On the night of the 8th of December 1941, the Japanese landed two infantry divisions; one on the northeast coast of the Malayan peninsula, and a second 130 km further up to secure the Thai ports of Singora
Against the odds, and vastly outnumbered, he continued his mission to Singora
and completed it, making a forced landing just over the Thai border in Malaysia at Alor Setar, but he was mortally wounded.
Operating from his own base in Bukit Batu in eastern Sumatra in the 1780s, he mounted raids on Singora
and Bangka in alliance with the expanding Ilanun raiding circuits in that period.
The Japanese landings in Singora
(now Songkhla), Pettani, and kota Bahru two days after Pearl Harbor brought great fear into the inhabitants of Singapore as British and Commonwealth forces were unable to stem the Japanese advance down the Malay Peninsula.
YARMOUTH: 2.20 Serhaal, 2.55 Silca Meydan, 3.20 Guga, 3.50 Act Green, 4.20 Singora
Lady, 4.50 Galiotto.
North Colin Russell Singora
Lady (4.20 Yarmouth, nap) Like most horses from Paul Midgley's stable, she is in good form, and proved suited by the step up to 1m2f when an easy winner at Redcar last week.
TODAY'S SELECTIONS GOODWOOD: 2.10 Tyrrells Wood, 2.45 Dreamspeed (nap), 3.25 Ghanaati, 4.00 Braveheart Move, 4.35 Damietta, 5.10 Full Of Love, 5.45 Purissima LEICESTER: 6.00 Royal Etiquette, 6.35 Spring Secret, 7.10 Snowed Under, 7.45 Kildangan Girl, 8.15 Moral Duty, 8.45 Uncle Brit PERTH: 2.30 Spirit Of The Mist, 3.05 Summer Soul, 3.40 Mhilu, 4.15 Paddys Honour, 4.50 Sierra Peak, 5.25 Storm Prospect REDCAR: 2.05 Elusive Sue, 2.40 Singora
Lady, 3.15 Peaceful Rule, 3.50 Striker Torres, 4.30 Lucayan Dancer, 5.00 Lady Florence, 5.35 Kalhan Sands SANDOWN: 5.50 Agilete, 6.20 Persian Storm, 6.55 Deauville Post, 7.30 Spring Adventure, 8.05 Candy Ride, 8.35 Blue Tango
NAOMI MATTHEW: 2.05 Elusive Sue, 2.40 Singora
Lady, 3.15 Peaceful Rule, 3.50 Striker Torres, 4.30 Lucayan Dancer, 5.00 King Pin, 5.35 Kalhan Sands SANDOWN: GAZETTE BET: 6.55 Greek Key.
REDCAR: 2.20 Hasty, 2.50 Singora
Lady, 3.20 Igoyougo, 3.50 Ming Vase, 4.20 Glasshoughton, 4.50 Devinius, 5.20 Lets Roll.
LADY (2.40) has run a couple of crackers at Hamilton Park recently and she gets the nod in the fillies handicap.
Today's top selections Y CYMRO Hamilton: 2.10 Rock Of Love, 2.40 Digit, 3.10 Distant Vision, 3.40 Singora
Lady, 4.10 Step Fast, 4.40 Tangerine Trees, 5.10 Dramatic Solo.
2.10 ROCK OF LOVE, 2.40 LEGAL EAGLE, 3.10 THE HISTORY MAN, 3.40 SINGORA
LADY, 4.10 NEW TRICKS, 4.40 TANGERINE TREES, 5.10 DRAMATIC SOLO