Members of the 1st Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment (1RAR) taking part in the ceremonial ...

Accession Number CUN/60/0064/MC
Collection type Photograph
Object type Black & white - Film original negative 5x4" safety base
Maker Cunneen, William James
Place made Malaya: Perak, Ipoh
Date made c 1960
Conflict Malayan Emergency, 1948-1960
Copyright

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Description

Members of the 1st Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment (1RAR) taking part in the ceremonial parade to mark the successful and official conclusion to the end of the Malayan Emergency in 1960. Leading the group are 1/4384 Corporal Les O Peters, of Balmoral, Queensland, 3/6543 Private A H 'Bluey' Fotheringham, of Chermside, Queensland, and Pte Churchais, of Fairfield, NSW. Members of 1RAR, the Malayan police and other Commonwealth troops also participated in the parade and march past the Premier of the state of Perak. [14384 Temporary Captain Leslie Orme Peters later undertook two tours of duty in the Vietnam War. 36543 Corporal Alexander Henry Fotheringham served with the 1st Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment (1RAR) in Vietnam and was accidently killed on 17 December 1965.]

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