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The new website was launched on March 13, 2011.   I would appreciate anyone pointing out any errors or omissions.  Please email me with corrections & suggestions.


NOTE:July 7, 2020:  Since November of last year, I have been remiss at updating the website.  I am trying to remedy that and include everything that has happened since then.
 


WHAT'S NEW (Date posted in parenthesis
July 7, 2020: Finally, some happy news!.  Please welcome our newest members, George & Ruth Scott.  The Current Members Page has been updated.
June 16, 2020: Yet more sad news received from Nigel Reid of the passing og Buff Jonker on June 13, 2020.
June 10, 2020:  More sad news received from Dan Schoonraad of the passing of Alan Gregory on June 9, 2020.
May 7, 2020:  Received the sad news via Andre Guernier of the passing of Bill Loxton on April 12, 2020.
April 20, 2020:  More sad news received from Leo Fincham that Fay Burrett, Roy's wife, passed away on April 18, 2020. The news came via Hazel Roskelly, Roy and Fay's daughter.
April 5, 2020:  Received the sad news from Kevin Milne that  his wife, Minta, passed away April 4, 2020.  They celebrated their 54th wedding anniversary in February.  Kevin and daughter, Jen, saw her just after her passing and she was at peace.  Minta is survived by Kevin, her two incredible daughters Debbie and Jen, as well as 5 fantastic grandchildren and we all adored her.
November 23, 2019:  It with great sadness that I have to announce the passing of Geoff Hall.  The following email was received from Lindsay & Stu Baisley:

"It is with great sadness and regret that I have to inform you that Geoff Hall has just passed away this evening after a long struggle, but bravely born at his age of 91 years. He is now at peace. 
Arthur could I ask you to please pass this on to the ex customs net.
Many thanks 
Lindsay and Stu Baisley.

I am sure that all our ex colleagues join me in extending sincere condolences to Lindsay, Stu and all the family.
The We Remember and Roll of Honour Pages have been updated.
November 18, 2019:  Happier news!  We welcome Russell Perkins to our membership. The Current Members Page has been updated.  Please also note the place of residence for Felix Clarke.
November 10, 2019:  Yet more sad news rceived from Gordon Dempster that is brother Alex Dempster passed away in Inverness, Scotland on November 9, 2019.  The We Remember and Roll of Honour Pages have been updated.
September 22, 2019:  More sad news received from Fay Jack that Heather Ginsburgh (nee Blake) passed away September 21 after a short illness with cancer.  The We Remember and Roll of Honour Pages have been updated. 
September 11, 2019:  Sad to announce the passing of Pauline Barbara Beaton (wife of Don Beaton) on June 14, 2019 following a short illness.  Sincere condolences to Don and family.  The We Remember Page has been updated.
August 26, 2019 - Received the very sad news that Liz Barnett Bale passed away in the UK from cancer.  Liz had been struggling with various health issues for some time.  Our sincere condolences to Don and family.  The We Remember and Roll of Honour pages have been updated.
April 11, 2019:  More sad news.  Tony Fletcher passed away April 6, 2019.  Information was received from his niece, Mandi Cooper via Ray Scott.  Sincere condolences to Mandi and family.  Mandy has advised that the funeral will be at 11:30 am on May 1st at:
At Eltham Crematorium
Crown Woods way
London
SE9 2AZ.
The family are asking for no flowers, however a donations will be very much appreciated.
All Donations will be sent to Queen Elizabeth Hospital, dyalisis Unit, who looked after Tony for a number of yours.
The We Remember and Roll of Honour Pages have been updated.
April 4, 2019:  Very sorry to have to pass on the news that Margaret Ball, wife of Tony, passed away on Sat. March 30, 2019.  The We Remember Page has been updated.  Condolences to Tony from the entire exCUSTOMSnet family.

March 11, 2019: I received the following sad news via an email from Roger Cain:

“I regret to advise that John Greenway passed away on Feb 26 as the result of injuries sustained from a cycling accident. “

Sincere condolences to Marijke and family. The We Remember and Roll of Honour Pages have been updated.  I would appeciate receiving a picture for our "We Remember" photo album.

