Thank you for your efforts in updating the Website.
I am confident that your efforts will kindle the members to put on records the experience they went through during their tenure of service.
Be it of sad, enjoyable, funny, hurtful of eerie they should be told and recorded for the future. For we were there and saw it happen in front of our eyes!
I call upon every members to make every endeavour possible to contribute anything you think worth be telling. It is not necessarily be of success, as I have said above it is anything that is of any categories.
As the saying goes “A PHOTO TELLS A THOUSAND WORDS” as such all photos of historical importance should be published accompanied with explanatory notes to it.
The note is erroneous. Not at the Mess but in a mess in a helicopter. Attached is a photo that I took in October 1974 in the S61 Nuri (Sea King) helicopter that was flying my Platoon No1 and Platoon No4 of ‘A’ Coy 11 PFF into location Pulat in Ulu Kelantan. Here waiting for us is The 16th Assault Unit of the 10th Regiment of Malayan Communist Party based in Southern Thailand.
It is also the route taken by the Regiment to send units south to Pahang and Perak area. Memories are partly made of photographs. Paid a pittance these boys simply drudge on without looking back. Leaving behind wives and children for months on end in the humid interior jungle. I was then the Platoon Commander of No. 1 Platoon.
Just imagine you are deep inside where a 105MM Howitzer with Maximum Charge won’t be able to help you should your Platoon being attacked by the Communist Terrorists!
A renown Military Strategist once said “WAR IS AN EXTENSION POLITICS BY OTHER MEANS”. Yes it is and the Soldiers are the Pawns of War.
To this day soldiers are dying in wars waged by the orders of the Political Masters who orders it under whatever excuses but it is still the soldiers that fought and die in it.
Once again thank you to the both of you Sir!
DATO AHMAD TEJUDDIN (NMBVA)