Apropos of nothing two points one not related to story. The GSM can be seen to be post war by its positioning after the WW2 medals. Second but not related point is my father has the same GSM and Clasps Palestine and Malaya. Palestine was 1938 and Malaya was from 1949-51 so his GSM sits before his WW2 medals due to the tour in Palestine in 1938 leading to a move to Egypt then back home in 1943.Spot on SS, the paper has them down as Palestine and Malaya.
When did it go from SE Asia to the Malaya bar on the GSM. My grandfather has the GSM (G5) with Malaya and he was out there from 1950.
Story over, back to Colonel having a lockdown piss up.