Remembering Today 22/10/43 Private Moka Machaga DT/4949 King's African Rifles

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  1. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

  2. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

    Regiment’s history dates from 1 January 1902, when these regiments were reorganised and renamed to form the six battalions of the King’s African Rifles, as the instrument of civilised authority and defender of Empire in what were then the colonies of Rhodesia, Nyasaland, Kenya and Uganda. Following the demise of German East Africa in 1918, a further battalion was formed in Tanganyika. From its formation to Independence in the early sixties, the Regiment’s officers and some senior NCOs were primarily seconded from the British Army.
    The Regiment fought with distinction in both World Wars against the armies of Germany, Italy, Vichy France and Japan, gaining the proud battle honours: British Somaliland, Abyssinia, Madagascar and Burma. It then played a leading role in post war operations against the Communists in Malaya and the Mau Mau in Kenya, before the final chapter in the early sixties, when as each nation achieved Independence, the regiment divided, to re-emerge at the heart of their national armies, where our customs and traditions still flourish.

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