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Rhodesia & Zimbabwe Military: Categories Proposal

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Date: 26 Oct 2018 [unknown]
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Scope

The military comprises a significant part of our ancestral history and indeed the theme is often a significant part in national histories. This proposal might agitate controversy, but this is a draft, documenting a proposed category mapping of the theme Armed Forces of Zimbabwe and Armed Forces of Rhodesia. We have here a question of how to handle the transition of nations from one name to the next. Zimbabwe has been through a transition from being part of British South Africa, Rhodesia, then Southern Rhodesia, back to Rhodesia and then onto Zimbabwe Rhodesia just to complicate things. The author does not propose highlighting each of these names, but is guided by the passion whether or not users might want to participate in categorisation. That sensitivity is stronger in areas concerning heroes and the war dead, thus Rhodesians will not list their war dead under the Zimbabwe category AND, appropriately, vice versa. Zimbabweans do no want Cecil Rhodes as a hero in their category line up. As categorists we need to be sensitive to this, since it is our objective to draw in people of all political persuasions and encourage accurate categorization. Pertinently, ALL landing level categories terminated with the transition from Rhodesia to Zimbabwe (unlike place - cities, towns, schools).

Parent Category

The Military category is the proposed parent category of Armed Forces of Zimbabwe and Armed Forces of Rhodesia. These themes will also be nested under Regions/Africa/Zimbabwe and Regions/Africa/Rhodesia. We also need to consider Occupations/Police Officers for Rhodesia, Soldiers and Zimbabwe, Soldiers. Please see section on mapping.

Implementation of the Theme

It is proposed that only landing level categories that are populated with profiles should be introduced. Each military category shall be implemented as and when editing or categorization of profiles takes place. The listing below is for general information.

Proposed Deletions

The Category Military, Rhodesia is active and was opened under the parent category Rhodesia. It is proposed that the Military, Rhodesia category be replaced with Rhodesian Armed Forces in due course and that its sub-categories, all of which do not conform to naming standards, be replaced - per the Category Resource section below.

Collaboration

The author seeks the collaborative input of the Categorisation Project, of which he is a member. There is an active Military and War Project, which the author will join and then present this proposal. Categorization Project members may deliberate through its Google Groups facility. Other interested parties may collaborate via the author's Profile - Andrew Field, or on this free-space page.

Notification

Notification of this proposed listing will be done in the Zimbabwe, Military and Rhodesia, Military' Categories thus allowing other users access to the proposal before entering non-conforming military categories.

Category Resource Listing

This listing is work in progress and may still be subject to adjustment. The List below may exclude categories already deployed. The standard acceptable format for military units names categories shall be:

  • [[Category: <proper name>, <name of armed service>]]
    • proper name being the official name of the Military unit to be listed;
    • The name of the armed service is simply that i.e. Rhodesian Army.

These landing categories may be copied and pasted to active profiles as needed. Please ensure that the parent category is copied and pasted into the new category dialogue box.

Parent Category

  • [[Category:Zimbabwe Armed Forces]] is not yet operative.
  • [[Category:Rhodesia Armed Forces]] is not yet operative.

Sub-Parent

  • [[Category:Air Force of Zimbabwe]]
  • [[Category:Zimbabwe National Army]]
  • [[Category:Rhodesian Air Force]]
  • [[Category:Rhodesian Army]]

LandingCategories

Air Force of Zimbabwe

  • [[Category:Air Marshals, Zimbabwe]]
  • [[Category:Air Force HeadQuarters, Air Force of Zimbabwe]]
  • [[Category:Ground Training School, Air Force of Zimbabwe]]
  • [[Category:No 2 (Cobra) Squadron, Air Force of Zimbabwe]]
  • [[Category:No 3 (Falcon) Squadron, Air Force of Zimbabwe]]
  • [[Category:No 4 (Hornet) Squadron, Air Force of Zimbabwe]]
  • [[Category:No 5 (Arrow) Squadron, Air Force of Zimbabwe]]
  • [[Category:No 6 (Tiger) Squadron, Air Force of Zimbabwe]]
  • [[Category:No 7 (Spider) Squadron, Air Force of Zimbabwe]]
  • [[Category:No 8 (Scorpion) Squadron, Air Force of Zimbabwe]]
  • [[Category:Air Force of Zimbabwe, Roll of Honour]]

