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25 August 2018

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O'Brien, Lindsay - Brisbane, Australia
Force Number: 9440 - PCG, RGSM
Joined: July 1975; served until September 1978
Posted to Bulawayo CPU, Inyati and Support Unit. Now retired to a small Queensland coastal community.
Updated: 21 February 2018
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O'Brien, Milford 'Mel' - Grove, United Kingdom
Force Number: 8120 - S/Section Officer -RGSM
Joined: November 1968 - Squad: 10/1968; served until December 1973
Ex Northern Rhodesia/Zambia Police (mostly mobile unit as platoon commander then training officer). Entire BSAP service as Squad Instructor, Morris Depot - formed and ran police athletics team. Thereafter on mines as HR Manager. Was 'A' reserve then PATU stick leader and trainer Sinoia/Chinoyi. 1981 to RSA as training/HR manager in sugar industry- followed by lecturer (Technikon Natal) and consultant on management throughout Africa. UK since 2003 - trainer of police custody staff and now running management training courses.
Updated: 2 January 2016
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O'Connell, Redmond Peter John - Harare, Zimbabwe
Force Number: 9406 - Section Officer - RGSM, ZIM
Joined: 1 May 1975 - Squad: 5/1975; served until 31 December 1980
Branch Membership: Mashonaland
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Updated: 5 June 2011
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O'Driscoll, Noel Sydney - Brisbane, Australia
Force Number: 10546 - S/Patrol Officer
Joined: 19 April 1978 - Squad: 9/1978; served until 31 December 1980

Joined as a cadet in August 1976. Transferred to Bulawayo after depot traing in 1978
Updated: 29 February 2012
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O'Hara, Paddy 'Peter'
- - Dublin, Ireland
Force Number: 7348 - Patrol Officer
Joined 10 Nay 1965 - Squad: 5/1965
Date of; served to 10 May 1968
Branch Membership: United Kingdom
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Served Salisbury Central, CPU. Licence Inspectors. Regularly attend U.K. Regimental Branch. Would like to hear from any colleagues who served with me.

O'Molony, Robert Allan - (Rob) - Cape Town, South Africa
Force Number: 6873 - D/Patrol Officer
Joined 14 February 1963 - Squad: 3/1963
Date of; served to 1969
Branch Membership: Western Cape
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Would welcome opening up comms, with any old squad mates or SB Colleagues
O'Shaughnessy, Philip William - Kasane, Botswana
Force Number: 8858 - Section Officer - RGSM
Joined: 1972 - Squad: 6/1972
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Lodge and Safari operator, Chobe, Botswana
Updated: 28 December 2011
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Oberholster, Brian - Brisbane, Australia
Force Number: 6893 - Superintendent - PLSM
Joined: 4 March 1963 - Squad: 4/1963; served until 27 November 1981
Branch Membership: Australia
Served at Chibi, Fort Victoria Rural, CID Bulawayo, SB Chirundu, CID Headquaters, SB Salisbury, SB Fort Victoria, CID Fort Victoria and Bindura. On leaving the force moved to Cape Town for 2 years then to Port Elizabeth for 10 years. Moved back to Cape Town in 1994. Migrated to Australia in September 2013.
Updated: 12 September 2015
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Oberholzer, Gillie - Harare, Zimbabwe
Force Number: 7532- Superintendent - ZIM; PLSM; SM; RGSM
Joined: February 1966 - Squad: 2/1966; served until December 1983
Branch Membership: Mashonaland
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Joined as a cadet, on completing Depot posted to Que Que and thereafter Gokwe. Transferred to CID and stationed at Bulawayo Que Que, back to Bulawayo, Gwanda, Gatooma, Rusape and Salisbury.
Updated: 7 August 2017
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Oliver, John -
Force Number: 10043
Joined April 1977; served to May 1980
Membership - none

