After the expulsion of the Japanese at the end of World War II, Malaya returned to its pre-war loose federation of states. Like Vietnam (then Indo-China) with the French, unrest in Malaya was already present and blew up in Feb 1948 when attacks were launched against Europeans. The Malayan Emergency was declared in Jul 1948 after terrorism had continued and British troops stepped up efforts against the guerillas. British, Malay, Australian, New Zealand and Rhodesian forces waged an aggressive counter-insurgency campaign from 1948 until the Emergency finished on 31 Jul 1960.
But this proved only a temporary respite. The potential formation of the Federation of Malay States was seen as a grave threat by Indonesia and the conflict erupted again c 2 years later.
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|Dates||Rotary Wing Aircraft Unit||Models|
|jul48 to may49||28 squadron Royal Air Force|
|jul48 to dec57||110 squadron Royal Air Force|
|01jul48 to 31jul60||60(r) squadron Royal Air Force|
|aug48 to mar55||33 squadron Royal Air Force|
|may50 to feb53||far east casualty evacuation flight Royal Air Force||dragonfly|
|jan53 to dec56||848 squadron Fleet Air Arm||s-55 H-19|
|feb53 to jun59||194 squadron Royal Air Force||sycamore|
|jan54 to oct54||7 squadron Royal Air Force|
|sep54 to jun59||155 squadron Royal Air Force||whirlwind|
Some of the units could be operating fixed wing aircraft at the time, check every unit for details
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|Aircraft Carrier||Colossus class||R16 HMS Triumph, R51 HMS Perseus,|