Rhodesian Air Force

  • [[Category:Air Marshals, Rhodesian Air Force]]
  • [[Category:Air Force HeadQuarters, Rhodesian Air Force]]
  • [[Category:Ground Training School, Rhodesian Air Force]]
  • [[Category:No 1 (Hunter) Squadron, Rhodesian Air Force]]
  • [[Category:No 2 (Vampire) Squadron, Rhodesian Air Force]]
  • [[Category:No 3 (Transport) Squadron, Rhodesian Air Force]]
  • [[Category:No 4 (Utility Transport) Squadron, Rhodesian Air Force]]
  • [[Category:No 5 (Bomber-Reconnaissance) Squadron, Rhodesian Air Force]]
  • [[Category:No 6 (Training) Squadron, Rhodesian Air Force]]
  • [[Category:No 7 (Helicopter) Squadron, Rhodesian Air Force]]
  • [[Category:No 8 (Large Helicopter) Squadron, Rhodesian Air Force]]
  • [[Category:Photo Section, Rhodesian Air Force]]
  • [[Category:Dog Training School, Rhodesian Air Force]]
  • [[Category:Parachute Training School, Rhodesian Air Force]]
  • [[Category:Signals, Rhodesian Air Force]]
  • [[Category:Volunteer Reserve, Rhodesian Air Force]]
  • [[Category:Rhodesian Air Force, Roll of Honour]]

Zimbabwe National Army

  • [[Category:1 Infantry Brigade, Zimbabwe National Army]]
  • [[Category:2 Infantry Brigade, Zimbabwe National Army]]
  • [[Category:3 Infantry Brigade, Zimbabwe National Army]]
  • [[Category:4 Infantry Brigade, Zimbabwe National Army]]
  • [[Category:5 Infantry Brigade, Zimbabwe National Army]]
  • [[Category:Presidential Guard Brigade, Zimbabwe National Army]]
  • [[Category:Mechanised Brigade, Zimbabwe National Army]]
  • [[Category:Artillery Brigade, Zimbabwe National Army]]
  • [[Category:1 Parachute Battalion, Zimbabwe National Army]]
  • [[Category:1 Commando Battalion, Zimbabwe National Army]]
  • [[Category:Special Air Service, Zimbabwe National Army]]
  • [[Category:Mounted Infantry Regiment, Zimbabwe National Army]]
  • [[Category:1 Presidential Guard Battalion, Zimbabwe National Army]]
  • [[Category:2 Presidential Guard Battalion, Zimbabwe National Army]]
  • [[Category:Armoured Regiment, Zimbabwe National Army]]
  • [[Category:1 Mechanised Battalion, Zimbabwe National Army]]
  • [[Category:2 Mechanized Battalion, Zimbabwe National Army]]
  • [[Category:11 Combat Group, Zimbabwe National Army]]
  • [[Category:12 Infantry Battalion, Zimbabwe National Army]]
  • [[Category:13 Reserve Force Battalion, Zimbabwe National Army]]
  • [[Category:21 Combat Group, Zimbabwe National Army]]
  • [[Category:22 Infantry Battalion, Zimbabwe National Army]]
  • [[Category:23 Combat Group, Zimbabwe National Army]]
  • [[Category:31 Combat Group, Zimbabwe National Army]]
  • [[Category:32 Combat Group, Zimbabwe National Army]]
  • [[Category:33 Combat Group, Zimbabwe National Army]]
  • [[Category:41 Combat Group, Zimbabwe National Army]]
  • [[Category:42 Combat Group, Zimbabwe National Army]]
  • [[Category:43 Infantry Battalion, Zimbabwe National Army]]
  • [[Category:51 Infantry Battalion, Zimbabwe National Army]]
  • [[Category:52 Infantry Battalion, Zimbabwe National Army]]
  • [[Category:53 Infantry Battalion, Zimbabwe National Army]]
  • [[Category:1 Field Regiment, Zimbabwe National Army]]
  • [[Category:2 Field Regiment, Zimbabwe National Army]]
  • [[Category:1 Air Defence Artillery Regiment, Zimbabwe National Army]]
  • [[Category:1 Engineer Regiment, Zimbabwe National Army]]
  • [[Category:2 Engineer Regiment, Zimbabwe National Army]]
  • [[Category:Engineering Construction Regiment, Zimbabwe National Army]]
  • [[Category:National Demining Squadron, Zimbabwe National Army]]
  • [[Category:Zimbabwe Military Academy, Zimbabwe National Army]]
  • [[Category:Zimbabwe School of Infantry, Zimbabwe National Army]]
  • [[Category:School of Artillery, Zimbabwe National Army]]
  • [[Category:Zimbabwe School of Military Engineering, Zimbabwe National Army]]
  • [[Category:School of Signals, Zimbabwe National Army]]
  • [[Category:School of Military Intelligence, Zimbabwe National Army]]
  • [[Category:Military School of Music, Zimbabwe National Army]]
  • [[Category:School of Military Police, Zimbabwe National Army]]
  • [[Category:School of Logistics, Zimbabwe National Army]]
  • [[Category:Zimbabwe National Army, Roll of Honour]]

