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Soldiers at Nanga Gaat, an SAS base on the Rejang River, Borneo, 1964

Photograph by Tom Pocock, Indonesian Confrontation (1963-1966), 1964.

At one stage, a Special Air Service (SAS) force equivalent to a battalion was engaged in North Borneo where they resisted Indonesian attempts to cross the frontier and establish bases in the jungle. They also mounted secret cross-border raids into Kalimantan to pre-empt Indonesian attacks.

From a collection of 284 photographs showing themes relating to the British Army from the end of World War Two in 1945 to the evacuation of Aden, 1967.

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NAM. 1996-06-157-146


National Army Museum Copyright. Reproduced courtesy of the photographer, Tom Pocock


National Army Museum, Study Collection

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