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Malaya and Borneo

The Malayan Emergency was declared on 18 June 1948, after three estate managers were murdered in Perak, northern Malaya. The men were murdered by guerrillas of the Malayan Communist Party (MCP), an outgrowth of the anti-Japanese guerrilla movement which had emerged during the Second World War.

Australia's involvement in the Emergency began in 1950 with the arrival of RAAF aircraft and personnel in Singapore. Dakotas from 38 Squadron were deployed on cargo runs, troop movements, and paratroop and leaflet drops in Malaya, while six Lincoln bombers of
1 Squadron provided the backbone of air operations.

By October 1955, when the 2nd Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment (2RAR), arrived in Penang, the outcome of the Emergency was no longer in doubt, although a lengthy "mopping up" stage followed, largely undertaken by Australian troops.

Over the next 20 months, as part of 28 Commonwealth Brigade, 2RAR participated in a variety of operations, mainly in Perak, one of the main areas of communist activity. Their work consisted of extensive patrolling, watching for contacts in the rubber plantations, and mounting a perimeter guard on the New Villages, settlements which the government had established to provide infrastructure and services in outlying areas in the hope of denying the guerrillas access to their support base. Contacts were rare, however, and the battalion had a mixed record, killing two communists in an ambush on 25 June 1956 but losing three of its own troops.

Lasting 13 years, the Malayan Emergency was the longest continuous military commitment in Australia's history. Thirty-nine Australian servicemen were killed in Malaya, although only 15 of these deaths occurred as a result of operations, and 27 were wounded, most of whom were in the army.




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Nothing Short of War - With The Australian Army In Borneo 1962 - 1966

Nothing Short of War - With The Australian Army In Borneo 1962 - 1966

Title: Nothing Short of War - With The Australian Army In Borneo 1962 - 1966 Author: Smith, Neil AM (Lieutenant Colonel) Condition:  Near Mint ...
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Operation Crimp With The Australian Army on the Malay Peninsular 1964-65

Operation Crimp With The Australian Army on the Malay Peninsular 1964-65

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'A' Field Battery - Malayan Episode During The Malayan Emergency 1948 – 1960

'A' Field Battery - Malayan Episode During The Malayan Emergency 1948 – 1960

Title:   'A' Field Battery: Malayan Episode During The Malayan Emergency 1948 – 1960: A Record of 100 'A' Field Battery, Royal Australian Artillery...
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Gunners in Borneo - Artillery During Confrontation 1962 - 1966

Gunners in Borneo - Artillery During Confrontation 1962 - 1966

Title: Gunners in Borneo - Artillery During Confrontation 1962 - 1966 Author: Smith, Alan Condition: Mint Edition: 1st Edition Publication Date:...
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An Inch of Bravery - 3 RAR in the Malayan Emergency 1957-59 (1st Edition)

An Inch of Bravery - 3 RAR in the Malayan Emergency 1957-59 (1st Edition)

Title:   An Inch of Bravery: 3 RAR in the Malayan Emergency 1957 - 59 Author: Bannister, Colin Condition: Very Good Edition:  1st Edition ...
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An Inch of Bravery - 3 RAR in the Malayan Emergency 1957-59 (2nd Edition)

An Inch of Bravery - 3 RAR in the Malayan Emergency 1957-59 (2nd Edition)

Title:   An Inch of Bravery - 3 RAR in the Malayan Emergency 1957 - 59 Author: Bannister, Colin Condition: Very Good Edition:  2nd Edition ...


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Our Secret War - The 4th Battalion RAR - Malaya

Our Secret War - The 4th Battalion RAR - Malaya

Title: Our Secret War - The 4th Battalion The RAR, Defending Malaysia against Indonesian Confrontation, 1965 - 1967 Author: Avery, Brian Condition:...
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Mud Sweat and Tears - An Account of 24 Construction Squadron RAE Borneo Tour of Duty 1965

Mud Sweat and Tears - An Account of 24 Construction Squadron RAE Borneo Tour of Duty 1965

Title: Mud Sweat and Tears - An Account of 24 Construction Squadron, Royal Australian Engineers Borneo Tour of Duty 1965 Author: Doohan, John (Jack)...
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Australia and the Commonwealth in the Malaya Emergency 1948 - 60

Australia and the Commonwealth in the Malaya Emergency 1948 - 60

Title: Australia and the Commonwealth in the Malaya Emergency 1948 - 60 Author: Smith, Neil Condition: Mint Edition: 1st Edition Publication...
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Australia and the Commonwealth in the Malaya Emergency 1948 - 60

Australia and the Commonwealth in the Malaya Emergency 1948 - 60

Title: Australia and the Commonwealth in the Malaya Emergency 1948 - 60 Author: Smith, Neil Condition:  Very Good Edition: 1st Edition ...
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