Indeed. The camera angle makes it look like the R1 is pointed his way, but those lads were so scrupulous about muzzle discipline that I suspect that there's a bit of camera angle involved. Grey's Scouts could be a little more sporty to be around, as their horses didn't always cooperate, so usually carried their gats muzzle skyward when possible. And the lads in Armoured Cars could be a bit risky to be around.
The only AD I saw, which holed the borrowed VW Rabbit I was using, though not while I was in it, came from a .303 Browning MG on a RhAF base where an armourer had failed to clear a gun properly. He let the bolt go forward, with no belt in place but with one round in the feedway, and BANG!. Of course, if there's been a belt in, there would have been a great many bangs, those aircraft guns ran at around 20-25 rounds/second.
The green beanies mark the troopies around the Mog mortar carroer as Rhodesian Light Infantry, reckoned by many, including themselves, to be Rhodesia's Best.
I discovered the struggle for Rhodesia while doing internet research for a paper at command and staff ‘college’. The army struck me as both noble and brave, defending what they must have known was the end of their way of life.
Sad to see what has become of the country they and their ancestors built.