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“When you're left wounded on

Afganistan's plains and

the women come out to cut up what remains,

Just roll to your rifle

and blow out your brains,

And go to your God like a soldier”

“We are not retreating. We are advancing in another direction.”

“It is fatal to enter any war without the will to win it.”

“Old soldiers never die; they just fade away.

“The soldier, above all other people, prays for peace,

for he must suffer and be the deepest wounds and scars of war.”

“May God have mercy upon my enemies, because I won't .”
“The object of war is not to die for your country but to make the other bastard die for his.

“Nobody ever defended anything successfully, there is only attack and attack and attack some more.

“Fixed fortifications are a monument to the stupidity of man."
“It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died.
Rather we should thank God that such men lived.

The Soldier stood and faced God


Which must always come to pass

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He hoped his shoes were shining

Just as bright as his brass

"Step forward you Soldier,

How shall I deal with you?


Have you always turned the other cheek?


To My Church have you been true?"


"No, Lord, I guess I ain't


Because those of us who carry guns


Can't always be a saint."

I've had to work on Sundays

And at times my talk was tough,

And sometimes I've been violent,

Because the world is awfully rough.

But, I never took a penny

That wasn't mine to keep.

Though I worked a lot of overtime

When the bills got just too steep,

The Soldier squared his shoulders and said

And I never passed a cry for help

Though at times I shook with fear,

And sometimes, God forgive me,

I've wept unmanly tears.

I know I don't deserve a place

Among the people here.

They never wanted me around


Except to calm their fears.


If you've a place for me here,


Lord, It needn't be so grand,


I never expected or had too much,


But if you don't, I'll understand."

There was silence all around the throne

Where the saints had often trod

As the Soldier waited quietly,

For the judgment of his God.

"Step forward now, you Soldier,

You've borne your burden well.

Walk peacefully on Heaven's streets,

You've done your time in Hell."

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My Dad with his colleagues at 5th mile Nova Scotia Estate In Front Of The Hindu Temple
Monday, May 04, 2020

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Lieutenant Colonel Zulkapli Abdul Rahman
Saturday, May 04, 2019
Lt Col Zulkapli (right) with his Majesty the King

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Lieutenant Colonel Yap Chok Sang

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Lieutenant Colonel Baldev Singh

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Lt Col Idris Hassan's Dad
Monday, June 25, 2018







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1034251 Sgt Shaari bin Roskan
Sunday, February 19, 2006
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Mej (B) KD Richard Veerasingha
Tuesday, September 13, 2005
Commissioned on 10th April 1970 from RMC into the Regular Service. Joined 3 Rangers in Taiping and served various appointments from Pl Comd, Aslt Pnr Comd, Adjutant, Company Comd.

Attended the Mortar course in Sydney in 1971. Posted to RMC as Instructor in 1978 and back to 3 Rangers after two years and seved as OC, later as the Bn 2 1/C, Posted to LATEDA in 1981 as DS in the SD Wing, then moved to Doctrine Cell, MTAT.

Attended the Staff course in AFSC (MTAT). Served in the War Game Team after that and attended the Philippine Staff College (CGSC), in Manila. Joined 6 Rangers, Ipoh for two years before moving to Army Training Dept, Mindef in 1988. Retired from the MAF in Oct 1990.

Since 1990, he has served in various companies as Sales Manager, Business Development Manager and Safety Trainer & Consultant before establishing my own company dealing in safey products, safety training and engineering services.

Current Employment: Managing Director

Company/Address: MAX SAFETY & ENGINEERING SERVICES SDN BHD
H-0301, JALAN PPK 1, PUSAT PERNIAGAAN KINRARA 3,
TAMAN KINRARA 3, 47100 PUCHONG, SELANGOR D.E.
Tel: 03-80751091, Fax: 03-80702230

Home Address: 1685, JALAN PERMATA 4, TAMAN PERMATA
53300 KUALA LUMPUR
Tel : 03-41084302
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1066227 Corporal Ahmad Fakharuddin bin Zainol Abidin
Sunday, August 07, 2005

Seen here with a Barret 12.7 Sniper Rifle
and 7.62 Sniper Accuracy International.

