• Short Summary

    THE TERENDAK CAMP WHICH HOUSES COMMONWEALTH TROOPS HAS BEEN THE SCENE OF MANY COLOURFUL FAREWELL PARADES.

  • Description

    THE TERENDAK CAMP WHICH HOUSES COMMONWEALTH TROOPS HAS BEEN THE SCENE OF MANY COLOURFUL FAREWELL PARADES.AND YESTERDAY (THURSDAY) WAS NO EXCEPTION...THE 600 MEN SEEN HERE ARE MEMBERS OF THE THIRD BATTALION, ROYAL AUSTRALIAN REGIMENT WHO WILL BE RETURNING TO AUSTRALIA SHORTLY.

    THE CAMP IS SITUATED IN MALACCA, A COASTAL TOWN ON THE WEST COAST OF MALAYA.IN THE NEXT FORTNIGHT, THE SOLDIERS AND THEIR FAMILIES WILL BEGIN TO LEAVE MALAYA FOR SYDNEY IN A SERIES OF SPECIAL CHARTER FLIGHTS.

    THE EXCELLENT PARADE INCLUDED A BEATING OF THE RETREAT CEREMONY AND A MARCH PAST IN SLOW AND QUICK TEMPO.IT WAS LED BY COLONEL R.A.MCDONALD.

    AFTER REVIEWING THE TROOPS, BRIGADIER T.D.H.MCMEEKIN, COMMANDER OF THE 28TH COMMONWEALTH INFANTRY BRIGADE GROUP; TOOK THE SALUTE.

    DURING THEIR TWO-YEAR SERVICE IN MALAYSIA, THE BATTALION HAD SERVED IN MALAYA, THE MALAYA-THAILAND BORDER, IN SEARCH OF THE REMAINING 600 COMMUNISTS, AND IN MALAYSIAN SARAWAK.IN ONE PARTICULAR ACTION IN MALAYA IN 1964, THEY HAD TACKLED A LANDING BY 60 INDONESIANS.THEY HAD BEEN THE INDONESIANS OFF IN SHORTER ORDER THAN ANY OTHER TROOPS HAD DONE BEFORE.

    IN THE MEANTIME, AN ADVANCE PARTY OF THE FOURTH BATTALION, ROYAL AUSTRALIAN REGIMENT HAS ALREADY ARRIVED TO TAKE OVER FROM THE THIRD BATTALION.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA7H4HPV6VF72DZUXU05QFTGPYI
    Media URN:
    VLVA7H4HPV6VF72DZUXU05QFTGPYI
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    10/09/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:22:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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