Malaya & Borneo Veterans’ Day
Take a look back in history this week:
31 August: Malaya & Borneo Veterans’ Day
Australian involvement in the Malayan Emergency (1948–1960) and the Indonesian Confrontation 1962–1966) have been labelled as “forgotten campaigns” in Australia’s military history.
These conflicts are often overshadowed by the Second World War, the Korean War and the Vietnam War, between which they occurred.
On 31 August, Malaya and Borneo Veterans’ Day recognises Australian military personnel who served in these two campaigns.