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"Royal Malaysians" on the changing of the Guard!

#1
A yank on another forum claims that when in London a few weeks ago he saw the "Royal Malaysians" on duty at Buck House and the Tower, and performing the changing of the guard! Apparently we're so overstretched we haven't any soldiers to spare! :oops:

I presume this is bull/misunderstanding, but who is on duty their at the moment? Anyone got any bright ideas what he might be on about?
 
#5
Some skippies had the guard a few years back, reason I remember was the officer was female ugly and said she was Australian Federation soldier not Commonwealth Soldier.
 
#6
Not unusual for Commonwealth units to perform public duties. The Jamaica Regiment did a great job last year. I think it's a good idea. The Malaysians also looked sharp.
 
#7
Shades of Empire! Bring it on. If they want to stand outside the Big White Queen's gaff then more's the better, as it saves our tick tocks from having to do it. It'll confuse the spams too.
 
#8
303SMLE said:
A yank on another forum claims that when in London a few weeks ago he saw the "Royal Malaysians" on duty at Buck House and the Tower, and performing the changing of the guard! Apparently we're so overstretched we haven't any soldiers to spare! :oops:

I presume this is bull/misunderstanding, but who is on duty their at the moment? Anyone got any bright ideas what he might be on about?
If SPAM boy is getting a bit lippy (as colonials are want to do from time to time) you could always point out that ANY commonwealth soldier/unit can stand guard. Even the Homeguard stood to in the run up to D-Day (when we really were strapped for man power).

Also, from the article, this little gem might show him the standard of troops that are stood out the front. Americans often confuse our Guards with toy soldiers, not realising they are real soldiers too.

the Mod Article said:
Founded by British Commanding Officer, G McBruce in 1933, the Royal Malay Regiment began life as an Experimental Company of just 25 men, becoming the Malay Regiment, with a complement of 150 men on 1 January 1935.

The Regiment now consists of 25 Battalions and has a distinguished record of service in the Second World War, The Malaysian Emergency in the 1950s and the Indonesian Confrontation in the 1960s. More recently, the Regiment's 19 (Mechanised) Battalion were involved in the rescue of downed American servicemen during The Battle of Mogadishu in 1993 – a story immortalised in the Hollywood film 'Black Hawk Down'.
So these are the same Regiment (albeit different Bn) that helped out after the Rangers and D-boys stirred the hornets nest in the Mog. During which one Malaysian was killed and seven wounded (on top of the American and Pakistani deaths).
 

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