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A Trip Down Malaysian Memory Lane

By Jackscott @jackscottbodrum

In 2016, I wrote a little piece about my semi-colonial life as a forces child in Malaysia back in the swinging sixties. The post – Reflections of an Army Brat – featured a blurry old black and white image I found online of Mountbatten Primary School, the school I attended. It started quite a conversation between ex-pupils, a conversation which continues to this day.

The post from way back also took me to a Facebook group called  ‘We are Terendakians’ – Terendak being the name of the army camp originally built for the 28th Commonwealth Infantry Brigade which consisted of soldiers from the UK, Australia and New Zealand. The Facebook group is a place to reminisce and interact. And reminisce and interact they do with some wonderfully evocative pictures of a bygone era. Sometimes it even gets up close and personal.

This might be me aged around 7:

A Trip Down Malaysian Memory Lane

And this is almost certainly my mother on the ladies badminton team:

A Trip Down Malaysian Memory Lane

And this is definitely my brother:

A Trip Down Malaysian Memory Lane

A bit spooky really.


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