 28 December 2011
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Cook, Roger - Annecy, Haute Savoie, France.(French Alps)
Force Number: 6753
Joined 4 October 1962; served to 15 November 1967
Association Membership: United Kingdom
0033450224424 Fax 0033450224325
Stationed at Salisbury Central, Southerton, and at Waterfalls. Enjoyed the 'Fiddlers Crutch' at Southerton, in what must have been it's Hay day! Peter Graham was MIC. Bart Joyce, Rob O'Molony, Bill Thatcher, Tony Cooper, Jim Stoker and many more were great colleagues in the days of 'Riot Stand by' . I now live in the French Alps (Nr Geneva) where I have a Hotel. www.HotelCamelia.com
Cooke, Paul James Chandler - Brackley, United Kingdom
Force Number: 10519 - D/Patrol Officer - RGSM; ZIM
Joined: April 1978 - Squad: 08/78; served until March 1981
Association Membership: United Kingdom
First posted to Braeside Station, living in Cranbourne Barracks. PATU member and did bush trips to, Enterprise area, Goromonzi, Nyamaropa and then Ruangwe. Transfered to GC under Ken Rungren & Kevin Sudbury, Salisbury Central - posted to various SALOPS GC bases which included Walls Hill & Beatrice. Progressed into SB. Was attached on C Desk Sby Central. Posted to SB Fort Victoria. Resided in the army camp. At that time SB moved into the relms of CIO. That caused me to leave the force and move back to home town Bulawayo. And civi life then began. Currently work as an Investigations Manager within a large NHS ambulance service, UK.

Updated: 4 August 2018
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Coom, Anthony - Durban, South Africa
Force Number: 9223 - S/Section Officer
Joined: 1974; served until 1977
0798796310 Fax: Comment: Instructor in Morris Depot and then Support Unit, on discharge returned to 3 Commando 1RLI where he served previously. Self employed mainly as a consultant in the security industry specialising in electronic security with CCTV being of special interest.
Updated: 22 September 2012
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Cooper, Gavin - Johannesburg, South Africa
Force Number: 9432 - D/Patrol Officer - RGSM
Joined 1 January 1974 - Squad: NS 1/74; served to 26 June 1978
Membership: Gauteng
082 5692984
I work for deVere and Partners, the world's largest Offshore Financial and Investment Consultancy. Would be great to have comms and do business with as many Force members and their acquaintances as possible so as to contribute a portion of fees receivable to look after those Pensioners in need in Zimbabwe.
Updated: 26 April 2008
Cooper, Pamela Elizabeth - Harare, Zimbabwe
Force Number: WP275 - W/Patrol Officer - RGSM
Joined: 28 January 1975 - Squad: 1/1975; served until 31 March 1978
Association Membership: Mashonaland
+263772248730 Fax:
First regular WPO in Karoi. Now married to Geoff ex 5RR, met in Karoi. Two children both married and living in UK. Would like to hear from ex WPO's squad 1/75 and anyone I served with in Karoi.
Updated: 27 January 2013
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Cooper, Stephen Mark - Tewkesbury, United Kingdom
Force Number: 9529 - Patrol Officer
Joined: 6 January 1976 - Squad: 1/1976; served until 27 April 1980
Served in Harare PEC and dog Section. Spent 8 months in Bulawayo with Dogs and was also a PATU member
Updated: 20 September 2014
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Corby, Keith - Perth, Australia
Force Number: 8378 - Inspector - RGSM, ZIM
Joined 31st December 1969 - Squad: 11/1969; served to 28th February 1983
Association Membership: Perth West Australia

Joined Squad 11/69, Display squadin 1970. Posted then to Concession, Centenary, Bindura, Mrewa, Nyamapanda, Goromonzi, Inyanga, Headlands, Goromonzi, Tomlinson Depot and Staff College left form there.
Cornell, Will - Yorba Linda, USA
Force Number: 6388 - D/Section Officer - RGSM
Joined 15 May1961 - Squad: 7/1961; served to 31 July 1972
Association Membership: United Kingdom
(714) 993-1975
Served initially in Salisbury Charge Office and Information Room then went to Salisbury CID in 1964. Worked in L and O Maintenance Section under Angus Ross, then Property under Bomber Davidson and Terry Oatt. Went to Frauds in 1967 under Mike O'Meara, Derek Edwards and Bill Birch. Moved to SBHQ for my last two years. Left the force in 1972 and worked for Viking Finance in Salisbury then Bulawayo. Moved to Standard Chartered Bank in South Africa in 1975 and became Factoring Manager. Moved to the USA in 1980 and was with Wells Fargo Bank in their commercial loan workout group until June 2004 when I retired. Now volunteer with the Brea Police Department, and with Kiwanis. Make sure you let me know in advance if you visit 'sunny southern California'.
Cosgrove, James Henry - Woodbridge, United Kingdom
Force Number: 900706 / 9309 - Patrol Officer - RGSM
Joined: 1 October 1974 - Squad: NSPO 13/1974; served until July 1978