Telephone 404-6330113
Cadet at Rhodesville and Sinoia. Depot 3/77-Bulawayo Traffic, Salisbury Control Room, attached to C.I.D/S.B. Ft Vic and C.I.D. Property Salisbury. Would be great to hear from old friends. Especially trying to locate Keith McGaw last heard of still farming in Zim.
O'Molony, Robert Allan - - Cape Town, South Africa
Force Number: 6873
Joined 14 February 1963; served to 1969
Membership - Western Cape

Telephone (021) 461-0910 Fax (021) 465-6143
Would welcome opening comms with ex squad mates and colleagues.
Odendaal, Tinus - Lubumbashi, D R Congo
Force Number: 110852 - Patrol Officer
Joined 6 March 1979 - Squad: 3/79
; served to Aug 1980

I was stationed at Cashel for 13 months with Simon Johnston. Good memories. I now live and work in DRC.
Updated: 13 June 2009
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Openshaw, David - Perth, Australia
Force Number: 9267 - Section Officer - RGSM
Joined: 26 November 1974 - Squad: 7/1974; served until 31 December 1980
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Born Salisbury, educated at Marandellas High, served at Mangula, Kanyemba, Sinoia, Norton, Nyanyadzi and Western Commonage. Married Sue Belstead. Now Computing Consultant.
Updated: 16 November 2013
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Openshaw, James - 'Jim' - Abingdon, UK
Force Number: 5909 - Constable
Joined 1957
Date of; served to 1962
Stationed at Salisbury and Beatrice.Looking for Allan Green former Staff Sergeant BSAP Printers.
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Packer, Bob - Margate, South Africa
Force Number: 8214 - D/Section Officer - RGSM
Joined: 18 March 1969 - Squad 3/1969; served until 18 March 1979
Branch Membership: Natal Branch
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Finishing off a contract in Madagascar May/14 & looking forward to cuffing it for a while with a cold chiboolie.
Updated: 9 March 2014
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Padbury, John - Holne, Devon, United Kingdom
Force Number: 8315 - D/Inspector - RGSM, Silver Baton
Joined: 24 September 1969 - Squad: 6/1969; served until November 1979
Currently managing an estate on Dartmoor, Devon UK. Always good to hear from old mates.
Updated: 23 May 2014
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Painter, John Fredrick - Solihull, United Kingdom
Force Number: 6326 - Constable
Joined: February 1961 - Squad: 4/1961; served until February 1964
Past Member of the City of Birmingham Police. Now retired. Working voluntarily at the National Memorial Arboretum where the British South African Police have a memorial. During my Police service I was stationed at Gwelo, Enkeldoorn and Shabani.
Updated: 16 June 2012
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Palmer, Guy - Perth, Australia
Force Number: 110778
Joined: 29 February 1979 - Squad: 4/79; served until December 1980