Joined the Army as a recruit on the 01 August 1985. Served for 15 years in the Army(7th Rangers Mech) . Now serving in the Prime Minister's Department (Research). His home address is 12, Jalan P9B/8, Precinth 9,62502 Putrajaya. Home phone number : 03-88883227, Office : 03-88872061, Hp : 012-2006048

Medals : /PPA, PNBB(Cambodia), PNBB(Somalia), UN - UNTAC, UN - UNOSOM
Courses Attended :
1. Junior NCO's Course . Section Commander's Course 3. Refresher Junior NCO's 4. Combat Tracker 5. Combat Survival 6. Sniper 7. Surveillance & Counter Surveillance8. Trade Craft (Overseas Training Programme) 9. Intelligence

Overseas Tour - Malbatt 1 - Operational - Cambodia (UNTAC) Malbatt 2 - Operational - Somalia (UNOSOM)

Tasks - Quick Reaction Force- Escort World Food Programme- Sniper
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Major Saad & Family
Monday, May 30, 2005

on Camera !!! Major (Rtd) Saad , Kak Norma & their youngest Yusof
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931265 WO 2 (Rtd) Mohd Nazaruddin Zain
Wednesday, May 25, 2005
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Left to right :Major Md Din Abu, WO 2 Nazaruddin("RQ Tiger"),Sgt Jack Minan and WO 2 Abdul Rahman (late)
He is the first RQMS when 7th Rangers converted to Mechanized Infantry and he is damned proud of that. Thus becoming the the first RQMS for 7th Rangers (Mechanized). He was also called "RQ Tiger" by one of the Commanding Officer's of 7th Mech, it will be a crime not to mention the CO, he's Lt Col Zulkapli Abdul Rahman. Nazar served in 7 Rangers from 16th Dec 1989 until April 1994 as RQMS 1, under 3 COs. Apart from Lt Col Zul, they were Lt Col Harbhajan Singh who has since retired and Lt Col Mukhtar, currently the Deputy Director of Infantry. He was involved with the trooping of the Ranger Colors by the King in 1992 in Ipoh, Perak.

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He was a pleasure to be around with, witty and colourful. Anyone who had served with YOU would be proud to have served with you, Encik !!!
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The David Family - Mum and Dad Part 1
Saturday, May 21, 2005
Mum
Mother's & Dad's wedding card in the Japanese year 2605 which was 1945
Church members
The staff with my dad (seated extreme left)
The Krishnans
The Jagdish Kids
Mr Nair, with Dasan and his sister
Dad and mum

Dad and Mum

Mum's family

Dad

Dad, right most

Dad, right most

Dad, BVP David, standing 4th from the right

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Major (Rtd) D Swami
Escorting Convoys World Food Program in Somalia
The Champions
Sniper Cert
In Somalia, with a M4A1, M79, HKP9S, the magazine carrying jacket belongs to Lt Col Ivan Lee
Major D.Swami joined the Army as a recruit on the 30th Nov 1972.  

Joined 2nd troop, 2nd Squadron , Engineers Regiment as a Sapper. 
 Promoted to Corporal in 1976. 
Joined Officer Cadet School in Sebatang Karah, Port Dickson, in January 1980. 
Commissioned into the Corps of Rangers on the 24th Jan 1981. (7th Rangers) 

Contingent Commander during the passing out parade
Promoted to Lt 24th Jan 1985.
Promoted to Captain 24th Jan 1986 
Promoted to Major 1st Oct 1994
Beside a Paki Tank during QRF duties
Courses attended :
1. Combat Engineers
2. Mine Warfare and Booby Traps
On Exercise Southern Tiger with 6 RAR, Jimna State Forest 1993
3. Platoon Commander's Course  - Kota Belud, Sabah
4. Orientation Commando - Special Warfare Training Center, Sg Udang
5. Instructor Unit Combat Intelligence - Special Warfare Training Center, Sg Udang
6. 81 MM Mortar - Army Combat Training Center (Pulada)
7. Unit Emplaning Officer
8. Regimental Signals Officer
9. Small Arms Coaching - Decentralized Australia in  Army Combat Training Center (Best Student)
10. Staff Duties
11. Company Commander - Army Combat Training Center (Pulada)
12.Squadron Leader (Armour) - Armor School, Port Dickson
13. Training Development Officer
14. Sniper
Units Served
1. 2nd  Engineers
2. Signal School
3. 7 Rangers (Pl Comd to 2 ic Company) 1981-1986
4. Territorial Army Training Centre (OC Weapons Wing)1986-1990
5. 7 Rangers (Mor Pl commander to 2ic Company to OC B Coy to OC Hq Company before leaving the service) 1990-1998
Overseas. 3 training trips to Australia
Malbatt 2 - Operational - Somalia Tasks - Quick Reaction Force - Escort World Food Programme - Sniper Employment Officer
Commands : 1. No.5 Platoon, Bravo Company (1981 - 1984) + 2. UCIS Platoon (1981 - 1984 - two commands)
3. Mortar Commander
4. 2 ic Company
5. Intelligence Officer
6. Adjutant
7. Operations Officer
8. Company Commander
Sniper Employment Officer
Seventh Rangers Sniper Team, Col Mukhtar, me and the US Special Forces from the 2nd Battalion 5th Special Forces Group.
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Major Nazrul Edgar Abdullah
Tuesday, May 03, 2005
Major Nazrul Edgar Abdullah. Done it. Now I will wait for you to post me your details.
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Lt Col Md Din Abu
Sunday, May 01, 2005
Lt Col Md Din Abu was the OC of Support Company in 7 Rangers, after some time he took over as 2IC Bn. More than that has to come from you, Din.
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Major(Rtd) Ishak Md Isa
Major(Rtd) Ishak Md Isa, one of that rare breed of men who has the distinction of holding the "Keputusan Perutusan Keberanian". More than that I need from you, tuan.
posted by Major D Swami (Retired) @ 6:10 AM   1 comments
Captain(Rtd) Ravinthar Samy
Captain(Rtd) Ravinthar Samy, was posted to 7 after a long stint as an instructor, Ravin you have to give me the details to create the profile.
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Captain(Rtd)Zainee Sulaiman
Saturday, April 30, 2005
Captain(Rtd)Zainee Sulaiman, a wonderfully colourful character from Teluk Anson (cuurently Teluk Intan) my hometown. Zainee, do up your profile so that you will not fade away. Send to me soonest.
posted by Major D Swami (Retired) @ 9:46 PM   0 comments
Kol Muhd Mukhtar bin Ibrahim
Kol Muhd Mukhtar bin Ibrahim, (410914) was born on 17 Aug 1951 in Yan, Kedah. Entered the Service as an officer cadet on 15 Dec 1970 (SSC 19). Commissioned into the Royal Ranger Regiment on 15 Dec 1972 (Regular 15). Married to Puan Haminah bt Hassan and blessed with 2 girls and 2 boys. Elevated as a grand father now, having a 2-year old grand daughter and another one on the way.

