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Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Ron Reid-Daly

Ron Reid-Daly died this evening at about 19h30. He had been in a coma for three days and died peacefully and without pain. Glenda has been at the house caring for Ron for a week or so. Ron's home address is 60 Dorries Drive, Froggy Pond, Simon's Town, 7975 should you wish to write and offer condolences to the family.
Hi Everyone,

I have the very sad duty to inform you all that our Favourite Uncle passed away a short while ago.
He was at home in Simons Town with Glenda and David, and died peacefully after slipping into a coma on Thursday.
From The Committee and Members of The Selous Scouts Association, our
sincere and heartfelt condolences to Glenda, David and all his family,
friends and many many comrades.
This Great Man will be missed by us all.
I will keep you informed of the funeral arrangements.
Pamwe Chete,
End of Message
ORAFs records its deepest sympathy to the Reid Daily family and also to the members of the Selous Scouts Association
Thanks to the Scouts Association for the sharing this information.
Thanks also to Leon Jacobs, Terry Griffin and Keith Nell.
For the non Rhodesian readers of ORAFs I am including some information on Ron Reid Daly which was taken from Wikipedia.
"Born in South Africa, Reid-Daly entered military service in 1951 and served with the C (Rhodesia) Squadron of the British Special Air Service (SAS) in operations against insurgents in Malaya. Rising to the rank of Regimental Sergeant Major in the Rhodesian Light Infantry, he was later commissioned and achieved the rank of Captain. He retired from the Army in 1973.
In late 1973 he was persuaded by General Peter Walls, then chief of the Rhodesian Army, to return to active duty in order to form the Selous Scouts, an elite special forces unit to combat the growing threat posed by nationalist guerrillas. Drawing on his Malayan experiences, Lieutenant Colonel Reid-Daly built up a skilled and highly professional regiment from scratch. "
Eddy Norris


  1. RIP Lt. Col. Ron Reid-Daly, Rhodesian hero and inspiration to us all.

  2. "At the going down of the sun, and in the morning - WE WILL REMEMBER HIM"
    It is with tears in my eyes that I write that line.
    R.I.P. "Uncle" Ron.
    Yours under the Tin Hat,
    Joe Cole