Updated: 7 August 2011
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Cotton, Barry - Sudbury, Canada
Force Number: 6707 - Patrol Officer
Joined 1 July 1962 - Squad: 8/1962
Date of Date of; served to April 1966

(705) 522 0705
Served Filabusi, Kezi, Sun Yat Sen (1st. euro i/c) and Beitbridge. Transferred into British Police (Derbyshire Constabulary) 1966. Invalided out in 1972 - serious injuries. Following university, consultant in telecommunications industry UK and Saudi Arabia, now a Professor at Laurentian University, Ontario, Canada. Have been in touch with some former mates including Derek Fulton, Pete Good , Chris Morris and Pete Stiff(now publisher - Galago books in SA - excellent and important materials). Have been back on several occasions teaching at Univ. of Zimbabwe in Harare, amongst other things. Love to hear from 1962 Depot mates and ZEF 3 folks. Hope you're all in good health and circumstances.
Coupar, Ross Allan John 'Tiny'
- Cape Town, South Africa
Force Number: 9511 - D/Section Officer - RGSM; ZIM
Attest Date: 16 December 1975 - Squad: 9/75; served to 31 July 1980
021 976 6446
Now living in Durbanville, Cape Town, South Africa with my wife Sue and our grown children, and now the pastor of Everglen Baptist Church.
Updated: 7 March 2009

Court, Jonathan Gilroy 'Jonty' - Kettering, United Kingdom
Force Number: 9205/110650
Joined: June 1974 - Squad: 5/1974; served until May 1980
Semi-retired, but good to still be able to work every day, Director of Ashan Property Ltd., Kettering. A keen supporter local Rugby & Cricket Clubs, keen Golfer, member of Stoke Albany Golf & Country Club. Member of the Pipe Club of London.
Updated: 26 November 2016
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Coutts, Craig William - London, United Kingdom
Force Number: C1093 - RGSM; ZIM
Joined: 2 January 1979; served until 28 May 1980
Association Membership: United Kingdom
BSAP Cadet Branch 02.01.79 to 28.05.80 (Cadet C1093) BSAP A Reserve (RPO 34743N) May 1980 to March 1981 March 1981 to 30th November 1982 ZRP Detective Patrol Officer (Regular) Cadetship under BSAP Sinoia and Reserve Service BSAP Waterfalls Regular Service ZRP CID Fraud Squad Harare
Updated: 9 June 2012
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Cox, Andrew Sholto - Edenvale, South Africa
Force Number: NS900610 / 90610N - Field Reservist - RGSM
Joined: July 1974 - Squad: 9/1974; served until April 1980
Joined as NS Patrol Officer 900610 in July '74. After depot completed my year at Essexvale except for 2 months with Team B in Kandeya TTL. Then became Field Reservist Stick Leader with 2 PATU stints in Inyanga & Sibinkwazi. Transfered to SB Bindura in '76 until discharge in '80
Updated: 25 January 2014
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Cox, Andy
- Perth, Australia
Force Number: 9639 - Section Officer - RGSM; ZIM
Joined: 27 May 1976 - Squad: 5/1976; served until 01 May 1980

Joined as a Cadet in 1975 stationed at Highlands, Salisbury before attesting to Regular in May 1976. Served at Que Que Central, PATU, Shabani/Belingwe district, passed promotion and transferred to Gokwe where I ended my service in May, 1980.Proud to have served and been a part of this great, exemplary Force. After leaving the Force worked with Ericom Communications, Harare for 25 years. Moved to Perth, Western Australia in 2005 where I have run my own business.
Updated: 19 June 2010
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Cox, Christopher Henry Lilongwe, Malawi
Force Number: 9189 - Section Officer - GSM, ZIM
Joined: April 1974 - Squad: 4/1974; served until June 1981
Updated: 13 October 2013
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Cox, John Robert - Johannesburg, South Africa
Force Number: 7488 - S/Patrol Officer
Joined: November 1965 - Squad: 10/1965; served until 30 March 69
Recruited from the UK towards end of 1965. Passed out mid 1966. Served in Chipinga and Rusape with the odd relief stint in Mayo and Headlands. Served in PATU. Joined the Royal Rhodesian Air Force Security Branch as a Dog Trainer in May 1969. Promoted to OC Dog and Security Training School in 1979. This unit later became the Regimental Training School which embraced the Armoured Car and Anti Aircraft and other Airfield Defence components of the Air Force. Eventually became Officer Commanding of the Air Force Regiment in the Rank of Wing Commander. Arrested, tortured by dubious elements of ZRP and CIO, detained and ultimately tried for treason with five other Senior Officers on trumped up charges for alleged complicity in the Thornhill Sabotage in 1982. This was a move designed to cause panic and transform Air Force which was predominantly white at the time. Subsequent to our arrest, most whites then left the Air Force. Found not guilty.
Updated: 30 September 2010
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Cox, Lesley - Clevedon, United Kingdom
Force Number: WP 374 - W/Inspector - RGSM, ZIM
Joined 01 January 1977; served to 31 December 1985

