HISTORICAL

  HARI INI DALAM SEJARAH - THE CONGO CAMPAIGN
On this day, on 31st October 1960, the original Malayan Special Force (MSF) after a 28 day non stop voyage landed in darkest Africa.    

 

THE LAST SSC COMMISSIONING PARADE IN KTD
15 members of RAFOC led by Mej Jen Datuk Abd Kadir bin Nordin, (Bersara), committee member, and three wives attended the commissioning parade which was held at the Kolej Tentera Darat (KTD), Kem Segenting, Port Dickson on Saturday, 8 February 2014. 60 Army officer cadets of SSC Intake 76, all graduates with first degree, were to be commissioned on that day.  

 

A DAY TO REMEMBER
February 14 is a historic day to the Royal Malay Regiment - for that matter to the Malaysian Army, to the Malaysian Armed Forces and to the Nation. It was on this day in 1942 that Platoon 7, "C" Company, 1st Battalion, the Malay Regiment under Lt Adnan bin Saidi, made the final stand against the advancing Japanese Army in Bukit Chandu, Singapore. Although heavily outnumbered, Adnan refused to surrender and urged his men to fight until the end. They held off the Japanese for two days under heavy enemy shelling and shortages of food and ammunition. Adnan was shot but carried on fighting until he succumbed to his injury.  

 

THE LEGACY OF PULAU BATU PUTEH
DESPITE the episode of Pulau Batu Puteh (Pedra Branca) having been long resolved by the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in 2008, there is still speculation about how poorly Malaysia handled the case against Singapore.

 

NAVY OFFICERS LAUNCH BOOK
A book entitled "Naval Reservists in Action: World War II (Far East) and Confrontation" was launched at the Royale Chulan hotel in Jalan Conlay recently. The book gives a detailed account of the hostilities of the invading Japanese army during World War 2, the battles in the Pacific and Indian Oceans and Malaysia's Confrontation with Indonesia (1963-1966).

 

MALAYSIAN ARMY CELEBRATES ITS "HARI TENTERA DARAT KE-80"
On 1 March 2013, the Malaysian Army celebrated its 80th Anniversary of its formation. It was 80 years ago on 1 March 1933 that the first squad of the "Experimental Company" of the Malay Regiment, consisting of 25 selected young Malay recruits, started their military training in Port Dickson under British Army instructors.

 

EULOGY: FOR THE BRAVE & FALLEN
We remember Captain Yazid bin Ahmad,
Federated Malay States Volunteer Force.
You led 'B' Company, 1st Battalion, Malay Regiment.
We remember your last stand at Pasir Panjang, Singapore.
We feel the pain and gush of blood, fixed bayonets,
you fell under the flood of 56th Infantry Regiment.


  REMEBERING BUKIT CHANDU
14 February is a day to remember the seven Malay officers and 146 men of 1st Battalion Malay Regiment who gave the ultimate sacrifice at Point 226 of the Pasir Panjang Defence Line on the Kent Ridge, Singapore, commonly known as Bukit Chandu.

Courtesy of "BigDogDotCom"    



  THE PASSING OF A NATIONAL HERO
RAFOC notes with regrets the sudden passing of our National Hero, Datuk Temenggong Kanang anak Langkau (67; retired PW1; RRD; 1962-1986) at the General Hospital, Kuching this morning, Thursday 3 Jan 2012 at 1014 hours.
  



Hari Ini Dalam Sejarah - SSC Intake 2
  On this date 50 years ago, 12 Dec 1962, 26 Officer Cadets of SSC 02, Federation Military College (later, Royal Military College), Sungai Besi were commissioned as 2nd Lt into the various corps/regiments of the Army, after successfully completed their six months' SSC officer cadet training.



Hari Ini Dalam Sejarah - Reg Intake 5
  On this date 50 years ago, 8 Dec 1962, 32 Officer Cadets of Regular Intake 05, Federation Military College (later, Royal Military College), Sungai Besi (including three from Brunei and three from Singapore) were commissioned as 2nd Lt, after successfully completed their two year officer cadet training.



War veterans recount their great battles
  As they watched the wreaths being placed on the memorial statue, two war veterans, Awang Raweng and Ubang Kendawang, tried to control their emotions. Clad in black suits, they stood pensively during the wreath-laying and flag-raising ceremonies...