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Hutt's account of the Cambridgeshire's in Singapore

Item Information:

Catalogue Number: Hutt 001 Source: Cambridgeshire County Archives Location: MacRitchie Report No: Not Applicable Artifact Type: Document Production Date: 2015-12-05 00:00:00 Dimensions of Item: A4 sheets Copyright with Source Institution

Other Description:

This is an extract from Major Hutt's unpublished account of the history of the Cambridgeshires telling of Few Forces excursion to the Pipeline at the western end of the Pierce and MacRitchie reservoir

Historic Context:

Few Force consisted of B and C Coy 1st battalion Cambridgeshires and was dispatched on the 12th February from Thomson Village to patrol up to the pipelaine that connected the western end of the MacRitchie Reservoir with Pierce reservoir. This was the most notable man-made structure on the map in what was mostly secondary forest and plantation. Led by Dalforce officers the force found the going difficult and arrived in the early afternoon. Patrols were sent out and encountered Japanese in the area. Late that evening the force was recalled to Thomson Village. By the time the men had walked out of the jungle they were extremely weary but they were needed at Adam Park.

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