As a member of the Arab Legion
, he fought in battles between Arab and Israeli forces in Jerusalem, Ramallah and other Palestinian towns.
We should not forget the legendary Arab Legion
of Transjordan, which fought under British command in different parts of the Middle East."
John joined the 1st King's Dragoon Guards in 1939 and spent 25 years in the army, with postings in Palestine, Germany and as an officer with the Arab Legion
John's mention of Glubb Pasha and the Arab Legion
reminded me of a former colleague who had served in Glubb Pasha's Legion and who claimed to have taught the then Crown Prince (the present king of Jordan) to play bridge.
The ex-RAF squadron leader was seconded to the Arab Legion
Air Force after World War II and became
The Muslim soldiers of Sir John Bagot Glubb's Arab Legion
and France's Tirailleur, Goumier and Spahi regiments fought loyally against the Axis in the Middle East, North Africa, Italy and Western Europe.
Qasim was born in 1939 in Al-Zarqa in northern Jordan, where his father served in the Arab Legion
. His family's ancestral home was Rameh, in the Upper Galilee.
Zeid spent five years as an officer in the Jordanian desert police, the successor to the Arab Legion
, before joining the U.N.
1956: King of Jordan sacks British general King Hussein of Jordan has sacked the British commander of the Arab Legion
in what is being seen as an effort to strengthen his own position within the Arab world.
Abdullah al-Tall, Arab Legion
Officer; Arab nationalism and opposition to the Hashemite regime.
Bar-On relates that "in only forty-seven minutes of fighting, Dayan's battalion breached Lod's defense lines, crossed the village to the outskirts of the neighboring Arab town of Ramleh [ten miles southeast of Tel Aviv], and returned under a downpour of fire from Arab Legion
fighters." After the war, recognized as the outstanding soldier of his generation, he became a protege of Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion, was swiftly promoted to major-general and appointed commander of the southern front.
embargoes in the name of peace (with the already equipped Arab armies, including the British-officered Arab Legion
left unmentioned) were meant to ensure the expected outcome.