March 10, 2019:  Gordon Dempster posted the following sad note on the Customs Facebook Page:
"
It is with sadness that I advise that Val Dempster (nee Dodd) passed away last night."  The We Remember and Roll of Honour Pages have been updated.  Condolences to the family from the entire exCUSTOMSnet family,. I would appeciate receiving a picture for our "We Remember" photo album.

December 16, 2018:  Please see the "Special Words to Live by" sent in by Derek Brent.
November 29, 2018: I have to pass on the very sad news that Mike (Muk) Micklesfield passed away November 29, 2018.  I don't have any details or funeral arrangements.  If anyone can provide these, I would appreciate it. The We Remember Page has been updated.
November 29, 2018:  Please welcome our newest member, Roger Cain. The Current Members Page has been updated.
November 18, 2018: Welcome to Ken Edwards, our newest member.  The Current Members Page has been updated.
November 16, 2018 : A link to an interesting article John Glynn penned for the New Zealand BSAP Association has been added to the Anecdote Page.
November 15, 2018: Welcome to our newest members, Heather (nee Blake) & Ray Ginsburgh.
The Current Members Pagehas been updated.                                                                                                      
October 9, 2018: We are happy to welcome several new members:
Colin & Pam White
Gus Lawson
Barry Johnstone-Robertson (an exCUSTOMSkid) son of Robbie
Norman & Jeanette Fullwood
David Van Der Merwe
The Current Members Page has been updated.
                                                                                                                                                                                
September 27 2018: 3 sets of bad news received as follows:
1.  I heard from Herman Hanhart that his brother Adrian's wife, Ann (nee Springall and also ex Customs) passed away on September 17 2018.
2.  Ed Wainer let me know that his wife, Kath, passed away on September 15, 2018.
3.  Ian Davidson let me know that Ian (Tubby) Gray passed away on September 25, 2018.
Sincere condolences to all from the exCUSTOMSnet family.                                                                    
May 6,2018: Yet more sad news received from Chico Little and Chris Maidwell that Ian 'Mouldy' Moulder passed away May 4, 2018 in Underberg, KZN, after a battle with a heart ailment.    The We Remember Page has been updated.                                            
May 5, 2018: Received the sad news for Andre Guernier that Dave Collis passed away in Brisbane, Australia on May 4, 2018 after a short illness.  He was just 6 months from his 80th birthday.  Our sincere condolences to Trish (his wife of 57 years) and to their children, Geoff & Cindy.  The We Remember Page has been updated.  Here is a copy of the email I received from Andre:

Hi Arthur,

Received the sad news, below, that my great friend Dave Collis passed away peacefully yesterday morning (4 May 2018), in Brisbane Australia, following a short illness.  He was just six months short of his 80th birthday.

Dave joined Customs in early 1956 and started work at the Bulawayo Office under the then Collector Bla Lovemore which is where I first met Dave.  As young guys Dave, Harry Bowler, Dave Sanders and myself spent much of our spare time exploring the Matopos and the surrounding countryside.  This was followed by two together at Beitbridge cementing our relationship even further.  Dave became a lifelong friend for me and will be dearly missed.

My condolences go to Trish, his wife of 57 years, and to Geoff and Cindy, their two children , and to their respective families.

Arthur, please could you forward this message to the rest of the Customs family.  Also, advise those who may wish to attend, that there will be a funeral service at the Great Northern Crematorium in Deception Bay, Brisbane, at 10 am on Thursday 10 May 2018.

I will be putting together a short message about Dave and his life in Customs and later together with a couple of photos for the “We Remember” section of the excustomsnet.

Kind regards,

Andre                                                                                                                                                     
Some uplifting news for a change.  I heard from Lindsay & Stu Baisley that Geoff Hall celebrates his 90th Birthday today (May 1st).  I am told that Geoff is "Still healthy well and happy, going for his century".  This is great news and I'm sure everyone joins me in offering our heartiest Congratulations.                 (May 1, 2018)
Received the sad news from Doug Jolliffe via Facebook that Denise Jolliffe passed away March 27, 2018.  The message from Doug reads as follows:

"My heartfelt thanks for all the kind messages of support for Denise.
She lost the fight, at home, on 27th March and we had her funeral yesterday.
Our girls arrived a few days before so we were all together to say our goodbyes."

