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Old 21-02-19, 04:24 AM
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Default The Military and Police Forces of the Gulf States

For those interested in history, Arab military and police badges please see the following url.
https://www.helion.co.uk/middle-east...e-1951-80.html
This is book 1. Book 2 will be available in April which is about Oman. Book 3 will be available early next year on Kuwait, Bahrain and Qatar.
The Military and Police Forces of the Gulf States, Vol.1 Trucial States and United Arab Emirates, 1951-1980
By Athol Yates and Cliff Lord
The United Arab Emirates were known as the Trucial States until 1971, during which time they were a British protected state. In 1971, Britain withdrew its protection and the seven Trucial States’ Emirates federated to form the UAE. Before 1971, three Emirates had formed militaries while the British controlled another. After federation, two more Emirates formed militaries with the former British-controlled military becoming the first federally-controlled force. The six militaries were unified in 1976 to create the UAE Armed Forces. The two largest Emirates had established police forces in the 1950s, and the others had all established them by the late 1960s. During the 1970s, police forces of the individual Emirates were increasingly federalised under the newly-established Ministry of Interior, although to a lesser degree than the militaries. Several Emirates during the late 1970s were able to exercise considerably control over the two types of forces in their territory. This book tells the history of all of these forces, including: • Trucial Oman Levies, formed in 1951, renamed the Trucial Oman Scouts in 1956, and the Federally-controlled Union Defence Force in 1971
• Abu Dhabi Defence Force formed in 1965
• Ras Al Khaimah Mobile Force formed in 1969
• Dubai Defence Force formed in 1970 • Sharjah National Guard formed in 1972
• Umm Al Quwain National Guard formed in 1976 • UAE Armed Forces formed in 1976.
The police forces are:
• Trucial Oman Scouts Police Wing formed in 1963
• Dubai Police Force formed in 1956
• Abu Dhabi Police Force formed in in 1957
• Ras al Khaimah Police Force formed in 1965
• Sharjah Police Force formed in 1967
• Ajman Police Force formed in 1967
• Umm Al Quwain Police Force formed in 1967
• Fujairah Police Force formed in 1969;
• Ministry of Interior’s Police Force formed in 1972
‘The Armed Forces of the Gulf States, Volume 1’ – the first of three volumes in this mini-series – is providing an in-depth history into each service, supported by plentiful of organisational charts and maps.
Volume 1’ is richly illustrated with exclusive photography, colour profiles and diagrams, detailing the uniforms, badges, insignia and equipment of the various forces over the time. As such it is an indispensable source of reference to the backgrounds on one of major military powers in the Middle East of today.
Quicksilver aka Cliff Lord
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Old 24-02-19, 07:03 AM
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Default Umm Al Quwain Police headdress and badge

The attachment shows a photo of a senior police officer from the Umm Al Quwain museum in the UAE. It worn around 1968 to 1974.

From the authors of The Military and Police Forces of the Gulf States, Vol 1: Trucial States and United Arab Emirates 1951-1980.

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For those interested in history, Arab military and police badges please see the following url.
https://www.helion.co.uk/middle-east...e-1951-80.html
This is book 1. Book 2 will be available in April which is about Oman. Book 3 will be available early next year on Kuwait, Bahrain and Qatar.
The Military and Police Forces of the Gulf States, Vol.1 Trucial States and United Arab Emirates, 1951-1980
By Athol Yates and Cliff Lord
The United Arab Emirates were known as the Trucial States until 1971, during which time they were a British protected state. In 1971, Britain withdrew its protection and the seven Trucial States’ Emirates federated to form the UAE. Before 1971, three Emirates had formed militaries while the British controlled another. After federation, two more Emirates formed militaries with the former British-controlled military becoming the first federally-controlled force. The six militaries were unified in 1976 to create the UAE Armed Forces. The two largest Emirates had established police forces in the 1950s, and the others had all established them by the late 1960s. During the 1970s, police forces of the individual Emirates were increasingly federalised under the newly-established Ministry of Interior, although to a lesser degree than the militaries. Several Emirates during the late 1970s were able to exercise considerably control over the two types of forces in their territory. This book tells the history of all of these forces, including: • Trucial Oman Levies, formed in 1951, renamed the Trucial Oman Scouts in 1956, and the Federally-controlled Union Defence Force in 1971
• Abu Dhabi Defence Force formed in 1965
• Ras Al Khaimah Mobile Force formed in 1969
• Dubai Defence Force formed in 1970 • Sharjah National Guard formed in 1972
• Umm Al Quwain National Guard formed in 1976 • UAE Armed Forces formed in 1976.
The police forces are:
• Trucial Oman Scouts Police Wing formed in 1963
• Dubai Police Force formed in 1956
• Abu Dhabi Police Force formed in in 1957
• Ras al Khaimah Police Force formed in 1965
• Sharjah Police Force formed in 1967
• Ajman Police Force formed in 1967
• Umm Al Quwain Police Force formed in 1967
• Fujairah Police Force formed in 1969;
• Ministry of Interior’s Police Force formed in 1972
‘The Armed Forces of the Gulf States, Volume 1’ – the first of three volumes in this mini-series – is providing an in-depth history into each service, supported by plentiful of organisational charts and maps.
Volume 1’ is richly illustrated with exclusive photography, colour profiles and diagrams, detailing the uniforms, badges, insignia and equipment of the various forces over the time. As such it is an indispensable source of reference to the backgrounds on one of major military powers in the Middle East of today.
Quicksilver aka Cliff Lord
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Old 24-02-19, 08:37 AM
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Good to see you've still got the interest and are passing it on to the rest of us Cliff. All the best with the sales.

