Missing in Action

Eight British airmen buried in Malaysia 67 years after wartime plane crash

Members of the Queen's Colour Squadron carry a coffin during a military honours reburial ceremony, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Photo: EPA

The remains of eight British second world war airmen have been buried with military honours in Malaysia, nearly 70 years after their plane crashed while on a mission in Southeast Asia.

Thursday, 18 October, 2012, 4:11pm

Rambo rescue

Rambo: First Blood II (World, 9.30pm) is only a movie, and it is always dangerous to credit movies with doing anything other than entertaining, or appalling, the movie-going public. But the film certainly didn't do anything to help US-Vietnamese relations, which when it came out in 1985 were still terrible.

20 Nov 1998 - 12:00am

Swifter end to hunt for MIAs

A CHANGE in policy could hasten the end of Missing in Action (MIA) issue as circumstantial evidence may be used for the first time to determine the fate of 1,615 US servicemen still unaccounted for in Vietnam.

8 Aug 1995 - 12:00am

Odds on boredom

THE British humorist, Walter Carruthers Sellars, (they really did call Englishmen Carruthers in the 19th century) may well have been thinking about Hong Kong when he wrote a book called Horse Nonsense.

12 Jan 1994 - 12:00am

US trapped by its guilt

THE United States remains incapable of resolving its national feelings of guilt about Vietnam - guilt about what happened to a large part of a generation of young American men and women, and about the damage the greatest military power inflicted on an undeveloped country without just cause.

15 Sep 1993 - 12:00am


TODAY, a multi-million dollar consignment of 30 Mitsubishi four-wheel drive jeeps will arrive in Hai Phong, Vietnam. The vehicles were loaded in Hong Kong late last week and sailed on the M.S Marie Riis.

8 Aug 1993 - 12:00am