I spent almost all my service on Harare Central Investigations Section, but was also stationed at Rhodesville for a couple of years, and then returned to Central to eventually take over and run Commercial Crime Unit.
Cox, Tony - Earls Colne, United Kingdom
Force Number: 4135 - C/Inspector
Joined: 1 November 1946; served until 31 July 1973
Served in Salisbury, Gwelo and Bulawayo. Currently living in Essex and wishing to make contact with old friends.
Updated: 8 January 2011
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Crabtree, Mike - Pietermaritzburg, Natal, South Africa
Force Number: 8507
Joined 15 September 1970; served to 31 October 1978
Association Membership: Natal Branch
0331-68350 Fax 0331-68573
Served 9 memorable years in the BSAP at places such as Bindura, Mt Darwin, Mukumbura, Bulawayo and Salisbury CID. Have been settled in Pietermaritzburg, Natal since 1981 running a security consultancy/commercial, industrial and insurance investigation service ( Intel (Pty) Limited ) as well as an Insurance Loss Adjusting firm. Would like to hear from any of the lads with whom I have lost contact.
Crane, George 'Taff' - Rochdale, United Kingdom
Force Number: 7672 - Patrol Officer
Joined: 10 January 1967 - Squad: 1/1967; served until 09 January 1970
Association Membership: United Kingdom Branch
01706 524997
After all these years it would be great to make contact with lost friends.
Updated: 8 January 2011
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Crawford, Edward 'Ted' - Oswestry, UK
Force Number: 6449/9256 - Inspector - RGSM; ZIM
Joined: 31 July 1961 - Squad: 10/1961; served until 30 November 1980
Association Membership: United Kingdom Branch
01691 870604
After returning from Zim in December 1980 had a very shacky start. In 1983 started work with National Trust, a major conservation charity. Worked in various fields until I retired on 29 April 2008. Now resident in the very north of Mid Wales. Am a commitee member/trustee of several local charties. Still happlily married to Ros - ex WFR 1399
Updated: 28 December 2011
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Creighton, Ray - Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Force Number: 30267Y - RGSM
Joined: September 1978; served until 1982
Salisbury Province Police Reserve, I did call ups with FortVic/Beitbridge Convoys, Green Convoy Lundi River, Riot Standby Harare, Ground Coverage Malapati, etc. I also worked for the Grain/Cotton Marketing Boards (Electrical Dept) and spent a lot of time at the Cleveland Pistol Club. Had a SUPER time. I now do computer software development (semi retired) in Brisbane
Updated: 8 September 2010
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Crook, Alan - Cape Town, South Africa
Force Number: 7751 - Inspector
Joined: May 1967 - Squad: 4/1967
Association Membership: Western Cape
Updated: 7 August 2017
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Cross, Adrian Charles - London, United Kingdom
Force Number: 8360 - D/Inspector - RGSM
Joined: 30 December 1969 - Squad: 11/1969; served until 31 December 1980
Squad 11/69, display. Stationed Salisbury Central charge office, Machipisa/Southerton/Harare Central/Highlands/CID Property/Drugs/CCB/Scenes of Crime/CCB. Discharged Dec 1980 and started my farming career in Tengwe (Karoi) where I ended up buying my own farm. Evicted from my farm in Sept/2007 and returned to UK in 2007 where I work and live in London.
Updated: 16 June 2012
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Crouser, Sam - Port Elizabeth
Force Number: 9869
Joined 1976 - Squad: 10/76; served to 1980

Stationed at West Comm thereafter Support Unit.
Crowther (nee Haworth), Pamela - Brisbane, Australia
Force Number: 316 - W/Patrol Officer
Joined March 1976; served to March 1978

Spent my two years learning how to live with sleep deprivation doing shift work in the Charge Office in Umtali.....would love to hear from anyone who remembers me!
Culverhouse-Steadman, Sue see Cameron-Mackintosh
Cumper, William Jack - Melbourne, Australia
Force Number: 901817 - Reserve Patrol Officer - RGSM
Joined: April 1976 - Squad: 8/1976; served until November 1987
Association Membership: Australia
613 94370561

First station Harare then moved to Marandellas. Call ups spent at Ruda and A reserve duties at Marlborough. Married Carolyn Plowes (WPO 322) in 1978.
Updated: 17 August 2019
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Cunliffe, Kenneth Vivian - Toowoomba, Australia
Force Number: 111186 - Patrol Officer
Joined: 24 January 1980 - Squad: 4/80; served until January 1981

