also to preserve the tradition and pride of the Johore people (at least on a ceremonial role) after all JMF were even older than the MAF...and acording to Tun Salleh Abbas, malaysian government have ni jurisdiction on the JMF
one of the participant of tentera darat bersama media were held hostage by terrorist (mock hostage situation)
i think he didnt realise that he was part of the show
11th RGK to the rescue
lunch, malaysian army style
Adnan ACV 300
look at the chest..its obvious on his specialties
Following a family tradition of getting trained in armed forces, with his grandfather in the Malaysian Army and father in the U.S. Army, Tunku Ismail aspired for a career in the Indian armed forces. In July 2003, he enrolled as a cadet officer in the Indian Military Academy (IMA), India’s premier military training school located at Dehradun. He was commissioned as a lieutenant in December 2004 and absorbed into the Indian army. He was promoted to the rank of captain in December 2007. He is the first ever Malaysian royal to join the Indian armed forces.
The Malaysian prince is the first foreigner to lead a unit of Indian Army in the Indian Republic Day Parade. On 26 January 2007, with a rank of captain in Indian Army, he led a mounted column of Jaipur based 61 Cavalry regiment to salute president of India Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam during the Republic Day celebrations. The president himself chose Tunku Ismail to lead the unit of around 400 men of the world's only non-ceremonial horse-mounted cavalry. The parade was witnessed by chief guest of the day president of Russia Vladimir Putin and his entourage, along with other dignitaries of Indian politics and military amidst tight security. Tunku Ismail's father Tunku Ibrahim Ismail flew in from Johor Bahru on 23 January 2007 to be present at the celebrations while his son added a chapter to the history of Indian Army.
A Polo enthusiast, Tunku Ismail is a skillful horse rider. He was bestowed the Best in Riding award among IMA cadets for year 2003-2004. He is also a polo player for his regiment and has won many trophies.
Proud day for Malay regiment
Wednesday April 30, 2008
WINDSOR (England): In a rare brush with British royalty, the Royal Malay Regiment had the honour of performing ceremonial duties at Windsor Castle, one of Queen Elizabeth II’s official residences, yesterday.
Looking smart in their white and gold songket samping ceremonial dress, the 21-member contingent was in stark contrast to the 170 Pioneer Regiment foot guards whom they replaced during the traditional “changing-of-the-guards” ceremony.
Although the ceremony lasted only about 30 minutes, it was recognition of the regiment’s capability in guarding Queen Elizabeth II’s 900-year-old castle, about 50km from London.
Royal duty: The Royal Malay Regiment taking part in the changing-of-the-guards ceremony at Windsor Castle on Tuesday.
Kapten Mejar Mohamed Qadri Abu Bakar said he was proud and honoured to be leading the first Malay regiment to assume royal duties in Britain.
Kapt Mohamed Qadri, who was involved in ceremonial duties at Istana Negara, Parliament House and Mindef, said he found it meaningful to perform similar duties in Britain.
Band major Warrant Officer Mohamed Nor Azizan Yahya said his 28-member brass band was in high spirits as they looked forward to promoting the country through playing Malaysian tunes.
Earlier, the brass band led the contingent as they marched from the Victoria Barracks to the castle. Along the route, the band played popular Malaysian tunes such as Jalur Gemilang, Joget Jambu Merah, Di-bawah Satu Bendera, Gagah Setia and Puteri Remaja.
- Bernama -
Royal Malay Regiment on guard at Buckingham Palace
May 1, 2008
A Malayan soldier on guard outside Windsor Castle
The Royal Malay Regiment will be Changing the Guard at Buckingham Palace for the first time today. They will be accompanied by their own band.
This colourful regiment was founded in 1938 and has a distinguished record in the Second World War, The Malaysian Emergency in the fifties, and the Indonesian Confrontation in the sixties.
A 130-man strong company and band are commanded by Major Mohd Fuad Ghazali. It began public duties providing the Windsor Castle Guard on April 29, 2008. Their duties in London are expected to conclude on June 13, 2008.
Major Fuad said: “It is a great honour to be here guarding the Royal Palaces and it is an expression of the close ties between our two countries”.
London District Brigade Major Lt Colonel Jeremy Bagshaw said: “We are delighted to welcome the Royal Malay Regiment to participate in ceremonial duties. We are most impressed by the excellence of their turnout and their quality of drill and musicianship”.
During their stay the band accompanying the guard will also be involved in other events, including the Royal Windsor Castle Tattoo on May 8, 9 and 10 and Beating Retreat on Horse Guards on June 4 and 5.
The battalion is allied to the Royal Anglian Regiment.
During their tour the company is based at RAF Uxbridge.
- Times UK -
Our Boys are in Town....
Yes, the members of the 1st Battalion of the Royal Malay Regiment are here - 130 of them. And on 29th April 2008, they started their ceremonial duties at Windsor Castle, in the ceremony of the Changing of the Guards. It was so very grand. And it really warmed my heart on that cold spring morning to see our boys in their Baju Kebangsaan, sampin songket and songkok, marching through the streets of Windsor. The quiet royal town echoed with traditional Malay songs played by the Brass Band. During the ceremony, as our boys led out the members of the British Regiment, the band played Bahtera Merdeka....Bonda senyum riang, menerima bahtera merdeka....
And right there in the parade grounds of Windsor Castle, I cried.
Sources : Kak Teh's Choc-a-Blog Blog
thanks! im proud of the '1 Melayu'.