SA PARATROOPERS IN THE RHODESIAN BUSH WAR – First Deployment (Operation CHINAMAN) Sep-Dec 1967 by Genl McGill Alexander

The first SAP company to be sent to Rhodesia at the beginning of Sep 1967, operated under command of the Rhodesian Army, not the Rhodesian BSAP. The SAP had no experience of military operations or of COINOPS. The SAP requested help from SA Army. Eighteen SA Army personnel deployed with the SAP Company to advise and guide them.