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Fijian troops leave for Malaya 1952

Fijian soldiers leave our shores for the Malayan Emergency in 1952. This video recorded with background song of ‘Isa Lei’ the Fijian farewell song.

During the 4 years of Fijian involvement, some 1,600 Fijian troops served from 1952 to 1956. The First of which to arrive being the 1Bn FIR, of this force, some 25 Fijian troops paid the ultimate sacrifice, losing their lives in combat operations in the jungles and plantations of Malaya.

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