British Indian army landed on Morib beach 70 years ago

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Morib, Malaysia | 9 Sept 2015 | Asia Samachar |
Some Sikhs (Bhagat Singh in front row in blue turban and Morgan Singh in yellow turban) at the 70th anniversary of the landing of the Indian forces at the Morib beach.
Some Sikhs (Bhagat Singh in front row in blue turban and Morgan Singh in yellow turban) at the 70th anniversary of the landing of the Indian forces at the Morib beach.

Exactly 70 years ago today, the British Indian army landed at Malaysia’s Morib beach during the Second World War.

An event was held this morning at Pantai Morib, Selangor, to commemorate the landing of the 46th Indian Beach Group on 9 Sept 1945.

There were 42,651 personnel, 3,968 vehicles and 11,224 tons of stores, according to the marker built at the spot.

Among Sikhs from Malaysia present at the ceremony were Bhagat Singh, Sarandev Singh Bal and Morgan Singh Sidhu.

Warrant Officer 2 Neil Anderson, the Assistant Defence Advisor at the British High Commission in Kuala Lumpur and the Indian Defence Advisor were also present at the ceremony.

The stone marker on the spot where the British Indian army landed at the Morib beach on 9 Sept 1945.
The stone marker on the spot where the British Indian army landed at the Morib beach on 9 Sept 1945.

 

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