Updated: 5 June 2011
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Pargeter, Chris John
- Eshowe KZN, South Africa
Force Number: 7271 - Patrol Officer - RGSM
Joined: 9 February 1965 - Squad: 2/1965; served until 20 May 1968
Branch Membership: Transvaal
Mat Prov District Branch Essexvale and Fort Rixon. Moved to SA ex Vic Falls 1976. Various security,safety positions in East London and Eshowe district. At present with KZN Wildlife covering northern KZN as Legal compliance/Risk Manager, visiting over 50 stations (Reserves and Camps) right up to Mozambique and from Sodwana to Vryheid. Married with three 'boys' and four grandchildren. Hobbies, conservation, collecting .303 rifles and geology.
Updated: 27 January 2013
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Parker, Jim - Rustenburg, South Africa
Force Number: 8091 - Section Officer - RGSM
Joined 2 June 1968 - Squad: 9/1968; served to 1 December 1973
Branch Membership: Transvaal
Posted to Chiredzi after depot and display team of 1969. Married and moved to Fort Victoria in August 1970. Transferred to Mashaba and promoted to Section Officer. Left Force late 1973 to run family sugar farm in Chiredzi. Immediately appointed as RSO in 'A' Reserve 1973-77. In may 1977 transferred to SB as a Reserve Dective Section Officer as a Special Branch Liaison Officer attached to the Selous Scouts. At present the GM of Monate Fresh (Pty) Ltd who consult on agricultural projests in RSA, Gabon, Zambia and the DRC.
Parr, Michael - Manchester, UK
Force Number: 5642 - Constable - British Empire Medal 1981
Joined February 1957 - Squad: 2/57; served to 1962
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Updated: 28 March 2010
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Parrington, David - Knoxville, USA
Force Number: 9699 - Patrol Officer - RGSM
Joined: January 1975 - Squad: 4/1975; served until July 1978
Branch Membership: North America
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I enlisted in January 1975 as a NS/PO where I had postings to SGU, Harare Police Station and Waterfalls, in addition to a spell in Rusambo.I left the force once completing my year of NS but after serving a few of months of continuous call up in Chirundu from late April-July 76 I re-enlist as a regular in July 1976. From July 76 through July 78 I spent 2 great years in Salisbury Central Control Room 2 relief.In August 78 I came to the States on a diving scholarship and earned a Bachelor of Science in Education from the University of Houston. From 1983-1990 I was the Diving Coach at the University of Houston after which I was named the Head Diving Coach at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN where I am still doing the same.I travel both the USA and world extensively and visit Zimbabwe whenever possible. During a visit in May 2001 I had the privilege of going by depot to see the BSAP museum that was located by the guard house at the time with Keith Holshausen who was still living there then(now Stateside
Updated: 24 August 2014
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Parsonage, David - - Peterborough, United Kingdom
Force Number: 22957c - RGSM
Date of Joined January 1974; served to May 1979

After basic training at Morris Depot serve on North East border Mount Darwin Rusambo. Served 3 1/2 yrs PATU and A Reserve stationed at Wankie and throughtout Matabeleland. From Kazangula, Plumtree, Lupane, Binga,Pandamtenga, Zib and Vic falls. Wonderful.
Pascoe, Charles Robert - Abuja, Nigeria
Force Number: 9967 - Patrol Officer - RGSM
Joined: April 1975; served until April 1978

Updated: 20 February 2011
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Paton, George - Godalming, United Kingdom
Force Number: 8876 - D/Inspector
Joined: 1972; served until December 1981
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Updated: 3 March 2018
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Patterson, Alistair - Camberley, United Kingdom
Force Number: 6015 - A/Commissioner - ZIM; Police Long and Exempl. Service Medal; Service Medal; RGSM; PLSM
Joined 8 June 1959 - Squad: 6/59; served to 30 November 1984
Membership: United Kingdom
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Updated: 13 June 2009
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Patterson, Benjamin Robert 'Bob' - Sandhurst, United Kingdom
Force Number: 9216 - Section Officer
Joined: 30 July 1974; served until 30 April 1980
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Originally Suffolk Constabulary in Oct.1971 until July 1974 then BSAP later same month.From Depot to Chiredzi/Triangle and then promotion O/I/C Chibi then Zaka.Some time SB Liason before 2I/C at Fort Vic. Returned UK in Apr 1980(under Insp. Mike Rowley)and joined Metropolitan Police, London before eventually retiring in October 2006 as Sgt.
Updated: 1 August 2015
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Patton, James - - George West, Texas, USA
Force Number: 9656 - Section Officer - RGSM
Joined 25 June 1976 - Squad: N/A; served to 29 December 1977
Association Branch Membership: United Kingdom
All my short time in the force (18 months) spent as Weapons Instructor with PATU Sby.Prov.,PATU Mash.Prove., and Support Unit. also trained Police Reserve on Hard Square. This short time with the BSAP was the best time I ever served in my 40 + years of Military Service around the world.
Paul, Duncan James - Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
Force Number: 8980 - S/Patrol Officer - RGSM,PDG
Joined: March 1973 - Squad: 3/1973; served until October 1976
Branch Membership:Natal Midlands
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Traffic Salisbury, Borrowdale and Support Unit. I've had an incredibly amazing life, of which the BSAP was the best time of all. I'm still in daily contact with mates from the force. After the force I went into wildlife conservation and professional hunting all over Africa. Presently, MD of group of 10 companies, mostly in the hospitality sector. I enjoy extreme adventure sports and visiting remote wilderness areas across the globe.
Updated: 22 November 2014
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Pause, Keith Jurgen - Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Force Number: 110724 - Patrol Officer - RGSM; ZIM
Joined: January 1979 - Squad: 1/1979; served until December 1980
Updated: 15 September 2012
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Payne, Jeffrey - Warrington, United Kingdom
Force Number: 9843 - Patrol Officer - RGSM; ZIM
Joined: 16 December 1976 - Squad: 12/1976; served until 31 December 1979

