HC Deb 07 May 1952 vol 500 cc39-40W
91. Colonel Crosthwaite-Eyre

asked the First Lord of the Admiralty if he will make a statement on the recent engagements in which the Royal Marines have been concerned in Malaya.

Mr. J. P. L. Thomas

For the greater part of its two years' service in operational conditions in Malaya, the Third Commando Brigade has been responsible for the security of the State of Perak in conjunction with the police. Troops have had ample opportunities to engage Communist bandits and have accounted for 172 bandits killed and 50 captured at a loss to themselves of 4 officers and 17 other ranks.

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