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Cap Badge Of The Royal Scots Fusiliers

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Subject :Cap Badge of The Royal Scots Fusiliers
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Location : Ipoh, Perak
Estimated Year : 1954
Media Type : Artifact
Source : Eddie Teo, Ipoh
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The badge is described as:

A large gilding metal badge in the form of a fused (or 'flaming') grenade. On the ball of the grenade is the Royal Arms surmounted by the Royal Crest with Imperial (King's) crown. On the Royal Arms is the inscription 'HONI SOIT QUI MAL Y PENSE (the motto of the Order of the Garter) and below the Arms the inscription 'DIEU ET MON DROIT'. There are two lugs to reverse. The badge was in use from 1901 until 1959. 

The Royal Scots Fusiliers fought in Malaysia during the Malaysian Emergency.

They sailed out from UK on the troop ship 'Austorius' in 1954, landed at Singapore, and trained in jungle warfare school at Kota Tinggi in Johor Bahru. When they went to jungle school at Kota Tinggi, they were taught how to survive in the jungle. They learned to build 'bashers' to live in, what was edible, what was not, where to find drinking water, how to sterilize it, how to fight, to survive. It was a tough introduction to Malaya and they use varied assortment of weapons; rifles shotguns, machine guns, knives, the garrotte, the parang, using the hands to kill, and the killing points. Then there was an introduction to booby traps, and jungle tracking. At the end of this gruelling stint they were ready to meet the Communists in their own territory’

After Kota Tinggi, they were then sent to different locations mostly around Perak.

To Read About the Royal Scots Fusiliers in Ipoh, click here.

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