Sunday, March 1, 2009

St John Ambulance Malaysia, Pictures From The Past

The Following Paragraph Was Extracted From The St John Ambulance of Malaysia Web Site.

The St. John Ambulance Association (SJAA) was the first Foundation of the Order of St. John to be established in the then Malaya in 1908 at Kuala Lumpur. At that time, the SJAA Committee and members consisted of the British Civil servants and medical officers from the British Army stationed in Malaya and Singapore. In 1938, Lady Ursula Copland-Griffiths, Superintendent-in-Chief of the St. John Ambulance Brigade came to Malaya on an assignment to organise the formation of the St. John Ambulance Brigade (SJAB) in the States of Malaya. Following this initiative in the same year, St. John Ambulance Brigade Divisions were formed in the major towns in Perak, Penang as well as in Kuala Lumpur and Johore Bahru. From 1938 to 1940, the British Administrations in each Malay State established the St. John Ambulance Brigade Divisions in schools, government establishments and in the Federated Malay States Railways.

Click on this link for a full Organisation History in Malaysia

The following are 'yesteryear' pictures from the St John Ambulance Hulu Langat, Kajang Branch. Most of the photographs were taken in the field (now Stadium Kajang) and in the background is the old Town Hall and RTM Kajang.


4 comments:

Raymond said...

Great pictures!! I spot my grandfather and also my dad as a young cadet officer.

Later on in life, I was also a member of the SJAM brigade and 'retired' as a sargeant with full honours.

Flipper said...

Just something I dug up from the box. If you have old pictures about Kajang Town. My email at ykkclow@gmail.com

seventwentyfirst said...

Wow, those photos were really vintage...timeless relics of frozen pride and ageless glories...

Kajang High, class of '06 boys,
retired St john corporal

^^

Flipper said...

721st do you happen to have some photos of you uniform outfit for putting here