Regular & Volunteer Units of the British Far East
Date of publication: 2009
Publisher: Terrier Press
An authoritative guide to the fascinating, little-known military formations of Britain's Far Eastern Empire. Units covered range from the European Volunteer units to the only regular Chinese regiment in the British Army. Drawing on rare archival sources and first-hand memoirs, each unit is brought alive with detailed accounts of their history, war service and the men who served in them. Units include: Straits Settlement Volunteers, Singapore Volunteer Corps, Malay States Guides, Malay Regiment, Hong Kong Volunteers, Hong Kong Regiment, H. K.-Singapore Artillery, Shangai Volunteer Corps, 1st Chinese Regiment, Chinese Labour Corps, Burma Rifles, Rangoon Rifles, along with a section on the Fiji Regiment and units of the South Pacific. Excellent for piecing together details of these forces during the 1930s and the fighting in Singapore and the Far East 1941-42.