Trucial Oman

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Unit′ed Ar′ab Em′irates

(used with a sing. or pl. v.) an independent federation in E Arabia, formed in 1971, now comprising seven emirates on the S coast of the Persian Gulf, formerly under British protection. 2,344,402; ab. 32,300 sq. mi. (83,657 sq. km). Cap.: Abu Dhabi. Abbr.: U.A.E. Formerly, Trucial Coast, Trucial Oman, Trucial States.
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Shaikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan, Shaikh Mohammad Bin Khalifa Al Nahyan, Shaikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Shaikh Saeed Bin Shakhbut Al Nahyan and Colonel Carter from the Trucial Oman Scouts in Al Ain, in 1960.
Ras Al Khaimah: Ever since 1959 when he became the youngest officer to serve in the legendary Trucial Oman Scouts at the age of 20, Lt Col David Neild has always enjoyed a challenge.
At the time, Nicklin was serving in the Trucial Oman Scouts (TOS), a paramilitary force established by the British in 1951.
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.
The Trucial Oman Scouts, long the symbol of public order on the coast and commanded by British officers, were turned over to the U.A.E.
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.
This book is a factual account of the experiences of the author whilst serving on the Trucial Oman coast of Arabia in 1944 and 1945, it is not intended to be a geographical, historical or ethnological treatise.
"Then I volunteered for the Trucial Oman Scouts, a sort of police force with British officers and Bedouin tribesmen - who were superb."