Photos Women In Uniform


Gwen Archer of Rhodesia's Women's Services sets off on a convoy to the Inyanga area.

These regular servicewomen were supplementary to almost 1,000 female civilian volunteers who contributed much of their time doing such duties as radio watches, manning operations rooms and driving military vehicles.

The Rhodesian Women's Services were very much a part of a modern and sophisticated army and their initial training was based largely on that provided for women recruits in the British Army.

The two-week course of basic training included a fair deal of square bashing, pistol firing and weapon maintenance, military law and regulations, organisation and, for those who want it, accounting.

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