Updated: 15 September 2012
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Cunliffe-Steel, Philip John Christopher - Tauranga, New Zealand
Force Number: 6347 - Inspector - RGSM
Joined 19 March 1961 - Squad: 5/61; served until 31 July 1976
Association Membership: United Kingdom
64 7 579 3011;
64 27 579 3011
Served in Matabeleland, Manicaland and Midlands District Branch, followed by two years as Mash Prov and Man Prov Border Control Inspector respectively. Upon leaving Rhodesia end 1976, joined American Express Company, spending 2 years in Iran as Country Manager followed by a further 3 years, Bahrain based, after the overthrow of the Shah in October 1978. Then worked for DHL International as Regional Project Manager Middle East until mid 1986. Moved to the USA same year to become self employed. Retired in late 2001, to develop my interest in Alligator farming, Florida West coast. Subsequently moved to Hawaii in 2006 and now divide my time between the islands and New Zealand, where the family all live.
Updated: 2 August 2014
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Cunningham (nee Rademeyer), Maureen - Bulawayo, Zimbabwe
Force Number: 950575H - W/Patrol Officer
Joined 13 March 1980 - Squad:2/80
Date of Date of; served to 29 August 1983
0064 7 5766570; Fax: 0064 7 5766570
Updated: 9 February 2008
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Cunningham, Patrick Martin - Sasolburg, South Africa
Force Number: 6859 - Inspector - RGSM
Joined 10 January 1963 - Squad: 2/73; served until 24 December 1979
Association Membership: Transvaal Branch
Many thanks to those dedicated types who keep the 'network' running for our ex members. Zoe (WPO104) and I are still fit and well and would like to hear from old friends (I think we did have the odd one or two). I stand corrected but I think Zoe was the only member to be a third generation with her grandfather and father both serving in the BSAP. Unfortunately living some distance outside of Jhb its not possible to attend the Assoc. functions but hopefully one day we will make it. We had two children, Lisa lives in Perth where she is Senior Systems Manager with one of the Aussie Banks. Nicky wanders the world as a professional diver. Kind regards to all.
Updated: 6 April 2012
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Cunnington, Michael - Swindon, UK
Force Number: 6708 - S/Patrol Officer - RGSM
Joined 16 July 1962 - Squad: 8/62; served to 22 December 1965
01793 686481
Curling, Nigel Cape Town, South Africa
Force Number: 5726 - Constable
Joined: June 1957 - Squad 7/1957; served until June 1962
Association Membership: Western Cape
Squad 7/57. Instructors.Sgt McIntosh Equitation: Insp. Langham. Judo Gerry Winchcombe. Member of Police Shooting Team under Don Hollingworth. Started at Salisbury Central, then to Traffic Accident plans Dept. Served in Liquor & Drugs and also Dog Section. Information Room, Advanced driver driving 'B' cars. Moved to Borrowdale Sub Station. Left Police to start Dog Section with Royal Rhodesian Airforce. Joined Castrol Oil 1970 as Sales Promotion Executive, and responsible for all Photography, Videography, design and promotions. Royal assignment to photograph Her Majesty, and also photographer for Nelson Mandela for 6 years for his Education Africa Charity.TV news reader in Rhodesia, and also SABC SA
Updated: 29 October 2016
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Currie, Richard - Cape Town, South Africa
Force Number: 6941 - S/Patrol Officer
Joined 9 May 1963 - Squad: 6A/1963; served until November 1966
Joined May 63 and served until November 66. Stationed at Que Que Rural,Silobela,Gokwe, Que Que Urban, Support Unit.
Updated: 6 April 2012
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Cusack, Dermot - UK
Force Number: 7850 - Section Officer - RGSM
Joined 13th December 1967 - Squad: 8/67; served to 1978
Association Membership: United Kingdom
Cushworth, David
- Wilmington, Delaware, United States
Force Number: 8318
Joined 30 September 1969; served to 31 January 1980
Association Membership: United Kingdom
(302) 998-7742 Fax (302) 998-4622
Ex CID, served Salisbury, Ft.Vic, Chiredzi and CIDHQ

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de Kock, Stewart - Alberton, South Africa
Force Number: 10234 - Patrol Officer
Joined: 29 November 1977 - Squad: 13/1977; served until 30 October 1980
Association Membership: Transvaal
083 800 7578
Updated: 8 September 2010
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de Mattos, Paul - Hillcrest, South Africa
Force Number: 900336 - ZIM, RGSM
Joined Jan 1974 - Squad: NS 2/74; served to Nov 1980
Association Membership: Natal
Forensic Lab CID HQ 1974 and thereafter Ballistics Main Armoury, Morris Depot on numerous call ups to 1980
du Plessis, Henriette see Houghton
du Preez, Manie - Gaborone, Botswana
Force Number: 8707 - RGSM
Joined: 1971 - Squad: 9/1971; served until 1978

Updated: 28 December 2011
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du Toit, Arthur
- Durban, Kloof, South Africa
Force Number: 7252 - Inspector - RGSM
Attested 9 February 1965 - Squad: 2/1965; served until 1 May 1980
Association Membership: Transvaal Branch

Updated: 2 May 2010

durandt, Gary - Roxby Downs, Australia
Force Number: 8894/9748 - Section Officer - RGSM
Joined 2 January 1973 - Squad: 1/1973; served until October 1978
Updated: 20 April 2012
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Dacre, Gordon - Tampa, USA
Force Number: 8857 - Inspector
Joined Sept 1972; served to May 1982
813 4123595
Updated: 13 June 2009
Dale Lace, Terry - Cape Town, South Africa
Force Number: 8645 - Section Officer - RGSM
Joined: 1 July 1971 - Squad: 6/1971; served until January 1978

