Interview with Tom Chalmers, male, formerly Rhodesian Air Force, with his wife, Jane Chalmers, female. Approved transcript has additional photographic images and press cuttings contributed by Tom Chalmers, now inserted into the document.
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Interview undertaken in Lincolnshire on 26/05/2009 by Annie Berry
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rhodesia; royal rhoodesian air force; rhodesian air force, 7 squadron; rhodesian air force, 5 squadron; economic recession; scotland; immigration; kenya; social status; houses; sir alfred mcalpine; federation of rhodesia and nyasaland; northern rhodesia; british empire; education; salisbury, rhodesia; racial discrimination; kyle dam, rhodesia; agricultural development; irrigation; evolution; congo; whites; hammarskjold, dag hjalmar agne carl (1905-1961); ndola, zambia; violence against the person; rape; conscription; royal air force; international relations (rhodesia-uk); social class; british; decolonization; dictatorship; independence; kenya; tanzania; mau mau; indigenous populations; customs and traditions (african); oppression; cultural development; economic and social development; apartheid; equal opportunity; land ownership; racism; racial segregation; uk; trade unions; nationalism; south africa; mozambique; china; economic sanctions; manufacturing industry; russia; zimbabwe african people’s union (zapu); zimbabwe african national union (zanu); firearms; shona; matabele; terrorism; farming; politics; servants; wages; unilateral declaration of independence (1965); green leader; lusaka, zambia; call ups; aerial bombardment; external operations; frente de libertacao de mocambique (frelimo); edmonds, john; black african peoples; ethnic groups (in rhodesian security forces); interethnic relations; patriotism; loyalty; war dead; psychological trauma; torture; crime reporting; military recruitment (nationalist); abduction; surrender; muzorewa, abel tendekayi (b 1925); spirit mediums; identity; censorship; family; intergroup relations (rhodesian security forces); political corruption; selous scouts; pseudo operations; occupational status (in rhodesian security forces); emigration (from rhodesia); african national congress (anc); paternalism; production; Rhodesian Oral History Project