This Day in History: 1966-07-09

The 2nd Goorkhas Air Platoon was raised at Kluang in Malaya, consisting of 3 pilots, 7 British REME technicians, 4 Gurkhas and 3 Sioux helicopters. It later moved to Bario in Sarawak before finally moving to Seria in Brunei. Lieutenant J Parish was the first 2nd Goorkha to qualify as a helicopter pilot.

The Air Platoon at Kluang.  The 2nd Goorkhas Regimental Crest is just visible to the right of the cockpit door.