Sincere condolences from the entire exCUSTOMSnet family.  The We Remember Page has been updated.    (March 30, 2018)
Sad news received via Tony Ball that Iain Bewhay passed away October 27th, 2017
Welcome to our newest member, Neil Stanton, who lives in Perth, Australia.  The Current Members Page has been updated.   (August 4, 2017)
Received the sad news from Sonya Smith on July 312st that Ivan Smith passed away on June 16th.  He has alzheimers for some years.  The We Remember Page has been updated.  See also the tributes from Andre Guernier and John Glynn in the We Remember Part 2 Page.
Fay Jack gave me the sad news today that Sheena Fincham passed away Friday July 21st.  The entire exCUSTOMSnet family extends sincere condolences to Leo and family.  The We Remember Page has been updated.                                                                                   (July 24, 2017)
I heard the sad news on July 9th from Dan Schoonraad that Don Cowie passed away on July 5, 2017.  Our condolences to Kath from the exCUSTOMSnet family.  The We Remember Page has been updated.                                                                                                                           (July 24, 2017)
Coranne Roper (wife of Pat) is in need of your prayers.  She is scheduled for brain surgery on Tuesday to remove what we hope is a benign tumor.  Coranne is in hospital and unable to walk unaided. 

They were in Venice recently and Coranne began to experience imbalance and had some falls.

To help keep her spirits up, you can send a message via Pat (let me know if you need contact information).                                             March 30, 2017
Received the sad news that Wendy Noble, wife of Chris, passed away around December 11th.  Sincere condolences to Chris from the exCUSTOMSnet family.  The We Remember Page has been updated.                                                                  (December 17, 2016)
Still more sad news.  We regret to announce the passing of one of our exCUSTOMSnet members, Alan Venables, on October 29th.  Gibby advises as follows:
"The service is at 2 followed by tea and stickies at 3 at the Rosetta Municipal Hall and then logs.at 4. Logs we byo booze and meat we light a fire and braai at the Rosetta Dam".    
I am sure the entire exCUSTOMSnet family join me in sending sincere condolences to Wendy and the family.  The We Remember and Roll of HonourPages have been updated.                                                                                                  (November 2, 2016)
More sad news received from John Glynn that Ian Douglas Edwards (Federal Customs) passed away in Scotland at age 78.  The exCUSTOMSnet family send condolences to his family.   The We Remember and Roll of Honour pages have been updated)                                                                                                                                                   (October 13,2016)
Received the sad news from Ken Swinton that John Moise passed away in England on July 23, 2016.  We send sincere condolences from the entire exCUSTOMSnet family to his sons, Luke & Steve.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      (September 25, 2016)
Received this from Gavin Brent (an exCUSTOMSkid) to honor his parents, Derek & Ada Brent, on their 50th Wedding Anniversary on August 20th.  Additionally, you can view this on Facebook here  or here.  Congratulations to Derek & Ada!!  Thank you Gavin for sharing this.

"On the 20th August 2016, Derek and Ada (Dad and Mom) celebrate their 50th Wedding Anniversary. I am sure you will join our family in congratulating them on this monumental achievement! This is truly an incredible legacy and has made an incalculable deposit in our lives as children and that of our own children (grandchildren to Derek and Ada). Words fail us at this point to describe the extraordinary impact they have made in our lives and I am sure in the lives of many friends and families out there. As we pause to honour an amazing couple and a remarkable marriage, wherever you are in the world...will you raise a glass as we salute Derek and Ada (Dad and Mom) on this auspicious occasion."                                                                                                                                                                                                    (August 19, 2016)

Sad news received from Wade McCallum and Leo Fincham that Wade's Mother, Doris (Mrs Mac) McCallum, ex Bulawayo Registry, passed away May 20th at age 91.  Sincere condolences to the family from the exCUSTOMSnet family.  The We Remember Page the Roll of Honour Page and the We Remember Part 2 page  has been updated.                                                                                                                                              (May 21, 2016)
I received the sad news from Neil Harper that Litty price (Felicity Clegg) passed away on December 24th.  The exCUSTOMSnet sends sincere conolences to Don.  I will provide funeral arrangements if I receive them.   The We Remember Page has been updated.                                 (December 28, 2015)
I just got the sad news from Don Cowie that Dudley Nicholas passed away in the early hours of Tuesday morning following a battle with throat cancer. The exCUSTOMSnet family extend our sincere condolences to Carol and sons, Don & Darren, and their families.  The We Remember Page has been updated.                                                                                                                                                                                                         (December 3, 2015)