Some of the service details are as follows:

1. 1972 – 1976 Pl Comd, IO, Adjutant and Coy Comd of 6 Ranger.
2. 1976 – 1978 SO 3 Log and SO 3 Ops of HQ 4 Bgd.
3. 1979 Coy 2i/c and Coy Comd of 9 Ranger.
4. 1980 – 1981 Coy Comd and Bn 2i/c of 11 Ranger / ADC to HRH the Raja

of Perlis.
5. 1982 – 1984 Bn 2i/c of 305 Bn AW.
6. 1985 Student of MAFSC.
7. 1986 – 1987 Bn 2i/c of 1 Ranger.
8. 1987 – 1990 SI of TD Wing, LATEDA.
9. 1990 – 1993 CI of ROTU UUM.
10. 1993 – 1995 CO of 7 Ranger. ( 1994 - Dy Comd of MALBAT 11, UNOSOM).
11. 1995 – 1997 DS of MAFSC.
12. 1998 Student of MAFDC.
13. 1999 SO 1 Log HQ 2 Div.
14. 1999 – 2004 Head of Secretariat, Army HQ, MINDEF.
15. 2004 – 2005 Chief of Staff HQ 4 Div.
16. 2005 Deputy Director of Infantry.
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Lt Col Chua Eng Lye
Lt Col Chua Eng Lye, he was my instructor when I was a cadet. He was OC C coy in 7 Rangers. Sir, I need more infor than that. So pls e-mail to me a nice write about yourself.
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Lt Col Mah Chok Sai
Yep, I remember him. 2IC of the battalion. Sidekick of Lt Col Zul. Sir, if you want me to expand on this, you gotta send me material.
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Lt Col Zulakapli Abdul Rahman
He's the man. A pioneer of 8 Para Rangers (Airborne). Took over the command of 7 Mech. Brought the battalion up to greater glory in training as well as shooting. Hey, sir I can't remember everything about you. So pls send me something.
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Colonel (Rtd) Syed Muhamad bin Syed Alwi Shahab
Colonel (Rtd) Syed Muhamad bin Syed Alwi Shahab, sir, I need material from you to develop your profile. Talk abit about your command in Bosnia. I am sure you have a very interesting profile.
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Lt Col Stephen Mundaw


Left to right : Lt Col Stephen Mundaw and Major Bakthiar Abd Hamid (Anyone out there know how to contact Major Bakthiar ?)
Lt Col Stephen Mundaw
is from East Malaysia. Hi Sir, need material on you. Write and send me something so as to place it here. Now is the time, to build you image, here.
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Major Murugiah
Thursday, April 28, 2005
Currently he is the second in command of 7 Rangers Mech
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Major Ivan Lee
Wednesday, April 27, 2005
Major Ivan Lee
Commissioned 0n 6 Mac 1982.

Medals: PPS, PPT PNBB, UN - Somalia.

Qualifications: Master in Management (UM)
Diploma in Strat and Def studies (UM)

TQM Facilitator
TDO
Basic Para
Fund Regt
RSO

Appointment:

7 RRD - Pl Comd
- Ajt Malbatt - Somalia
- RSO
- OC

8 RRD Para - Pl Comd
- Ajt
- 2 i/c Coy
- OC
- Op O
- 2 ic Bn

10th Para Bde- SO 2 Trg

3 Div HQ - SO 2 Op
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