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  • united kingdom 194 Squadron

    Royal Air Force

    1942 to 1959    

    Bristol Sycamore in Malaya - RAF 194 Squadron

    Myself, Sargeant Michael Douglas Royal Army Medical Corps, in 1956 I was stationed at B.M.H. Kinrara, Kuala Lumpur, where I worked as a pharmacist. I became friendly with Flight Sergeant Karl Stubbs who piloted a Bristol Sycamore helicopter. Just before my return to the UK in September 1956, he took me on a flight visiting jungle forts in north Malaya which were used as bases for anti-terrorist operations and to protect the aborigines.

    The helicopters were used for evacuating casualties during the emergency. 194 Squadron was subsequently combined with 155 Squadron which was flying Whirlwind helicopters.

    A Sycamore helicopter of the 194 Squadron at the Military Hospital in Taiping, Malaya in early 1955.

    Flight Sergeant Stubbs, stationed at RAF Kuala Lampur, was the pilot. We did a day long visit to 4 jungle forts in North Malaya.

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