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The communications started last year in 2010. John Haines and his lovely wife Ann were keen to visit Malaysia. John was a National Service Officer who served the RA as a Lt. in the 50's. He did service in Malaya in 1954/55 in Batu Cantonment with the 11 Independent Light Troop RA.
According to John, the troop was equipped with 4.2 in. Mortars and also searchlights! Strangely, not much information is available on the exploits of this organisation, but with fond memories, John filled in the blanks over many casual conversations over the period of his visit. John was born in Penang and his father was born in Malaya too. A Cambridge science graduate, who ventured into business, related to the agricultural field later, he always had a sentimental wish to walk memory lane. It is no wonder that Ann, taking this cue, put it all together.
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