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Photographs of the King's African Rifles

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MS. 15540

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Photographs and certificate acquired by Captain Thomas Buck during his service in the Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland comprising:
  1. School of Infantry Shooting Team, 1959
  2. School of Land/Air Warfare. No. 40 Ground Liaison Officers Course, 7 January - 6 February 1962
  3. School of Infantry, Gwelo, Tactical Wing. Company Commanders (Regular) Course 1/A/A (4), 27 August to 27 October 1962
  4. 2nd Battalion, The King's African Rifles (Central Africa Rifles). Officers' Mess, October 1963
  5. 2 King's African Rifles regimental property en route from Lusaka to Zomba on the dissolution of the Federation, Dec 1963
  6. Certificate of Loyal Service to the Federal Government presented to Captain T.N. Buck and signed by Roy Welensky, 31 Dec 1963


  • 1959-1963


1 box

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MS. 15540

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 15540


Photographs of the King's African Rifles

Biographical / Historical

Thomas Neville Buck was born in 1931 and educated at the City of London School and the University of Strathclyde. He joined the Army in 1955 and was a member of the 2nd Battalion, King's African Rifles, until 1964. The Battalion was part of the Federal Army of Rhodesia and Nyasaland from 1959 until 1962.

After leaving Africa Buck worked in various personnel and training posts in Germany and the UK, retiring from the Army in 1986 with the rank of Colonel. He subsequently worked as a property manager in London for 13 years. He died in 2018.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by Mrs Shena Buck in 2018.

Related Materials

See also the King's African Rifles Papers (MSS. Afr. s. 1715/1-19).
Photographs of the King's African Rifles
Finding aid prepared by Lucy McCann
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