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1946 to 1958 => Malaya => Topic started by: Liam Hart on February 10, 2013, 12:34:50 AM

Title: MA History Dissertation
Post by: Liam Hart on February 10, 2013, 12:34:50 AM
Hello,

I am currently in the final stage of my MA degree at the University of Manchester and am currently researching the effects of participating in the Kenyan and Malaysian Counter-Insurgencies on National Servicemen during the 1950's.

I was wondering if anyone knows of, or is in contact with any ex National Servicemen who served in Malaya during the Malayan emergency? As i would greatly appreciate speaking to and possibly interviewing anyone who wishes to volunteer. This would greatly aid my research into this topic, and also contribute towards recognising what a great job our National Servicemen did during this time period, which is all too easily forgotten.

Finally, i know the Manchester's did not participate in the Kenyan emergency, but i would also greatly appreciate any assistance on this front also.

Best wishes,
Liam Hart
Title: Re: MA History Dissertation
Post by: Robert Bonner on February 10, 2013, 10:59:02 AM
Liam.

Welcome to the forum and good luck with your dissertation.  You have chosen a very interesting subject. I shall send you a pm with the details of the chairman of the Manchester Regiment Malayan Veterans Association who will, I feel sure, be very willing to help.
Title: Re: MA History Dissertation
Post by: Liam Hart on February 10, 2013, 06:33:58 PM
Robert,

Thank you for that, i will get in touch with him this week. I'm really excited to crack on and research into this area.

Best wishes,
Liam
Title: Re: MA History Dissertation
Post by: mack on February 10, 2013, 09:14:23 PM
good luck with your dissertation liam.

mack ;D
Title: Re: MA History Dissertation
Post by: themonsstar on February 11, 2013, 09:57:45 AM
I hope your time with this small Band of Brother from the Manchester Regiment Malayan Veterans Association, go's well Liam and you get some good research which I hope you can post on here.

Roy
Title: Re: MA History Dissertation
Post by: rafboy on February 11, 2013, 02:27:24 PM
Hi Liam
There are some photos here that may interest you:  http://themanchesters.org/forum/index.php?topic=627.0
Some of the men shown were probably NS men.
Best of luck
Cliff
Title: Re: MA History Dissertation
Post by: Liam Hart on February 13, 2013, 02:01:49 PM
Thank you everyone, i have spoken to Tom Boardman, he was very helpful. We are going to conduct an interview in the near future. If anyone else would like to be part of my study please feel free to get in touch with me. Its your chance to have a say!

Best wishes,
Liam