Explore the index to reveal the campaigns, battles, equipment and organisation key to the Airborne Forces' story.
The ‘Emergency’ was the unofficial war conducted against Communist infiltration into Malaya between 1948 and 1956. Jungle areas were dominated by Communist Terrorists ‘CTs’ who press-ganged the local Aboriginal tribes for labour.
Service on operations in Malaysia and surrounding waters was recognised by the institution of a separate campaign clasp 'Malay Peninsula' for the General Service Medal. The qualifying period was 30 days service between 17 August 1964 and 11 August 1966.
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