Did two stints in the force, left to do university degree at Rhodes and went into teaching in Cape Town. Spent four years in UK 1998-2002, lived in Montagu, Cape for five years where I owned a restaurant. Currently in Cape Town doing a bit of sport coaching. Soon to re-marry, first wife died twenty years ago.
Updated: 8 January 2011
Dancer, Peter - Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Force Number: 4882 - C/Inspector - RGSM PLSM
Joined: March 1952 - Squad: 03/1952; served until January 1974
Association Membership: United Kingdom
Updated: 21 October 2017
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Daniel, Ian - Gold Coast, Australia
Force Number: 8868
Joined 26 October 72 - Squad: 6/1972; served to April 1980

Squad 6/72 Stationed Gutu, Vila Salazar, Nuanetsi, GC Lowveld - Triangle and Chiredzi. Fort Vic Camp and Armoury. Salisbury CID Stores, and Investigations. Op attachment Mrewa and Mtoko
Updated: 20 February 2010
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Darby, David - Manama, Bahrain
Force Number: 6925 - Section Officer - General Service
Joined: 11 April 1963 - Squad: 5/63; served until 30 November 1975 Membership: United Kingdom Branch
After Depot served at Central Charge Office and in a number of Stations around Salisbury including Hatfield, Highlands, Machipisa and Recruiting and Liaison at PGHQ. District Branch at Chipinga, Kanyemba and Karoi. Left the BSAP and Rhodesia for the Ministry of Interior, Bahrain. Served there for 30 years and now Head of Security at Bahrain Royal Flight. Threatening to retire with my Canadian wife Dianne to Vancouver Island within the next year or so.
Updated: 21 January 2011
Davey, John - Hermanus, South Africa
Force Number: 7624 - D/Inspector - RGSM
Joined: 18 July 1966 - Squad: 6/1966; served until February 1981
Association Membership: Transvaal
028 3141860
Updated: 5 June 2011
Davidson, Derek - Brisbane, Australia
Force Number: 24280Q
Joined 1974; served to May 1980

Served 103VR Squadron (8184) Rhodesian Air Force from 1962 until 1974 when transferred to BSA Police Reserve. Served in Hurricane, Repulse and Thrasher operational areas. Was member of New Sarum Rifle Club.
Davies, Dave - Perth, Australia
Force Number: 9719 - Patrol Officer
Joined: July 1976 - Squad: 7/1976; served until 1980
+61 862725600
+61 419921757
Updated: 22 September 2018
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Davies, John - Christchurch, New Zealand
Force Number: 5105
Joined 9 August 1953 - Squad: 5/1953 71; served to 8 August 1956
Now living in New Zealand, was stationed in Salisbury, Waterfalls, the Uniformed Investigation Section, Salisbury before completing my 3 years and taking discharge.
Davis (nee Reitz), Debra Ann Las Vegas, United States
Force Number: WP489 - W/Patrol Officer
Joined: December 1978 - Squad: 1/79; served until October 1980
Left Morris Depot in June 1979 and was first stationed at Marlborough Police Station. Second year, I was stationed at Mabelreign. After the chaos of the 1980 elections I resigned and became a Sales Rep in Salisbury. By the end of 1981, I decided to move South of the border and lived in Jo'Burg for 5 years. Moved to Sun City in 1986, off to Namibia in 1995, and across to the States in early 2000. Have been living a safe and free life in Las Vegas for the last 17 years.. I remember my two years in the Police Force as being some of the happiest times of my life. No regrets..
Updated: 19 August 2017
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Davis, Dudley Knysna, South Africa
Force Number: 6970 - Patrol Officer
Joined: 13 June 1963; served until 31 October 1967
084 584 7766
After leaving the force joined the Salisbury Police Reserve on 20 December 1967 and left on 19 March 1970. Force No. 16511 Class of Reserve: 'A' Reserve as a Reserve Patrol Officer.
Updated: 12 September 2015
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Davis, Richard - Redditch, United Kingdom
Force Number: 8569 - Inspector - RGSM; ZIM
Joined: January 1971 - Squad: 2/1971; served until January 1980
01527 759867
I have fond memories of the BSAP having been posted to Sinoia, Karoi, Kariba, Salisbury, Rusape and Penhalonga and finally back to Salisbury prior to discharge. Would be great to hear from any-one who remembers me from some 45 odd years back!! Currently live in UK and am retired. I'm on Facebook and in contact with a few old comrades.
Updated: 12 May 2017
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Dawson, John - Durban, South Africa
Force Number: 8996 - Patrol Officer
Joined: June 1973 - Squad: 4/1973; served until May 1976
P/O at Mabelreign and then t/f to G/Coverage in Chinamora. Flew with PRAW as regular pilot doing Support Unit payrun and delivering Pioneers to various Police stations and FAFS. Presently Marine Surveyor operating in Durban. Married and settled in Natal. Fishing,paddlesking, rugby and riding motorbikes are the present passions.
Updated: 5 June 2011
Day, Phil - London, United Kingdom
Force Number: 111060 - Section Officer - RGSM; ZIM
Joined 1 January 1980 - Squad: 1/80; served to 1 January 1982
Section Commander 3 Section Echo Troop , Support Unit.( Mantle Echo 39 ).First Blackboot training troop to do 6 months basic training at Chikarubi Barracks.Various deployments at Intimbani , Conemara , St Mary s , Chitinguiza , Gwaai river Mine , Lupani and Buffalo Range , during those troubled times.
Updated: 13 June 2009
Dakyns, Stephen John Roche - Boston, United Kingdom
Force Number: 9474 - D/Section Officer - RGSM, ZIM
Joined: 1 October 1975 - Squad: 7/1975; served until 31 Decemmber 1980

