PRISON SERVICES OF RHODESIA

History, Uniforms, Medals & Insignia

Heads of Service

Please note that some dates below are not exact dates of service, they are dates found in references indicating a year or years in which the person was know to hold their respective rank

Rank: Name: In Service:
Director Frank Leslie Patch, I.C.D., O.L.M., P.S.C. Appointed Director in 1968 in Rhodesia Notice No. 844 of 1968 – still Director in 1980 (Was signing documents ‘For Director’ in 1967 so may have been acting as Dep. Dir. before that position officially came into use).
Director Hendrik Stephanus Bezuidenhout, I.C.D. Appointed Director with effect from 29 August 1965 in Rhodesia Notice No, 1284 of 1965 and again from 1st March 1966 in Rhodesia Notice No. 480 of 1966. Served till pre 1971 (Was noted as a Former Member when awarded his Long Service Medal 19.11.1971.
Director David Philips Appointed Director with effect from 1st December 1963 in Southern Rhodesia Notice No. 238 of 1964.
Director RPS
                Director David Cameron
David Cameron
Director of Federal Prison Service 1954-1963, was still serving in 1965.
 
Deputy Director Alexander McGregor Hall Was Deputy Director when awarded his Long Service Medal 21.03.1980.
Deputy Director Bottomley
Edward (Ted) Bottomley, P.M.S.
Appointed Deputy Director with effect from 11th December 1972 in Rhodesia Notice No. 1821 of 1972. Believed to have still been Deputy Director in 1975.
Deputy Director RPS
                Deputy Director Reyneke
Jacubus Carel C. (Chris) Reyneke, P.S.C.
Appointed Deputy Director with effect from 1st March 1970 in Rhodesia Notice No. 610 of 1970.
Deputy Director David Philips Was in service 1960 - 1962, Appointed Acting Director with effect from 1st April 1963 during the absence on leave of David Charles Cameron in Federal Notice No. 301 of 1963.
 
Assistant Director Harry Sheridan Duncan Appointed Assistant Director with effect from 1st March 1973 in Rhodesia Notice No. 350 of 1973.
Assistant Director Edward (Ted) Bottomley, P.M.S. Appointed Deputy Director with effect from 1st December 1971 in Rhodesia Notice No. 1862 of 1970.
Assistant Director

F.C. Rae Noted as Assistant Director of Prisons, Rhodesia and Nyasaland Prison Services 1931 - 1962 on a presentation clock noted for sale in 2015.
No Assistant Director between 1962 and 1971?    
 
Chaplain-General Bill Clarke (CofE) Noted as Senior Chaplain in Rhodesia Notice No. 844 of 1968, still serving in 1971.
Area Chaplain Henry Joseph Swift, P.M.S., M.B.E. Noted as Chaplain Grade I, in Rhodesia Notice No. 844 of 1968, still serving in 1971.
Chaplain (Bulawayo) RPS
                Chaplain Squair
826 H. Squair
 
  Rudolph Jacobus van Niekerk Noted as Chaplain Grade I with effect from 1st March 1970 in Rhodesia Notice No. 609 of 1970.
  Terence John Spong Noted as Chaplain Grade I with effect from 1st November 1970 in Rhodesia Notice No. 1757 of 1970.
  Father Nyahwa (CofE) 1971.

Padre Waugh (Free Church)

  Father Ribeiro (CofE)  

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