Pioneer GGK & PASKAL

Gambar-gambar yang dimuat-naik di bawah ini adalah dari koleksi PTI Basha.

Pada tahun 1965, ABSM Basha menyahut seruan negara untuk menyertai latihan komando yang dikendalikan oleh 40th Commando Royal Marines. 

EDITED FROM THE INTERNET:

In 1965, the Ministry of Defence called for volunteers from the Army and Navy for Commando  training.

On February 25, 1965, introductory training was conducted at Majidee Camp, Johor Bahru by the British 40th Commando Royal Marines. Those selected had to undergo six weeks Basic Commando Course.

This unit is partly based on the 40th Royal Marines Commandos and was then called MSSU (Malaysian Special Service Unit). Such was the beginning of the Malaysian GGK (Gerup Gerak Khas) and PASKAL (Pasukan Khas Laut). 

With assistance from instructors from 40th Commando Royal Marines, the MSSU expanded, and in 1965 alone conducted six Basic Commando courses.

The Malaysian Commandos from MSSU comprising initially of special highly trained personnel (then from the Malaysian Army and the Royal Malaysian Navy) conducted special tasks and missions which included raids on key enemy installations, harassing enemy personnel, surveillance and collection of intelligence.

FROM PTI BASHA’S ACCOUNT:

ABSM Basha responded to the call for volunteers to join the newly formed  MSSU in early 1965.

The group consisted of about 30 RMN personnel (one platoon) headed by Lt Cdr Cheah Leong Voon. Some of the members from the group were POSM Black Joe, LRSM Ungku Harun, ABME Tan (later became an MT pilot), ABSM Basha, ABSM Isa, ABSM Sidney, ABSM Ghazali (anak Jin), ABSM Ismail Chap (later became Captain of MISC vessel) and A/LREM  Dollah Tahrin.

There’s another Chinese ME (Engineering Mechanic) in the group whose name Basha could not recall. 

Upon completion of their basic commando course, this group was awarded the coveted “Green Beret”

Due to manpower constraint in the RMN, the group was called back after the Basic Commando Course. The group was supposed to continue with the advance commando training away from Majidee Camp, either in Malacca or Negeri Sembilan.

One particular RMN personnel who joined the MSSU on completion of his ODSM course, and later became one of the the pioneers in PASKAL was ODSM Mustapha ‘wireless’ from intake 2/65. He retired from the RMN (PASKAL) as Warrant Officer.

ABSM Basha subsequently became a PTI in RMN and rose in the rank. He was awarded the PPN by the King.

He completed his term of service and now, in his late sixties, is reaping the fruits for his hard work and dedication to the Royal Malaysia Navy, and country.

Recollecting those moments from a bygone era…braving the fury of Bay of Biscay and the Indian Ocean as one of the sailing crew of KD Sri Melaka, the turbulence of the South China Sea, the unpredictable swells of the Straits of Malacca, the gruelling training as the pioneer of the Malaysian Green Beret…the memories live on and on.

NOTA ADMIN:

2nd Buffer KD Sri Trengganu 1969 – LRSM Isa – pernah menceritakan…Latihan yang paling mencabar ialah apabila  dilepaskan di hutan dan diarah untuk sampai ke destinasi yang ditetapkan dalam masa tertentu. Dengan berbekalkan sebuah kompas dan sebilah pisau, survival bergantung kepada air sungai atau air dari pohon-pohon hutan, buah-buah dari tumbuhan liar dan apabila terdesak, daging ‘burung terbang duduk’ terasa begitu enak.

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19 Responses to Pioneer GGK & PASKAL

  1. xperak says:

    apabila terdesak, daging ‘burung terbang duduk’ terasa begitu enak.

    Tak pernah dengar nama burung terbang duduk.

    • Joewings says:

      TUan admin ada kenangan manis dengan ‘burung terbang duduk’ ketika kecilnya…..