Cheers, Keith
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Old 24-02-19, 08:47 AM
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Hi Keith. Great to hear from you. Yes, retired now and enjoying research and writing.
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The attachment shows a photo of a senior police officer from the Umm Al Quwain museum in the UAE. It worn around 1968 to 1974.

From the authors of The Military and Police Forces of the Gulf States, Vol 1: Trucial States and United Arab Emirates 1951-1980.
Very nice, Ajman is one of the two Emirates I need to complete the seven. Looking forward to ordering your book when I get paid at the end of the month.

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I was looking forward to purchasing a copy, but, it is another website that requires an account, which means another password etc., I already have an A5 page full of passwords, no intention of adding any more.

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Old 24-02-19, 06:46 PM
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Got mine last Wednesday. Very impressed. A nice mix of information, period photos and insignia. Information about the UAE armed forces and their uniforms is hard to come by even when you live there. This book fills a large hole in our knowledge. Well done and I look forward to the Oman volume.
Andrew.
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Old 24-02-19, 07:12 PM
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Thank you for your nice comments. Pleased to be able to put something back into collecting circle.
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Attached is a RAK badge that was not included in the UAE Arabs at War Series as probably out of the time period. We were unable to confirm its date.
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Old 12-03-19, 08:46 AM
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Default Abu Dhabi Police Badge from July 2017

Abu Dhabi Police Badge issued from July 2017. Suspect it is a headdress badge but not sure, but is an issued badge I am told.
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Old 28-04-19, 12:23 PM
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Default Bahrain collar badges

Attached are some pix of Bahraini collar badges which are in current use. While I do not know their official titles most seem fairly obvious. The two birds attachment is a mystery. It reminds me of the old Malayan Federation Signals cap badge of the Sea Tern. However Bahrain Signals cloth patch is a white lightning bolt on a green background. Perhaps some one knows.
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Old 02-10-19, 05:37 AM
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Default UAE POLICE PATCHES Vol 1 UAE Middle East at War

In Vol 1 of Mil & Police Forces of UAE the colour section shows a number of UAE Police cloth arm patches in the colour section. Some are self explanatory as to what they are but others are not. Recently my co-author took the attached photo in Al Ain Police Museum in Abu Dhabi. It is a little fuzzy as taken through glass but shows a slightly different selection from the book.
For those interested in the military of Oman which is Vol 2 it will be on sale some time in November this year. It is running about 6 months behind.
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Top Row: (1)? (2) Police signals (3) Police guards (4)? (5) Department ??? (6) General Department of Police
Middle Row: (1) help police (2) ? (3) Traffic Police (4) Oil Security Police Guards
Bottom Row: (1) none (2) Jail Police (3) Dog Police Unit (4) Airport police (5)Tarif Police Department (6) Al Ain Police Department
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Old 02-10-19, 05:43 AM
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Default UAE Police brassards and patches

Further information from Al Ain Police Museum shows a number of their police brassards and a couple of patches.
Top Row: (1) Discipline Police and security
Middle Row left to right: (1) Police and General Security (2) Guards (3) Natar/guards
Bottom Row: (1) Help police (2) no words (3) not clear
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Old 29-12-19, 01:27 AM
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Two more UAE Patches - armoured units
These are 61 and 63 Armoured Units. Possibly brigades. Most likely obsolete now.
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