The funeral for the Late HENRY THOMAS. BOWLER Beloved Husband of Pat, Father of Keith, Sean and Roy , Grandfather of Callyn and Courtney and only brother of Chrstine

Will take place

at 4.30pm on Thursday 26th November at  Golders Green Crematorium, Hoop Lane, Golders Green, London NW11 7NL. The service will start promptly at 4.30pm so please come early. It will finish at 5pm and be followed by tea at Micah and Claire’s house, 6 Beech Drive, London, N2 9NY.

No flowers please. If you’d like to make a donation, please consider North London Hospice whose care these last few weeks has been magnificent – click here or send cheques made payable to “North London Hospice” to Fundraising Department, North London Hospice, 47 Woodside Avenue London N12 8TT.
A tribute by Andre Guernier to Harry Bowler, with pictures, has been added to the We Remember Part 2 Page.                              (November 13, 2015)
I just received the sad news, via Jean McClennan John Austin & Andre Guernier, that Harry Bowler passed away peacefully at the North London Hospice on 11/13/2015 following long term cancer treatment.  The exCUSTOMSnet family sends sincere condolences to Pat, Mooyneen, Christine (Harry's sister) and Keith, Sean & Roy (Harry's sons).  I will advise funeral arrangements when I have them. The We Remember Page has been updated.                   (November 13, 2015)
There will be a memorial service for Dil/Dilly/Dilveen Kalshoven at the Catholic Church in Haenertsburg at 11h00 on Saturday morning, 31st October.                                                                                                                                                                                                                 (Ocober 27, 2015)
I just received the sad news from Leo Fincham that Monica Fikuart, widow of John Fikuart, passed away on 24 February, 2015 in Cape Town. The We Remember Page has been updated.                                                                                                                                            (October 21/2015)
Please see the latest Zimbabwe Pension information on the Pension Information Page.                                                                          (October 19,2015)
More sad news.  I just heard from Brian Kalshoven that Dil/Dilly/Dilveen Kalshoven passed away at 9am on Sunday, October 18th.  The We Remember Page has been updated.  The condolences of the entire exCUSTOMSnet family are with you, Brian.                                                      (October 19, 2015)
I just received the sad news, via Ken Swinton, that Charles Sudlow (Suds) passed away in Cape Town.  I am sure all the exCUSTOMSfamily join me in sending sincere condolences to his wife, Marie.The We Remember Page has been updated.                                                                  (October 2, 2015)
A big welcome to our newest member, Paul Massey.  The Current Members Page has been updated.                                                         (July 13, 2015)
Still more sad news.  I just heard from Janice Edwards that her Mom, Joan Edwards, wife of Peter Edwards, passed away in Howick on June 22nd.  I'm sure all the exCUSTOMSnet family join me in sending sincere condolences to Peter & family. The We Remember Page has been updated          (July 12, 2015)
More sad news. Alan Hastings passed away July 2, 2015.  Sincere condolences from the exCUSTOMSnet to Peggy and family.  The We Remember and Roll of Honour pages have been updated.                                                                                                                                       (July 11, 2015)
Andy Vaughan's funeral will be a Requiem Mass at 2pm, Friday June 12th at St Georges College.  I cannot be there, but my prayers will be with Gael and family.                                                                                                                                                                                                (June 11, 2015)
I also have to pass on the very sad news I received from Gael Vaughan.  Andy passed away at 8:35pm (Zim time) on Sunday, June 7th.  The entire exCUSTOMSnet family send our sincere condollences to Gael and family. The We Remember and Roll of Honour Pages have been updated. (June 8, 2015)
I am saddened to report that Danny Theron passed away on May 7th, 2015 from leukemia.  Our condolences to his wife Patty and his children Jonathan, Russel & Ashley.  Thank you to Chris Annear for passing this on.                                                                                                            (June 8, 2015)
Welcome to our newest members, Andy & Megan Roper.  The Current Members Page has been updated.                                               (March 17, 2015)
Some sad news to report on Andy Vaughan. We received a report that Andy was ill from Alan Smith (some of you might know Alan from C.A.A.then Parry Leon and Hayhoe, then Manica Air Cargo).  John Austin (Aussie) followed up with Gael and and gave the following report:

"ANDY MEDREP

 1.     It seems Andy suffered a temporary speech loss in January. He was referred to Mr GUNNING whom I think is a heart man, and the problem seemed to do with an artery.

