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Monday, August 20, 2012

'Battle Of Gubir'

When I downloaded this video clip (click  here), with permission,  I didn't realise there was an accompanying  write-up as shown below....

My dad always told me war stories for my bedtime when i was a little boy. My favourite is always about Malaysian Armed Forces and one of it is 'The Battle Of Gubir'. He will start with "..Once, there's a battle in the deep jungle of Perak..It took few days but it seem like never end.." Dad will use his hand to show me how the Nuri's pilot drop the soldiers in the jungle and evacuate the wounded ones out from the jungle. He will end with ".. We lost one Nuri, got shot and crashed..".Since then, i've being searching for the facts,visuals and the details of the story. It wasnt that easy. It was like an untold story. Sadly, no local film maker ever want to depict that grand event as a movie.

But recently, i found a blog , http://xnuripilot.blogspot.com by Maj (R) Nor Ibrahim Bin Sulaiman who actually was the combat pilot who flown the Nuri during the battle. The  blog is almost like a complete journal of a war veteran that tells every single details, the photos and the facts about 'The Battle of Gubir' which later i knew it as 'Ops Kota Gubir' that happened in April 1976. 

This video reminiscing the event by showing the Nuri Pilot doing the Casevac (Casualties Evacuation) in combat zone.

As a military enthusiast , i just want to tribute this video to all Malaysian War Veterans, to the old Nuri and also to my dad,Capt (R) Maidin Sulaiman and off course, to the Malaysian Armed Forces in totally,..One of the world's best and the Asia's Finest.

I'm happy to note that my minute contribution towards enlightening this sad episode has, to a certain extent,  been successful. Of course, the greatest achievement was when I succeeded in documenting it in my book, Coretan Xnuripilot, and officially in the National Archive. And I was pleasantly surprised when I accidentally came across this video ...


To the author of the above jottings and the producer of the video.....Thank you.

3 comments:

SENAPANG PATAH said...

Salam Tuan Nor, Terima kasih kerana sudi berkongsi video HUT TRAGEDI NURI,semoga video ini akan menyuntik kesedaran kpd semua generasi muda amnya dan rakyat malaysia khas berkenaan pergorbanan para anggota ATM.
Anda semua adalah wira yg tidak didendangkan !
Selamat hari raya aidilfitri saya ucapkan kpd Tuan Mejar Nor Ibrahim Dan LT KOL Basri Omar serta semua para veteran ATM ketika insurgensi anda semua adalah hero kami. Dan al fatihah buat mereka yg telah kembali ke rahmahtuallah semoga roh meeka ditempatkan dikalangan org2 yg beriman dan beramal soleh.

nur_emyinda12 said...

Salam Tn Mejar Nor Ibrahim,

I'm deeply touched and could not contain my tears! The video with the photos and the incident of the ill-fated Nuri and those men on board ...Yes...these men are heroes indeed.

Well, i do have high admiration for these unsung heroes - the sacrifices of all those who have rendered their services and lives for the nation to achieve “Merdeka” and uphold the peace with the motto, “Who Dares – Wins”. May they rest in peace for their good deeds...

“A soldier never dies, he only fades away …” To the grateful hearts - they are always alive and should be remembered, cherished and honoured..in the best light.

nur_emyinda12 said...

AL FATIHAH...SEMOGA ROH MEREKA DIHIMPUNKAN BERSAMA PARA SYUHADA'.semoga mereka damai dan tenang di sana...AMIN...