Stories Behind The Photos

The stories behind some of my photographs.

Borneo Patrol

Borneo Patrol

This picture was taken in the then named Sarawak which is now part of Malaysia. It was during the time that Indonesia has designs on that part of the world trying to make the whole of the Borneo Island Indonesian. The 'Confrontation' between Malaysia and Indonesia in Borneo - the war against Indonesian raids across a 900-mile border - eventually involved nearly 20,000 British and Commonwealth troops, with air and naval support; and yet, by mutual consent, astonishingly little was reported at the time. This 'secret war' saw the perfection of SAS jungle tactics and audacious secret missions...

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