• Short Summary

    THE JACK OF ALL TRADES AMONG MALAYSIA'S MILITARY AND INTERNAL SECURITY UNITS IS THE POLICE FIELD FORCE.

  • Description

    1.
    LS MEN OF FIRING RANGE (THREE SHOTS)
    12 ft

    2.
    LS TROOPS RUN FOR COVER AS HIDDEN MACHINE GUN FIRES OVER THEIR HEADS (TWO SHOTS)
    21 ft

    3.
    MCU TROOPS IN BUSHES (PAN)
    24 ft

    4.
    LS TROOPS FIRING
    25 1/2 ft

    5.
    LS TROOPS ADVANCE
    27 ft

    6.
    MS SMOKE BOMB
    29 ft

    7.
    LS BULLETS EXPLODING AGAINST HILL (TWO SHOTS)
    34 1/2 ft

    8.
    LS MORE FIRING (FOUR SHOTS)
    42 1/2 ft

    9.
    MCU OFFICERS WATCH(THIRD FROM LEFT COMMANDING OFFICER OF FIELD FORCE, ASSISTANT POLICE COMMISSIONER YUSUF KHAN, FOURTH FROM LEFT OFFICER IN CHARGE OF KROH TRAINING CAMP)
    45 1/2 ft

    10.
    MLS OFFICERS WALK DOWN STEPS
    51 ft

    11.
    MS (PAN) OFFICERS AND TROOPS
    58 1/2 ft

    12.
    LS/MS SOLDIERS SWING GULLY ON ROPE (THREE SHOTS)
    69 1/2 ft

    13.
    MLS JUMPING WALL (THREE SHOTS)
    95 1/2 ft

    14.
    MLS/MS COMPLETING CLIMB OVER WALL (TWO SHOTS)
    110 ft

    15.
    MS FIRING RANGE AFTER CLIMBING WALL
    114 ft

    16.
    MS TARGETS BEING KNOCKED DOWN
    118 ft

    17.
    MS MEN FIRING
    122

    18.
    MS WEAPON DRILL
    125 ft

    19.
    MS (PAN) DITTO
    130 ft

    20.
    MCU MAN HOLDING RIFLE
    132 ft

    21.
    MS MEN LYING ON MATS WITH RIFLES DOING DRILL (THREE SHOTS)
    141 ft

    22.
    MCU (PAN) MEN GOING THROUGH DRILL (TWO SHOTS)
    147 1/2 ft

    23.
    LS EXERCISE DRILL ON PARADE GROUND
    150 ft

    24.
    MS RIFLE DRILL ON PARADE GROUND (ZOOM OUT)


    25.
    MS MEN MAKING RAFT OUT OF GROUNDSHEET
    164 1/2 ft

    26.
    MS PUTTING RAFT INTO WATER (THREE SHOTS)
    173 ft

    27.
    MS MEN SWIMMING WITH SUPPORT OF WATER BOTTLE LIFEBELT
    175 1/2 ft

    28.
    LS MAN CROSSING STREAM ON CABLE (TWO SHOTS)
    182 ft



    Initials ALF/VS/MK/CA/RBI



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: THE JACK OF ALL TRADES AMONG MALAYSIA'S MILITARY AND INTERNAL SECURITY UNITS IS THE POLICE FIELD FORCE.IT IS A SEVEN-HUNDRED STRONG GROUP WHICH IS RECRUITED FROM POLICE FORCES THROUGHOUT MALAYSIA.

    THE FORCE WAS FORMED IN 1953, AT THE HEIGHT OF THE COMMUNIST EMERGENCY, WHEN IT WAS FOUND THAT POLICE FULLY TRAINED IN JUNGLE WARFARE WERE NEEDED TO HUNT DOWN THE REBELS.

    SINCE THEN 16,000 POLICE WHO MEET STIFF PHYSICAL REQUIREMENT, HAVE DONE THE NORMAL TWO-YEAR POSTING WITH THE FIELD FORCE.

    AMONG CURRENT RECRUITS ARE POLICEMEN FROM THE BORNEO TERRITORIES WHO, WITH OTHERS FROM MALAYA, ARE UNDERGROUND AN EIGHT WEEKS COURSE AT KROH, IN THE MOUNTAINOUS BORDER OF PERU AND THAILAND.

    ALSO COMPLETING THE COURSE WERE THAI POLICE OFFICERS, AS A RESULT OF A MALAYSIAN OFFER TO THE THAI GOVERNMENT.

    THE POLICE UNDERGO THE SAME WEAPONS TRAINING AND SURVIVAL EXERCISES AS ALL MALAYSIAN SECURITY FORCES.

    AT KROH RECENTLY, A PLATOON WAS ON THE FIRING RANGE, MOUNTING A DUMMY ATTACK ON A REBEL POSITION.

    AS THEY MOVED UP THE RANGE HIDDEN MACHINE GUNNER, FIRING LIVE AMMUNITION, GAVE THEM A LIFE-LIKE INTRODUCTION TO COMMUNIST AMBUSH TACTICS.

    THE MEN OPENED UP ON TARGETS WITH BREN GUNS, AUTOMATIC WEAPONS AND RIFLES.

    ON ANOTHER PART OF THE TRAINING AREA MEN FROM SABAH WERE COMPLETING THE OBSTACLE COURSE, A EXACTING RUN WITH FULL PACK OVER WATERCOURSES AND UP STEEP INCLUDES.

    THE CLIMAX FOR THEM CAME AFTER THEY HAD SWUNG THEMSELVES BY ROPE ACROSS A GULLY.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA6AGBKIM6XH1GW97T2TLLQDHB7
    Media URN:
    VLVA6AGBKIM6XH1GW97T2TLLQDHB7
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    23/07/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    MP4
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:04:52:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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