The Military and Police Forces of the Gulf States Volume 4
The Aden Protectorate, 1839-1967
Series : Middle East@War
Author : Cliff Lord
Not yet published - in Autumn 2021 list
General - Pages : 80 | Images : 100 photos, 4 maps, 40 figures & colour profiles
Paperback - Size : 297mm x 210mm | ISBN : 9781914377228 | Helion Book Code : HEL1404
In January 1839 Captain S.B. Haines of the Indian Marine, the East Indian Company’s navy, occupied Aden, a magnificent natural harbour is located at the junction of the Red Sea and Indian Ocean, one of the 16 most important spots around the world. Britain recognised its strategic importance, and this began a period of British rule which lasted until 29 of November 1967. When Britain left South Arabia in 1967 it marked the end of an era – it finalized the end of frontier-style soldiering.
Over the 140 years of British control over Aden, and especially during the times this area was the British Protectorate of Aden, several local military services were established. As a consequence all had a strong British flavour, as demonstrated by their doctrine, organisation and structure, ranks, uniforms, drill, equipment and other arrangement.
Drawing upon dozens of interviews with veterans with all of the involved services, archival and museum research in Great Britain and the Gulf states, and support from several veteran’s associations, The Armed Forces of the Gulf States, Volume 4, provides an in-depth history into each service, supported by many organisational charts and maps. As well as providing in-depth histories of each force, The Armed Forces of the Gulf States, Volume 4 is richly illustrated with exclusive photography, colour profiles and diagrams, detailing the uniforms, badges, insignia and equipment of the various forces over the time period. As such it is an indispensable source of reference to the backgrounds on one of major military powers in the Middle East of today.