Photo Rhodesian SAS – Special Air Service – My brother the youngest recruit in 1962


This is a photo of my brother who in 1962 was the youngest guy at the time to make it into the Rhodesian SAS (Special Air Service) – which is a direct offshoot of the British SAS. This was from a newspaper article in the Rhodesia Herald, the biggest newspaper in the country. At the time this photo was taken, I wasn’t even born yet. My brother was 17 years old!

11 years later he was in the thick of the fighting, year in and year out. My brother often spent 6 months of the year in the Rhodesian army. The govt paid his little business a subsidy for the times when he was on call-out. His partner was another Boer. The two of them ran a successful engineering business in a small town. My brother got his wings at the age of 17.

In the 1960’s, he and other SAS members were sent into Northern Rhodesia (now Zambia) and even into what became Zaire/Congo – where there was heavy fighting because of all the communist activity going on there as the so-called “Liberation wars” of Africa were starting. These were communist terrorists but you know them by the Liberal/Jewish term “Freedom fighters” – yet another one of so many lies! The SAS operated in 2 man teams. I don’t know if my brother held the record for the youngest ever recruit into the SAS in Rhodesia. I know that when I posted this on AfricanCrisis years ago the SAS association contacted my brother. The old soldiers stick together.

The thing that is lost though, is that after these events, the people go their separate ways. They are NEVER a group again. This is true for Rhodesians as for others and its a thing the Boers must keep in mind. In fact, its already happened in many ways with large numbers of whites leaving the country.

2 thoughts on “Photo Rhodesian SAS – Special Air Service – My brother the youngest recruit in 1962

  • 5th January 2020 at 7:13 pm


    Good article on this new website on Afrikaner Rhodesia Bush War Hero “Schulie’ CHRIS SCHOLLENBERG of the SAS (Silver Cross) then the Selous Scouts (Grand Cross of Valour), top recce man of all.

    Rhodesia had many awesome Afrikaner warriors in our Bush War and Schulie was a good representation of their caliber.

  • 22nd December 2017 at 12:19 am

    Jan, be sure to collect and write down ALL your brothers personal bush war experiences. Our bush soldiers’ stories must be treasured and shared so that part of their courageous history never dies.
    Hugh and I collect all our Rhodesian soldiers’ books on their experiences in the bush war. There are very few accounts available. I have now started collecting South African soldiers’ accounts but the most recently published are now taking on a ‘politically correct’ apologist tone instead of just describing their experiences as the Rhodesians’ books do.


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