| Syazwani Hj Rosli |
FORMER recruits of the Malaya TB18/1969 under the Royal Brunei Police Force gathered for the first time in 50 years at the Nurizna Restaurant in Beribi yesterday.
Superintendent (Rtd) Pengiran Dato Haji Salim bin Pengiran Haji Wahid, who was among the 1969 intake, attended the reunion.
One of the event organisers Haji Hashim bin Haji Daud told the Bulletin that it took a lot of effort and persistence to track down their former colleagues.
“Out of the 40 from the 1969 intake, only 23 showed up for the reunion,” he said.
“Not having met in 50 years, we barely recognised each other…but we feel blessed for this opportunity to be united once more.”
While sharing stories and memories over dinner, the former colleagues resolved to keep in touch through social media and to track down their remaining comrades for more gatherings.