Trucial Oman


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Trucial Oman:

see United Arab EmiratesUnited Arab Emirates,
federation of sheikhdoms (2015 est. pop. 5,780,000), c.30,000 sq mi (77,700 sq km), SE Arabia, on the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman. The federation, commonly known as the UAE, consists of seven sheikhdoms: Abu Dhabi (territorially the largest of the
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Trucial Oman

 

(also Trucial States, Trucial Coast), the name of the former British protectorate on the eastern Arabian Peninsula. In December 1971, Trucial Oman became the independent state of the United Arab Emirates.

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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.
Dubai The Trucial Oman Scouts (TOS) celebrated the 60th anniversary of their founding with a reception hosted at the British Embassy in Dubai, on Wednesday.
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.
The building fell into disrepair by the early 1950s, when British forces came to Al Ain and requisitioned the fort as a base for a unit of the Trucial Oman Levies.
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.