RHODESIAN FLAG INVENTORY

 

Vexillology is the study of flags and vexillologists are concerned, inter alia, with the preservation of collections of vexillological interest.  Rhodesian flags, along with other Rhodesian memorabilia, are widely dispersed.  In order to try and understand where these flags are we have established an inventory of Rhodesian flags.  The purpose is to record and build a comprehensive data-base of Rhodesian flags so that as time passes these items do not ‘disappear’, get lost or destroyed etc.  Preparing such an inventory is beyond the capability of any one individual and hence, we are requesting anyone with flags in their possession to please provide the information as shown in the example below.  This inventory will be available as a matter of record to anyone with a legitimate interest in vexillology and/or Rhodesiana. 

Both Chris and I are flag collectors and have a comprehensive collection of Rhodesian flags, including possibly the only complete set of Rhodesian national flags in Bruce’s collection. 

Your co-operation is appreciated and any information which you may have regarding Rhodesian flags can be forwarded to us at bruce@dbsa.org  or rhodesia@rhodesia.org or by mail to P O Box 836, Pinegowrie, 2123, South Africa.

Thank you

BRUCE BERRY and CHRIS WHITEHEAD

TYPE OF FLAG

SIZE

MANUFACTURER

CONDITION

CURRENT OWNER

HISTORY /

BACKGROUND

Indicate the name of the flag

Measure width by length

(Imperial or metric)

Indicate who made the flag from the manufacturers label if there is one.

Description of the current condition
excellent
good
fair
poor

Your name and town where you live.

Contact details (e-mail, address etc)

Any relevant details which you are aware of pertaining to the flag.


I N D E X

 

The following flags are listed in the Inventory:

 

Air Rhodesia

 

British South Africa Company (BSAC)                No red ring version

                                                                                    Red ring version

British South Africa Police (BSAP)                      1949 – 1960

                                                                                    1960 - 1970

                                                                                    1970 – 1980

                                                                                    Mounted escort pennant

                                                                                    Car pennant

 

Central African Airways (CAA)

Central African Command

Central African Naval Association

 

Grey’s Scouts

Guard Force

Gwelo (Gweru) Green ?

 

Internal Affairs                                                          1970 – 1980

 

Northern Rhodesia                                                  Blue Ensign

                                                                                    Red Ensign

                                                                                    Police

                                                                                    Regiment

                                                                                    Volunteer Defence Force

 

Nyasaland                                                                 Blue Ensign

                                                                                    Police

                                                                                    Red Ensign

 

Pfumo re Vanhu

 

Rhodesia                                                                   1968 – 1979

Rhodesia Defence Unit (?)

Rhodesia Defence Regiment

Rhodesia Education Corps

Rhodesia President                                                            President’s Flag

                                                                                    President’s Car Flag

Rhodesia Prime Minister                                        Prime Minister’s Car Pennant

Rhodesia Prison Service

Rhodesia Regiment                                                            c. 1950

                                                                                    3rd Battalion

                                                                                    4th Battalion

                                                                                    4th Battalion A Company (“Foxtrot” flag)

                                                                                    A Company

                                                                                    Second version to 1980

                                                                                    K Company

Rhodesia Reinforcement Unit

Rhodesian African Rifles (RAR)                          1970 – 1980

                                                                                    HQ Company

                                                                                    SP Company (Chiwororo)

                                                                                    C Company 1 RAR

                                                                                    C Company 1 RAR

Rhodesian Air Force                                               1970 – 1979

                                                                                    Chief of Staff Car Flag

                                                                                    Station Commanding Officer

                                                                                    Squadron Leader’s Pennant

                                                                                    Air Officers Pennant

                                                                                    Air Officers Car and Aircraft flag

Rhodesian Armoured Car Regiment

Rhodesian Armoured Corps

Rhodesian Army                                                      1st version (Pre UDI with crown)

                                                                                    2nd version (no crown)

                                                                                    3rd version (to 1980)

Rhodesian Army Pay Corps

Rhodesian Army Services Corps

Rhodesian Corps of Engineers

Rhodesian First Field Artillery Regiment

Rhodesian Light Infantry                                       1970 – 1980

                                                                                    Infantry Training Troop

                                                                                    12 Troop

Rhodesian Medical Corps

Rhodesian Signal Corps                                        1st version (with crown)

                                                                                    2nd version (Zimbabwe Bird)

Rhodesian Staff Corps

Rhodesia and Nyasaland                                      Blue Ensign

                                                                                    Red Ensign

                                                                                    Governor-General

Royal Rhodesian Air Force                                               Federal Period

                                                                                    Car Flag

 

Selous Scouts

Southern Rhodesia                                                 Union Jack Pennant (1930s)

                                                                                    Dark Blue Ensign (no roundel)

                                                                                    Dark Blue Ensign (with roundel)

                                                                                    Governor (1924 – 1951)

                                                                                    Prime Minister’s Car Flag

                                                                                    Red Ensign (no roundel)

                                                                                    Red Ensign (with roundel)

                                                                                    Light Blue Ensign (1964 – 1968)

Southern Rhodesia Staff Corps

Southern Rhodesia Transport Corps

 

Trade Fair (Bulawayo)

 

Umkonto We Sizwe

 

Zimbabwe Rhodesia                                               1979 – 1980

                                                                                    Prime Minister’s Car Flag

Zimbabwe Rhodesia Air Force

 

One (Rhodesia) Battalion

One Brigade Matabeleland District

 

Three (Rhodesia) Battalion

 

Four (Rhodesia) Battalion

 

Three Brigade

 

Fourth Gwelo Air Scouts


 

TYPE OF FLAG

SIZE

MANUFACTURER

CONDITION

CURRENT OWNER

HISTORY /

BACKGROUND

Air Rhodesia

 

RHODESIA - AIR RHODESIA

3’ x 6’

William Smith & Gourock (Salisbury)

Good

Devereaux Cannon

(Sumner County, Tennessee, USA)

(dcannon@nctc.com)

 

Purchased from Alec Kaplan & Sons (militaria dealer) in Johannesburg, RSA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TYPE OF FLAG

SIZE

MANUFACTURER

CONDITION

CURRENT OWNER

HISTORY /

BACKGROUND

British South Africa Company (BSAC)

(1890s – 1923)

(pre-1923 version with no red fimbriation around badge)

 

Rhodesia - BSAC

 

 

3’ x 6’

(standard)

 

Adam & Lane & Neave

(London)

Good – thinning and some holes

National Archives of Zimbabwe
(Harare, Zimbabwe)

(nat.archives@gta.gov.zw /
archivo202@yahoo.co.uk)

 

From Salisbury Cathedral

(Access No. 1436/1)

3’ x 6’

(standard)

 

 

 

No label.

(Assumed to be British)

Good –  some fraying and few holes

National Archives of Zimbabwe
(Harare, Zimbabwe)

(nat.archives@gta.gov.zw /
archivo202@yahoo.co.uk)

On sleeve is written “Boma”  which probably indicates that it was used in Northern Rhodesia.  The term “Boma” for a District HQ was not normally used in Southern Rhodesia.

There is NO lettering on badge.

(Access No. 1384/1)

?

