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Old 7th Aug 2017, 18:11
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Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: over the rainbow
Age: 70
Posts: 562
Transporting sand coloured berets in and out of interesting places.


He was a pilot on 267 Sqn in "Malaya' from 1955 to 1958 and was one of several decorated in 1958 for operations there. My father was Flt Cmr. The Sqn was flying pioneers into the jungle. During this time the SAS was reforming there.

His claps show he later was involved in Borneo (as well as Malaya) -- I suspect in Operation Claret, where the SAS were engaged:. See the wiki link.

Between Malaya and Borneo he may have been involved in other operations overseas. Skilled Pioneer pilots with experience of special operations were probably pretty thin on the ground.

I spent nearly 3 years in KL joining my father -- who had been posted there in Mid 1955 -- the second half of which we lived on the Camp, which was a very small and tight knit community.

Last night I made a search on Google and by chance discovered this. An auction held in 2015.

Last edited by roving; 8th Aug 2017 at 09:11. Reason: adding more detail
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