1966 BORNEO – GB …MALAYA – INDONESIA CONFRONTATION .. [19921]

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1966 (Aug 8) Plain airmail envelope with small creases endorsed Forces Air Mail to Mexborough, York’s from 23981511 Fus. Cook, SP Coy, A Pny. Pl., I.R. War. F, BFPO 670 bearing GB QE2 Wilding 4d tied FPO 1035 cds located British Borneo.
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April 1963 Guerrilla forces attacked the police station at Tebudu, Sarawak. Cross border raids continued & by September 5 Battalions of 17th Gurkha Div. were drafted in tasked with patrolling & controlling almost 1000 miles of mostly thick jungle frontier & hampered by a refusal to allow cross border operations. 12 months later Indonesian paratroops landed in Malaya, although quickly rounded up, Britain increased defence of the region with additional British, Australian & NZ troops being & allowed cross border operations to take place. In August 1966 Indonesia’s General Suharto signed an agreement that brought ended the conflict

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