(standard)

 

No label.

(Assumed to be British)

Good

Dudley Wall

(Centurion, South Africa)

(dudleywall@yahoo.co.uk)

 

Assumed to be pre-1923 issue.  Photograph shown in Insignia and History of the Rhodesian Armed Forces (1890-1980) by Dudley Wall.

3’ x 6’

(standard)

 

No label.

(Assumed to be British)

Poor (moth eaten and frayed edges)

Chris Whitehead
(Mesa, AZ, USA)

(Rhodesia@rhodesia.org)

 

Was owned by an elderly gentleman who says it was the last flag flown at State House in Bulawayo

3’ x 6’

No label

(Assumed to be British)

Poor (moth eaten and thinning)

Bruce Berry
(Johannesburg, South Africa)

(bruce@dbsa.org)

This flag was owned by EG Howman - a Pioneer and later  Native Commissioner and was used in the annual Pioneer / Remembrance Day flag raising ceremony held in Cecil Sq. every Sept.   It was also used to drape the coffins of ‘departed’ Pioneers. It was used up until the 1960s after which it was decided that the flag was too fragile.

?

(standard)

No label.

(Assumed to be British)

Good

National Archives of Zimbabwe
(Harare, Zimbabwe)

(nat.archives@gta.gov.zw /
archivo202@yahoo.co.uk)

Flown at Mazoe Citrus Estate

(Access No. 11239 – unable to be located in January 2005 search)

5’ x 11’

 

No label.

(Assumed to be British)

Fair – has stains and holes

National Archives of Zimbabwe
(Harare, Zimbabwe)

(nat.archives@gta.gov.zw /
archivo202@yahoo.co.uk)

Last flown on 30 September 1923 (?). No further details.

(Access No. 619)

6’ x 12’

(ceremonial)

 

No label.

(Assumed to be British)

Poor – stains, repaired tears and small holes

National Archives of Zimbabwe
(Harare, Zimbabwe)

(nat.archives@gta.gov.zw /
archivo202@yahoo.co.uk)

Flown in Bulawayo prior to the granting of Responsible Govt. in 1923

 

(Access No. 341)

?

(ceremonial)

 

No label.

(Assumed to be British)

Fair

Natural History Museum of Zimbabwe
(Bulawayo, Zimbabwe)

Flag flown over the Magistrate’s Court in Bulawayo and lowered on 11 Sept 1923 prior to the granting of Responsible Government.

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

TYPE OF FLAG

SIZE

MANUFACTURER

CONDITION

CURRENT OWNER

HISTORY /

BACKGROUND

British South Africa Company (BSAC)

(1890s – 1923)

(pre-1923 version with  red fimbriation around badge)

 

 

 

 

 

Rhodesia - BSAC (w red ring)

6’ x 12”

(ceremonial)

No label.

(Assumed to be British)

Good

Mattias Hansson
(Lund, Sweden)

(godsavequeen@hotmail.com

Purchased on eBay.

No further details available.

?

(standard)

 

 

No label.

(Assumed to be British)

Good

National Archives of Zimbabwe
(Harare, Zimbabwe)

 

(nat.archives@gta.gov.zw /
archivo202@yahoo.co.uk)

Flown at Bulawayo Records Centre until 1968 when BSAC amalgamated with Anglo-American Corp.

(Access No. 413)

3’ x 6’

(standard)

No label.

(Assumed to be British)

Poor – frayed with stains, holes and very dirty.

National Archives of Zimbabwe
(Harare, Zimbabwe)

 

(nat.archives@gta.gov.zw /
archivo202@yahoo.co.uk)

Flown over Administrative Offices prior to the granting of Responsible Government in 1923.

Badge printed directly on the flag.

(Access No. 5)

3’ x 6’

(standard)

 

No label.

(Assumed to be British)

Good

Bruce Berry

(Johannesburg, South Africa)

(bruce@dbsa.org)

Company flag flown at Charter House in Salisbury.

 

3’ x 6’

(standard)

 

No label.

(Assumed to be British)

Good

Alan Butcher

(Edenvale, South Africa)

Company flag flown at Charter House in Salisbury.

 

3’ x 6’

(standard)

No label.

(Assumed to be British)

Good

Mattias Hansson
(Lund, Sweden)

(godsavequeen@hotmail.com

Purchased on eBay.

No further details available.

No details as to which version.

178 x 356 cm

125 x 250 cm

91 x 184 cm

85,6 x 176 cm

?

Good – fair

Mutare Museum
(Mutare, Zimbabwe)

Museum has 7 examples in its collection. No further information provided.

120 x 180cm

Flag & Banner
(Durban, South Africa)

Excellent

Richard Allport

(Bellingwolde, Netherlands)

(rhodesia@tiscali.nl)

Replica made post-Zimbabwe independence.

120 x 180cm

Flag & Banner
(Durban, South Africa)

Excellent

Richard Allport

(Bellingwolde, Netherlands)

(rhodesia@tiscali.nl)

Replica made post-Zimbabwe independence.


 

TYPE OF FLAG

SIZE

MANUFACTURER

CONDITION

CURRENT OWNER

HISTORY /

BACKGROUND

British South Africa Police (BSAP)

(1949-60)

 

Rhodesia - BSAP (1949-60)

 

104 x 155cm

?

?

Mutare Museum
(Mutare, Zimbabwe)

No information provided.

3’ x 6’

(standard)

?

Fair – worn with colours faded but no holes.

Richard Allport

(Bellingwolde, Netherlands)

(rhodesia@tiscali.nl)

Original first flag (1949) rescued from BSAP HQ in 1980

3’ x 6’

(Standard)

?

Poor – frayed with burn marks. 

Greg Koll
(Kamloops, Canada)

(gregkoll@shaw.ca)

Flag in frame on display.

British South Africa Police (BSAP)

(1960-70)

 

Rhodesia - BSAP (1960-70)

3’ x 6’

(standard)

William Smith

Excellent

Richard Allport

(Bellingwolde, Netherlands)

(rhodesia@tiscali.nl)

Version with crown above lion badge.

3’ x 6’

?

Poor – torn with burn marks (now in a frame)

Greg Koll
(Canada)

(gregkoll@shaw.ca)

No information provided.  Owner is a collector of BSAP memorabilia.

British South Africa Police (BSAP)

(1970-80)

3’ x 6’

(standard)

William Smith & Gourock (Salisbury)

Excellent

Devereaux Cannon

(Sumner County, Tennessee, USA)

(dcannon@nctc.com)

 

Purchased from Alec Kaplan & Sons (militaria dealer) in Johannesburg, RSA

95 x 170 cm

William Smith

(Black label)

Excellent

Bruce Berry
(Johannesburg, South Africa)

(bruce@dbsa.org)

Purchased from Alec Kaplan & Sons (militaria dealer) in Johannesburg, RSA

 

95 x 170 cm

William Smith & Gourock

Good – top fly corner wind damaged

Bruce Berry
(Johannesburg, South Africa)

(bruce@dbsa.org)

Purchased from Alec Kaplan & Sons (militaria dealer) in Johannesburg, RSA

Rhodesia - BSAP (1970-79)

95 x 170 cm

William Smith & Gourock

 

Excellent

Dudley Wall

(Centurion, South Africa)

(dudleywall@yahoo.co.uk)

No information provided.  Photograph shown in Insignia and History of the Rhodesian Armed Forces (1890-1980) by Dudley Wall.

