A large diversity of
British Units were stationed in Oman. Some in large
numbers and some represented by a single individual.
There were a number of British Servicemen seconded to
the Sultan's forces and of course there were a number of
"contract" officers and soldiers of British origin.
The intended deployment was as follows and was not
All of these servicemen were volunteers and reportedly
took no part in any fighting....
The MOD was determined
that the presence of British servicemen was kept as low
profile as possible and detailed instructions were given
as how to answer any questions that might arise if the
press or anyone else started to ask questions.
Mr Paul Rose - MP for
Blackley near Manchester - had asked for information
from Lord Balniel in the Commons on 20th of January 1972
about British involvement in Dhofar and received a very