Peter Baxter and Chris Cocks Speaking Tour 2017

Chris Cocks

Chris Cocks‘The lessons of the past have a relevance to the needs of the present.’Charles D. Melson, Chief Historian, USMC

Fresh faced, liberal, anti-war and barely 18 years old, Chris Cocks couldn’t know that in 1976, by sparing his parents the shame of their son deserting, he would become a member of 3 Commando, The Rhodesian Light Infantry, the elite, now world-renowned regiment and expert proponent of the highly developed and deadly military concept: Fire Force. Outnumbered and forced to use antiquated matériel, especially on the part of the air force, this small defence force showed what can be done with ingenuity, creativity and raw courage. From the first shambolic contact in 1966 the Rhodesian’s honed and fine-tuned their tactics to the degree where Robert Mugabe’s ZANLA generals admitted at the 1979 ceasefire that they would not have survived another year in the field against the Rhodesian’s.

Peter Baxter

Peter Baxter