Veterans, widows and other family members marked the 60th anniversary of the Malaya Second battalion's sailing from Wellington with a final reunion in Tauranga. Reunion attendees share their reflections with Sandra Conchie about what the special final gathering means to them.

Hundreds of red poppies were placed on Tauranga RSA cenotaph as Malaya emergency Second Battalion veterans and family members held their final reunion.

Veteran Dick Frew on why he went to war in Malaya
Soldier killed in Malaya buried in Hastings as part of NZ Defence Force Repatriation Project
Malay mix
Veterans honoured for