The Rhodesian Light Infantry "Trooper" Statue
Standard of the Selous Scouts
Since the Selous Scouts never had traditional Regimental Colours, a "Standard" was designed for the unit by Lt.Col. Reid-Daly, based on the standards used in the past by the Romans. Two Wildebeest tails hung from the tips of a pair of bull's horns, with a boss between the horns of Zebra skin to symbolize the multiracial character of the regiment. The motto "Pamwe Chete" means "Together Only". The standard was laid up in the unit chapel of the SADF's 5 Recce Regt. in Phalaborwa on 10 April 1990.
Badge of the "Crippled Eagles"
The "crippled eagle" badge was designed by Robin Moore to represent the approximately 300 American volunteers who fought alongside the Rhodesians during the bush war, most of them in the RLI. Contrary to the popular conception abroad (and guerrilla propaganda), these men were not mercenaries, but signed up in the Rhodesian Army under the same conditions and at the same rate of pay as Rhodesian regulars. Moore also designed a flag with the badge in the centre. The "crippled eagle' symbolized the American Government's disapproval and abandonment of its nationals in Rhodesia. The rifle represented their contribution to the war effort, and the quill Moore's efforts through his books to promote a fair hearing for the Rhodesian point of view.