World War 2: AFRAF

World War 2


AFRAF was Rhodesia’s first services newspaper. It was conceived aboard a ship returning from Europe during World War II. The newspaper, produced at camp Heaney, was produced for the whole command at Heaney.

The first edition was released on 7th August, 1941 and priced at 3p. The editors, John K. Tither and Alan Brian Chalkley, both had journalistic experience. Within a week of release, the newspaper reached a peak of 2,300 copies.


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