If the warnings were unheeded, helicopters and ships would deploy a squadron of the Trucial Oman
Scouts to the islands.
One of these notable changes was the introduction of the Trucial Oman Levies (later to be renamed the Trucial Oman Scouts), a sort of armed force that aimed to keep inland peace.
On October 25, the Trucial Oman Scouts were to go into Buraimi.
Speaking at the event, Deputy Consul-General Ian Gibbons commended the return of the Trucial Oman Scouts to the UAE as a demonstration of the exceptional historic links between the UK and the UAE.
Initially known as the Trucial Oman Levies, the TOS was a security force established in 1951 to defend the seven emirates of Trucial Oman.
Soon schools began to be established, the earliest being the Trucial Oman Scout's School in 1954 -- which taught Emirati boys -- and the Al Khubairat School -- established in 1968.
I joined the Trucial Oman Scout's School, or the Boy's School as it came to be known in 1966.
Today's seminar will focus on the role of the Trucial Oman
Scouts, health care, early education and vocational training in the UAE.
The areas known as Trucial Oman
and the shaikhhdom known as the Trucial States remained named as such from 1853 until the official foundation of the United Arab Emirates in 1971.
My father served with the Worcestershire Regiment who were stationed in the Tidworth area where he was seconded to the Trucial Oman
Scouts and became a major and squadron commander stationed in the eastern region of Abu Dhabi, which was where he met Shaikh Zayed, who was governor of the eastern region and a brother of Shaikh Shakh-but, the then Ruler of Abu Dhabi," Charles said.