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Ex SAS man is secret soldier for Rhodesia regime

The Guardian, August 3 1979

Peter McAleese, the man who took over from the notorious 'Callan' as the leader of British mercenaries in Angola, is now an active member of the Rhodesian army fighting guerrillas of the Patriotic Front. He owes his place on the front lines to his earlier career with the Special Air Services regiment.
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How British SAS provides mercenaries for the world

The Guardian, August 3 1979

Rhodesia was a natural stopping-off point for Peter McAleese. Although he differed from the cowboy image of the Angolan mercenaries and their leader, Mr Costas Georgiou (Callan), he had one solid advantage, the fact that he had once belonged to the British Special Air Service Regiment.
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South Africa uses mercenaries for dirty war inside Angola

The Guardian, January 29 1981
with Jonathan Steele

South Africa's military operations in southern Angola have grown to such an extent that it is now waging a full-scale war far from its own borders.
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British deserter exposes South Africa's killing ground in Angola

The Guardian, January 29 1981

Trevor Edwards was leading his platoon through a patch of scrubland in southern Angola last October, tracking a small group of Swapo guerrillas. Suddenly two children jumped up from behind some bush and began to run.
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Mercenaries in war of words over claims of Ghana plot

The Guardian, March 15 1982

A disgraced British soldier who helped to organise the abortive mercenary expedition to Angola in 1975 said yesterday that he was still trying to mount a similar operation in Ghana, despite having his plans splashed across the News of the World.

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