• Short Summary

    THE TROOPSHIP, SIR LANCELOT, BROUGHT TO MALAYSIAN SARAWAK YESTERDAY (TUESDAY), THE 4TH BATTALION, ROYAL AUSTRALIAN REGIMENT.

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    Background: THE TROOPSHIP, SIR LANCELOT, BROUGHT TO MALAYSIAN SARAWAK YESTERDAY (TUESDAY), THE 4TH BATTALION, ROYAL AUSTRALIAN REGIMENT. THE BATTALION IS RELIEVING BRITAIN'S 1/10TH GURKHA REFLES FOR FOUR MONTHS.

    THE BATTALION MOVED TO BORNEO FROM ITS BASE AT TERENDAK, NEAR MALACCA, ON THE WEST COAST OF MALAYA. IT IS SERVING IN MALAYSIA WITH THE 28TH COMMONWEALTH INFANTRY BRIGADE GROUP UNDER THE ANGLO-MALAYSIA DEFENCE TREATY.

    THE BATTALION'S MOVE WAS PART OF THE NORMAL ROTATION FOR OPERATIONAL DUTY OF COMMONWEALTH UNITS IN THE AREA. ON THEIR ARRIVAL IN KUCHING, THE MEN WERE DRIVEN TO THE CAMBRI CAMP IN BAU, ABOUT 22 MILES SOUTH-WEST OF THE CAPITAL. BAU HAS LONG BEEN A HOTBED OF INDONESIAN ACTIVITIES, AND MANY CLASHED HAVE TAKEN PLACE SINCE THE LAUNCHING OF CONFRONTATION.

    THE BATTALION WAS RAISED IN FEBRUARY, 1964, AT WOODSIDE, SOUTH AUSTRALIA, AND RELIEVED THE 3RD BATTALION, ROYAL AUSTRALIAN REGIMENT, IN MALAYSIA LAST OCTOBER. SINCE THEN, IT HAD BEEN ON ORIENTATION AND TRAINING EXERCISES.

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    Film ID:
    VLVACZHDNNI4QVOFUVKXZBMW9BS3G
    Media URN:
    VLVACZHDNNI4QVOFUVKXZBMW9BS3G
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    27/04/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:20:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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