Updated: 3 December 2011
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Pearce, Neville Dawson - Denman NSW, Australia
Force Number: NS901251 - NS Patrol Officer
Joined: 1974; served until 1976

I served my National Service in Dett, was a member of Patu in Dett and at Sipolilo where I farmed until my farm was stolen in 2001
Updated: 7 August 2011
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Pearmain, James Wilmer Frank Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Force Number: 6669 - Inspector - RGSM; PLSM; ZIM
Joined: 4 May 1962 - Squad: 6/1962; served until 15 August 1980
Branch Membership: Eastern Cape
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Currently self employed in general maintenance with private clients and with Caltex East Cape Marketers on their service stations.
Updated: 10 October 2015
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Pearson, John Stephen - Johannesburg, South Africa
Force Number: 8239 - D/Inspector - RGSM, XYSM
Joined: 16 April 1969 - Squad: 4/1969; served until 22 June 1982
Branch Membership: Transvaal
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Salisbury Central B.Car Driver, Waterfalls, promoted to Section Officer, Marlborough, CID Probation Byo, Housebreaking, Drugs Section, Homicide, Sabotage, transfer to Sinoia, promoted to D/Inspector, Passed to D/Supt not promoted. Resigned moved to Jhb joined Dennis Cook & Co leading loss adjusting company, offered shares and became Director, remained with company to 2006 and resigned as National Ops Director Africa. Started own company John Pearson & Associates with son Richard ex professional rugby player, Wife Penny Artist now Financial Director of company. International Loss Adjusters operating through South Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa.
Updated: 13 October 2013
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Pellatt, Julian - Mold, UK
Force Number: 90434
Joined 1 January 1974; served to 31 December 1974

National Service Patrol Officer based at Kezi and Sun Yet Sen. Also in PATU from 1974 to 1980
Updated: 13 June 2009
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Pelser, Martin - Ezulwini, Swaziland
Force Number: 110985 - D/Patrol Officer
Joined: 1 December 1979 - Squad: 12/1979; served until 1981

DPO Hartley. CID Fraud Squad
Updated: 8 November 2014
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Penfold, Chesney Robert - - Goulburn, Australia
Force Number: 7873 - Patrol Officer
Joined: 9 January 1968 - Squad: 1/1968; served until 1971
Branch Membership: Australia
Living in Goulburn working as a psychologist in refugee centres in Australia
Updated: 30 September 2010
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Penman, Dave - Plymouth, United Kingdom
Force Number: 9640 - Section Officer - RGSM, ZIM
Joined: 29 May 1976 - Squad: 5/1976; served until 29 January 1981
Branch Membership: United Kingdom

