This book is about the short history of the para military unit called The Iban Trackers which was later reformed into a full pledged military unit and renamed Sarawak Rangers. The book covers a period from 1948, just seven weeks after the Malayan Emergency was declared to 15 September 1963 when it was disbanded, a day before the formation of Malaysia. This Unit was very popular with the Commonwealth troops not only because they were the best trackers in the world but also due their happy, easy going and relax attitude in the jungle a trait that helped to calm down the nerves of many young soldiers who were not used to the damp and hostile jungle environment.
The Iban Trackers and Sarawak Rangers 1948-1963
by Robert Rizal Abdullah