Ex Control Room, Penhalonga then SB Mutasa, Ruda, Nyamaropa,Salisbury, Mrewa & finally 'Red Bricks'. Recently relocated to U.K.
Updated: 3 December 2011
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De Araujo, Antonio Fulton - Harrogate; United Kingdom
Force Number: 100068 - Inspector (T)
Joined: May 1977; served until June 1981
+44 7808224914
Retired. Ex BSAP Signals (HQ, Bulawayo, Salisbury and Stops Camp Byo). Last employment in UK - PSS HIRE, Wetherby 7/08/2006 to 30/09/2016. Married to Pamela (nee Mills)
Updated: 26 November 2016
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De Beer (Nee Marx), Rozania 'Rosie' - Boksburg, South Africa
Force Number: WP164 - W/Patrol Officer
Joined: 17 February 1971 - Squad: WP 1/1971; served until 30 September 1977
Association Membership: Transvaal
083 390 3923
Stationed at Sinoia 1971-1974. PGHQ Recuiting 1974-1976. PGHQ (Finance) 1976 - 1977. Exciting times in Sinoia, not sure if I can claim all the "episodes" I have been credited too. Recruiting will remain my best memories with Insp Fred Mason & Supt Willie Hamilton. Good times!
Updated: 23 May 2014
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De Milita, Brian - Newport Pagnell, UK
Force Number: 10047 - Patrol Officer - RGSM
Joined 24 February 1977 - Squad: 4/77; served to 1 November, 1982

After my brief career in the force I immigrated to SA where I was a loss adjuster for 15 years. I left SA in 2006 and now live in the UK with my wife Sue. I am keen to be in contact with members who remember me or who were in 4/77
Updated: 21 March 2009
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Dean, Gregory - UK
Force Number: 9828 - Patrol Officer
Joined October 1976 - Squad: 10/76; served to feb 1979

Served as Cadet from Dec 1975 to Oct 1976 in Que Que. After Morris Depot served at Borrowdale.
Deane, Robert David - Harare, Zimbabwe
Force Number: 110791 - Patrol Officer - RGSM
Joined: January 1979 - Squad: 5/1979; served until December 1980

Served BSAP Support Unit 'C' Company
Updated: 10 October 2015
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Deasy, Patrick - Dungarvan, Ireland
Force Number: 5272 - C/Inspector - PMM, RGSM, PLSM
Joined 27 June 1954 - Squad: 5/54; served to 21 May 1976
Association Membership: United Kingdom Branch
Updated: 8 November 2009
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Delport, Josias Hendrik 'Sias' - Komatipoort, South Africa
Force Number: 8328 - Inspector
Joined: September 1969 - Squad: 8/1969; served until March 1981
+27 834015608
1) 3 months at Salisbury Central but did not enjoy the beat 2) Applied successfully for posting to Sipolilo 3) Transferred to Kanyemba - Zim/Zambia/Moz border approx 1972. Duties included customs, passport control, Parks & Wildlife, prosecutor .. all allowances - a rich policeman 4) Considered "bushed" after 3 years by OC Lomagundi (C/Supt Ray Stenner tragically died at AECI Jnb ) promoted to SO 1973 - transferred to Sinoya 5) Passed Insp exam 1975 and transferred to Mtoroshanga - not a good memory I am afraid 6)Promoted to Insp, moved to Salisbury in Crime Prevenion Unit and soon to Harare CPU 7) Whilst in CPU joined SWAT, tremendous experience Retired from BSAP in 1981 after a very rewarding career 8) Spent 11 years at Pongola Sugar Mill as Health,Safety, Security Manager ( HSSES ) 9) After further 22 years at BP as HSES Advisor retired at Komatipoort
Updated: 21 June 2016
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Demetriou, James Photis - Kempton Park, South Africa
Force Number: 110838
Joined: 20 February 1979 - Squad: 6/1979; served until April 1982
+27 82 464 8360
Was posted to Salisbury Central Traffic Department then Car Theft Section at Southerton.
Updated: 14 September 2013
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Dewe, Peter - London, United Kingdom
Force Number: 7677 - D/Inspector - RGSM and MCM
Joined 10th January 1967; served to 1st April 1980
Association Membership: United Kingdom
[00353] 1 8168503
1967 - 1971 District Stations-Essexvale, Nkai, Goromonzi. 1971 - 1980 Special Branch. 1980 - 1982 Kariba - Manager Kariba Breezes Hotel, Lake Fresh Fisheries-kapenta. 1982 - 1984 worked for building company Durban. 1984 - 2000 owned construction company operating in North and South Coasts, Natal. 2000 - 2004 construction site manager various projects in London, a few months in Iraq - reconstruction programme on power lines and sub-stations. October 2004 to date construction manager based in Dublin, Republic of Ireland for Spannish based company called Ferrovial-Agroman Ltd who have interests all over the world. Presently engaged in project building 110 new homes in Tallaght, Dublin and live in a delightfull seaside village called Malahide on North side of Dublin. Travel quite frequently on holiday breaks to various locations in Europe, USA and to South Africa. Always look forward to seeing members at the various Regimental meetings and keeping contact with friends
Dewhurst, Tony - Durban, South Africa
Force Number: 8778 - D/Inspector
Joined 1 January 1972 - Squad: 2/72; served to 1 December 1981
Membership: Durban

