This Day in History: 1965-01-30
C Company of the 1st Battalion under Captain Bruce Jackman carried out a successful cross-border camp attack at Long Medan. This was an action carried out under the terms of Operation CLARET, authorising secret, non-attributable cross-border operations. The Company came under attack from a variety of heavy weapons but eventually prevailed, killing 8 Indonesians confirmed and a possible further 24. Captain Jackman was awarded the Military Cross and Corporal Birbahadur Gurung received the Military Medal.
Captain Bruce Jackman