Patrols from 3 Cav and a platoon 5/14 Punjabi were detailed to assist the Company in maintaining law and order.
Work was intensified on the destruction of boats and vehicles that were of no use to us. Supplies of milk, flour, medical supplies were dispatched south by all available lorries and denial schemes for rubber stocks, petrol ( a large quantity of petrol and oil was removed by sea, tankers loading right up to 30 December), power, etc, were put into effect.
As for the Perak River Patrol, Richardson spent the morning of the 27th manning Ack Ack guns and waiting for Jap bombing planes which did not appear.Although two recce planes did appear.
In the afternoon, the River Patrol went up river again to Kg Pasir Panjang(?) where they laid up for the night and did standing patrol. Richardson and Pollock were on guard duty from 2100 – 2400 hours. Richardson was so tired that several times he nearly fell overboard into the river.This entry was posted in Uncategorized