British officer served with 19th King George V's Own Lancers, Indian Army in India, 1947; served with 13th/18th Royal Hussars in GB, Libya, Egypt, Malaya, Hong Kong and Korea, 11/1947-2/1952; commanded General Gerald Templer's bodyguard in Malaya, 3/1952-11/1953; served as second in command of 13th/18th Royal Hussars in Malaya, 1958-1961
REEL 1 Recollections of period with 19th King George V's Own Lancers during Partition of India, 1947: Pathan sniping at Hindu and Sikh members of regiment; attitude of Indian members of regiment to transfer of power; duties protecting civilians. Aspects of period as officer with 13th/18th Royal Hussars in Barce, Libya, 2/1948-4/1950: joining regiment at Aldershot in GB, 11/1947; role of unit; exercises in desert; attempt to block movement of Jews to Palestine at Mersa Brega, 1948; nature of Jewish-Muslim relations, 1948; economic role of British; arrival of King Idris al Senussi.
REEL 2 Continues: attitude of Libyans towards Italians; attitude of British troops to serving in Libya; attitude of Egyptians to British presence, Egypt, 4/1950-6/1950. Recollections of operations as officer with B Sqdn, 13th/18th Royal Hussars in Malaya, 6/1950-7/1951: move to Malaya, 6/1950; problems of patrolling roads in Johore State; tactics employed by unit against insurgents; attacks on road patrols; capture of two insurgents; attitude towards insurgents; insurgent attacks on civilians.
REEL 3 Continues: move of unit to Singapore during Maria Hertogh Riots, 12/1950; method of dealing with riots and looters. Aspects of period as officer with 13th/18th Royal Hussars in Hong Kong and Korea, 8/1951-3/1952: plans for unit to move from Hong Kong to Korea; his short period in Korea leaning to use Centurion Tank; reasons for cancellation of plans to send unit to Korea. Recollections of period in charge of General Gerald Templer's bodyguard in Malaya, 3/1952-11/1953: role and duties; General Gerald Templer's method of eliminating slackness.
REEL 4 Continues: examples of General Gerald Templer's methods including imposition of twenty one hour a day curfews and inducing surrenders; degree of security problems General Gerald Templer posed for him; reputation of 1st Bn Suffolk Regt for jungle warfare; incident when General Gerald Templer became angry with Wright; later duties as second in command of 13th/18th Royal Hussars at Ramillies Camp, Ipoh, Malaya, 1958-1961.