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The First Overland: Four Wheels and Frontiers: Singapore to England
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The First Overland: Four Wheels and Frontiers: Singapore to England (Hardback)

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Two English Colonial Police Officers were engaged in a lethal war fighting Communist Terrorists in the Malay Emergency when they decided to make an overland journey from Singapore to England. One year later, in February 1958, they purchased an ex-army Willy's Jeep from a local scrap yard and set out for England. This book reflects their true spirit of adventure with no mobile phones, no GPS, no sponsorship, and limited maps.

Travel & MapsTravel writing Publisher: Ulric Publishing Publication Date: 01/10/2005 ISBN-13: 9780953757787  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Roy Follows, was born in North Staffordshire in 1929. - the son of a coalminer and newsagent. Fascinated by the thrilling stories of Beau Geste, he left school at the age of 14, with the intention of doing something exciting.' By the time he'd reached his twenty first birthday, he'd already circumnavigated the world several times in the Merchant Navy, and was looking for a new challenge. He joined the Malay police at the age of 22, didn't speak Malay, and had no previous experience of jungle warfare. Overcoming the language barrier, Follows was appointed the Commander of Fort Brooke, where in pursuit of the terrorist trail, he won over the hearts and minds of the Temiar Senoi Malay aborigines. His previous book, The Jungle Beat [Eye Books/2nd Ed] details how Follows survived in the Malay jungle, and is believed to be staple reading for aspiring recruits in the S.A.S. and armed forces. To date, Roy Follows has featured in several radio and television documentaries, including Empire Warriors, BBC2. and Excess Baggage, BBC Radio 4. In July 2006 Follows was invited to the Malaysian Embassy, London, where he received the P.J.M. award in honour of his services during the Malay Emergency. Awards & Medals to date C.P.M. Colonial Police Medal F.R.G.S. Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society P.J.M ingat Jasa Malaysia Noel Dudgeon During the Malay Emergency, Noel Dudgeon, the distinct 'other half' in this expedition, commanded a unit of surrendered Chinese terrorists known as the Special Operation Volunteer Force. Dudgeon later served in Vietnam with the Australian Army and American Special Forces. Dudgeon completed his career as a Major in the Australian S.A.S.

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