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  • Brunei
    Thursday Dec 6, 1962

    Brunei revolt

    Police Were Put on Full Alert

    Brunei
    Thursday Dec 6, 1962

    On 6 December, Morris heard the rebellion would start on the 8th. On 7th, similar information reached John Fisher, the resident of the 4th Division of Sarawak, based in Miri some 20 miles (30 km) west of Brunei. As a result, police were put on full alert through Brunei, North Borneo and Sarawak, and Police Field Force reinforcements were flown from Kuching to Miri.




  • Brunei
    Sunday Dec 9, 1962

    Brunei revolt

    John Fisher Called on The Dayak Tribes For Help

    Brunei
    Sunday Dec 9, 1962

    On 9 December, John Fisher called on the Dayak tribes for help by sending a boat with the traditional Red Feather of War up the Baram River. Tom Harrisson, the Curator of the Sarawak Museum in Kuching and leader of resistance to the Japanese in the Second World War also arrived in Brunei. He summoned the Kelabits from the highlands around Bario in the 5th Division, the centre of his wartime resistance. Hundreds of Dayaks responded, and formed into companies led by British civilians all commanded by Harrison. This force reached some 2,000 strong, and with excellent knowledge of the tracks through the interior (there were no roads), helped contain the rebels and cut off their escape route to Indonesia.




  • Brunei
    Monday Dec 10, 1962

    Brunei revolt

    The Far East ‘spearhead battalion’, The Queen’s Own Highlanders began arriving In Brunei

    Brunei
    Monday Dec 10, 1962

    On 10 December, the Far East ‘spearhead battalion’, the Queen’s Own Highlanders began arriving in Brunei. Brigadier Patterson, commander 99th Gurkha Infantry Brigade arrived to take overall command from Brigadier Pat Glennie, normally the Brigadier General Staff at Far East HQ. Both reported to Lieutenant General Sir Nigel Poett, the Far East Land Forces Commander in Singapore. Seria and Limbang remained in rebel hands. Further reinforcements arrived in the following days.




  • Brunei
    Monday Dec 10, 1962

    Brunei revolt

    A Company of The Queen’s Own Highlanders boarded Five Twin Pioneers and a Beverley at Brunei

    Brunei
    Monday Dec 10, 1962

    On 10 December, a company of the Queen’s Own Highlanders boarded five Twin Pioneers and a Beverley at Brunei. The Twin Pioneers landed west of Seria and the Beverley at Anduki. A police station 2 miles (3 km) from the western landing was recaptured and so was the Telecommunications Centre after a brief fight. Anduki airfield was quickly recaptured. However, the main Seria police station, with 48 hostages, most Shell expatriates, was not secured until the 12th.




  • Brunei
    Tuesday Dec 11, 1962

    Brunei revolt

    Eighty-nine Marines of 42 Commando had arrived in Brunei

    Brunei
    Tuesday Dec 11, 1962

    Eighty-nine Marines of 42 Commando had arrived in Brunei on 11 December, led by Captain Jeremy Moore (who later commanded the British Forces during the Falklands War).




  • Brunei
    Friday Dec 14, 1962

    Brunei revolt

    Most of The unit Reinforced The artillery battery Sent There as Infantry on 12 December

    Brunei
    Friday Dec 14, 1962

    On 14 December, most of the unit reinforced the artillery battery sent there as infantry on 12 December to pre-empt trouble from the Chinese of the Clandestine Communist Organisation (CCO) who were openly sympathetic to the Brunei rebels.




  • Brunei
    Monday Dec 17, 1962

    Brunei revolt

    The Rebellion Had been Held and Broken

    Brunei
    Monday Dec 17, 1962

    By 17 December, the rebellion had been held and broken. Some 40 rebels were dead and 3,400 captured. The remainder had fled and were assumed to be trying to reach Indonesia. Of the leaders, Azahari was in the Philippines and Yassin Affendi was with the fugitives.


  • Brunei
    Monday Dec 17, 1962

    Brunei revolt

    42 Commando was complete in Brunei

    Brunei
    Monday Dec 17, 1962

    By 17 December 42 Commando was complete in Brunei and 1st Green Jackets (43rd and 52nd) had landed from the cruiser HMS Tiger in Miri. 40 Commando aboard the commando carrier HMS Albion was diverted from Miri to Kuching.


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