Goldmine! National Records archive of War Office documents is online.

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    To give an idea of contents (just on this one page)
    WO 291/1668 Performance of small arms weapons including .280 (7mm) rifle, used in machine carbine role ...: 1953
    WO 291/1669 Study of corrosion in Singapore: 1957
    WO 291/1670 Comparative study of emergencies in Malaya and Kenya: 1957
    WO 291/1671 Report on 25 pdr prematures in Far East during period 1954-1957: 1957
    WO 291/1672 Supplementary report on 25 pdr prematures in Far East during period 1953-1957: 1958
    WO 291/1673 Attenuation of gamma radiation by tropical vegetation: 1958
    WO 291/1674 Danger of sea snake bites to military bathers: 1958
    WO 291/1675 Assessment of HF and VHF applied to forward area communications in a tropical area: 1958
    WO 291/1676 Operation Purvey: 1952
    WO 291/1677 Quarterly progress report for period July-Sept 1952: 1952
    WO 291/1678 Phenoptharein as an aid to detection of terrorist movements: 1953
    WO 291/1679 Possible military application of geophysical equipment: 1953
    WO 291/1680 Notes on bandit problem in S Korea: 1953
    WO 291/1681 Notes on infantry patrols in the Korean campaign: 1953
    WO 291/1682 Army ambushes in Malaya with particular reference to weapons, Sept 1952 - June 1953: 1953
    WO 291/1683 Quarterly progress report for period July - Sept 1953: 1953
    WO 291/1684 Army patrols contacts in Malaya with particular reference to weapons, Sept 1952 - Aug 1953: 1953
    WO 291/1685 Operational factors in weapon performance in Malayan campaign: 1953
    WO 291/1686 Quarterly progress report for period Oct - Dec 1953: 1954
    WO 291/1687 Accuracy of night firing of small arms assisted by torches: 1954
    WO 291/1688 Acceptability to troops of vacuum dried beef: 1954
    WO 291/1689 Observations on tracking abilities of Malayan aborigines: 1954
    WO 291/1690 Review of 1954: 1955
    WO 291/1691 System of testing Malay recruits for the Imperial Army: 1955
    WO 291/1692 Troop trials with 7.62 mm self loading rifle in FARELF: 1955
    WO 291/1693 Forest clearance: 1955
    WO 291/1694 Use of the microgram service: 1955
    WO 291/1695 Final memorandum on troop trials with 7.62 mm self loading rifle in FARELF: 1955
    WO 291/1696 Preparation of tank going maps of Malaya: 1955
    WO 291/1697 Review of 1955: 1956


    Much is not digitised and cost £6.99 for a copy but even so it's a little treasure trove. :)
     
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