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    AT THE END OF A TWO-YEAR SERVICE IN MALAYSIA COMES THE FAREWELL ..... AND THE?

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    AT THE END OF A TWO-YEAR SERVICE IN MALAYSIA COMES THE FAREWELL ..... AND THE SOLDIERS GOING BACK ARE MEMBERS OF THE 4TH BATTALION, ROYAL AUSTRALIAN REGIMENT AND A FIELD BATTERY.

    TERENDAK GARRISON, IN MALACCA, WEST COAST OF WEST MALAYSIA, WAS THE SCENE OF THE FAREWELL PARADE. IT WAS HELD YESTERDAY (FRIDAY) AND WITNESSED BY THE AUSTRALIAN AMBASSADOR TO MALAYSIA, MR. EASTMAN AND THE FOURTH BATTALION COMMANDER, LIEUTENANT COLONEL C.H.A. EAST.

    THE REGIMENT'S TOUR OF DUTY IN MALAYSIA INCLUDED FIVE MONTHS' OPERATIONAL DUTY IN BORNEO DURING THE INDONESIAN CONFRONTATION.

    THE REGIMENT AND ARTILLERY BATTERY ARE BEING REPLACED BY THE 8TH BATTALION, ROYAL AUSTRALIAN REGIMENT, AND THE 107TH FIELD BATTERY.

    THESE REPLACEMENTS WILL BE COMPONENTS OF THE 28TH COMMONWEALTH INFANTRY BRIGADE, BASED AT TERENDAK GARRISON.

    SIXTY AUSTRALIAN SERVICEMEN, ACCOMPANIED BY THEIR WIVES AND CHILDREN, HAVE SINCE FLOWN BACK TO SYDNEY. THE REMAINING FORCE WILL LEAVE SOMETIME IN OCTOBER.

    (ON THURSDAY (SEPT. 14), THE 4TH BATTALION GAVE FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE TO MALACCA'S PORTUGUESE SETTLEMENT. ABOUT 600 PEOPLE LIVE IN THE SETTLEMENT ... THEY ARE DESCENDANTS OF PORTUGUESE SETTLERS WHO ARRIVED IN MALACCA IN 1511. THEIR MAIN SOURCE OF LIVELIHOOD IS FISHING).

    (THE ASSISTANCE WAS IN THE FORM OF CASH, BOOKS AND A COLLECTION OF SPORTING EQUIPMENT).

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    Film ID:
    VLVA7E066LJYPNV1GZVSHF0N7WV7K
    Media URN:
    VLVA7E066LJYPNV1GZVSHF0N7WV7K
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    16/09/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:25:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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