Paying tribute to the legendary "Green Leader" himself, a local Rhodesian company calling itself "Lord Kitchener" made a pretty hilarious novelty t-shirt celebrating Operation Gatling. The mission itself took place on 19 October 1978, in retaliation for savage ZIPRA terror attacks on civilian Air Rhodesia flights. Radioing in to Lusaka in neutral Zambia, Squadron Commander Chris "Green Leader" Dixon, DCD (1943-2011) indicated to the air traffic controller that his Hawker Hunters were enroute to attack the terrorist base at Westlands Farm. Unable to counter, the Zambians meekly obeyed Rhodesian Air Force instructions as the "Green Leader" inflicted thousands of casualties on ZIPRA communist terrorists and their Cuban advisors.
Signing off his address to "Lusaka Tower" in his thick Rhodesian accent with "Roger, thanks, cheers!" - the rest is history.
We have faithfully reproduced this excellent t-shirt as worn by true Rhodies, in remembrance of one of the war's most successful operations.
- Small: 36-38 inch chest, 5'6-5'8 height
- Medium: 38-40 inch chest, 5'9-5'11 height
- Large: 40-42 inch chest, 6'0-6'2 height
- Extra-Large: 42-44 inch chest, 6'1-6'3 height
- Extra Extra-Large: 44-46 inch chest, 6'4+ height
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