After National Service in the Rhodesian army joined the Force in May 1976 with squad 5/76 an equitation squad. Served at Centenary (which included Mzarabani) for just over 3 years and Banket (with short periods as acting MIC at Umvukwes and Wedza) before leaving the Force in January 1981. I moved to the UK in February, 1982 and joined the Devon and Cornwall Police where I served for 30 years, retiring as a Sergeant. Still continuing my long association with policing as now employed in a civilian role with Devon and Cornwall Police in Cornwall.
Updated: 27 January 2013
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Penny, Douglas Haig - San Diego, United States
Force Number: 10117 - Patrol Officer - RGSM; ZIM
Joined: July 1977 - Squad: 8/1977; served until December 1981
Updated: 12 August 2016
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Perkins, Derek - Sydney, Australia
Force Number: 10552 - Section Officer - RGSM; ZIM
Joined: March 1978 - Squad: 7/1978; served until December 1981
Branch Membership: Australia

Live in Castle Hill Sydney. Married to Odette. Jessica 21 at Uni in Brisbane and Bevan 19 at Uni in Sydney. David married and lives in Mackay QLD. I work as a Distribution Manager for IOOF a superannuation and investment company.
Updated: 22 February 2019
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Petch, David N. 'Dave' - Bristol, United Kingdom
Force Number: 6796 - Patrol Officer
Joined: 18 November 1962 - Squad: 12/1962; served until 15 November 1965
Served at Belingwe, Gwelo, CID Bulawayo. Now living in Portishead, some 12 miles west of Bristol, North Somerset, England.
Updated: 7 August 2011
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Peters, Don - Cape Town, South Africa
Force Number: 6158 - Superintendent - MLM; PLSM; RGSM
Joined: 14 April 1960 - Squad: 3/1960; served until 1985
Branch Membership: Western Cape
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Updated: 5 June 2011
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Peters, Mike - Eastbourne, United Kingdom
Force Number: 111450 - Patrol Officer - ZIM
Joined 30/7/80 - Squad: 4 Sqd 1980; served to 12 December 1982
Membership: United Kingdom

Updated: 13 June 2009
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Hughes, Andrew Philip - Sutton on Sea, United Kingdom
Force Number: 10186 - Patrol Officer - RGSM; ZIM
Joined: NOvember 1977 - Squad: 11/1977; served until August 1981
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Managed at Maitlands Zimbabwe then did Area controller at Fawcett security. Left to do own business in Travel and tourism. Left Zimbabwe in 2000 for United Kingdom. Security supervisor at Delta Golf security until 2010 then left to work for myself.
Updated: 4 August 2018
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Petmezaki (previously Hoyes), Denis Charles - Perth, Australia
Force Number: PR12213 - Field Reservist - PRLSM; RGSM; War Medal
Joined: 1960 served until mid 1980
Branch Membership: United Kingdom
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Petmezaki Denis Charles (Ci-Devant or previously - D.C. Hoyes). Now retired in Perth, Western Australia. I Served 20 years in the BSAP Salisbury Province Field Reserve, initially in 'C' Striker Force until our squad was requested to form 'D' Striker Force. Our early service was largely township 'riot squad' type duties including the massive Highfields African Township 'encircle & search' op. I moved on from car commander to force commander and to rural and then entirely bush duties (ie 14 & 21 day bush patrols etc.) Thereafter as Force Commander in Hurricane, Thrasher & Repulse Operational Areas and Convoy Escort & Green Vehicle duties operating from the then defunct Rhino Hotel. I carried out a number of duties as 'Sunray Minor' (Reserve Force Commander) at Lion & Elephant Southern Area, (Rail & Road Comms. Section) whilst also being involved in PATU HQ bush work. During my PR service I was a long term member of the BSAPR Rifle Club being both a Service and Bisley Shottist.

