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From Gunner to Infantryman is a brilliant and enthralling account of a soldier’s time spent serving for 159 Battery Royal  Artillery in Malaya during the Malayan Emergency Declared in 1947. In his account, Nobby Hutchings steps back into his memories to retell vivid memories of the action and experiences he had as a young soldier. The voice of Nobby Hutchings is conveyed in an elegant and un-academic prose with a narrative power that is novelistic.

“I was just plain little Nobby Hutchings; here I am now, known as 19042434 Gunner Hutchings A.C. and dropped in the middle of Malaya.”

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Nobby Hutchings is currently retired and a founder of the Malayan Borneo Veterans branch in Colchester. He was born in Ipswich and has spent time serving with both 159 Battery Royal Artillery and the Suffolk Regiment known as the Royal Anglian Regiment today.

This site is dedicated to his memories and to those who served with him. Please visit the Gallery Page to view photographs he has provided from his vast library, not all of which we were able to include in the book From Gunner to Infantryman.

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