Malayan Peoples Anti Japanese Army (MPAJA) Cap Badge

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Malayan Peoples Anti Japanese Army (MPAJA) Cap Badge

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Height3.6cm
Width5.0cm

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Malayan Peoples Anti Japanese Army (MPAJA) Cap Badge.

A nice original cap badge. Two lugs to rear North and south.

The Malayan People's Anti-Japanese Army (MPAJA) was a guerrilla army founded in 1942. It was formed to counter the Japanese occupation of Malaya. The British military, foreseeing a Japanese invasion, trained small groups of Malayans as guerrilla troops; these became the MPAJA. Men would be loaned to the British for S.O.E. to Force 136. Beginning in 1943, Force 136 sent agents and supplies, first by submarine and later by air drops. Cap badge for the Malayan People's Anti-Japanese Army, which was formed in 1941 from members of the Malayan Communist Party to organise resistance against the Japanese occupation forces.

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