The Rhodesian Services Association was formed at the inaugural AGM in October 2003 when a committee was elected. The name Rhodesian Services Association and symbol of the Lion & Tusk was adopted signifying the representation of all arms of the forces throughout the history of Rhodesia. The purpose of the Association is to benefit and educate the community. The Association also provides a focal point for those wishing to make contact with others from all branches of the Rhodesian forces and civilians.
On the 1st May 2018 we established The Lion and Tusk – Museum of the Rhodesian Services Association located at Unit 10, 14 Portside Drive, Mount Maunganui, New Zealand which is open to the public and is the focal point for social gatherings and Memorial Day commemorations.
- The Lion and Tusk Museum is a collection of historical, cultural, artistic and scientific information displays, video, photos and writings.
- These depict Rhodesia, and Rhodesians of all races, from the late 19th century until the country’s transition to Zimbabwe in 1980.
- Neither the museum management nor its team of volunteers have political, racial or gender-specific agendas; they unreservedly condemn any scandal-mongering misconceptions to the contrary.