Updated: 19 December 2015
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Phillips, Peter - - Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
Force Number: 6905
Joined 14 March 63; served to 04 June 1973
Membership - United Kingdom - Chairman
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Did my 10 entirely in the Districts - Manicaland (Penhalonga, Umtali Rural, Chipinga, Rusape, Headland) and Victoria (i/c Zaka)from whence I left to return to United Kingdom. Married to Bim - Nurse ex-FortVic.Chipinga, Shabani. Work in 'Financial Services' and looking forward to retirement. Would love to make contact with 6758 Timothy Frank MASLIN and 6898 Robin Clive BIRCH.
Picton, Tracy Rhett - Cape Town, South Africa
Force Number: 8811 - Patrol Officer - RGSM; ZIM
Joined: May 1972 - Squad: 4/1972; served until May 1975.
Branch Membership: Western Cape
021-7890851 Fax: N/AMarried, living Cape Town
Married, living in Cape Town. Retired from Pick "n Pay Retailers, after 27 years service. Member of: BSA Police Support Unit, Rhodesia Military, and other Rhodesia/Zimbabwe groups.
Updated: 13 October 2013
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Piggott, John - East London, South Africa
Force Number: 8122 - Inspector (T) - RGSM
Joined: 12 November 1968; served until 30 June 1978
Served initially in Gwelo (now Gweru) as S/O(T) with late Ben Hustler & Len Smith. Frank Hill,Trevor Till and late Arthur Lake. Moved on to Que Que (now KweKwe) District HQ. Late Don Russell was OC District when I left in 1978.
Updated: 27 January 2013
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Pike, Richard - Kardam, Bulgaria
Force Number: 8745 - D/Patrol Officer - RGSM
Joined: January 1972; served until May 1978

After living in the UK for some time, we (family) have moved to Bulgaria where we now live in a quiet little village, Kardam. The village situated some 10 minutes from the Romanian border and 30 minutes from the beach. A lot less stressful, except for the winters, life, here, is very much like Rhodesia. Do, home from home.
Updated: 27 January 2013
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Plaskitt, Mervyn - Benoni, South Africa
Force Number: 6200 - Constable
Joined August 1960 - Squad: 8/60; served to August 1963
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Updated: 8 November 2009
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Pollard, Christopher J W - Newmarket, United Kingdom
Force Number: 6060 - C/Inspector
Joined: 1 September 1959; served until 1 June 1983
Branch Membership: United Kingdom
Became Security Officer Makasa Sun Casino Victoria Falls August 1985, rising to General Manager and area Financial Controller. Wed Marian Huson nee Piercy 1988. Retired 2000. Returned to UK 2006.
Updated: 4 January 2014
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Pollitt, Andrew Gerald Paton - - Hope Valley (Adelaide), South Australia
Force Number: 8237
Joined 1969; served to 1982
Pollitt, George Edward Paton - Corio, Australia
Force Number: 7680 - D/Section Officer - RGSM, CCM
Joined: January 1967 - Squad: 1/1967; served until September 1978
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Served in Midlands until transfered to CID Salisbury, Scenes of Crime CID HQ and Bulawayo.completed Police Science degree with UNISA. Security Officer in London then joined Royal Papua New Guinea Cnstabulary - retired as C/Insp. Joined Austalian Northern Territoy Police Force as Constable, Scenes of Crime in Alice Springs. Retired as S/Const. Started own Insurance Business now retired in Victoria mostly painting watercolours
Updated: 22 September 2018
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Pond, Russell - Lincoln, United Kingdom
Force Number: 14716 - Section Officer
Branch Membership: United Kingdom Branch
Left as an A Reserve section officer on return to UK in 1976 stationed in Rusape and Salisbury long since retired
Updated: 12 December 2015
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Potter, John Anthony 'Gilly' - Plumstead, South Africa
Force Number: 5689 - Assistant Commissioner
Joined 14 April 1957 - Squad: 5/1957; served until 1 May 1983
Branch Membership: Western Cape
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20 March 2010
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Potter, Robert Ivan 'Bob'
- Cassington, United Kingdom
Force Number: 15043A - PRLSM; RGSM
Joined: 1966; served until 1980
Branch Membership: United Kingdom
Born in Salisbury Rhodesia in 1935. Secondary School was Prince Edward School Salisbury. After School I joined the family Business E. T. Potter (Pvt) Ltd in First Street. In 1952 Joined the Rhodesia Broadcasting Corporation in 1968 initially on Radio Jacaranda and then the General Service where I eventually took over the early morning show hosted by Leslie Sullivan until 1980. I then continued on the Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation until 2001. I was in the Royal Rhodesia Artillery as a Gunner from 1953 and when disbanded was transferred to the 1st Battalion of The Royal Rhodesia Regiment as a Rifleman. I was then tasked with the formation of the Royal Rhodesia Regiment Silver Band where I attained the rank of Band Sergeant. I then joined the BSAP Reserve in 1966 serving with the Reconnaissance Unit and when that was disbanded transferred to Striker Forces when ‘D; Force was formed. Then in 1970 PATU until 1980. I was awarded the General Service Medal and the Police Reserve Long Service Medal circa 197
Updated: 3 December 2011
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Potter, Tim - Ellesmere, Zimbabwe
Force Number: 5398 - C/Inspector - GSM; PLSM
Joined: 14 October 1955 - Squad: 6/1955; served until August 1976
Branch Membership: United Kingdom
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After recruit training posted to Salisbury Urban, then to Rhodesville.7 years in Mash, Marandellas,Umvukwes,Goromonzi.7 Years in Manicaland, Umtali Rural with periods in Chipinga, Melsetter, Headlands, then Cashel and Penalonga as i/c, 7 years Matabeleland, PATU training, Binga, Inyati, and Plumtree as i/c, retired on pension 1976.Returned UK 81, worked for Reliance as General Manager and Regional Sales, final retirement 2001
Updated: 27 January 2013
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Powell-Rees, Llewellyn
- Johannesburg, South Africa
Force Number: C346, 7179 - Patrol Officer
Joined 1 November 1964 - Squad: 7/1964; served to 29 April 1968
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As a Cadet served at Info Room, Mzilikazi, and Mpilo Hospital, As P/O served at Enkeldoorn and then in Traffic Branch in Saisbury. Looking to find whereabouts of P/O Brian Edwards, P/O Ted Spenser, S/O Dave Kilshaw, W/P/O Helen Pronk.
Updated: 26 June 2016

