"The RLI had left a trail of destruction behind them"

Nicknamed 'The Saints' and 'The Incredibles', The 1st Battalion The Rhodesian Light Infantry (RLI) was formed on 1 February 1961.  In its short 19-year existence, this commando airborne unit carved for itself a reputation as one of the world's foremost proponents of counter-insurgency warfare, through internal 'Fireforce' operations and daring pre-emptive strikes.  The RLI was an 'international' regiment, with foreign volunteers from North America, Europe, Australasia and South Africa.