3’ x 6’

William Smith

Excellent

Richard Allport

(Bellingwolde, Netherlands)

(rhodesia@tiscali.nl)

No information provided.

3’ x 6’

William Smith & Gourock

 

Excellent

Chris Whitehead
(Mesa, AZ, USA)

(Rhodesia@rhodesia.org)

 

Purchased in Simonstown, RSA in the 1980s

3’ x 6’

William Smith & Gourock

 

Poor - tattered

Chris Whitehead
(Mesa, AZ, USA)

(Rhodesia@rhodesia.org)

 

This flag flew at Mukumbura and was regularly used as target practice by the Frelimo garrison across the border in Mozambique.

3’ x 6’

William Smith & Gourock

 

?

Greg Koll
(Kamloops, Canada)

(gregkoll@shaw.ca)

No information provided.  Owner is a collector of BSAP memorabilia.

 

3’ X 6’

William Smith & Gourock

Good

Paddy Talbot-King

(United Kingdom)

 

paddy_tk@hotmail.com

 

Purchased on eBay from Memories of Rhodesia.

 

6’ X 12’

William Smith & Gourock

Good

Chris Whitehead

(Mesa, AZ, USA)

(Rhodesia@rhodesia.org)

 

No information provided.

 


 

TYPE OF FLAG

SIZE

MANUFACTURER

CONDITION

CURRENT OWNER

HISTORY /

BACKGROUND

British South Africa Police (BSAP)

 

Mounted escort pennant

 

Rhodesia - BSAP pennant

19 x 71cm

?

Excellent

Bruce Berry
(Johannesburg, South Africa)

(bruce@dbsa.org)

Obtained from my Uncle, one-time Senior Assistant Commissioner of the BSAP.

British South Africa Police (BSAP)

Car pennant

 

Rhodesia - BSAP pennant

7½” x 18”

?

?

Greg Koll
(Canada)

(gregkoll@shaw.ca)

No information provided.  Owner is a collector of BSAP memorabilia.


 

TYPE OF FLAG

SIZE

MANUFACTURER

CONDITION

CURRENT OWNER

HISTORY /

BACKGROUND

Central African Airways

 

RHODESIA - CAA

 

3’ x 6’

William Smith

(Green label)

Fair – rope and toggle cut off and flag has been flown

Bruce Berry
(Johannesburg, South Africa)

(bruce@dbsa.org)

Purchased from James Mackenzie (militaria dealer) in Cape Town

 


 

TYPE OF FLAG

SIZE

MANUFACTURER

CONDITION

CURRENT OWNER

HISTORY /

BACKGROUND

Central African Command

 

Central Africa Command pennant (BB col)

15 x 30 cm

(car flag)

?

 

Good

Bruce Berry
(Johannesburg, South Africa)

(bruce@dbsa.org)

Purchased on eBay.  No further details available.

 

 


 

TYPE OF FLAG

SIZE

MANUFACTURER

CONDITION

CURRENT OWNER

HISTORY /

BACKGROUND

Central African Naval Association

3’ x 6’

?

 

Good

National Archives of Zimbabwe
(Harare, Zimbabwe)

(nat.archives@gta.gov.zw /
archivo202@yahoo.co.uk)

Used circa 1950s.

 

(Access No. 1022)

 


 

TYPE OF FLAG

SIZE

MANUFACTURER

CONDITION

CURRENT OWNER

HISTORY /

BACKGROUND

Grey’s Scouts

 

Grey's Scouts

92 x 156 cm

No label but assume William Smith & Gourock  (see history)

Excellent (mint condition)

Robert Talbot-King

Christchurch (New Zealand)

riflmn@clear.net.nz

 

This flag would have been used at the Nkomo Barracks HQ & is the sister flag that was presented to Lt. Col Chris Pearce (Officer Commanding) which is now in the RLI museum in Bedford (UK).

The Grey's flags were never made from cotton, only woven polyester to prevent rotting.  This flag is double sided. There were only three made (one is in the Bedford RLI Museum). Ten single sided flags were made in the history of the unit with labels, and 4 of them are in the Grey's Scouts Association along with the Regimental Colours.

 


 

TYPE OF FLAG

SIZE

MANUFACTURER

CONDITION

CURRENT OWNER

HISTORY /

BACKGROUND

Guard Force

 

 

GUARDFOR

 

 

 

3’ x 6’

(standard)

William Smith

 

Excellent

Richard Allport

(Bellingwolde, Netherlands)

(rhodesia@tiscali.nl)

 

3’ x 6’

William Smith and Gourock

Excellent

Chris Whitehead
(Mesa, AZ, USA)

(Rhodesia@rhodesia.org)

 

Last flag flown outside Guard Force HQ in Salisbury. Major Reg Lawson donned his Guard Force uniform marched up the flag pole saluted it, then lowered and walked away with it.

3’ x 6’

William Smith and Gourock

Good

Bruce Berry
(Johannesburg, South Africa)

(bruce@dbsa.org)

Purchased on Bid or Buy – no further details available.


 

TYPE OF FLAG

SIZE

MANUFACTURER

CONDITION

CURRENT OWNER

HISTORY /

BACKGROUND

Gwelo (Gweru)

Green ?

?

?

 

?

Midlands Museum
(Gweru, Zimbabwe)

No further information provided.

(Account No. NMMZ / 4350)

 

 

 

TYPE OF FLAG

SIZE

MANUFACTURER

CONDITION

CURRENT OWNER

HISTORY /

BACKGROUND

Internal Affairs

 

 (1970-80)

 

 

 

 

 

Rhodesia - Internal Affairs

3’ x 6’

(standard)

William Smith & Gourock (Salisbury)

Excellent

Devereaux Cannon

(Sumner County, Tennessee, USA)

(dcannon@nctc.com)

 

Purchased from Alec Kaplan & Sons (militaria dealer) in Johannesburg, RSA

3’ x 6’

William Smith & Gourock (Salisbury)

Mint

Bruce Berry
(Johannesburg, South Africa)

(bruce@dbsa.org)

Purchased from Alec Kaplan & Sons (militaria dealer) in Johannesburg, RSA

3’ x 6’

William Smith & Gourock (Salisbury)

Mint

Bruce Berry
(Johannesburg, South Africa)

(bruce@dbsa.org)

Purchased from Alec Kaplan & Sons (militaria dealer) in Johannesburg, RSA

?
(standard)

William Smith & Gourock (Salisbury)

Excellent

Dudley Wall

(Centurion, South Africa)

(dudleywall@yahoo.co.uk)

No information provided.  Photograph shown in Insignia and History of the Rhodesian Armed Forces (1890-1980) by Dudley Wall.

3’ x 6’

William Smith & Gourock

Fair (used)

Chris Whitehead
(Mesa, AZ, USA)

(Rhodesia@rhodesia.org)

 

Originally obtained by Major Reg Lawson from the flag pole outside of the DC’s office in Mount Darwin.