Powis, Martin - Weston Super Mare country:
Force Number: 8515 - D/Inspector - QPM, RGSM, ZIM, Zim For Service, RPNGC Anniversary
Joined: September 1970 - Squad: 6/70; served until April 1982
Branch Membership: United Kingdom
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After BSAP/ZRP joined the Royal Papua New Guinea Constabulary in 1985 as a Senior Inspector, then joined CID there and promoted to Det C/Insp. Served for 13 years in various locations and awarded Queens Police Medal. Now semi-retired in Weston. One son Mark Powis MC now living in Cape Town. Military Cross for outstanding bravery in Afghanistan 2008
Updated: 21 April 2018
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Pretorius, Cornelius 'Corrie' - Enniscorthy, Ireland
Force Number: 8557 - Section Officer - RGSM; ZIM10yr; SM
Joined: 1971 - Squad: 2/1971; served until January 1981
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Left Depot in September 1971 went to Salisbury Driving School the to Fort Victoria Central and Rural. Transferred to Tomlinson Depot 1972. 1976 went to Salisbury Central P.E.C Transferred to Beit Bridge in 1979 and left to become Manager Swift transport in 1981 Immigrated to South Africa Johannesburg where I started Acorn Security in 1998 and retired in 2018 and moved to Enniscorthy Ireland
Updated: 21 April 2018
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Pretorious, Dennis - Mwanza, Tanzania
Force Number: 8380 - Section Officer - RGSM
Joined 1 January 1970 - Squad: 11/69; served to March 1980
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Intend immigrating to United Kingdom by end of 2006.
Pretorius, Hennie Randfontein, South Africa
Force Number: 8159 - Section Officer
Joined: December 1968 - Squad: 12/1968; served until June 1980
Branch Membership: Transvaal
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First attested December 1967 as a cadet (C499). Posted at Que Que until attested as P/O December 1968. Display squad 1969. Posted West Comm, Gwelo, Chipinga and finally Musketry Office. Emigrated to RSA June 1980. Spent 8 years with Armscor in the company of Don Hollingsworth and Shaumus Power, then 13 years with Illovo Sugar with JAC Parker. Retired 2004.

