Sqn Ldr Jones served in Oman between August 1972 – March 1974 at the height of the Dhofar Rebellion. He held the rank of Major and commanded No 3 Company of the Jebel Regiment. During his time in command, his Company conducted relief in place under contact over 2 days in a remote mountain location. As part of Op SIMBA on the Yemen border his command endured repeated rebel attacks by mortar, sniper and RPG fire. After Op SIMBA he used his experience to assist the Sultans Air Force Strikemaster aircraft to conduct Air to Ground strike operations called “fast FAC” missions. During a later mobile Operation named Rose Garden and whilst leading a fighting patrol he called in artillery fire on rebels, finishing off the enemy position with hand grenades and coordinating artillery fire to further hamper a follow up rebel counter attack.
At the end of his tour of duty he was awarded the Sultan’s Distinguished Service Medal (Gallantry).
Later in his career he commanded 34 Sqn (LLAD) RAF Regiment. He retired from the RAF 1 January 1984.