Unit History: Sultan of Omans Land Forces
1971-75. The Sultan of Oman, on succeeding his father, was involved in a war in Dhofar against communist rebels supported by the Peoples Democratic Republic of Yemen (PDRY) which had started in 1965, and was a war seldon reported in UK.
The British Government supported the Sultan with approximately 120 ’seconded’ personnel on Loan Service at any one time to lead and train the Sultan’s Armed Forces, plus, many ex-service personnel were recruited on direct contract. Some specialist British units were also posted to Oman.
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