Stationed at Machipisa and Salisbury Park between 1972 to 1975. CID/Special Branch between 1975 and 1981, stationed at Gwelo and Enkeldoorn.Currently living in Kloof, Durban
Dibden, Glynis Ruth Mabel see Beveridge
Dickinson, Alan - Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Force Number: 6687 - Superintendent - RGSM, PLSM, ZIM
Joined:June 1962 - Squad: 7/62; served to 7th June 1982
0415851801, Fax: 0415851801
+27 83 2709739
Served in Bulawayo, West Nicholson and on obtaining commission went back to Depot as Assistant Commandant. Returned to Bulawayo and served in Bulawayo Central and West Districts.
Updated: 1 June 2019
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Dickinson, Eric - New Zealand
Regimental Number: 7754
Joined 1 April 1967- Squad: 4/67; served to 131 December 1973
Association Membership: Mashonaland
263-4-301696 Fax 263-4-301976
Did all my service in Bulawayo where I was in Enquiry Section initially after an early stint in the Charge Office, then went to C.P.U. for a few years then into C.I.D. where I served in most Departments, finishing up in Scenes of Crime. After leaving served in the Corporate world for 25 years and now run my own business in Harare. Lyn and I would by happy to see any of our old colleagues when passing through this part of the world. I think this site is an excellent idea and a great way to keep in touch with past colleagues - keep it up!
Dickson, Bill - Felixstowe, United Kingdom
Force Number: 6663 - Patrol Officer
Joined: 10 May 1962 - Squad: 6/62; served until 31 July 1966
Association Membership: United Kingdom
Updated: 7 August 2011
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Digges, Brendan - Maidstone, United Kingdom
Force Number: 110653 - D/Inspector - RGSM
Joined: 13 July 1978 - Squad: 11/1978; served until 7 April 1983
Association Membership: United Kingdom
Served in Uniform Branch: Mzilikazi, Bulawayo. Ground Coverage: Siachilaba, Binga. CID: Wankie, Beitbridge, Gwanda and finally Rusape. Moved to South Africa in 1983 and then to the UK in 2000. Now living in Marden near Maidstone in Kent.
Updated: 15 November 2010
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Digges, Christopher Bryan - Durban, South Africa
Force Number: 9992 - Patrol Officer - RGSM, ZIM
Joined: February 1977 - Squad: 2/1977; served until December 1980
Association Membership: Natal
+27 (031) 701 2082
+27 (083) 670 7616
Byo. Traffic,PATU and Mat. Prov. Dog Section. Resident in Durban, SA for the past 30 years where I am a small business owner. Also organiser of the annual Let it Swim Tiger Fishing Tournament held at Jozini Dam.
Updated: 6 April 2017
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Dineen, John - Nottingham, United Kingdom
Force Number: 8289 - Rank: Inspector - RGSM,ZGSM
Joined June 1969 - Squad: 6/1969; served to March 1982
Association Membership: United Kingdom
Email: ;
0115 9764114
Joined in 68 as a cadet (c539) served in Umtali. Attested as P/O 69, squad 6/69. Served in Gwelo, Salisbury Traffic, Braeside, tom depot and Morris Depot. Left march 82. Moved to United Kingdom 84. Work as security officer for Magistrates courts.
Dodwell, Rodger - Redditch, United Kingdom
Force Number: 6498 - Section Officer - RGSM
Joined: 9 October 1961 - Squad: 12/1961; served until 10 October 1971
Association Membership: United Kingdom
Served:Marandellas,Goromonzi,Marandellas Dogs,Umtali Dogs,Que Que Dogs,Bulawayo Dogs.1971 R/Railway Security Dog Training School,Woollandale Figtree Road,worked and lived on site. 1978 Returned to U/K. Served 22 years as a Prison Officer.Now retired living in Worc's area.
Updated: 29 June 2014
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Don, Alan Michael Toowoomba, Australia
Force Number: 9733 - D/Patrol Officer - RGSM
Joined: August 1976; served until August 1979
+61 0411863002
Served in Mrewa/Mtoko/Wedza and Mt.Darwin firstly in Crime then stock theft Unit and finally in Special Branch.Farmed in Macheke and Mchinji,Malawi until 2000 farm invasions. Moved to Australia where I run my own businesses
Updated: 12 May 2017
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Dove, Mitchell
- Brisbane, Australia
Force Number: 10265 - Section Officer
Joined: 29 December 1977 - Squad: 14/1977; served until 31 August 1980 Membership: Queensland Branch

