Welcome to the Assyrian Levies website, my name is Gaby Kiwarkis and I 'm your host.
This is a community website and all are welcome to contribute, I thank those that have so far helped by their contributions and I hope I have done them justice on their pages, some have gone to extraordinary lengths to honour Assyrian Veterans and these I want to mention here;
Our sincere gratitude to; My good friends, the late Squadron Leader Colin Woodward and RAB Khamshi Odisho Moshe, may they rest in Peace.
Also; Wing Commander John Birch, RAB 50 Iskhak Dinkha, Flt Lt John Rishworth and RAF Regiment secretary Wing Commander Martin Hooker and my mate CSM Graeme Deeley.
""Each evening RAB Khamshi [Lieutenant] Beijo Rahana my Assyrian officer came to my tent for a talk and a drink and it was then that we planed the things for the day ahead. Luckily for us the British officers of the Levies, our Assyrians were fine linguists and nearly all of them spoke English.
These Assyrians were direct descendants of those who ‘swept down like a wolf on the fold’ in Biblical times, and bore the old names like Nimrod, Sennacherib and Tiglath-Pileser, natural soldiers having many of the Ghurkha soldiers characteristics, taking great pride in their marksmanship and mountaineering capabilities.
We who commanded them grew to love them dearly and to this day I feel I never had the privilege of leading better men"".
Major General John Dutton Frost CB DSO MC
ANZAC DAY 2012
Order of Rank
RAB Khamshi  = Leader of fifty men
RAB Emma  = Leader of 100 men
RAB Tremma  = Leader of 200 men
RAB Khaila = Army Commander