Dear Members,

This is a reminder of our Annual Luncheon.

Even if you have already booked and paid please still do read below, especially the Dress and Drinks items as well as the  final paragraph.

If you have already booked and paid, (70 of you have done so already,) I am very pleased you will be attending.

If you are still to book and pay, details are as follows:

VENUE: Cresta Lodge on the Mutare Road shortly before Msasa.

DATE and TIME:  11TH November 2018; 12,00 noon for 12,45pm.

PAYMENT and DEADLINE: $26,00 per head to History Society of Zimbabwe CABS account number 1003139523 by 31stOctober 2018. If any member considers himself or herself unable to attend the luncheon as a result of financial constraints, please do contact me on 0772265884 and I shall endeavour to assist. When payment is effected please will members give their names on the proof of payment. We have received a number of internet payments with no names which we cannot allocate.


DRESS: In order to honour the commemoration of those who died in The Great War and of The Armistice, could I please ask you to dress semi-formally;  gentlemen to wear suit, or jacket and tie, and the ladies just to look beautiful as usual!

SPEAKER:  John McCarthy whose title is: “Lest we forget-100 years on.”

DRINKS: There will be a cash bar for drinks. Payment by swipe is encouraged by Cresta. Costs of drinks will be at a “zollar” figure although I assume US$ notes will also be gleefully received! We have been warned by Cresta Lodge that it, like most of us, is battling to obtain stocks even of beer and coke. I have arranged for wine to be available on each table.

As part of the commemoration day I have been asked by Rob Anderson on behalf of the Legion to advise that there will be the Annual  Commemoration Day Service at Athol Evans Chapel at 10,00 am on the same day as our luncheon, to which all are invited. Rob advises that special emphasis will be given to the significance of Armistice Day, as will the role of African Troops in the East Africa Campaign. In particular, the role of the 1st Battalion, Rhodesia Native Regiment and the Rhodesia Regiment will be played out during the Service by children from Hellenic Junior School.


With kind regards,





Correspondence only to The National Branch Chairman: Tim Tanser []  


  1. Herewith a note from Nina Bauer for your interest:


“It seems amazing that 60 years have gone by since the damming of Kariba.  I remember 1958 when there was such a lot of rain and we worried about the Coffer Dam. There is a very old film on the internet if you are interested. Go to Kariba Hydroelectric

With kind Regards, Nina”