malaya emergency


No. 77 Squadron RAAF Sabres lined up on the tarmac at Butterworth in 1960 in support of the Malayan Emergency.
The first Sabre operation of the Emergency took place on 13 August 1959 when pilots dive-bombed communist camps and supply dumps near the Thai-Malaya border.
By the time Australian Sabres arrived, however, the Emergency was all but over and their operational role was limited.
Image courtesy of Kevin Stapleton

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Do you have anything on the Malayan Emergency?

The Malayan Emergency (Malay: Darurat) was a Malayan guerrilla war fought between Commonwealth armed forces and the Malayan National Liberation Army (MNLA), the military arm of the Malayan Communist Party (MCP), from 1948–60.

A flag taken from the Red guerrilla troops is exhibited by three British soldiers who captured it in a fierce action during which a prominent Communist leader was killed, 1955

casualty being winched across a jungle stream, c1948

Lincoln Bomber A73-33 of No 1 Squadron, RAAF, on a bombing mission over the Malayan jungle.
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Members of the Burmese special police arrest three suspects in their search for Communists in a rural area of Malaya, 1949

An armed British sergeant on patrol in the Malayan jungle in 1952. The Malayan Emergency was a guerrilla war fought between Commonwealth armed forces and the Malayan National Liberation Army, part of the Malayan Communist party, from 1948 to 1960

Crossing a jungle river, c1948

New Zealand Special Air Service soldiers in Malaya 

Malay and New Zealand soldiers on a jungle patrol, c1957

Wounded Chinese Terrorist, Ronald Betts, Royal Australian Regt, RA, Malayan Emergency

Members of the Fiji Infantry Regiment

Combat Tracker Team, Malaya Emergency

British troops taking Communists prisoner in Malaya during the Emergency, 9 September 1952. The director of intelligence for Malaya issued regular reports detailing the numbers of ‘eliminated terrorists’

Police stand over bodies of slain Communists, while wives try to identify them, during the Malayan Emergency

British troops of the Special Air Service, having been dropped off in the jungle in search of ‘bandits’ during the Malayan Emergency, 1953. British officials interpreted almost all anti-colonial activity as evidence of a planned Communist takeover

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