Congratulations to the Sabah Salute expedition team on the successful completion of their death march trek. The 14 strong expedition team comprised officers and soldiers from the Royal Regiment of Artillery, both Regular and Territorial Army, male and female. Rohan kindly provided support to the expedition with Expedition shirts, trousers, pants and Drylocker bags which were [...]
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“It has been said that life can be likened to a piece of string with knots in it,” “the knots being those moments that live in the mind forever, the intervals being hazy, half recalled and eventually forgotten. This expedition, for all of us, I hope will become one of [...]
Lest We Forget On the outskirts of a dusty and traffic ridden town is a small piece of tranquility. The Kundasang War Memorial is the fitting tribute to the Commonwealth soldiers who died as a result of the Death Marches. The high walls that surround the memorial cut out the [...]
We woke this morning with mixed emotions. Firstly proud of what we had achieved but also saddened in the fact that this was the end of the marching phase. During the real Death Marches the strongest prisoners were forced to march back 15 miles and collect bags of rice weighing [...]
Team departure 0500 hrs, next stop Brunei via Singapore. The 14 strong expedition team comprises of officers and soldiers from the Royal Regiment of Artillery, both Regular and Territorial Army, male and female. Rohan have kindly provided support to our expedition with Expedition shirts,trousers, pants and Drylocker bags which we will be using [...]
Sandakan to Ranau Death March Back towards the end of World War II Japanese soldiers were given orders to make British and Australian Armed Forces march from a POW Camp in Sandakan, on the east coast of Sabah, Malaysia to build a new camp at Ranau, a small settlement in [...]