Operation Ignition

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Operation Ignition
Part of Rhodesian Bush War
Operation Ignition is located in Botswana
Francistown
Francistown
Operation Ignition (Botswana)
Date18 September 1976
Location
Result

Rhodesian victory

  • ZIPRA safe house in Francistown destroyed.
Belligerents
 Rhodesia Zimbabwe African People's Union flag.svg ZIPRA
Commanders and leaders
Rhodesia Lt. Col. Ronald Reid-Daly Zimbabwe African People's Union flag.svg Unknown
Units involved

Rhodesian Army

unknown
Strength
9 scouts
2 vehicles
unknown
Casualties and losses
none 5 wounded

Operation Ignition was an operation undertaken by the Selous Scouts of the Rhodesian Army on the 18th September 1976 against the forces of the guerrilla group ZIPRA in the capital of Botswana, Francistown.[1]

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Bibliography[edit]

  • Geldenhuys, Preller (2007). Rhodesian Air Force Operations with Air Strike Log. Durban, South Africa: Just Done Productions Publishing (published 13 July 2007). ISBN 978-1-920169-61-9.