1st Green Jackets patrolling the river near Bekenu in Brunei, December 1962
Photograph by the Army Public Relations Service, Brunei, 1962.
On 8 December 1962, pro-Sukarno rebels, known as the North Kalimantan National Army, tried to capture the Sultan of Brunei who called on the British for help. Within hours, two companies of Gurkhas had been airlifted in from Singapore. Over the next few days, other units joined them and the rebellion was easily suppressed.
The photograph shows soldiers from 1st Green Jackets (43rd and 52nd) involved in a mopping up operation after they successfully drove rebel forces out of Bekenu.
One of four photographs relating to operations in Brunei, December 1962.
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National Army Museum, Out of Copyright
National Army Museum, Study Collection
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