NATIONAL MALAYA & BORNEO VETERANS ASSOCIATION UK
CAN YOU HELP
I often get request for help with certain subjects that I cannot answer, which I am sure that someone out there has the answer to, or knows someone that does. So this page will be used for that purpose with the hope that you may be able to pass on your knowledge and assist with the information required.
Royal Signals. Pass Out Parade Photograph 1965
For a very long time I have been trying to obtain a copy of my Pass-Out parade photograph. Can anyone please help? I joined the Royal Signals around Nov. 1964 and passed out with 7 Troop, 1 Squadron, 11th Signal Regiment at Helles Barracks, Catterick around February 1965. Do you have a photograph that "Could Be" the one that I search for which you could send to me? Best regards to all. Derek Wood. email@example.com
Thank You and Kind Regards
Can anyone help me, i was malaya and borneo in the early 1960s, l am going to visit
for the first time since i left the army in jan 1964. I was in 20th regt ra stationed in Tampin i was in the medical centre and would like to get in touch with one of the 2 Malayan army ambulance drivers who were attached to us, i remember one was called Mohamed bin Talip ( not sure about the spelling ). Can't remember the name pf the 2cd driver. Would appreciate any help
Hi I am Donna McGanley and I'm looking for any information on my Grandad Francis Matthew McGanley/McGinley born 1920 in Ireland not northern. He may have a brother Patrick. He enlisted into the English army in Northern Ireland date unsure of but he was only 14 so would have been 1934. He was in malaya with the royal engineers around 1948 to 1950
We think he left the army around 1955 and lived in Gilmorton Leicestershire until he left no other trace of him from then on. Can anyone help me?
you have any information or know where I could find information on
Geoff Bradley of the Green Howards regiment. I am aware that he did
serve in the 1939 Ė 45 conflict. Any information u could forward to
me would be gratefully received.
trying to track down anyone who knew my father, was served with REME in
Kuala Lumpur in the early 1950s. His name was Sgt Albert Edward Hollands
but he was known as Eddie and my mother (Phyllis) and I joined him in
1952 and stayed till 1954 when we came home to the UK. Sadly, he died in
the mid-1970s but I am trying to trace any friends or relatives of his.
Unfortunately, he didnít talk a
lot about his past so I havenít got very much to go on other
than he was a proud Scot
(born in Edinburgh 1915) and was a POW during WW2.
Thank you for any help you can give me.
Sally Neilson (nee Hollands)
|Dear Sir, I have been asked by Supt.
Azil Mohd Noor, who lives in Sabah, to try and trace a Col Dobree, or
Dobrey, he wasn't sure of the spelling. This gentleman was in Borneo
helping the local native population make things as tough for the
Japanesse as possible Supt noors fathers name was Lt Mohd Noor Bin Abdul
Rani. He thinks that Col Dobree is or was a dairy farmer in Hollcombe,
and he traveled to Sabah a year or so ago to try and trace his old
comrades but Supt Noor, was not in Sabah when he visited and didn't find
out about the visit until sometime later hence he as asked me to try and
trace this gentleman. If you could post this on your web page or
if you could give me any pointers as to how i may proceed with my search
i would be
grateful. to contact me email firstname.lastname@example.org many thanks Jayne.
I am trying to find my Uncle - Norman King - or his family.
My father, Harold Charles King died many years ago and was estranged from his brother Norman. I have the opportunity to travel to England next year and would like to contact any immediate descendants. In order to trace him I need a birth date and some history.
My father was born in Benoni in South Africa on 17.5.1914. I suspect that Norman may have been born in England and he is younger than dad.
Their father was Percy King who had changed his name from Rowbottom. Norman's mother is Ethel Mary and I believe her maiden name may have been Brinkley. My father served in the British Police in Palestine and we believe that Norman received a Field Commission as a Brigadier in Malaysia.
Can you assist?
This is the son of Bill cooper. I'm trying
to contact anyone
who served with my father (Sherwood Foresters). I know he
served in Malaya Singapore and was stationed at Colchester
nick for a time with his cousin Mick Reeves.
Please contact me on the email above with any information.
I'm very interested in finding out about the following soldier who died of his wound 23 July 1916 aged 26,his name is Sergeant Thomas Henry Britton MM 8996 of the 1st Battalion Devonshire Regiment, He's the son of the late William John and Emma Jane Britton 9 Granby St, Plymouth. Can you give me any history about him or where he died or where can I go to find out info about him???
Thank you James Creasey.
I have been trying to find (with not much luck) guys who were in Malaya with my uncle, Vic Visagie. He was killed in action when my Mom was only 13 so she does not remember much about him. I hope someone can help. I have already tried posting on the C Sqdn website.
If you can help Richard please email me and I will pass on Richard's contact details. webmaster
Regards Brent Lang
Hi I am trying to trace any ex servicemen from the Royal Hampshire Regiment that served with my dad in Malaya. it's his 70th birthday soon and it would be lovely to give him some contacts to catch up with.His name is Frank George Barrow, service no 22667735 he enlisted at Winchester in June 1952. looking at old photos he seems to have been at FARELF, TRAINING CENTRE, KOTA TINGGI AND HE WAS ON BOARD SS DUNERA DEC - JAN 53/54.HE HAS PHOTOS FROM BENTONG 1954, WITH MATES NAMED TICH SPIDER, JORDY BIG ED, ERNIE.I THINK HE WAS IN MALAYA 1953- 1955. I HOPE SOMEONE CAN HELP AS HE OFTEN TALKS OF HIS TIME THERE. PLEASE EMAIL WITH ANY INFO
Did you serve with the platoon (of volunteers) we formed in \'63 to support the Royal Leicester\'s in Borneo ?
I am trying to get our unit recognised in the list of units in the Confrontation on the \'The war against Sukarno\' web page, and will need more details. Afraid my memory for detail is fading as the years go by.
DAVID Mc ALISTER
I am writing a novel and in
one string of the plot I am aiming to place a character doing his national
service in Malaya during the later 1940's. I would be obliged if you could
advise me as to which regiments placed their national servicemen in Malaya
during that period.
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