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The Ministry of Internal Affairs was an administrative organization
whose purpose was to provide guidance and assistance to the tribespeople
throughout Rhodesia. With the advent of the bush war, its role gradually
changed to include para-military activities and armed protection for African
villages. IntAf recruits received military training and became soldiers
out of necessity. The IntAf flag was divided into three equal vertical
sections, red-khaki-red, with the IntAf badge in black in the centre of
the khaki panel. On many of the IntAf flags that survive the central panel
has faded to an almost pure white colour, indicating that this shade was
not a very suitable choice.
Source: Flags and Symbols of Rhodesia, 1890-1980 by R Allport, SAVA Journal 5/96.
Devereaux Cannon, 21 Feb 2002