Casualty Records indicate that all was quiet on both the Northern and the Home Fronts today with nothing to report.
1977 – Lt Gerald William Andrew ‘Gerry’ BELL, attached RAR, was killed in a vehicle ambush in the Zambezi Valley, Op Hurricane. Gerry was returning from a call-up to Mana Pools via Rukomechi to take up his job with National Parks when they were ambushed by a group of ZIPRA terrorists. A single bullet entered his doorless Land Rover, striking him in the chest and resulting in his death. A natural leader and highly skilled in bush craft, this ranger with National Parks served his call-ups with the RAR.
1977 – Cst Pearson CHIZENGWE (22), Uniform, BSAP, was killed in an ambush in the Honde Valley during a routine patrol out of Ruda base camp, Op Thrasher.
1977 – DSA Peter KAHARI, Kp Prtn, Intaf, was killed on active service near Sipolilo, Op Hurricane.
1978 – Tpr Roy (Robert?) John GODDING, 2 Cdo, 1st Bn RLI, died on active service.
1978 – Pte M. NYANGANI, 6th Bn RR, died on active service.
1978 – DSA James Amon VUMA, Kp Prtn, Intaf, was murdered by CTs.