      • admin says:

        Burung terbang duduk = kodok = katak

        Saya mula mendengar perkataan tersebut dari salah seorang peneroka Kg Rahmat bernama Wak Bajing pada tahun 50an.

        Wak ni dapat gelaran ‘bajing’ pun kerana khabarnya suka makan daging tupai @ viagra asli.

      • xcman says:

        kira lebih ori dari makjun cap tupai jantan la.

      • Cap T says:

        kambing bukit ada makan?

  2. xcman says:

    ABSM Ismail Chap (later became Captain of MISC vessel),

    We in MISC never knew that he was trained as a Commando.

    • ex kd rejang says:

      That what the classification “top secret” really means

      We served onboard KD Sri Langkawi 4043 at the end of the year 1966

  3. xcman says:

    Tuan

    By the way, he is a good dancer……MJ steps is his favourites.

    Golden Gate at Klong Toey, Krungthep !

  4. syed says:

    Lt Cdr Cheah Leong Voon, POSM Black Joe, ABME Tan (later became an MT pilot), ABSM Sidney, and there’s another Chinese ME (Engineering Mechanic) in the group whose name Basha could not recall.

    Who said the non Malays are not patriotic? Joining the commando in the hour of need is the epitome of patriotism. What more can one ask?

    • admin says:

      Will the person or minister who questioned the patriotism of others allow his children or grandchildren join the Commando?

      • ex kd rejang says:

        I was informed by CPO Shpt. Christopher Lowe that PO Shpt. Dominic (Eurasian from Malacca) also answered the call of the nation and volunteered to join the M.S.S.U. during the call up

  5. admin says:

    We in MISC never knew that he was trained as a Commando.

    Bukan saja dia terlatih sebagai komando, tapi cekap dengan ilmu mempertahankan diri – lahir dan batin.

    Pernah terjadi di tepi drill shed…seorang senior yang asyik tayang ‘silat sendeng’ terduduk kena terajang dengan dia.

    Di KK tahun 1968…sekumpulan pemuda tempatan serang krew KD Sri Trengganu, tapi sebiji penumbuk pun tak hinggap ke badannya. Pergaduhan terhenti apabila XO (Banjar Perak) balik ke kapal ambil SMG untuk menyuraikan pergaduhan. Lepas itu, KDST dilarang masuk KK dan XO kena Court Marshall.

    Pun begitu, orangnya ‘very humble’ dan ‘soft spoken’. Even though he was senior in service but junior in rank, we respect one another.

    • Joewings says:

      Orang macam ini: diam2 ubi berisi…

      Penghormatan yang diterima, hasil dari rasa hormat dan segan….

      Kalau jenis yang pung pang pung pang tapi kosong: diam2 penggali….

      Penghormatan yang diterima…ntahla…kadang2 kesian, kadang2 nak jaga hati…

  6. hamzah says:

    isay men kita harus tabik kepada pasukan MSSU. Saya masih ingat ketika itu berada di KD Sri Perak dan saya mengenali ABSM Basha semasa berkhidmat di FPB.Teruk sungguh training – berani mati. Kata orang ini kerja gila, tapi wira-wira RMN menyahut cabaran getir dengan suka-rela. Kita harus salute atas jasa mereka. Basha sekarang menetap di Kg Mengkuang BM. Sudah tukar trade jadi towkey catering. Minggu depan dapat merasa masakannya pada kenduri kahwin Tn Hj Ahmad Razali (GI) Tasek Gelugor.

    Semua di jemput hadir.

    • admin says:

      Betulkan kalau saya silap…bukan semua yang volunteer masuk komando akan terpilih, malah ramai yang kena reject.

      • xcman says:

        Nak harungi kisah ex-cdo, intai-intai excdo.blogspot.com.

        Saya dapat link melalui catatan Pak Mail.

  7. dede says:

    a very nice and proper photo editing… now i know where i got my talents from…

    • admin says:

      TQ dede,

      Ke mana tumpahnya kuah…

      Buah jatuh ke pangkal, daun jua melayang jauh…

      Dari buah dikenal pohonnya…

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