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Royal Malaysian Army - Corps and Regiments

Combat Group

RAMD - Rejimen Askar Melayu DiRaja (Royal Malay Regiment)

The Royal Malay Regiment is one of two infantry regiments in the Malaysian Army. The regiment is the premier unit in the Malaysian Army. The Royal Malay Regiment began in 1930 with an “experimental” unit of 25 Malay recruits under a British officer. The unit remained small until 1939, when it was expanded into the 1st Battalion of the Royal Mayal Regiment (Rejimin Askar Melayu DiRaja). The British agreed to limit recruitment to Malays, excluding Malaya’s ethnic Chinese community. A second Royal Malay battalion was formed in December 1941, less than a week before Japanese troops began landing in Malaya. The two battalions formed the 1st Malaya Brigade, and fought on the mainland alongside 44th Indian Brigade. At its height, 27 battalions of the Malay Regiment were formed. The RAMD has a total of 25 battalions. At present, two battalions of the Malay Regiment are parachute trained and form a component of the Malaysian Army Rapid Deployment Force. Another battalion has converted into a mechanized infantry battalion. The remaining battalions are roled as standard light infantry battalions. Today the 1st Battalion mainly performs Royal Ceremonial Duties. . In 2008, the 1st Battalion became the first overseas unit to provide the Queen's Guard at Buckingham Palace from a nation that was not a Commonwealth Realm.

RRD - Rejimen Renjer DiRaja (Royal Ranger Regiment)

Royal Ranger Regiment is one of the Infantry Corps of the Army, it is the second largest regiment in the Army. This regiment is a unique regiment which comprises various races and religions. . Apart from the members of the Malays, Chinese and Indians, many of its members are from the indigenous people of Sabah and Sarawak and the indigenous people. In the Malaysian Armed Forces, the Royal Regiment is a young regiment. However, it has a history that goes back to 1862. Royal Regiment can not be separated from the 'Sarawak Rangers who have been around since the 1862 again until it was dissolved on 15 September 1963 when Malaysia was established. The unit not only have done on earth Sarawak Malaysia, also have been recorded name in emergency from 1948 to 1960. Sarawak Rangers participated in combat against communist in Malaysia.

RS - Rejimen Sempadan (Border Regiment)

As of 1 July 2006, the Deputy Prime Minister Defense Minister, Dato Seri Najib Tun Razak announced the formation of a new regiment specifically for border patrol. Military operations in the Malaysia-Thailand border when this involves formation headquarters and units of the Permanent Forces cause less focus on training and exercises. Through the Supreme Council of Chief of Army Series 1/2005 on 18 and 21 December 2005, resolved to set up a Border Rej who will take over the operations of the staffing structure 300 Inf Bn AW Series. To meet the national needs in determining the tight control held at all land border, the government has decided to set up the Border Regiment as has been expressed by the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense. The new organization was formed is a brigade headquarters and five battalions of the Brigade and Battalion named as Border. This border battalions will be regulated by the Border Brigade Headquarters for the purpose of control and governance and is responsible for the administration and control of all forms of operations performed. Channel rule Border Brigade was under the rule of the Second Infantry Division Headquarters Malaysia.

KAD - Kor Armor DiRaja (Royal Armoured Corps)

Kor Armor DiRaja (Royal Armour Corps) provides the armour capability for the Malaysian Army. Currently, the Corps consists of 5 Battalions (sometimes errantly referred to as Regiments), which are equipped with various armored personnel carriers(SIBMAS AFSV-90, Rheinmetall Condor, K-200 MIFV) and light combat vehicles. The delivery of 48 PT-91M Main Battle Tanks from Poland started in summer 2007 .

Combat Support Group

RAD - Rejimen Artileri DiRaja (Royal Artillery Regiment)

Rejimen Artileri DiRaja (Royal Artillery Regiment) is the artillery corps of the Malaysian Army and provides artillery support and local air defense for army units. The regiment is equipped with 36 Brazilian-made Astros II multiple launch rocket systems (MLRS) and the 28 G5 MkIII towed artillery guns from South Africa. Air defense is provided using a mix of Swiss Oerlikon twin 35 mm and Swedish Bofors 40 mm anti-aircraft artillery and missile systems such as the Jernas and Starburst from the UK; Anza from Pakistan;FN-6 from China and Igla from Russia.

RSD - Rejimen Semboyan DiRaja (Royal Signals Regiment)

Royal Signals Regiment in fact is due to rise to a state of emergency in 1948 and 1960. Royal Malay soldiers newly reorganized after World War 2 continues enlarged up to three battalions. For the purpose of power, control and administration of these units, a headquarters' Malaya Command 'set up in Port Dickson which then turned into "Malay 1st Infantry Brigade HQ' (MIB). An Army Combat Support Force, the Royal Signals Regiment played an important role to enable the function of control and governance at all levels of the Army rule smoothly and orderly. The role of the Royal Signals Regiment is to plan, prepare, manage, and maintain communication systems and signaling equipment the Army.

