May 7, 2018

Survival Course

Survival Course Chris Cocks   ABOUT THE BOOK   War and peace with a difference In the first half of the book Cocks tells of his time fighting in the Rhodesian war as a stick leader in the Police Anti-Terrorist Unit. The fighting is brutal and the young men are callous and hardened. Family life […]
May 7, 2018

Fireforce: One Man’s War in the Rhodesian Light Infantry

Fireforce: One Man’s War in the Rhodesian Light Infantry Chris Cocks   ABOUT THE BOOK   Fireforce is the compelling, brutal but true account of Chris Cocks’s service in 3 Commando, The Rhodesian Light Infantry, during Zimbabwe’s bitter civil war of the 1970s—a war that came to be known almost innocuously as ‘the bush war’. […]
May 7, 2018

Deslocado Redemption

Deslocado Redemption By Michael Lamond     ABOUT THE BOOK Southeast Africa, 1995: the wounds of civil war are still raw, peace is rancorous, reconciliation grudging. It is here, in the steaming Mozambican port city of Beira, a cauldron of venality and intrigue, that Mike, a white Zimbabwean and former soldier, meets Phoebe, a black […]
May 7, 2018

The Cheetah

The Cheetah Chris Cocks (editor)   ABOUT THE PUBLICATION The Cheetah is the regimental association magazine for the Rhodesian Light Infantry (RLI). It was last published in hard-copy format in 1980 at the disbandment of the RLI following the cessation of the bush war in the embryonic republic of Zimbabwe. Prior to this, the magazine, […]
May 7, 2018

Africa’s Commandos: The Rhodesian Light Infantry

Africa’s Commandos: The Rhodesian Light Infantry Mark Adams & Chris Cocks ABOUT THE BOOK Raised on 1 February 1961 the RLI first evolved into a commando unit then became involved in mundane border-control duties in the Zambezi Valley. Later as the bush war intensified the RLI was to evolve into a ruthlessly efficient ‘killing machine’. […]