Tuesday, March 1, 2011

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1st March 2011, today is the 78th Anniversary of Malaysian Army. In Malay, it is known as Tentera Darat Malaysia. Malaysian Army was first established on 1st March 1933 following a Bill called as Malay Regiment Bill was passed on 23rd January 1933 in the Federal Council of the Federated Malay States. The First Experimental Malay Company was recruited and consists of 25 males. The first Commanding Officer was Major General Mcl. S. Bruce.

The Malaysian Army currently consist of 17 Corps or Regiments and grouped into 3 main components; The Combat Element, The Combat Support Element, and The Support Element. The most prestigious regiment in the Malaysian Army was the Rejimen Askar Melayu Diraja (RAMD). There are approximately 100,000 active personnel and 41,600 active reserves in the Malaysian Army.






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