|Object type||Black & white - Film original negative 5x4" safety base|
Hobson, Phillip Oliver
|Place made||Malaya: Perak, Kuala Kangsar|
|Date made||7 September 1956|
Malayan Emergency, 1948-1960
Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain
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The Commander in Chief Far Eastern Land Forces (FARELF), Lieutenant General (Lt Gen) Sir Francis ...
The Commander in Chief Far Eastern Land Forces (FARELF), Lieutenant General (Lt Gen) Sir Francis Festing, pays his first visit to Australian troops stationed in Malaya at the 2nd Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment (2RAR) base at Kuala Kangsar. Here, with his entourage he is inspecting three unidentified soldiers (sitting) as they strip and clean their new Fabrique Nationale (FN) Self Loading Rifles (SLR), after a shoot at the base miniature range. Standing, from left are: unidentified Non Commissioned Officer; unidentified civilian, possibly a journalist; Brigadier P N M Moore, DSO and two bars, MC, Commander of the 28th British Commonwealth Independent Infantry Brigade; unidentified Officer; 3/141 Lieutenant Colonel J G Ochiltree, MBE, Commanding Officer, 2nd Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment (2RAR); Lt Gen Sir Francis Festing; unidentified Officer; unidentified Officer.