Nothing is being made of it and little was made of it at the time but this year marks the 50th anniversary of several significant actions during the Indonesian Confrontation, a violent conflict that lasted from 1963 to 1966. In particular, the Royal Navy's 'Cold War warriors' manning the ships of the Inshore Flotilla were in the thick of it both day and night. 20-year-old Midshipman Michael Richard O'Driscoll of HMS Invermoriston was killed in action on 29 March 1965 when a mortar flare exploded prematurely. He manned a machine gun and was awarded a posthumous Mention in Despatches for showing “...outstanding coolness and devotion to duty while in action”. He is buried in Kranji Military Cemetery a few miles north of Singapore. 19-year-old Midshipman Michael Brian Finch of HMS Woolaston was reported missing presumed killed on 25 June 1965 when a sampan exploded in the Singapore Straits. He was awarded a posthumous Mention in Despatches, along with other personnel of the Inshore Flotilla, "... in recognition of distinguished services on Far East Fleet Patrols and in the Borneo Territories during the period 24th December 1964 to 23rd June1965." Lest we forget, here are some illustrative articles from the Navy News of the day.