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Rhodesia and Zimbabwe Military: Categories Proposal

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Date: 26 Oct 2018 [unknown]
Location: Zimbabwemap
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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 Zimbabwe Armed Forces and Rhodesian Armed Forces. 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 country names, but is guided by the passion of whether or not users might want to participate in politically adverse categorisation. That sensitivity is stronger in themes 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 places - cities, towns, schools).

Parent Category

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

Implementation of the Theme

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

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 Zimbabwen Armed Forces and Rhodesian Armed Forces Categories thus allowing other users access to the proposal before entering non-conforming military categories. It would be the author's wish to open both Zimbabwen Armed Forces and Rhodesian Armed Forces to allow this notification and guidance to be highlighted.

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], [country name]]]
    • proper name being the official name of the Military unit to be listed;
    • Country to be the official name of the nation during existence of the unit/theme.

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:Zimbabwen Armed Forces]] is not yet operative.
  • [[Category:Rhodesian Armed Forces]]
  • [[Category:Southern Rhodesia Armed Forces]] is not yet operative.


Sub-Parent

  • [[Category:Air Force of Zimbabwe, Zimbabwe]]
  • [[Category:Zimbabwe National Army, Zimbabwe]]
  • [[Category:Rhodesian Air Force, Rhodesia]] This is in place
  • [[Category:Rhodesian Army, Rhodesia]] This is in place

LandingCategories

Air Force of Zimbabwe

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


Rhodesian Air Force

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


Zimbabwe National Army

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


Rhodesian Army

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

Mapping

The Zimbabwe Orientation

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

The Rhodesian Orientation

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




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