Ok, this is how you do it. First off, htaccess is a *nix tool, you will not find one on a windows server. In order to do a 301, you will need to put this code on the top of every page you wish to be redirected:
The veil lifts and all becomes clear! Thanks Matt.
Your answer raises another question. The objective is to consolidate the backlinks from one site (.com) into another (.co.uk). Both domains DNS entries point to the same IP address. However G sees them as separate domains, and therefore dilutes the backlinks.
In your expert opinion, is the 301 the best vehicle to achieve this?