At the time, Nicklin was serving in the Trucial Oman
Scouts (TOS), a paramilitary force established by the British in 1951.
According to Al Nuaimi, Mezyad Fort was also used by the Trucial Oman
Drivers who had worked for the Trucial Oman
Scouts were much in demand because they understood the problems and had their own landmarks.
Throughout the post-World War II era, Britain managed the same security watch with its Trucial Oman
Scouts units for $40 million a year.
It was in his time that the British levy force was formed in 1950 which later came to be known as the Trucial Oman
The Trucial Oman
Scouts, long the symbol of public order on the coast and commanded by British officers, were turned over to the U.
Significantly, although such formal slavery became far less common following the creation of the Trucial Oman
Scouts (49) and eventually died out following the formation of the federation, Dubai has until now remained a key shipment hub and in some cases the ultimate destination for a large volume of involuntary or semi-voluntary human cargo.
Fearing that Iran would occupy Tunb, CBFG prepared to deploy elements of the Trucial Oman
Scouts to defend it--if Iranian troops were not already there.
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Then I volunteered for the Trucial Oman
Scouts, a sort of police force with British officers and Bedouin tribesmen - who were superb.