The Royal Malay Regiment | Rejimen Askar Melayu Di-Raja | RAMD
The Royal Malay Regiment (Malay: Rejimen Askar Melayu DiRaja; Jawi: ريجيمن عسكر ملايو دراج) is the premier unit of the Malaysian Army's two infantry regiments. At its largest, the Malay Regiment comprised 27 battalions. At present, two battalions are parachute trained and form part of the Malaysian Army Rapid Deployment Force. Another battalion has been converted into a mechanized infantry battalion while the remaining battalions are standard light infantry.
The 1st Battalion Royal Malay Regiment acts as the ceremonial battalion for the Yang di-Pertuan Agong ( Malaysia King ), and is usually accompanied by the Central Band of the Malay Regiment. As its name suggests, the regiment only recruits ethnic Malays. | Source Wikipedia ( Please Correct if the Source is Wrong )
*The Royal Malay Regiment was given the honour to ‘guard HM Queen Elizabeth II’ in 2008. For 8 weeks, the 1st Royal Malay Regiment was given the task to perfom the prestigious “London Public Duties”.
Malaysia is the fourth Commonwealth nation after Canada, Australia and Jamaica to be given the honour to perform the Public Duties, which has a ceremonial and historic significance
One of the tasks for the 75-year-old regiment is to guard Buckingham Palace, the official residence of the British monarch Queen Elizabeth II.