Journeys Hazardous tells a young officer’s tale of ‘Claret’ operations in the undeclared war between Britain and Indonesia in the mid 1960s. These clandestine operations launched deep into Indonesia were officially denied but, nevertheless wrested the initiative back from Indonesia and enabled Britain to successfully conclude what was euphemistically known as ‘confrontation.’ Based on personal diaries, this account tells, with humour and sensitivity, the actions of a Gurkha company operating deep into Indonesian territory. The Gurkha Regiment involved has marched into history, and the author retired. Nevertheless, the experiences of junior leadership in unusually independent command make this a weight worth adding to the young leaders bergen or the older warriors bookcase …
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Christopher Bullock joined the Army from school in 1957. After Sandhurst and five years with the 60th Rifles, he joined the 2nd Battalion, 2nd KEO Gurkha Rifles. Here, as a company commander, he was involved in the clandestine actions described in Journeys Hazardous, for which he was awarded the Military Cross. Having commanded 6th QEO Gurkha Rifles, he ended his military career as Brigadier Brigade of Gurkhas.
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