Rhodesian Army

  • [[Category:1 (Rhodesian) Special Air Service Regiment, Rhodesian Army]]
  • [[Category:1 Air Supply Platoon, Rhodesian Army]]
  • [[Category:1 Psychological Operations Unit, Rhodesian Army]]
  • [[Category:Army Headquarters, Rhodesian Army]]
  • [[Category:Corps of Military Engineering, Rhodesian Army]]
  • [[Category:Corps of Military Police, Rhodesian Army]]
  • [[Category:Corps of Signals, Rhodesian Army]]
  • [[Category:Grey's Scouts, Rhodesian Army]]
  • [[Category:Headquarters 1 Brigade, Rhodesian Army]]
  • [[Category:Headquarters 2 Brigade, Rhodesian Army]]
  • [[Category:Headquarters 3 Brigade, Rhodesian Army]]
  • [[Category:Headquarters 4 Brigade, Rhodesian Army]]
  • [[Category:Headquarters Midlands District, Rhodesian Army]]
  • [[Category:Headquarters Salisbury District, Rhodesian Army]]
  • [[Category:Headquarters Special Forces, Rhodesian Army]]
  • [[Category:Maintenance Companies, Rhodesian Army]]
  • [[Category:Medical Corps, Rhodesian Army]]
  • [[Category:Ordnance and Supplies Corps, Rhodesian Army]]
  • [[Category:Pay Corps, Rhodesian Army]]
  • [[Category:Rhodesia Regiment, Rhodesian Army]]
  • [[Category:Rhodesian African Rifles, Rhodesian Army]]
  • [[Category:Rhodesian Armoured Car Regiment, Rhodesian Army]]
  • [[Category:Rhodesia Education Corps, Rhodesian Army]]
  • [[Category:Rhodesian Artillery, Rhodesian Army]]
  • [[Category:Rhodesian Corps of Chaplains, Rhodesian Army]]
  • [[Category:Rhodesian Defence Regiment, Rhodesian Army]]
  • [[Category:Rhodesian Intelligence Corps, Rhodesian Army]]
  • [[Category:School of Infantry, Rhodesian Army]]
  • [[Category:Selous Scouts, Rhodesian Army]]
  • [[Category:Services Corps, Rhodesian Army]]
  • [[Category:Workshops, Rhodesian Army]]
  • [[Category:Rhodesian Army, Roll of Honour]]

Mapping

The Zimbabwe Orientation

  • Military
    • Zimbabwe, Armed Forces
        • Zimbabwe, National Army
          • Generals, Zimbabwe National Army
          • Units A
          • ...
          • ...
          • Units Z
          • Zimbabwe, Army, Roll of Honour
        • Zimbabwe, Air Force
          • Air Marshalls, Air Force of Zimbabwe
          • Squadrons A
          • ...
          • ...
          • Squadrons Z
          • Zimbabwe, Air Force, Roll of Honour
        • ...
      • ...
    • ...
  • ...
  • Regions
    • Africa
      • Zimbabwe
        • Zimbabwe, Military
          • Zimbabwe National Army, Zimbabwe
            • Generals, Zimbabwe National Army
            • Units A
            • ...
            • ...
            • Units Z
            • Zimbabwe National Army, Roll of Honour
          • Air Force of Zimbabwe, Zimbabwe
            • Air Marshalls, Zimbabwe Air Force
            • Squadrons A
            • ...
            • ...
            • Squadrons Z
            • Zimbabwe, Air Force, Roll of Honour
          • ...
        • ...
      • ...
    • ...

The Rhodesian Orientation

  • Military
    • Armed Forces of Rhodesia
        • Rhodesian Army, Rhodesia
          • Generals, Rhodesian Army
          • Units A
          • ...
          • ...
          • Units Z
          • Rhodesian Army, Roll of Honour
        • Rhodesian Air Force, Rhodesia
          • Air Marshalls, Rhodesian Air Force
          • Squadrons A
          • ...
          • ...
          • Squadrons Z
          • Rhodesian Air Force, Roll of Honour
        • ...
      • ...
    • ...
  • ...
  • Regions
    • Africa
      • Rhodesia
        • Armed Force of Rhodesia
          • Rhodesian Army, Rhodesia
            • Generals, Rhodesian Army
            • Units A
            • ...
            • ...
            • Units Z
            • Rhodesian Army, Roll of Honour
          • Rhodesian Air Force
            • Air Marshalls, Rhodesian Air Force
            • Squadrons A
            • ...
            • ...
            • Squadrons Z
            • Rhodesian Air Force, Roll of Honour
          • ...
        • ...
      • ...
    • ...
  • ...
  • Occupations
    • Military Occupations
      • Zimbabwe, Soldiers
        • Zimbabwe National Army, Zimbabwe
      • ...
    • ...
  • ...
  • Occupations
    • Military Occupations
      • Rhodesia, Soldiers
        • Rhodesian Army, Rhodesia
      • ...
    • ...
  • ...




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