Published by Ilfracombe. Arthur Stockwell. 1965. Near fine hardback covers in a near fine pictorial dust jacket. Internally fine with black and white plates. Signed and inscribd on the title page by the author "dear Kevin With every good wish and memories of our friendship of a lifetime, All the best ! F E ( Erick ) Lloyd )
Sergeant Frank Eric Lloyd (20 August 1909 – 21 October 1992) was a member of the British South Africa Police in Southern Rhodesia from 1932 to 1955. He is best known as author of Rhodesian Patrol, an autobiographical account of his time in the BSAP.
After travelling to Cape Town, South Africa in 1931 to join the British South Africa Police, he was accepted as a recruit and spent five months training in Salisbury (now Harare), Southern Rhodesia. He spent the early part of his police career on mounted patrol in the Matopo Hills (now Matobo National Park). During the early part of World War II while stationed at Bulawayo he absconded in an attempt to fight in the East African Campaign. He crossed into Northern Rhodesia (now Zambia) at Victoria Falls and at Broken Hill (now Kabwe) stowed away in the army convoy of the 4th Rhodesian Anti Tank Battery who were en route to Kenya. After several days travelling he was discovered and arrested at Mpika and tried back at Salisbury for desertion, receiving a sentence of six weeks with hard labour.
Subsequent to the war, he was stationed at Miami (now Mwami) in West Mashonaland and later at Sipolilo (now Guruve) in Central Mashonaland.
He retired from the BSAP in 1955. His autobiographical account of life in the BSAP, Rhodesian Patrol, was published in 1965.