2.       Last Thursday (5th Feb), his daughter Alison noticed his speech had deteriorated markedly, becoming very slurred, and he was taken to hospital.

3.       It transpires that Andy had developed (undiagnosed?) lung cancer, of a particularly aggressive nature, and which has/had now also moved into his brain.

4.       He remains in St Anne’s Hospital in a private ward & an allocated private nurse.

5.       It is my understanding remission is neither expected nor likely.

Andy & Gael have two adult children (Richard & Alison) and a granddaughter to Alison. Alison is in Harare still, whereas Richard is in Safari work in Tanzania, I believe. It may be of interest to some that Gael has always been a committed Christian (Catholic) and that she shared with me that Andy too has come to love our Lord. 

Please feel encouraged to pass on any messages, thoughts, prayers, etc to Andy & family by email to Gael directly.  We feel for them all & pray strength and comfort in their journey through this phase".  

I will send contact information to our membership by email.                                                                                                                    (March 11, 2015)
Thank you to Jeff Ker for passing on the sad news of the passing of Rob White on Monday afternoon after a long battle with cancer. The entire exCUSTOMSnet membership sends sincere condolences to Gail.  Funeral will be 11am Sat. Feb 21st St DOMINICS CATHOLIC CHURCH, Cnr: Old Main Rd/Mill Rd, HILLCREST.  The We Remember & Roll of Honour Pages have been updated.                                                                     (February 17, 2015)
Thank you to Quentin (Gibby) Gibson for passing on the sad news that Geoff (Cyril) Crimes, an exCUSTOMSnet member, passed  away in London on February 15, 2011.  The We Remember and Roll of Honour Pages have been updated.                                                                           (February 1, 2015)
I have to pass on the sad news of the passing of Dave Sandell on January 19, 2015.  This was sent to me by John Glynn on Jan 20th but I was unable to pass this on or update the website until we returned from a trip to the Holy Land.  Please join me in sending our sincere condolences to Alison and Heather.  The We Remember Page has been updated.                                                                                                                                     January 30, 2015
Roger Hiscock has let me know that Irene's cremation will be held at noon on Friday December 19th, at the Santa Ana crematorium near Antequera in Spain.                                                                                                                                                                                                       December 16, 2014
More sad news passed on by Dan Schoonraad.  Clive Moore, husband of Gail nee Wheeler - typist in Bulawayo Office in the 1960's, passed away on the 25th November 2014 from a fatal heart attack while visiting South Africa.  The We Remember Page has been updated.                            December 16, 2014
Very sad news to report.  I just heard via Peter Grieve that Irene Hiscock passed away today.  I am sure all our membership will join me in offering our condolences to Roger & family; you are in our thoughts & prayers.  I will post funeral arrangements if and when I know them.  The We Remember Page has been updated                                                                                                                                                                                  December 15, 2014
Welcome to new members, Denise Dale & Peter White.  The Current Members Page has been updated and Denise's name has been added to the Roll of Honour Page.                                                                                                                                                                                 September 11, 2014
Welcome to our newest members, Graham & Melanie Barnes.  The Current Members Page has been updated and Graham's name has been added to the Roll of Honour Page                                                                                                                                                                                (June 9, 2014)
Welcome to 2 new members:
Aidan
"Cuddles" Cuddington ; and
Macky Cilliers

The Current Members Page has been updated.                                                                                                                                        (April 20, 2014)
There will be a private family service for Mike Shaw at 11am on Friday morning, 14th March, and a wake on Friday afternoon.  The local community have the details.  Please see the tributes on the We Remember Part 2 Page.                                                                                                       (March 12, 2014)
Sadly, we also report the passing of Mike Shaw.  The exCUSTOMS net family extends condolences to Niki and family.  The We Remember Page has been updated.                                                                                                                                                                                             (March 11, 2014)
We report with sadness the passing of Jan Hendrickse during August 2013. Our condolences to his family.  The We Remember Page has been updated                                                                                                                                                                                                                 (March 11, 2014) 
We welcome to Brian & Sue Ellis as our newest members.  The Current Members Page has been updated.                                            (January 26, 2014)
Ken Swinton's entry on the Membership Page has been updated.                                                                                                           (January 6, 2014)
Welcome to our newest members:
Sharon Collašo (an exCUSTOMSkid); and
Colin & Gaye Dixon
The Current Members Page has been updated.
Portugal has been added to the list of countries below where our ex-colleagues now reside.                                                                 (December 29,2013)