3’ x 6’

William Smith & Gourock

Excellent

Michael Faul
(York, UK)

(Michael.faul@ntworld.com)

Purchased by Clifford Francis in SA in the early 1990s.

3’ x 6’

William Smith & Gourock

Good

Richard Allport

(Bellingwolde, Netherlands)

(rhodesia@tiscali.nl)

No information provided.

3’ x 6’

 

William Smith

Good

Greg Koll
(Kamloops, Canada)

(gregkoll@shaw.ca)

No information provided.

 

3’ X 6’

William Smith & Gourock

Excellent

Paddy Talbot-King

(United Kingdom)

 

paddy_tk@hotmail.com

 

Purchased from

James Mackenzie

(militaria dealer) in

Cape Town.


 

TYPE OF FLAG

SIZE

MANUFACTURER

CONDITION

CURRENT OWNER

HISTORY /

BACKGROUND

Northern Rhodesia

 

Blue Ensign

 

Rhodesia - Northern

 

36” x 72”

?

Good

Mutare Museum
(Mutare, Zimbabwe)

Museum has 3 examples.  No further information provided.

3’ x 6’

Flagmakers

(Swansea, UK)

Excellent

Bruce Berry
(Johannesburg, South Africa)

(bruce@dbsa.org)

Replica made in 1999 for owners collection.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TYPE OF FLAG

SIZE

MANUFACTURER

CONDITION

CURRENT OWNER

HISTORY /

BACKGROUND

Northern Rhodesia

 

Red Ensign

 

Northern Rhodesia - red (Hannson)

3’ x 6'

 

n/a

Excellent

Mattias Hansson
(Mδlmo, Sweden)

(godsavequeen@hotmail.com)

As the red ensign version was unofficial this is a very rare example and may have been used as street decoration during the Royal Victory Tour in 1947 or for the Queen’s Coronation in 1953.

1½ x 3’

(Storm)

 

n/a

Used

Bruce Berry
(Johannesburg, South Africa)

(bruce@dbsa.org)

Purchased from Mattias Hansson who bought the flag on eBay.  No further details available.


 

TYPE OF FLAG

SIZE

MANUFACTURER

CONDITION

CURRENT OWNER

HISTORY /

BACKGROUND

Northern Rhodesia Police

 

Northern Rhodesia police

 

33 x 72”

No label

Fair – used & moth eaten

Greg Koll

(Kamloops, BC, Canada)

(gregkoll@shaw.ca)

Purchased from a militaria dealer in South Africa

 


 

TYPE OF FLAG

SIZE

MANUFACTURER

CONDITION

CURRENT OWNER

HISTORY /

BACKGROUND

Northern Rhodesia Regiment

 

Northern Rhod Regiment

 

126 x 190 cm

No label

Fair – used & moth eaten

Bruce Berry
(Johannesburg, South Africa)

(bruce@dbsa.org)

Purchased from Craig Fourie

 


 

TYPE OF FLAG

SIZE

MANUFACTURER

CONDITION

CURRENT OWNER

HISTORY /

BACKGROUND

Northern Rhodesia Volunteer Defence Force

Northern Rhodesia - Volunteer Defence Force Flag (Greg Koll collection)

 

3’ x 6’

(standard)

Unknown

Fair

Greg Koll

(Kamloops, Canada)

(gregkoll@shaw.ca)

 

Bought on eBay.


 

TYPE OF FLAG

SIZE

MANUFACTURER

CONDITION

CURRENT OWNER

HISTORY /

BACKGROUND

Nyasaland

 

Blue Ensign

 

MALAWI - Nyasaland Blue

 

109 x 230 cm

94 x 192cm

 

?

Good

Mutare Museum
(Mutare, Zimbabwe)

Museum has 2 examples.  No further information provided.

3’ x 6’

Flagmakers

(Swansea, UK)

Excellent

Bruce Berry
(Johannesburg, South Africa)

(bruce@dbsa.org)

Replica made in 1999 for owners collection.

1,5’ x 3’

(1 yd)

Porter Bros

(Liverpool, UK)

Good

Greg Koll

(Kamloops, BC, Canada)

(gregkoll@shaw.ca)

Purchased from militaria dealer.  Flag date stamped 1960.

 


 

TYPE OF FLAG

SIZE

MANUFACTURER

CONDITION

CURRENT OWNER

HISTORY /

BACKGROUND

Nyasaland

Police

 

DSCF0232

 

3’ x 6’

? no label

Very good

Bruce Berry
(Johannesburg, South Africa)

(bruce@dbsa.org)

Given by William Smith and Gourock (Flag makers) after a visit to their factory in 1987.

 


 

TYPE OF FLAG

SIZE

MANUFACTURER

CONDITION

CURRENT OWNER

HISTORY /

BACKGROUND

Nyasaland

 

Red Ensign

 

Nyasaland - red

3’ x 6'

 

n/a

Excellent

Mattias Hansson
(Mδlmo, Sweden)

(godsavequeen@hotmail.com)

As the red ensign version was unofficial this is a very rare example and may have been used as street decoration during the Royal Victory Tour in 1947 or for the Queen’s Coronation in 1953.


 

TYPE OF FLAG

SIZE

MANUFACTURER

CONDITION

CURRENT OWNER

HISTORY /

BACKGROUND

Pfumo re Vanhu

 

 

 

Rhodesia - Pfumo reVanhu

3’ x 6’

(standard)

William Smith & Gourock (Salisbury)

Excellent

Devereaux Cannon

(Sumner County, Tennessee, USA)

(dcannon@nctc.com)

 

Purchased from Alec Kaplan & Sons (militaria dealer) in Johannesburg, South Africa.

3’ x 6’

William Smith & Gourock (Salisbury)

Excellent

Dudley Wall
(Centurion, South Africa)

(dudleywall@yahoo.co.uk)

No information provided.  Photograph shown in Insignia and History of the Rhodesian Armed Forces (1890-1980) by Dudley Wall.

3’ x 6’

William Smith & Gourock (Salisbury)

Good

Richard Allport

(Bellingwolde, Netherlands)

(rhodesia@tiscali.nl)

No information provided.

3’ x 6’

William Smith & Gourock (Salisbury)

Excellent

Chris Whitehead
(Mesa, AZ, USA)

(Rhodesia@rhodesia.org)

 

Given to me by Major Reg Lawson who served with Internal Affairs, Guard Force and Pfumo re Vanhu.

3’ x 6’

William Smith & Gourock (Salisbury)

Excellent

Michael Faul
(York, UK)

(Michael.faul@ntworld.com)

 

3’ x 6’

(standard)

 

William Smith & Gourock (Salisbury)

 

Excellent

Phillip Evans, Manchester, UK.

 

PhillipEvn@aol.com

 

Collected when completed National Service  in 1980. Got from call sign 358 Mzola, Lupane District.

?

?

?

Midlands Museum
(Gweru, Zimbabwe)

No further information provided.

(Account No. NMMZ / 1296)

 

 

3’ x 6’ 6”

No label

Good

Paddy Talbot-King

(United Kingdom)

 

paddy_tk@hotmail.com

 

Purchased on eBay.  The flag is made up of 3 panels and has a ‘wavy’ design.  The emblem is screen printed on one side only.

