Took up position in rubber estate. Planes looking for us. A little machine gun fire, but no bombs.
1000 hours moved off to new position some 8-9 miles along Kampar – Degong Road and stayed all day. We were holding this road to prevent Japanese outflanking the main lines.
Independent Company, some 200 troops, was holding TELOK ANSON, UTAN MELINTAN, BAGAN DATOH and patrolling Perak River up to PARIT. When the Japanese moved in, we moved out and a Brigade of Argylls took over.
14 oo hours, 3 Me 100s came over, very low. Bombed and machine gunned us for half an hour or so. Burnt out two trucks. Machine gun bullets whistling over Richardson’s and Pollock’s heads.
Our A.A. and L.M.Gs and Brens put up a pretty hot barrage and may have hit two planes, as only two maintained the attack. They gave us a brisk time.
After this, Richardson and Pollock made about 12 pints of coffee and drank about half, with the rest going to others.
Company moved off at 1900 hours to Kuala Lumpur. Up Bidor Road past Argyll Brigade and Artillery. A damnable ride. Signs of bombing at BIDOR and other villages south. Second complete night with no sleep. Certainly wears one down (Richardson).This entry was posted in Uncategorized