A tribute by Ian & Marie Davidson to Roger Pettit has been posted to the We Remember Part 2 Page.                                             (November 7, 2013)
I sadly report that Roger Pettit passed away in South Africa on October 22, 2013.  Our condolences and those of the exCUSTOMSnet family go to Di and all of Roger's family.  The Roll of Honour and We Remember Pages have been updated.                                                                              (October 28, 2013)
Update on Mike Shaw from John Glynn (received October 8, 2013):
More good news in that Mike is now home again but immobile and taking an
interest in everything thanks to the great work done by his physician
and the Avenues ICU team.
Thanks to all his supporters for their prayers and good wishes.
(October 13, 2013)
Update on Mike Shaw from John Glynn:
Some good news on the Mike Shaw situation in that he has been taken out of
ICU and is back into a medical ward. He is now lucid and talking again.
Some 12 donors have now been located on the blood issue and although he is
not out of the woods yet there is a definite improvement under the care of
a Professor who has taken over his case and who saw him through his last
throat problem. (October 7, 2013)
An email from Aussie Austin regarding pensions has been posted on the Pension Information Page.                                                       (October 4, 2013)
Update on Mike Shaw:  I  received the email below from Niki yesterday (Sun).  Please note that she is very busy so please rely on this web page for updates. Niki will try to keep me updated and I will post any updates here:

Many thanks for getting in touch and trying to rally the troups. The crucial thing is that you have to be an existing REGISTERED Donor with the ZIM BLOOD TRANSFUSION SERVICE and go there to donate. I have had contact from loads of wonderful people who are “O”NEG but, sadly not registered and unable to help.

Mike has had 4 pints over the last 24 hrs and will probably need some more later today.  This has improved the situation slightly as he is now semi conscious instead of being in a coma and was able to say hello to me today, and I will take any goods news right now, however small.  We estimate that our appeal has produced 15-20 donors with a few more donating tomorrow.  The one good thing for me is that out son Gavin recently returned from Oz to take up residence again in Zim and he is a real brick. Sadly our daughter is in Tasmania and it’s really hard on her being so far away.  Mike has not been in good health for a while and this calamity has not been a surprise – nevertheless it still hits you in the guts.  Can’t thank you enough for all your efforts,

Rgds, Niki

                                                                                                                                                                                                  (September 30, 2013)

URGENT.   HELP NEEDED.  Mike SHAW is seriously ill in ICU in an Avenues Clinic in Harare.  He urgently needs an O Negative blood transfusion and there are no stocks currently available.  If you can help, or know someone who can, please act quickly.  You can do this by emailing Niki Shaw, John Glynn, John Austin or the webmaster by clicking HERE .                               (September 28, 2013)
We regret to advise of the passing on July 30, 2013 of Oscar Collaco, who was with the Department in Beira.  The Roll of Honour and We Remember Pages have been updated.  Our sincere condolences to his daughter, Sharon Collaco, and to all his family.                                                          (August 19, 2013)
The We Remember Part 2 Page has been updated with a contribution from Ed Wainer regarding Brian Whindus                                       (July 20, 2013)
Welcome to our newest member, Gerry Sapucci.  The Current Members Page has been updated                                                               (June 6, 2013)
Welcome to our newest members, Alec & Sharon Shaw.  The Current Members Page has been updated.                                                (April 30, 2013)
It is with great sadness that I have report the passing of David Anthony Varndell on April 16.  The news came from John (Aussie) Austin by way of email.  I have posted this entire email on the We Remember Part 2 Page on this website.  I am sure all of our membership join me in expressing our sincere condolences to Carole, their children, grandchildren  and all his family.  I would appreciate it if anyone who knows details of the service & cremation would let me know by email so I can send it out and post the information here.                                                                                                        (April 16, 2013)
Welcome to our newest member, Rod Venables.  The Current Members Page has been updated.                                                               (April 14, 2013)
Welcome to new members, Ed & Kath Wainer.  The Current Members Page has been updated.                                                                  (April 7, 2013)