 

 

3’ x 6’

No label but suspect William Smith & Gourock

Good – but prestik stains.

Bruce Berry

(Johannesburg, South Africa)

bruce@dbsa.org

Purchased on Bid-or Buy.  Emblem printed on one side only.

 


 

TYPE OF FLAG

SIZE

MANUFACTURER

CONDITION

CURRENT OWNER

HISTORY /

BACKGROUND

Rhodesia

(1968 - 1979)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RHODESIA

?

?

 

(presume William Smith, Salisbury)

Good

National Archives of Zimbabwe
(Harare, Zimbabwe)

(nat.archives@gta.gov.zw /
archivo202@yahoo.co.uk)

Flag raised at ceremony to hoist the new Rhodesian flag on 11/11/1968.

(Access No. 841)

?

?

 

(presume William Smith, Salisbury)

Fair

National Archives of Zimbabwe 
(Harare, Zimbabwe)

(nat.archives@gta.gov.zw /
archivo202@yahoo.co.uk)

Flag last flown at Rhodesia House in London, July 1969.

 

(Access No. 880)

3,5m x 7m

(Presumed to be the Largest Rhodesian flag ever made)

William Smith

(Salisbury)

(white label)

(thin outline of Arms)

Good – slight fraying.

Bruce Berry
(Johannesburg, South Africa)

(bruce@dbsa.org)

This is presumed to be the largest Rhodesian flag ever made which flew at the entrance to Trade Fair in Bulawayo.  The flag was originally purchased by Mike Deverell from a deceased estate in Harare and then brought to South Africa.

180 x 350cm

(large ceremonial)

William Smith & Gourock

Excellent

Bruce Berry
(Johannesburg, South Africa)

(bruce@dbsa.org)

Purchased from Alec Kaplan & Sons (militaria dealer) in Johannesburg who said the flag was apparently flown over parliament but there is nothing to confirm this on the flag.

180 x 350cm

(large ceremonial)

William Smith & Gourock

Excellent

Bill MacDonald
(Canada)

(Rhodesia@shaw.ca)

No information provided.

115 x 236 cm

(ceremonial)

William Smith & Gourock

Excellent

Bruce Berry
(Johannesburg, South Africa)

(bruce@dbsa.org)

Purchased from Alec Kaplan  & Sons (militaria dealer) in Johannesburg

115 x 236 cm

(ceremonial)

William Smith & Gourock

Fair – has been used.

Clay Moss
(Penang, Malaysia)

(moss@mailcentral.biz)

Sent by Bruce Berry who purchased it from a militaria dealer in Johannesburg.

115 x 236 cm

William Smith & Gourock

Excellent (unused)

Richard Allport

(Bellingwolde, Netherlands)

(rhodesia@tiscali.nl)

 

115 x 236 cm

(ceremonial)

William Smith

(white label)

(thin outline of Arms)

Good

Jon Wrathall
(Johannesburg, South Africa)

(jwrathall@tiscali.co.za)

Flag flown at Government House when JJ Wrathall was President.

6’ x 9’

 William Smith & Gourock

Excellent

(Signed by Ian Smith)

Chris Whitehead
(Mesa, AZ, USA)

(Rhodesia@rhodesia.org)

 

Purchased from Coin and Medal shop in Second St, Harare, Zimbabwe

3’ x 6’

(standard)

William Smith

(white label)

(thin outline of Arms)

 

Fair – has been flown.

Bruce Berry
(Johannesburg, South Africa)

(bruce@dbsa.org)

Flag flown at BSAP Headquarters in Salisbury.  It has “old style” (pre- 1975) printing of Arms – thinner black lines etc.

Imperial size – made pre-1972 metrication in Rhodesia.  Old label.

93 x 166 cm

(Standard)

William Smith & Gourock

 

Excellent

Bruce Berry
(Johannesburg, South Africa)

(bruce@dbsa.org)

5 flags in this size (post-1975) printing of the Arms.  New label and metric size. One signed by Ian Smith.

170 x 100 cm

 

William Smith & Gourock

Excellent

Mark Wiggins
(Devon, UK)

(wiggs@freeuk.com)

Issued to Godfrey Huggins Junior School (Marandellas) and given by the Headmaster, Bob Long, to the owners mother who was the School Secretary.

3’ x 6’

 

William Smith & Gourock

Mint

Mattias Hansson
(Mδlmo, Sweden)

(godsavequeen@hotmail.com)

 

3’ x 6’

William Smith & Gourock

Mint

Richard Allport

(Bellingwolde, Netherlands)

(rhodesia@tiscali.nl)

 

3’ x 6’

William Smith & Gourock

Mint

Richard Allport

(Bellingwolde, Netherlands)

(rhodesia@tiscali.nl)

 

3’ x 6’

William Smith & Gourock

Excellent

(signed by Ian Smith)

Chris Whitehead
(Mesa, AZ, USA)

(Rhodesia@rhodesia.org)

 

Came from Internal Affairs stock, Mount Darwin-obtained from Major Reg Lawson

3’ x 6’

William Smith & Gourock

Excellent

Clay Moss
(Penang, Malaysia)

(moss@mailcentral.biz)

 

3’ x 6’

William Smith & Gourock

Good

Clay Moss
(Penang, Malaysia)

(moss@mailcentral.biz)

Signed by Ian Smith on sleeve. Purchased at a second hand shop in Malaysia.

3’ x 6’

William Smith & Gourock

Excellent

Michael Faul
(York, UK)

(Michael.faul@ntworld.com)

Purchased when still current.

3’ x 6’

William Smith & Gourock

Excellent

Devereaux Cannon

(Sumner County, Tennessee, USA)

(dcannon@nctc.com)

 

 

3’ x 6’

?

(presume William Smith & Gourock)

Poor

Keith Wells
(Douglas, Isle of Man)

Flag flew over the Protected Village  of Gono near Shamva.

 

3’ x 6’

William Smith

Mint

Colin Bird
(Ashburton, New Zealand)

(COLINBIRD@xtra.co.nz)

This flag was hoisted at the flag raising ceremony was held at the District Commissioners Office in Wankie on 11 November 1968. The flag was raised, dedicated, taken down again and a second flag raised in its place. The “dedicated” flag was sealed in a government manilla envelope and held in the DC’s office strong room for 11 years before becoming coming into possession of the current owner.  The flag is still sealed in the original envelope.

3’ x 6’

William Smith & Gourock

Poor (only half a flag, damaged by rifle fire and wind)

Phillip Evans, Manchester, UK.

PhillipEvn@aol.com

Got at 49 Juliet, Lupane District, 1979.

3’ x 6’

William Smith

Good

Paddy Talbot-King

(United Kingdom)

 

paddy_tk@hotmail.com

 

Purchased on eBay from Memories of Rhodesia.

3ft x 6ft

William Smith & Gourock

Excellent

Chris Whitehead
(Mesa, AZ, USA)

Rhodesia@rhodesia.org

Purchased on Ebay

3’ X 4.5’

William Smith & Gourock

Poor – The frayed end has been cut off.

