PRESENTATION OF CEREMONIAL KUKRI TO 848 SQUADRON, MALAYA [Allocated Title]
Members of the 2nd Battalion, 7th Gurkha Rifles, present a ceremonial kukri to members of 848 Squadron RN in a ceremony at the Agricultural College, Serdang, Malaya.
Lieutenant Commander Brian Paterson arrives by helicopter and is greeted by Major P Prentice, Adjutant of 2/7th Gurkha Rifles. During the ceremony, Lieutenant Colonel J H Alford (Commanding Officer, Gurkha Rifles) gives a speech before the Gurkha Major Chhatraman Rai MBE presents the kukri to Lieutenant Colonel Patterson. In return, he presents an inscribed 848 Squadron crest to the Major. After the ceremony, Captain Alford, Lieutenant Colonel Paterson, Major Prentice and Major Rai board an aircraft and take off for Sungai Besi.