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  1. Correct, when based at Kariba the mortars were based on the "Peak". The peak comanded an excellent view of the territory across the river. I guess we were a bit of a 'tight knitt' group so I apologise on their behalf for the cold shoulder treatment that you received. We were moved between Kariba and Chirundu each 6 weeks. Kariba was good because of the 'bright lights' and the distractions that go with that but there was just no place like Chirundu - we were the permanant troops - we were in charge of the town and man did we have fun without all the brass to keep an eye on us.
    Some of the guys I recall from 157
    Neil Potter - Gary Black (Blackie) - Kev Landry (LT) - Terry King - Doc Slabbert - Billy Pickett - Larry Shakespear (RIP) can't think of anyone else right now... brain freeze
  2. Must be connected through the old 2 Indep - too many dates, names and recollections.
    What Intake were you and dates at Kariba etc?
    I was 159 and we shipped in during November 77. LT Gary Menzies was our platoon boss with Sgt Joe Amos as his second.
    At the time Major Pete Burford was OC and Capt Dion Kriel was 2 IC
    I was driving a truck towards Chirundu in Jan 78 which was ambushed at Nyakasanga river. My intake 'klaared' out in Dec 78 but I had signed on for 3 years shortly after my ambush so I stayed in Kariba until June 1980 - My last 2 years I was NCO of mortar platoon.
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