Paddy Talbot-King

(United Kingdom)

 

paddy_tk@hotmail.com

 

Given by a friend in Australia.

86 X 200 cm   

Screen Speed (Pvt) Ltd  (presumably Salisbury/Harare)

Mint

Norman Stockton     
(Somerset West, South Africa)

(stockers@xsinet.co.za)

Flag is still in manufacturers wrapper was given to the current owner by a friend, Henry Swart, in Durban.

91 x 200 cm

William Smith & Gourock

Mint

Pat & Mandy Harrison

Kalgoorlie W Australia

(Pat_MandyHarrison@bigpond.com)

Given to current owner by a friend in Zimbabwe whom did not want to keep it there.

91 x 200 cm

Unknown (presume William Smith)

Fair (used & faded)

Pat & Mandy Harrison

Kalgoorlie W Australia

(Pat_MandyHarrison@bigpond.com)

Given to current owner by a friend who got it from Intaf where it had been used.

76” x 138”

William Smith & Gourock

Excellent

Colin Lord
Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA

colin@bradford-marine.com

Given the flag by ex Special Branch officer at the end of the war in 1979 who was fleeing the country. He said that he removed it from Livingstone House in Salisbury.

46 x 92cm
(Storm size)

William Smith

(white label)

Good

Bruce Berry
(Johannesburg, South Africa)

(bruce@dbsa.org)

 

Purchased when still current.

46 x 92cm

William Smith

 

Good

Bruce Berry
(Johannesburg, South Africa)

(bruce@dbsa.org)

 

Flag part of indoor set from Standard Bank – arms inverted (face right) thus flag was on left side of set.  Label missing.

46 x 92cm

William Smith & Gourock

Excellent

Richard Allport

(Bellingwolde, Netherlands)

(rhodesia@tiscali.nl)

 

46 x 92cm

William Smith & Gourock

Excellent

Richard Allport

(Bellingwolde, Netherlands)

(rhodesia@tiscali.nl)

 

18” x 30”

William Smith & Gourock

Excellent

Chris Whitehead
(Mesa, AZ, USA)

Rhodesia@rhodesia.org

 

Purchased from Alec Kaplan & Sons (militaria dealer) in Johannesburg, RSA. 

46 x 92 cm

Heritage (South Africa)

Excellent

Richard Allport

(Bellingwolde, Netherlands)

(rhodesia@tiscali.nl)

Non-Rhodesian made (post-1980) example.

88 x 142 cm

Taiwanese polyester

Excellent

Bruce Berry
(Johannesburg, South Africa)

(bruce@dbsa.org)

Non-Rhodesian made (post-1980) example.

88 x 142 cm

Taiwanese polyester

Excellent

Alan Butcher
(Edenvale, South Africa)

 

Non-Rhodesian made (post-1980) example.

120 x 180 cm

National Flag (Johannesburg)

Very good

Veronica Crosland
(Auckland, New Zealand)

crozzie@slingshot.co.nz

 

Non-Rhodesian made (post-1980) example.  South African made flag given as a gift.

 

 

 

 

 


 

TYPE OF FLAG

SIZE

MANUFACTURER

CONDITION

CURRENT OWNER

HISTORY /

BACKGROUND

Rhodesia Defence Unit

 

 

?

?

?

Midlands Museum
(Gweru, Zimbabwe)

No further information provided.

(Account No. NMMZ / 1288)

 

Rhodesia Defence Regiment

 

(see also Rhodesia Reinforcement Unit)

Rhodesia - RDR

 

 

 

 

 

5’ x 7’

Handmade

Excellent

Chris Whitehead
(Mesa, AZ, USA)

(Rhodesia@rhodesia.org)

 

Sent by the Rev H. McCarriar who was in Gwanda during the Rhodesian war. This flag was made and donated by the RDR unit in the area to be hung in the local church. He removed it at the end of the war.

90 x 175 cm

Handmade

Good

Bruce Berry
(Johannesburg, South Africa)

(bruce@dbsa.org)

Purchased from Craig Fourie in Durban.  Flag appears home-made with the top and bottom stripes being black.  The badge is not identical to that as illustrated by Allport in Flags and Symbols of Rhodesia 1890 – 1980. 

 


 

TYPE OF FLAG

SIZE

MANUFACTURER

CONDITION

CURRENT OWNER

HISTORY /

BACKGROUND

Rhodesia Education Corps

 

 

?

?

?

Midlands Museum
(Gweru, Zimbabwe)

No further information provided.

(Account No. NMMZ / 1290)

 

 


 

TYPE OF FLAG

SIZE

MANUFACTURER

CONDITION

CURRENT OWNER

HISTORY /

BACKGROUND

Rhodesia –

President

Rhodesia - President

 

3’ x 6’

(standard)

William Smith & Gourock

(Salisbury)

Good

Jon Wrathall
(Johannesburg, South Africa)

(jwrathall@tiscali.co.za)

Flag flown at Government House when JJ Wrathall was President.

3’ x 6’

(standard)

William Smith & Gourock

Good but with bad stains

Chris Whitehead

(Mesa, AZ, USA)

(Rhodesia@rhodesia.org)

Purchased from a gentleman in UK who found four Rhodesian flags in an old tin trunk, which explains the bad rust stains.

Rhodesia –President’s Car Flag

 

Rhodesia - President

 

 

22 x 33 cm

No label – suspect William Smith & Gourock (Salisbury)

Fair

Bruce Berry

(Johannesburg, South Africa)

(bruce@dbsa.org)

 

Purchased from James MacKenzie (militaria dealer) in Cape Town. The flag was originally obtained by the former Aide de Camp to President Josiah Gumede.

21 x 30cm

William Smith

(white label)

Good

Jon Wrathall
(Johannesburg, South Africa)

(jwrathall@tiscali.co.za)

Car flag used when JJ Wrathall was President.

 

30 x 47cm

William Smith

Excellent

Chris Whitehead

(Mesa, AZ, USA)

(Rhodesia@rhodesia.org)

Car flag used by Acting President

John Pithey.


 

TYPE OF FLAG

SIZE

MANUFACTURER

CONDITION

CURRENT OWNER

HISTORY /

BACKGROUND

Rhodesia -Prime Minister’s Car Pennant

 

Rhodesia - PM car pennant

19 x 39 cm

No label – suspect William Smith & Gourock (Salisbury)

Excellent

Bruce Berry

(Johannesburg, South Africa)

(bruce@dbsa.org)

 

Purchased from James MacKenzie (militaria dealer in Cape Town).

 


 

TYPE OF FLAG

SIZE

MANUFACTURER

CONDITION

CURRENT OWNER

HISTORY /

BACKGROUND

Rhodesia Prison Service

 

Rhodesia - Prisons

95 x 176 cm

No label (but assume William Smith)

Mint

Bruce Berry
(Johannesburg, South Africa)

(bruce@dbsa.org)

Purchased from Alec Kaplan & Sons (militaria dealer) in Johannesburg, RSA.  Badge sewn on one side only.

 

 


 

TYPE OF FLAG

SIZE

MANUFACTURER

CONDITION

CURRENT OWNER

HISTORY /

BACKGROUND

Rhodesia Regiment 

(c. 1950)

 

RHRGT01

?

