Rhodesian SAS Combat Manual

The "Rhodesian SAS Combat Manual" is a significant historical look of the small unit tactics employed by the e

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This edition Copyright © 2020 by C.A. Brown All rights reserved. This book or any portion thereof may not be reproduced or used in any manner whatsoever without the express written permission of the publisher except for the use of brief quotations in a book review. Printed in the United States of America First Printing, 2020 ISBN: 9798610200842

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Table of Contents Standard Security Terminology and Abbreviations ........................... 1 Communication ................................................................................................. 3 Antennae .............................................................................................. 5 Communications Brevity Codes ............................................... 7 Rural Operations ............................................................................................. 11 Tracking ............................................................................................... 12 Patrol Bases ........................................................................................ 17 Patrolling ............................................................................................. 20 Encounter Actions ............................................................................ 24 Suggested Layout of a Patrol Base ............................................ 27 Poaching Procedure: Friendly Forces ....................................... 28 Aide Memoire for Patrol Orders ................................................. 29 Debriefing Pro Forma for Patrols .............................................. 31 Tracker Team and Patrol Formations ....................................... 32 Notes ...................................................................................................... 34 Deliberate Attack on a Terrorist Camp .................................... 35 Contact/Incident Report Message ............................................... 38 Principles of Laying Booby Traps .............................................. 39 Booby Trap Pro Forma ................................................................... 40 The Ambushing of Insurgents .................................................................... 41 Area Ambush ..................................................................................... 47 Limited Ambush ............................................................................... 47 Ambush Orders - Aide Memoire ................................................. 48 Movement by Road .......................................................................................... 49 Land/Air Operations........................................................................................ 54 Definitions ........................................................................................... 63 Air Force Roles and Capabilities.................................................. 64 Requirement for and Marking of Drop Zone........................... 65 Helicopter Operations....................................................................... 69 Close Air Support (COIN Operations)......................................... 84 Standard Procedure for Carrying Out Becker Homings .... 89 First Aid.............................................................................................................. 90 Artificial Respiration (Holger Nielson)..................................... 93 Artificial Respiration (Mouth to Mouth)................................... 93 Health and Efficiency in Hot Climates....................................... 94 Treatment of Water............................................................................ 97 Distillation and Collection of Water in Arid Areas by means of a Plastic Sheet ......................................................... 99 iii

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