Author: Our Forgotten Wars

Four members of 1 Platoon, A Company, 3rd Batt…

Four members of 1 Platoon, A Company, 3rd Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment (3RAR), about to move off from a secure area after taking a break during a patrol near the Kalimantan-Sarawak border.

ourforgottenwars: U.S. Army combat engineers …

ourforgottenwars:

U.S. Army combat engineers return fire on snipers in the hills around Yongdong, South Korea, as a truck convoy crosses a bridge, July 31, 1950.

Members of the 3rd platoon, ‘A’ Co…

Members of the 3rd platoon, ‘A’ Company, 3rd Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment (3RAR) prepare for transfer by helicopter to HMS Albion and return to Malaya.

Australian soldiers disembark down a gangway f…

Australian soldiers disembark down a gangway from the troop transport HMAS Sydney on its arrival in North Borneo (Sabah). The ship was carrying army units and their equipment to Malaysia under Australia’s increased Defence aid program.

An RAF Westland Whirlwind helicopter on the …

An RAF Westland Whirlwind helicopter on the helipad at the company base at Gumbang occupied by A Company, 4th Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment (4RAR) between April and September 1966.

A Sabre aircraft of 77 Squadron RAAF under rou…

A Sabre aircraft of 77 Squadron RAAF under routine maintenance at the RAAF base at Butterworth, Malaysia. As a safety precaution, the set flag perimeter warns those in the vicinity that the aircraft is armed. A sunshade has been placed over the open cockpit to shield the pilot from the tropical sun. At this time, these jet fighters were used in an interceptor role during Confrontation from 1963 to 1966. On the left, an RAF Victor bomber can be seen landing.

A member of 2 Squadron, Special Air Service (S…

A member of 2 Squadron, Special Air Service (SAS) Regiment, test firing an 7.62 mm L4A4 Bren light machine gun.

meco-official:

meco-official:

Chinese Nationalists engage in crowd dispersal, Shanghai, 1949.

elsewheregreen:

elsewheregreen:

China: Communist forces entering Peking (Beijing), in 1949. 

historium:

historium:

An alleged communist is loaded into a truck for execution outside the city by Kuomintang authorities. Shanghai, 1949