Many Luyia fought for the British during the Second World War as conscripts in the King's African Rifles (KAR).
What does KAR stand for?
KAR stands for King's African Rifles
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- Karnataka (India)
- Kentucky Administrative Regulations
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- Kinematic Ambiguity Resolution
- Kirby Air Ride (game)
- Kansas Agribusiness Retailers Association
- Kansas Agricultural Research Association
- Karazhan (World of Warcraft gaming)
- Kawartha Ancestral Research Association, Inc (Peterborough, Ontario, Canada)
- Kenya Alliance of Resident Associations (est. 1999; Nairobi, Kenya)
- Kingsbridge Armory Redevelopment Alliance (New York)
- Korea Animal Rights Advocates (South Korea)
- Killer Activating Receptor Associated Polypeptide
- Kalamazoo Amateur Radio Club (Kalamazoo, MI)
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He also served on attachment in the UK with the Territorial Army and in East Africa with the King's African Rifles.
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Having served in the King's African Rifles and playing a role in the British operation to quell the Mau Mau insurgency in Kenya during the 1950s, Amin was very much the military man.
Joining the King's African Rifles in 1946, eventually rising to the rank of Lieutenant, one of the country's only two native commissioned officers under British rule.
In 1962 Astles, who had just set up the first Ugandan airline to employ Africans, was close to drowning in the waters of Lake Victoria when the huge captain in the 4th King's African Rifles dived in and saved him.
Robin Medley, 86, served with the King's African Rifles in World War Two, during which he helped liberate Abyssinia, now Ethiopia, from the Italian fascists.
While Uganda was still part of the British Empire, Amin joined the King's African Rifles as a private and ended up training in Stirling.
Tom Hickman was called up in 1958 and served as a second lieutenant with the King's African Rifles in Kenya.