This Day in History: 1956-06-07

Major DA Truss and Major Pahalmansing Gurung were killed when their Auster reconnaissance aircraft crashed in the jungle about 10km from Kuala Pilah in Negeri Sembilan, Malaya. Both were very experienced and capable men who were a great loss to the 1st Battalion. They were buried with full military honours in Kuala Lumpur the following day.