Flight Lieutenant George Calvert MC

Flight Lieutenant Leonard George Calvert MC

At 1430hrs on 12 Jan 1957, Flt Lt Calvert of A Flight No 10 Armoured Car Squadron (Aden Protectorate Levies) was in command of his section of Ferret Armoured Cars.

Squadron Leader Kenneth Godfrey

Squadron Leader Kenneth Godfrey, Croix de Guerre

Acting Squadron Leader Godfrey served as the Staff Officer to the Command RAF Regiment Officer (Colonel R Preston) when No 83 Group (later 83 Expeditionary Air Group) sailed with the first assaulting troops on D-Day 6 June 1944.

Corporal Saleh Haiderah Yafai, Military Medal pictured wearing 1939-45 Defence and War ribbons.

Corporal Saleh Haiderah Yafai MM

The lack of political cohesion in the region made the South Arabian scene very confused, with fragmented, rival groups contending for power in the Yemen. Some tribes such as the Upper Yafai were out of reach of any power block. Consequently, members of the Yafai tribe were highly valued members of the Aden Protectorate Levies (APL) predominantly for their reliability and independence.

Squadron Leader Archibald Alexander Stewart, Military Cross

Squadron Leader “Jock” Stewart MC

On 15 June 1955, Squadron Leader Archibald Alexander “Jock” Stewart, RAF Regiment was the second in command of a force of Aden Protectorate Levies operating in Wadi Hatib, a disturbed tribal area of the Western Aden Protectorate.