(standard)

?

?

National Archives of Zimbabwe 
(Harare, Zimbabwe)

(nat.archives@gta.gov.zw /
archivo202@yahoo.co.uk)

Presented by Major Berry.  Flag was at Bulawayo Records Centre until 1981.

(Access No. 1386)

Rhodesia Regiment

(3rd Battalion)

RHODESIA - Rhodesia Regt 3 Bn (1940s)

45 x 95 cm
(storm)

?

Good

Dudley Wall

(Centurion, South Africa)

(dudleywall@yahoo.co.uk)

No information provided.  Photograph shown in Insignia and History of the Rhodesian Armed Forces (1890-1980) by Dudley Wall.

Rhodesia

Regiment

(4th Battalion)

 

RHODESIA - Rhodesia Regt 4 Bn (1940s)

45 x 95 cm

(storm)

?

Good

Dudley Wall

(Centurion, South Africa)

(dudleywall@yahoo.co.uk)

No information provided.  Photograph shown in Insignia and History of the Rhodesian Armed Forces (1890-1980) by Dudley Wall.

45 x 95 cm

 

?

Fair – moth eaten

Bruce Berry
(Johannesburg, South Africa)

(bruce@dbsa.org)

Purchased from Craig Fourie (Durban). No background details provided.

Rhodesia Regiment

(4th Battalion – A Coy)

“Foxtrot” flag

Rhodesia Regiment 4th Battalion Flag

 

28 x 61 cm

?

Good

Greg Koll
(Kamloops, BC, Canada)

(gregkoll@shaw.ca)

Purchased from a militaria dealer.

The 'Foxtrot' flag was made during the time of extended call-ups in 1977/8.  F Coy were based in the Buhera Tribal Trust Lands and then Burma Valley through that period. The OC was Maj. 'Buster' Johnson of Marandellas. Jossy Feild, the wife of one of the serving officers, Lt. Simon Feild, did the artwork and 'Buster' Johnson's wife, Merle, was responsible for making the flags.    After the extended call ups ended F Coy ceased to exist and most of the men from F Coy then served under Maj. 'Buster' Johnson in A Coy - hence the reference in the A Coy flag to the foxes from F Coy days.

Rhodesia Regiment –

A Company

Rhodesia - Rhod Regiment A Company

 

?

Excellent

Chris Whitehead

(Mesa, AZ, USA)

(Rhodesia@rhodesia.org)

This flag is from the late 1960s and was the A Company flag during training-spirited out of camp the night before passing out parade and smuggled over the Zambian border and later out of Rhodesia-an intriguing flag.


 

TYPE OF FLAG

SIZE

MANUFACTURER

CONDITION

CURRENT OWNER

HISTORY /

BACKGROUND

Rhodesia Regiment  (The badge on this flag is the same style as the Second Version shown at Figure 72 in Flags and Symbols of Rhodesia by Richard Allport—BUT the badge is as ROUND as found on the First Version)

Originally 3’ x 6’, but the frayed end has been cut down and re-sewn, so that it now measures more nearly 3’ x 5’

William Smith & Gourock (Salisbury)

Poor to fair

Devereaux Cannon

(Sumner County, Tennessee, USA)

(dcannon@nctc.com)

 

Purchased from a Rhodesian expatriate in the South Africa.

Rhodesia Regiment 

(second version to 1980)

 

Rhodesia Regiment (3rd variant)

3’ x 6’

(standard)

William Smith

(Black label)

Good

Bruce Berry

(Johannesburg, South Africa)

(bruce@dbsa.org)

Purchased from Alec Kaplan & Sons (militaria dealer) in Johannesburg. Marked KC 18963 on sleeve.

3’ x 6’

William Smith

Excellent

Richard Allport

(Bellingwolde, Netherlands)

(rhodesia@tiscali.nl)

No information provided.

3’ x 6’

William Smith and Gourock

Poor

Chris Whitehead
(Mesa, AZ, USA)

(Rhodesia@rhodesia.org)

 

Last flag to be flown at KGVI Barracks in Salisbury.

3’ x 6’

William Smith and Gourock

Fair with some fraying

Chris Whitehead
(Mesa, AZ, USA)

(Rhodesia@rhodesia.org)

 

A second flag in better condition purchased in the RSA.

K-Coy 10 RR

 

Kcoy 10 RR

3’ x 6’

(standard)

William Smith and Gourock

Excellent

Chris Whitehead
(Mesa, AZ, USA)

(Rhodesia@rhodesia.org)

 

Handmade on a Gourock base-yellow geese matting.

 


 

TYPE OF FLAG

SIZE

MANUFACTURER

CONDITION

CURRENT OWNER

HISTORY /

BACKGROUND

Rhodesia Reinforcement Unit

 

RDRFLCL

3’ x 6’

William Smith

Poor (torn)

Richard Allport

(Bellingwolde, Netherlands)

(rhodesia@tiscali.nl)

No information provided.


 

TYPE OF FLAG

SIZE

MANUFACTURER

CONDITION

CURRENT OWNER

HISTORY /

BACKGROUND

Rhodesian African Rifles

 

 

 

Rhodesia - Rhod African Rifles (RAR)

 

 

 

 

3’ x 6’

William Smith & Gourock (Salisbury)

Good

Devereaux Cannon

(Sumner County, Tennessee, USA)

(dcannon@nctc.com)

 

Purchased from Alec Kaplan & Sons (militaria dealer) in Johannesburg, South Africa.

?
(standard)

?

Fair – lower stripe frayed

Dudley Wall

(Centurion, South Africa)

(dudleywall@yahoo.co.uk)

No information provided.  Photograph shown in Insignia and History of the Rhodesian Armed Forces (1890-1980) by Dudley Wall.

Rhodesian African Rifles HQ COY

 

RAR Hq Coy (C Whitehead)

3’ x 4’

Homemade with ropes

Excellent

Chris Whitehead
(Mesa, AZ, USA)

(Rhodesia@rhodesia.org)

 

Sent to me by the Rev H. McCarriar who was in Gwanda during the Rhodesian war. This flag was made and donated by the Rhodesia Defence Regiment unit in the area to be hung in the local church. He removed this, and the other flags, at the end of the war.

Rhodesian African Rifles

SP COY (Chiwororo)

 

RAR Chiwororo

3’ x 6’

William Smith & Gourock

Excellent

Chris Whitehead
(Mesa, AZ, USA)

(Rhodesia@rhodesia.org)

 

Purchased on eBay.

Rhodesian African Rifles  C COY

1 RAR

16” x 36”

Unknown

Poor - frayed

Chris Whitehead
(Mesa, AZ, USA)

(Rhodesia@rhodesia.org)

 

Purchased on eBay.

Rhodesian African Rifles C COY

1 RAR

2.5’ x 3’

Unknown

Good

Chris Whitehead
(Mesa, AZ, USA)

(Rhodesia@rhodesia.org)

 

Purchased on eBay.   Signed by Ian Smith


           

TYPE OF FLAG

SIZE

MANUFACTURER

CONDITION

CURRENT OWNER

HISTORY /

BACKGROUND

Rhodesian Air Force

(1970 – 1979)

 

 

Rhodesia - Air Force

3’ x 6’

William Smith

(White label)

Good

Bruce Berry
(Johannesburg, South Africa)

(bruce@dbsa.org)

Purchased from a militaria dealer in Grahamstown, South Africa.

