Rhodesian Services Association Incorporated

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Breaking News!

We are happy to announce that from the 1st May 2018, we will be renting unit 10, 14 Portside Drive, Mount Maunganui, New Zealand, in order to house our museum collection and CQ Store. It will become our administration hub and focal point for socialising and for Remembrance Day gatherings.

Click on this link [What We Need] to see a list of items we need in order to furnish and run the museum.

Watch this space for opening hours and contact details.

This is the Rhodesian Services Association Incorporated website, it is being updated and modified as an ongoing process. In addition various domain names for the Rhodesia Regiment also point to this address.

The Rhodesian Services Association Incorporated is an Incorporated Society as well as a Registered Charity under the New Zealand Charities Act 2005. Our registration number is CC25203.  Our details and certificate can be viewed on the Charities Commission website www.charities.govt.nz as well as on the Societies Register www.societies.govt.nz

The purpose of the Association is to provide benefit and education to the community by:

  1. Maintaining, protecting and adding to the collection of memorabilia and artifacts of Rhodesian interest and origin ("the Museum Collection");
  2. Maintain and increase the number of public displays of the Museum Collection;
  3. To assist anyone with an interest in the history of Rhodesia who may wish to study or research it;
  4. Promote attendance to ANZAC Day parades (25th April) throughout New Zealand, Australia and the Pacific;
  5. Promote world wide observation and attendance to Remembrance Day parades (11th November);
  6. Attend to wreath laying at the ANZAC Day parade at Hobsonville Returned Services Association Inc.  each year;
  7. Maintain and promote fellowship between the RhSA Inc. and the Hobsonville Returned Services Association Inc. and the 6th Battalion (Hauraki) Regimental Association Inc.;
  8. Organise the annual gathering known as The RV.;
  9. To do anything necessary or helpful to the above purposes.

Our full rules document is PDF file here RhSARules.pdf

We are based in New Zealand and have members throughout the world.  Membership is not restricted to ex services personnel. We welcome anyone who has Rhodesian connection or interest. Subscription is NZ$15 per annum due 1st October each year. To apply please email the Secretary at thesecretary@rhodesianservices.org

Current financial membership 225; Newsletter subscription - over 2,000 worldwide. Please email the Association Secretary on thesecretary@rhodesianservices.org for payment details

We have a group on Facebook at

Postal address for communication:
The Secretary, PO Box 13003, Tauranga 3141, New Zealand

The Rhodesian Services Association Inc was formed in New Zealand from a basis of people who served, or whose family served, in forces loyal to Rhodesia.  The aims are to retain record of our history; remember the fallen; honor the brave and to offer moral support and help to former comrades and their families.  The Association provides a focal point for those wishing to make contact with others from all branches of the forces, as well as the nurses, whose contribution has gone largely unrecognized. 

At the inaugural AGM in October 2003 a committee was elected.  The name Rhodesian Services Association and symbol of the Lion & Tusk was adopted signifying the representation of all arms of the forces through out the history of Rhodesia.


You can help keep the Green & White flying by making a donation to the Rhodesian Services Association. Below is a picture of our 'Collection Hat'* - click on it and if you are registered with PayPal the process will be immediate. If you are not a PayPal member you will be given instruction on how to make a credit card payment via PayPal.

In New Zealand we are registered with the Inland Revenue as an approved donee organisation and we can receive donations vis the Payroll Giving scheme refer to www.payrollgivinginfo.org.nz for more information.

Thank you - every bit helps.

*This 'Collection Hat' is a typical 1940's - 1950's period slouch hat as used by the Rhodesian Army. We have modified this one to collect donations at our various functions.