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The Northern Rhodesia Regiment (NRR) was a multi-battalion British colonial regiment raised from the protectorate of Northern Rhodesia. It was formed in 1933 from elements of the Northern Rhodesia Police, which had been formed during Company rule in 1912.[1] Made up of black rank-and-filers and white officers, its motto was "Different in Race, Equal in Fidelity".[2]

The NRR fought in World War II in Somaliland, Madagascar, the Middle East and Burma.[2] Between 1953 and 1963, during the Federation with Southern Rhodesia and Nyasaland, it made up part of the Federal armed forces. On Northern Rhodesia's independence as Zambia in 1964, the NRR was renamed the Zambia Regiment and integrated into the new Zambian Defence Force.[3]

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  1. Brelsford, W V (1990) [1954]. The Story of the Northern Rhodesia Regiment. Johannesburg: Galago. pp. vii–viii. ISBN 9780946995837. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 Jackson, Ashley (2006). The British Empire and the Second World War (First ed.). London & New York: Continuum International Publishing Group. pp. 232–235. ISBN 978-0-8264-4049-5. 
  3. Abbott, Peter; Botham, Philip (1986). Modern African Wars: Rhodesia, 1965–80. Oxford: Osprey Publishing. p. 45. ISBN 978-0-85045-728-5. 

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