Aden, 26 June 1967

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Reference WMO265419

Address:

St Thomas the Martyr Church

Barras Bridge

Newcastle-upon-Tyne

England

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Status: On original site
Type: Non freestanding
Location: Internal
Setting: Inside a building - public/private
Description: Board/Plaque/ Tablet
Materials:
  • Stone Marble
Lettering: Painted
Conflicts:
  • Aden (20C)
About the memorial: Grey marble wall-mounted tablet with gilt inscription and bearing the anodised aluminium Cap Badges of the Royal Northumberland Fusiliers (erroneously as 1 RNF was wearing the Fusilier Brigade Badge at this date), the Royal Corps of Transport, the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders (worn at this time on the orders of the Commanding Officer in preference to the prescribed and hated Highland Brigade Badge), the Lancastrian Brigade (worn by by 1st Bn Lancashire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Volunteers) and the King's Own Royal Border Regiment (erroneously as 1 King's Own Border was wearing the Lancastrian Brigade Badge at this date and the badge depicted did not come into use until 1970). Commemorates the incident during the Aden Emergency where Arab soldiers and police unexpectedly mutinied against British troops. (c IWM Register 80393 whose contributor presumably researched the various points about cap badges.)
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ADEN 20TH JUNE / 1967 / 1RNF/ ((Names) / RCT / (Names) / ASH / (Names) / 1 LAN REGT/ POW (sic) / (Name) / 1 KOB / (Name) / PWD / (Name)/ MADE THE ULTIMATE SACRIFICE/ GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN

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