The Military and Police Forces of the Gulf States

The Military and Police Forces of the Gulf States

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The Military and Police Forces of the Gulf States

Volume 4: Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar




Author:Cliff Lord
Language:English
Format:Paperback
Dimensions:8.25" x 11.75"
Pages:104
Photos:175 b/w photos, 26 color photos, 5 b/w maps, 1 color map, 36 color profiles, 17 tables
Publisher:Helion and Company
ISBN:9781914377228
Item No. 9781914377228



In January 1839, Captain S.B. Haines of the Indian Marine, the East India Company�s navy, occupied Aden, a magnificent natural harbor located at the junction of the Red Sea and the Indian Ocean. Britain recognized its strategic importance, and this began a period of 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 period 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 flavor, as demonstrated by their doctrine, organization, structure, ranks, uniforms, drill, equipment and other arrangements.Drawing upon interviews with veterans of the services involved, archival and museum research in Great Britain and the Gulf states, and support from several veteran�s associations, Military and Police Forces of the Gulf States, Volume 3, provides an organizational history of each service in pre-independence Aden, along with exclusive photographs, color profiles and diagrams detailing the uniforms, badges, insignia and equipment of the various forces over the time period until Aden achieved independence in 1967.