Joined Black Boots (Support Unit) after Basic Training at Morris Depot, would like to make Contact with any one who remembers me.
Updated: 21 January 2011
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Dowling, Ted - Perth, Australia
Force Number: 3955
Joined 28 April 1946

Chipinga and Eastern Districts.
Doyle, Marcus 'Mark' Patrick - Pretoria, South Africa
Force Number: 5780 - D/Inspector
Joined: December 1957 - Squad: 11/1957; served until March 1973
Association Membership: Transvaal
; Telephone: _27 (0) 82 554 9062; Fax: +27 (0) 86 671 5485
Currently (still!) working as an independent security consultant in South Africa.
Updated: 28 December 2011
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Drake, Tony - Moriarty, United States of America
Force Number: 9382 - D/Section Officer
Joined 8 April 1974; served to 12 December 1980
Du Plessis, Pierre - Johannesburg, South Africa
Force Number: 9674 - D/Section Officer
Joined 1 July 1976 - Squad: 5/76; served to March 1981
; Telephone: 011 4052032
Initially joined as a cadet and served at various stations around Salisbury. After depot I was stationed at Rhodesville/CID Highland/CID Sinoia ended off at Salisbury Fraud Squad. 1981 moved to Johannesbrug and still here.
Duckworth, Margaret see Wasserman
Dunbar, Ian 'Dumpy' - Chippenham, United Kingdom
Force Number: 5998
Joined 4 April 1959 - Squad: 5/59; served to 30 June 1966
Membership: UK. Life Member
01249 709238
Served in Fort Vic Rural (twice) Nuanetsi, Bikita, Gutu and Mashaba before transfer to the newly formed Support Unit in 1964. Was one of the first Europeans to join the Unit as it was created from the Askari Platoon. On leaving the unit in 1966, was posted to Wankie. Subsequently worked in different Security jobs in Sierra Leone, Guinea, Ghana and Rwanda until retirement in 2003. Currently work as a freelance book keeper to keep the grey cells ticking over.
Updated: 1 February 2009
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Durandt, Gary - Normanville, Australia
Force Number: 8894 - Section Officer - RGSM
Joined: January 1973 - Squad: 1/73; served until November 1978
Association Membership: Australia
+61 (8) 8558 3802
+61 (0)439949781
Ex Zaka, Ft Vic central, Bikita and Salisbury PEC. Stint in CID and member of PATU. Now retired in Normanville South Australia
Updated: 4 August 2018
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Dyer, Alec Peter - South Africa
Force Number: 110705 - Patrol Officer
Joined: December 1978 - Squad: 15/78
082 051 1676
Part of the largest pass out ever in Rhodesia, May 1979. Stationed at Gatooma Central for full term of contract. Married 34 years now to Bernice B.J. Robertson - Dyer W.S.O. 468 of squad WPO 2/78. Successful business man . Now resident in South Africa. @ x wonderful boys
Updated: 9 June 2013
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Dyer, David Peter - Aylesbury, United Kingdom
Force Number: 10222 - D/Patrol Officer - RGSM
Joined: April 1977 - Squad: 12/1977; served until Feb 1981

Stationed Bulawayo Central, Essexvale-normal police duties. Then Matapos -ground coverage and then back to Bulawayo Central - CID. Left Zimbabwe in 1982-headed south and lived in Durban, Cape Town and Johannesburg..Left for the mud island February 2008 and now live in Aylesbury Bucks. Happy to catch up with old squad mates and friends
Updated: 25 January 2014
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Dyke (Nee McIntosh), Patricia Anne 'Trisha' Goole, East Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Force Number: WP265 - W/Patrol Officer - RGSM
Joined: 1 December 1974 - Squad: 1/1975 - 31 December 1978
Association Membership: Mashonaland
I trained in 1975 with my cousin Douglas McIntosh withwhom I signed in on the same day. Remember it well my dad was issued a traffic ticket causing an motor accident out side the registry office.
Updated: 12 September 2015
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Completing Forms Listings here are for any former regular members of the BSA Police, and those National Servicemen and Reservists who have a current connection with the Regimental Association.

Updates to the site are not immediate or automatic. Each submission is vetted before publication. Expect a delay of up to 7 days.

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Exercise a little caution when providing networking links. Be sure your privacy settings are sound on those networks. These links will allow anyone to review your profile (which they can do anyway on a normal network). Providing these links will allow former colleaugues to network with you.

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Surname ** :
Maiden name (W/Police) :
First Names:
City ** :

Country :

Force Number( ** ) :

Last Rank:
Attest date ** :
Squad No.:
Discharge date++:
++ Ex Regular members - both men and women - are asked to enter their FIRST Force Number, FIRST Date of Attestation and their FINAL discharge date.

Regimental Branch:

Email Address ** :
Telephone (prefix Country Code):
Skype Name:

Many former members have taken to Social Networking in recent years. If you are actively networking then please provide your profile links to these popular networks. Links may be obtained from your social network profile.

Linked In
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