KPA - Kor Perkhidmatan Am (General Services Corps)

General Service Corps was created in 1954 under the name "The General Federation Service Corps". Parts of the region were Record Offices, Payroll, Medical, Education and Intelligence. General Services team name into force on 1 July 1958. Medical parts and Intelligence then separated and set up a separate corps. General Services team officially became the General Service Corps on May 1, 1972. This corps is solely responsible for managing the business in terms of services Salaries, Clerical, Education and Public Relations to the Malaysian Armed Forces. General Service Corps motto is "WE SERVE"

KPTD - Kor Polis Tentera DiRaja (Royal Military Police Corps)

Kor Polis Tentera DiRaja (Royal Military Police Corps) deploy as part of the field army in support of army operations and enforces proper conduct among army personnel. Aside from being responsible for base security, the military police are also tasked with preventing and investigating criminal activities on army property or by military personnel.

KKD - Kor Kesihatan DiRaja (Royal Medical Corps)

Royal Medical Corps is an organization that is responsible for providing quality health and dental care to all our personnel. Development of health and dental services of the armed forces saw the establishment of medical units such as RSAT, PPAT, PGAT, training institutions such as PEOPLE, IPP, Institute of Underwater Medicine and the Armed Forces Hospital. Involvement BECs through pure soul projects have been able to assist the government in implementing the national development plan. Their services and dental health services continued to grow with BECs involvement in UN missions and humanitarian assistance for the peace and prosperity of mankind.

KRD - Kor Risik DiRaja (Royal Intelligence Corps)

Kor Risik DiRaja (Royal Intelligence Corps) specializes in psychological warfare (psyops), surveillance, espionage, reconnaissance and counter-intelligence operations. Aside from handling propaganda and counter-propaganda, the corps is also tasked with conducting background checks on recruits when they first enroll in any training courses.

Service Support Group

KPD - Kor Perkhidmatan DiRaja (Royal Logistics Corps)

Kor Perkhidmatan DiRaja (Royal Logistics Corps) is in charge of ferrying troops and supplies to the various units of the Malaysian Army.

KOD - Kor Ordnans DiRaja (Royal Ordnance Corps)

Kor Ordnans DiRaja (Royal Ordnance Corps) ensures that all military supplies and ordnance are stored, secured and inventoried properly.

RAJD - Rejimen Askar Jurutera DiRaja (Royal Engineer Regiment)

Rejimen Askar Jurutera DiRaja (Royal Engineers Regiment) is tasked with demolitions, bridge-laying and the repair of military infrastructure such as airbase runways or clearing obstacles in emergency situations.

KJLJD - Kor Jurutera Letrik dan Jentera DiRaja (Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineer Corps)

Kor Jurutera Elektrik dan Jentera DiRaja (Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers Corps) are responsible for the maintenance of all vehicles and machinery of the Malaysian Army.

KAGAT – Kor Agama Angkatan Tentera (KAGAT)

Kor Agama Angkatan Tentera (Armed Forces Religious Corp) (KAGAT) performs religious (chaplainry) services for Muslim and Christian army personnel of the Malaysian Army. They also provide counselling and conduct ritual prayers on the battlefield.

Special Task Group / Kor Pasukan Elit (KPE)

RGK - Rejimen Gerak Khas (Special Forces Regiment)

Rejimen Gerak Khas (Special Forces Regiment) is the special forces and commando regiment of the Malaysian Army. 21 Gerup Gerak Khas is the operational home of various specialists and the Commando battalions which are capable of conducting unconventional warfare or special operations. One of the known foreign operations involving this regiment was an attack by Somali militia on a convoy transporting UN Intelligence Chief in UNOSOM II on 18 July 1994. In the action, 2 members of the regiment were killed in action while another 4 were wounded. One of the injured men was taken hostage by the militia and was released 9 hours later.

PUTD - Pasukan Udara Tentera Darat (Army Air Corps)

Pasukan Udara Tentera Darat (Army Air Corps) is the Army Aviation branch formed around a core of Royal Malaysian Air Force officers. This new Army formation is tasked with liaison duties, provides limited transportation capabilities, close air support and also air reconnaissance using light observation helicopters. The unit has one squadron, No. 881 Squadron, equipped with 11 Agusta A109 LOH and 10 SA 316 Alouette III light helicopters. The main Army Air Corps base is located in Kluang, Johor.

Reservist Group

RAW - Rejimen Askar Wataniah (Territorial Army Regiment)

Rejimen Askar Wataniah (Territorial Army) forms the second line of Malaysia’s defence. Formed by college students, professionals and civilians, they provide support for the regular armed forces of Malaysia and are responsible for the security of key installations in times of conflict. Originally tasked with area and local defence, the Rejimen Askar Wataniah units have been reconfigured and will perform front line duties alongside regular units when the need arises. Rejimen Askar Wataniah units such as armored squadrons are integral units of several Kor Armor DiRaja regiments.

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