British High Commission Remembrance Day Service
13 Nov 18
Some 30 MACVs and 1 spouse attended a Remembrance Day Service held at Tugu Negara on 11 Nov 18 at 7.45 am. The event organised by the British High Commission paid tribute to the fallen British and Malaysian heroes who had fought in Malaya and gave their life in doing so.
The event commenced with a speech by British High Commissioner to Malaysia Her Excellency Vicki Treadell to the invited Veterans and guests. This year's service marked the 100 years after the First World War and 70 years of the the start of the Emergency in Malaya. Commonwealth Veterans from New Zealand, Australia, India, Kenya and Ghana were present. Malaysian Veterans were represented by:-
Malaysia Ex-British Army Association (MEBAA)
Malaysian Armed Forces Chinese Veterans Association (MACVA)
Malaysian Armed Forces Indian Veterans Association (PERIM)
Malaysia Armed Forces Sikh Veterans Association (MAFSVA)
As a mark of respect, the Veterans association laid poppy wreaths at the base of the cenotaph and were represented by:-
Maj David Ling (Rtd) - (MEBAA)
Lt Col Wong Ah Jit (Rtd) - (MACVA)
Maj Murugaya (Rtd) - (PERIM)
Maj Baldev Singh (Rtd) - (MAFSVA)
MACVA would like to express its sincere gratitude to the British High Commission for inviting MACVs and Malaysian Veterans to the event and thank you for kindly provided the poppy wreaths for the Wreath Laying Ceremony.