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Members of 1 NZ Regiment on patrol in Malaya


Members of the 1st Battalion, New Zealand Regiment prepare to leave camp for a six-day patrol in July 1958, during the Malayan Emergency. From March 1958 the battalion, which had replaced the SAS squadron, mounted a series of deep jungle patrols designed to clear Perak state of insurgents.

The group of soldiers on the right are (from right): Ernie Johnsen (leading scout), Pat Power (commander), Peter Hughey (bren gunner), ----- Cameron (medic), Mr Chan (interpreter), Tom McFarlane (rifleman), Harry Marquet.


Photograph taken by New Zealand Army photographer Peter Bush.

Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: M-2884-F
Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Matauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image

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