Operational Areas

As the war became more than an isolated struggle in border areas, it would rapidly become clear that the most efficient way of policing Rhodesia - and to aid the sharing of intelligence on current and future guerrilla activity - was to divide Rhodesia up into distinct operational areas. With the war's escalation, and guerrilla activity even commencing in urban areas, it became apparent that the whole country would need to be divided. 

following the link leads to further information on each area - location, purpose, date implemented, engagements/ activities of note.

Grapple  Midlands           Hurricane  North East Border          Ranger  North West Border           Repulse South East Border       Salops Salisbury and District            Splinter - Kariba            Tangent  Matabeleland           Thrasher Eastern Border,

 

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