British NCO served with 1st Bn Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders in Borneo, 1963 and Aden, 1967
REEL 1 Recollections of operations as NCO with 1 Platoon, A Coy, 1st Bn Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders in Borneo, 1963: background to becoming signaller in unit; mortaring of unit; role with tracker team; jungle training in Malaya; attitude to serving in jungle; problems of signals work in jungle; story of ambush on Indonesian patrol; reasons for having to hang bodies in trees; contact with Ibans; rations and rest periods; construction of helicopter landing sights; social activities in Singapore; transfer to B Coy on second tour; reaction to unit casualties; New Years celebrations from artillery; return to Singapore.
REEL 2 Continues: Recollections of operations as NCO with 1st Bn Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders in Aden, 1967: background to posting to Aden; start of problems in Crater; duties as commanding officer's signaller; effect of attack on reconnaissance party in Crater; occasion when his vehicle crashed into cart on patrol; move of unit into Crater; patrolling in Crater; grenade attack on unit vehicles from police barracks; relationship between unit and press; return from Aden to GB.
Submarines played a key role in operations throughout the Cold War. Commodore Frederic Thompson, kept himself and his crewmates entertained, by creating ‘radio’ programmes, which were then broadcast over the submarine’s internal speakers.