Malaysian exercise DPR/TV/591

Accession Number F03856
Collection type Film
Measurement 6 min 24 sec
Object type Actuality footage, Television news footage
Physical description 16mm/b&w/silent
Maker L'Estrange, Brian Edwin
Place made Malaya: Johore
Date made 29 March 1967
Access Open
Conflict Period 1960-1969
Copyright Item copyright: © Australian War Memorial
Creative Commons License This item is licensed under CC BY-NC

The Malaysian based 28th Commonwealth Infantry Brigade has just completed a rugged jungle exercise, code named "Carnivorous" in West Malaysia. The exercise was held in the Batu Pahat area of Johore State on Malaysia's west coast and about 90 miles north-west of Singapore. Troops from Australia's 4th Battalion, the Royal Australian Regiment as well as troops from New Zealand, Britain and Nepal took part. The tough wiry little Ghurkas from Nepal took the "enemy" role during the exercise. Aim of the exercise was to test the brigade, normally based at Terendak Garrison in Malacca, in counter-insurgency warfare tactics. Supplies for the brigade were air dropped by huge Beverley and Argosy aircraft transports flown by the Royal Air Force. Director of Infantry, Colonel W.J. Morrow and the Honorary Colonel of the Royal Australian Regiment, Lieutenant-Colonel (Retired) Sir Reginald Pollard, visited the 4th Battalion during the exercise. Later, the Chief of the General Staff, Lieutenant-General T.J. Daly, visited 4 RAR during a tour of Australian Army units in South-East Asia. Australia's 4th Battalion, commanded by Lieutenant-Colonel C.H.A. East has been in Malaysia since late 1965. It served in Borneo during Indonesian confrontation. Since returning to Terendak Garrison the Battalion has undergone a series of tough counter-insurgency warfare exercises in steamy jungle. The battalion's tour of duty with the 28th Brigade is for two years.

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