Category: british army

British artillery position on the border rid…

British artillery position on the border ridge between Sarawak, Malaysia, and Kalimantan, Indonesia, February 1966.

Rifleman James Linton, a member of a patrol of…

Rifleman James Linton, a member of a patrol of the Royal Ulster Rifles shows an Iban child his Bren gun. The patrol was resting at the Rumah Jarup longhouse on the Kanowit River near Sibu, after completing a five day patrol against Indonesian border terrorists in the jungle of Sarawak.

A British Army Gurkha soldier in Borneo in …

A British Army Gurkha soldier in Borneo in early 1965.

A Platoon Commander of the 1st Battalion, Gr…

A Platoon Commander of the 1st Battalion, Green Jackets discussing defensive positions to be manned by the unit near Sapit.

An NCO of the Queen’s Own Highlanders in…

An NCO of the Queen’s Own Highlanders instructing recruits of the newly formed Border Scouts who had been raised in Sarawak to guard the border against intruders.

Gurkha troops patrolling the dense Borneo jung…

Gurkha troops patrolling the dense Borneo jungles during the Indonesia-Malaysia confrontation ,1965.

Two soldiers of the Queen’s Own Highland…

Two soldiers of the Queen’s Own Highlanders on guard in the Seria oilfield. The troops were in Seria to rescue European hostages who had been held prisoner by rebels for three days in the local police station.

H Squadron, 5th Royal Tank Regiment, during …

H Squadron, 5th Royal Tank Regiment, during operations in Sarawak, North Borneo during the Indonesia-Malaysia confrontation. 

Troops from the Queen’s Own Highlanders …

Troops from the Queen’s Own Highlanders searching for enemies during a patrol in 1963 during the Indonesia–Malaysia confrontation

A Russian built SU-100 tank, used to shell British forces at El…

A Russian built SU-100 tank, used to shell British forces at El Gamil airfield until it was captured by men of the 3rd Battalion, The Parachute Regiment.