This Day in History: 1953-03-27

B Company of the 1st Battalion was the first in the Regiment to be flown in to operations by helicopter. They were flown from Kota Tinggi in Sikorsky S55 aircraft of 848 Squadron Royal Navy to a location 16 miles away. The helicopters could only carry 3-4 fully-equipped men at a time, so it took some time.

Royal Navy S55 helicopter offloading Gurkhas in Borneo.