Category: malayan emergency

A Bristol Freighter C.1 of No 41 Squadron Roya…

A Bristol Freighter C.1 of No 41 Squadron Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) at RAF Kuala Lumpur.

A Malayan guide passes tracking information to…

A Malayan guide passes tracking information to the British sergeant of an infantry patrol during the Malayan Emergency.

Hoisting the final bomb into the bomb-bay of a…

Hoisting the final bomb into the bomb-bay of an Avro Lincoln of No 57 Squadron, Royal Air Force at RAF Tengah, Singapore, prior to an airstrike against insurgents in Malaya.

A Taylorcraft Auster Mk.9 aircraft being servi…

A Taylorcraft Auster Mk.9 aircraft being serviced in readiness for dropping supplies over Malasian jungle areas.

A British Army patrol being led by a Malayan g…

A British Army patrol being led by a Malayan guide on a jungle track.

The King’s Own Scottish Border Regimen…

The King’s Own Scottish Border Regiment at Batu Pahat. The Pipe Band of the Regiment on a practice march round the roads at the camp.

Men of a contact section of a patrol from the …

Men of a contact section of a patrol from the Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) displaying flags and caps taken from communist guerrillas after attacking their camp during the Malayan Emergency. The man crouching in front of the soldiers is the patrol’s Iban tracker who led them to the guerrilla’s jungle camp.

A British Army patrol darts into the trees alo…

A British Army patrol darts into the trees along the edge of jungle track as it is ambushed by Communist insurgents.

Men of the 1st Battalion, Royal Lincoln Regime…

Men of the 1st Battalion, Royal Lincoln Regiment pausing for a brief rest during a patrol of a rubber plantation while the leader. In the foreground one of the soldiers stands guard with a bren gun.

A member of the Malayan Home Guard mans a chec…

A member of the Malayan Home Guard mans a check point on the edge of a town. Such check points allowed the authorities to search vehicles and intercept food and supplies being smuggled out to the communist guerrillas.