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Old 26-03-19, 08:10 AM
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Default Emerald Incident 1928 in Kuwait

I am trying to find out details about the unit that supplied four armoured cars to Kuwait Town (now city) in 1928. They were sent there by the British to help bolster the town defences against the Ikhwan tribal warriors. There was also a flight of RAF bi-planes parked on the sand outside the city walls. A small detachment of Royal Marines and blue jackets helped man the walls around the town who were from HMS Emerald a light cruiser. There are a few photos from the Sertees collection but nothing concrete.

This Emerald Incident was a very successful operation to save Kuwait. It was mirrored again in 1961 with Operation Vantage which was sent to save the day again when the Iraqi PM Qasim was preparing to have his army invade Kuwait. Not many remember that but almost no one knows about the Emerald Incident.

This research is for Vol 3 of the Middle East at War Series covering Kuwait, Bahrain and Qatar.

Any help would be very much appreciated.
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Old 26-03-19, 09:03 AM
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Hi Quicksilver, in the set of photos in "UK army in Kuwait" there is one photo showing the same A/Cs with what looks like RNAS crews, certainly they are surrounded by naval personnel, best wishes Mike
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Old 26-03-19, 04:25 PM
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Hi Cliff, by 1928 all their(RNAS) cars had been transferred to the RAF AC Companies. The 3rd RAF Armoured Car Company was based in Basra, so maybe they were the planes and armoured cars from Basra as they were the nearest base. The other A/C units were at Bagdad and Mosul, hope this helps Mike

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Old 26-03-19, 10:07 PM
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Thank you Mike for looking. All helpful.
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