The bad old days…

So I read Unapologeticallymels blog on her experiences growing up with Apartheid and my mind started wondering back to my own youth. Many people think that being white in Apartheid South Africa was a piece of cake, that us white people lived lives of luxury while the rest of the countries population suffered to no … Continue reading The bad old days…

Colonial casualties of the Zulu Uprising

I started my interest in the casualties of the Bambatha Rebellion when looking for the grave of Trooper Knight. Since then I have managed to visit a few more graves. Most of them are in isolated rural areas and they have been terribly neglected over the years. My aim is to try and visit as … Continue reading Colonial casualties of the Zulu Uprising

A long way from home.

It was the morning of the 4th of May, 1978. It was four am and the day had arrived. Skillie, with the rest of the 366 Composite Para Batallion, comprising mostly Citizen force reserve parabat units were in the hanger quietly fitting weapons, equipment and parachutes. They had been away from family and friends for … Continue reading A long way from home.