Category: indonesia–malaysia confrontation

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.

Dog handler Private Douglas John Fieldhouse, o…

Dog handler Private Douglas John Fieldhouse, of Woodside, SA, and his coverman Private Peter D Lamb of Albion Queensland are on the move with Goldie the tracker dog during a jungle patrol in North Borneo.

Group portrait of members of A Company, 3rd Ba…

Group portrait of members of A Company, 3rd Battalion, the Royal Australian Regiment (3RAR) and a local Dyak tracker, while on patrol near the border between the Malaysian state of Sarawak and the Indonesian province of Kalimantan.

A group portrait of some unidentified Australi…

A group portrait of some unidentified Australian soldiers from 9 Platoon (9 Pl), C Company, 4th Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment (4RAR), sighting their weapons in at the Bokah rifle range prior to deploying for a Claret patrol.

A camouflaged, Royal Air Force, Westland Whirl…

A camouflaged, Royal Air Force, Westland Whirlwind helicopter (XP330) carrying Australian soldiers from 2 Squadron, Special Air Service (SAS) Regiment. The men are being inserted in a border area to commence a Claret patrol against Indonesian forces in North Borneo.

An unidentified soldier from A Company, 4th Ba…

An unidentified soldier from A Company, 4th Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment (4RAR) on patrol in the dense grass and jungle somewhere in the company’s tactical area of operations (TAO) close to the company base at Gumbang.

Australian soldiers wave goodbye from a small …

Australian soldiers wave goodbye from a small craft on leaving the troop transport HMAS Sydney on its arrival in North Borneo (Sabah).