89 x 184 cm

?

(presumed to be William Smith)

Good

Mutare Museum
(Mutare, Zimbabwe)

No information provided.

3’ x 6’

William Smith

Excellent

Richard Allport

(Bellingwolde, Netherlands)

(rhodesia@tiscali.nl)

No information provided.

3’ x 6’

William Smith

Good

Phillip Evans, Manchester, UK.

 

PhillipEvn@aol.com

Given by the ex Thornhill AFB Fire Chief, Andy McDonald, 1980

 

3’ x 6’

William Smith

Fair

Chris Whitehead

(Mesa, AZ, USA)

(Rhodesia@.rhodesia.org)

No information provided

Rhodesian Air Force – Chief of Staff car flag

CASFLCL

15 x 30 cm

Car flag

?  (no label)

Good

Bruce Berry
(Johannesburg, South Africa)

(bruce@dbsa.org)

Purchased from Craig Fourie (Durban).  No further details available.

Rhodesian Air Force - Station Commanding Officer

STATCOCL

15 x 30 cm

Car flag

?

(presumed to be William Smith)

Excellent

Richard Allport

(Bellingwolde, Netherlands)

(rhodesia@tiscali.nl)

No information provided.

Rhodesian Air Force Squadron Leader’s Pennant

 

SQUADLCL

2’ x 3’

William Smith and Gourock

Excellent

Chris Whitehead
(Mesa, AZ, USA)

(Rhodesia@rhodesia.org)

 

Purchased in the RSA.  No further details available.

Rhodesian Air Force – Air Officers Pennant

 

AIROFFPN

59 x 90 cm

William Smith and Gourock

Fair

Bruce Berry
(Johannesburg, South Africa)

(bruce@dbsa.org)

Purchased from Craig Fourie (Durban).  No further details available.

Rhodesian Air Force – Air Officers Car and aircraft flag

 

AIROFFCL

15 x 30 cm

(car flag)

?

Good

Bruce Berry
(Johannesburg, South Africa)

(bruce@dbsa.org)

Purchased on eBay.  No further details available.


 

TYPE OF FLAG

SIZE

MANUFACTURER

CONDITION

CURRENT OWNER

HISTORY /

BACKGROUND

Rhodesian Armoured Car Regiment

 

Armoured Car Regiment (Whitehead collection)

 

3’ x 6’

(standard)

William Smith & Gourock

Excellent

Chris Whitehead

(Mesa, AZ, USA)

 

(Rhodesia@rhodesia.org)

 

Purchased on an auction. Is made of lightweight polyester, but has the same markings as Rh ACR (picture of flag missing only)

 


 


TYPE OF FLAG

SIZE

MANUFACTURER

CONDITION

CURRENT OWNER

HISTORY /

BACKGROUND

Rhodesian Armoured Corps

 

 

?

?

?

Midlands Museum
(Gweru, Zimbabwe)

No further information provided.

(Account No. NMMZ / 1292)

 

 


 

TYPE OF FLAG

SIZE

MANUFACTURER

CONDITION

CURRENT OWNER

HISTORY /

BACKGROUND

Rhodesian Army

(pre-UDI)

 

ARMY1CL

3’ x 6’

(standard)

William Smith

Good but rope and toggle removed

Richard Allport

(Bellingwolde, Netherlands)

(rhodesia@tiscali.nl)

Flag has crown in badge.

3’ x 6’

William Smith

Excellent

Chris Whitehead
(Mesa, AZ, USA)

(Rhodesia@rhodesia.org)

 

Name “Major V. N. Trenck” written on hoist

Rhodesian Army

(Second version – no crown)

Rhodesia - Army (post 1970)

3’ x 6’

(standard)

William Smith

Fair – torn, frayed and faded

Bruce Berry
(Johannesburg, South Africa)

(bruce@dbsa.org)

Purchased from Mike Kaplan in Johannesburg – no further details.

Rhodesian Army

(Third version to 1980)

 

 

zw^rhar3

3’ x 6’

(standard)

William Smith and Gourock

Good – somewhat faded

Chris Whitehead
(Mesa, AZ, USA)

(Rhodesia@rhodesia.org)

 

Made into a wall-hanging with no ropes or hoist.

3’ x 6’

William Smith and Gourock

Excellent

Chris Whitehead
(Mesa, AZ, USA)

(Rhodesia@rhodesia.org)

 

Obtained from Pittaway in RSA.

110 x 170 cm

Bag and Flag

(Durban, South Africa)

Excellent

Bruce Berry
(Johannesburg, South Africa)

(bruce@dbsa.org)

Purchased from manufacturer in 1994.

110 x 170 cm

Bag and Flag

(Durban, South Africa)

Excellent

Richard Allport

(Bellingwolde, Netherlands)

(rhodesia@tiscali.nl)

Purchased from manufacturer.

110 x 170 cm

Bag and Flag

(Durban, South Africa)

Excellent

Richard Allport

(Bellingwolde, Netherlands)

(rhodesia@tiscali.nl)

Purchased from manufacturer.

Rhodesian Army

(version not stated)

?

?

?

Midlands Museum
(Gweru, Zimbabwe)

No further information provided.

(Account No. NMMZ / 4578)

 


 

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Rhodesian Army Pay Corps

Rhodesia - Army Pay Corps (Whitehead collection)

3’ x 6’

(standard)

William Smith

Good

 Chris Whitehead
(Mesa, AZ, USA)

(Rhodesia@rhodesia.org)

 

Donated by a gentleman who won it on a raffle organised by the Flame Lily Foundation (FLF).


 

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Rhodesian Army Services Corps

 

Rhodesia - Army Services Corps (Whitehead collection)

3’ x 6’

William Smith

Poor (torn)

Richard Allport

(Bellingwolde, Netherlands)

(rhodesia@tiscali.nl)

No information provided.

 

3’ x 6’

William Smith

Poor (frayed and torn)

Bruce Berry
(Johannesburg, South Africa)

(bruce@dbsa,org)

 

Purchased on auction from Alec Kaplan and Sons, militaria dealers in Johannesburg.

 


 

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Rhodesian Corps of Engineers

 

ENGINEER

3’ x 6’

William Smith and Gourock

Excellent

Chris Whitehead
(Mesa, AZ, USA)

(Rhodesia@rhodesia.org)

 

Bought on auction in RSA.

3’ x 6’

William Smith and Gourock

Fair – faded and frayed

Bruce Berry
(Johannesburg, South Africa)

(bruce@dbsa.org)

 

Purchased from Terry Griffiths, one time member of the Engineers who kept the flag after it was replaced with a new one.  Sleeve has KC 18907 marked on it.


 

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Rhodesian First Field Artillery Regiment

?

?

?

Midlands Museum

(Gweru, Zimbabwe)

No details on the flag provided.

(Account No. NMMZ / 1295)

 


 

TYPE OF FLAG

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