ZIMBABWE DIASPORA PENSIONS UPDATE                                                                                                               (March 26, 2013)

Please view the Pensions Information Page to see the latest developments from John (Aussie) Austin.  This consists of emails between Aussie & Eddie Cross of the MDC in Zimbabwe.  On behalf of our membership, I would like to thank Aussie for his tireless efforts in bringing this issue to a satisfactory conclusion.  Aussie still needs your help in the following areas:
1.   Please answer the SITREP if you have not already done so;
2.   Please augment Aussies's efforts by applying pressure politically and via the media as you are able; see the Pensions Page for more information on this.

Welcome to our two newest members, Hilton & Penny Shinn.  The Current Members page has been updated                                                                    (February 25, 2013)
Thanks to Ken Swinton, a link has been added below to the website 'Window on Rhodesia - The Jewel of Africa'   There are some interesting things like a photo gallery & some old recordings from the RBC.                                                                                                                              (January 23, 2013)
Graham "Coolers" Coolican has been added to the We Remember and Roll of Honour Pages.  Thanks to Owen Shaw.                          (January 22, 2013)
Welcome to new members, Jackie & Allan Kinnaird.  The Current Members Page has been updated                                                    (January 19, 2013)
We welcome Laurie Milne into our membership.  The Current Members Page has been updated.                                                           (January 14, 2013)
A big welcome to our 2 newest members:
Rod & Maureen Evans
Sue (Suki) Viljoen - nee Turner
The Current Members Page has been updated                                                                                                                                       (January 6, 2013)





Email address (eDDRESSbook) Book & membership records etc. maintained by John "Aussie" Austin in England.   Many thanks to Aussie for initiating this informal network and for spending a lot of time maintaining & updating records and for keeping the lines of communications open.

Content kindly provided by many members in the network.
 
Website and Members' private photo albums maintained by Arthur Adams in Washington State, USA.  Email the webmaster
1. Email membership finds our former colleagues widely dispersed across the globe, including....
Australia, Belgium, Botswana, Canada, China, Cyprus, England, Hong Kong, Italy, Malawi, Mocambique, New Zealand, Portugal, Scotland, South Africa, Spain, Switzerland, Thailand, USA & Zimbabwe.

2. Email address book (eDDRESSbook) membership is free and gives you access to our various web-based photo albums, also for free. If you would like to join, simply complete the form on the Registration Form  and select "Submit".
 
3. Comments and suggestions are welcome.

Please feel free to use the "GUESTBOOK"  (WEBLOG) to post and view messages and items of interest posted by members.  Suggestions for the website can be placed here as well.  Use the link above or the link to the Guestbook near the top of this page.

GUESTMAP:  Please place a marker on your place of residence on the world map.  Then add a comment.  As you move over the various pins on the map with your curser, you will see the name & comment from the person who lives there.  Click here to access the map, then click on "Hide Welcome Message".  You can get a more accurate positioning by using the zoom feature. Select "List" at the top of the map to see details of all the posings and comments.  You can also use the ZOOM feature when viewing the map to more clearly see the pins when there are several in a small area.  After using the zoom feature, you can drag the map with your curser to make different areas of the map visible.  72 entries on the map as of May 9, 2011.


Links:
 

Window on Rhodesia - the Jewel of Africa

Rhodesia Remembered -  Interesting Old Pictures

Homes in Zimbabwe - Youtube Appeal on behalf of the elderly, destitute & frail in Zimbabwe

You Know You Really Belong Here If ....A little nostalgia (From the RWW website)

Patricia Schonstein - Author - and Former Colleague : Read her books

South African Alliance of British Pensioners

Chas Lotter's "Rhodesian Roll of Honour"

Rhodesian Music Website (Page not currently working)

Bulawayo based Morning Mirror

Rhodesian Currency

Andre Guernier's Blog (Updated July 2012)

The Zimbabwe Independent Newspaper for reliable Zim News

zwnews for independant news on Zimbabwe

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