"I have just restored a few old photos for my Daddy - Knud V. Henriksen (Born 1920) from Denmark. He jointed 1st Battalion, the Royal Lincolnshire Regiment in 1946, then was drafted from Liverpool to Singapore, 21 Septmeber 1946 with the ship Empress of Australia. November '46 to March '47 Port Weld - west of Taiping. Here are a few pictures. Kind regards, Hans-Peter Henriksen. 1st January 2009."
Malaya 1946: With the liberation May 5 1945 the WW2 took its end in Denmark, but was still going on in Asia and the Pacific. Upon request from the new Danish Foreign Minister, Christmas Møller, my father Knud Henriksen (then 26) and other young men volunteered for the English army. He joined the 1st battalion of the Royal Lincolnshire Regiment for recruit training, then was sent from Liverpool on 21st September 1946 to Singapore via Suez. More than 100 old pictures were handed over to me in a shoebox, most of them in poor condition. This gallery is a documentation of a period in his life and respect for the people of Malaya.
After the battalion left Malaya, in March 1947, Knud got the opportunity to be transferred to the 2nd Battalion, the Royal Berkshire Regiment, in Burma.
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