In the two years of Templer's rule (1952-4) two-thirds of the guerrilla force was eliminated. Since the raison d'être of the MCP jungle organization was to organize and indoctrinate the people (and, unlike some guerrilla armies, they never lost sight of this fact) the bulk of these losses had to be borne by the MRLA - the fighting units - which were milked to keep the political and supply organization adequately manned.