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Members of the SAS in the Radfan, 1965 (c)

Photograph, Aden Emergency (1963-1968), 1965 (c).

During the Emergency, Special Air Service (SAS) units carried out covert operations against Arab nationalists in Aden city and against rebel tribesmen in the mountainous Radfan region.

During the latter deployment they sometimes drove heavily armed Land Rover jeeps painted pink to match the desert environment. These vehicles were nicknamed 'Pink Panthers'.

From a collection of photographs assembled for use in Col Robin McNish's 'Iron Division - The History of the 3rd Division', 1918-1977.

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NAM. 2007-12-6-148


National Army Museum, London


National Army Museum, Study collection

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