Updated: 9 January 2017
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Price (nee Jonker), Anna Maria - Richards Bay, South Africa
Force Number: 120 - W/Patrol Officer
Joined: November 1965 - Squad: 1/1966; served until 1967
Updated: 21 February 2018
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Prince, Alan - Sydney, Australia
Force Number: C235 / 7028
Joined November 1961 Cdt; served to November 1968
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Joined Nov 1961 and served a a cadet for 23 months in Mashonaland Records, Urban Records - with Const Hamley, then was the envy of the Cadets working with the WP.s in enquiry section, then Traffic (learned what life was all about under Neville (evil) Eva ) then S'Land, Salisbury Park then Mabelreign (one sugar for the pot ) then lived in Depot for a while after turning 18 working at PGHQ (records) waiting with 7027 Keith Rae for a recruit squad to be formed then for the second time had Barry Naylon as instructor ( I was the recruit who caused the DCI to charge into that Hawthorne Bush on that big grey of his and lived to tell the tale ) on finally getting out of Depot was-posted to Matabeleland and to District Police at Tjolotjo, Essexvale then to Chirundu and then finally managed to make it back to Salisbury and Hatfield. On leaving in Nov 1968 went to London (Eng) and worked at Kings Investigation Bureau in Chancery Lane for three years then immigrated to Sydney Australia. Married with three children and have built up a Company known as Coolpak manufacturing and marketing Popcorn Products in the Eastern States. Happy and keen to hear from any Ex BSAP.
Prince (nee Braithwaite), Linda - Weltevreden Park, South Africa
Force Number: WP514
Joined: February 1979 - Squad: WP 2/1979; served until June 1982
From depot went into Salisbury Central Traffic investigations; then to Traffic enforcements. Typing instructor in depot for 6 months. CID homicide for 6 months. Back to Traffic enforcements.
Updated: 22 January 2016
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Pringle, Kevin Peter
- Wokingham, UK
Force Number: 8226 - Section Officer - RGSM, ZIM
Joined: 15 April 1969 - Squad: 4/1969; served until 10 June 1980
Branch Membership: United Kingdom

Retired from NHS Trust - South Central Ambulance Service in July 2012 due to ill health. On facebook (Kev Pringle)
Updated: 20 October 2012

Procter, Michael John - West Mersea, UK
Force Number: 23026 C - Field Reservist
Joined 1976; served to 1979

Updated: 8 November 2009
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Proud, Christopher - Toowoomba, Australia
Force Number: 6793 - Patrol Officer
Joined 8 November 1962 - Squad: 12/1962; served to 31 May 1965

Matabeleland Province: postings, Bulawayo Central, Western Commonage, Biet Bridge and Fillabusi.
Putterill, Gordon Rees - Harare, Zimbabwe
Force Number: NS902715 - Patrol Officer - MCM
Joined: April 1978 - Squad: 2/1978; served until June 1979
Branch Membership: Mashonaland
After Depot my posting was to Triangle, where Inspector Allan Ross-Smith tasked me with setting up and running an Anti Stock Theft Unit.This kept us very busy with the number of incidents at that time!Our role expanded to include other types of operations and immediate reactions to homestead attacks etc.I left the Force in June 79 to continue my career with National Parks and Wild Life, where I served for 18yrs. My last post was Gona re Zhou NP. Since then I have continued in the wild life industry, taking photographic safaris with my wife Debbie (also a Pro Guide)in various exciting parts of the country. At present we are running Mwanga Lodge and Bally Vaughan Game Farm on the Shamva Rd, where we have been for the last 16yrs. God has blessed us with 2 beautiful identical twin girls, Abigail and Eden, now at university.

Updated: 23 March 2017
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