This is Part II of a series. You can read Part I here and Part III here. 

The year 1952 was good for the British effort in Malaya.

It opened with Operation Helsby in February.  A group of Communist Terrorists (CTs) was afflicting the Bellum Valley, near Thailand.   British High Command decided on a combined airborne and ground assault to cleanse the threat.

The ground force of Royal Marines, Gurkhas, and Malay police walked to the target.  A and C Squadrons of SAS paved their way and secured their flanks.