MYSTERY BELTS - MARCH 2013

CAN YOU HELP TO IDENTIFY
THIS MYSTERY STABLE BELT?

    SUGGESTIONS

  • I have had the arabic inscription on the buckle, translated by an arab Colonel friend of mine in Libya. It is the belt of the ADDF - Abu Dhabi Defence Force (a sub-unit of the UAE Army) now obsolete. Abu Dhabi Defence Force - Formed in 1965, drawing on tremendous oil wealth, the Emir of Abu Dhabi gave high priority to the development of the Abu Dhabi Defence Force (ADDF) when the British withdrawal from the gulf was announced. The officer corps were mainly British and Jordanian. By 1975 it had grown to 15,000 men with two squadrons of Dassault Mirage III fighters and Dassault Mirage 5 attack aircraft, a squadron of Hawker Hunter fighter-bombers, 135 armoured vehicles, Rapier and Crotalemissiles, Aérospatiale Alouette III and Aérospatiale Gazelle helicopters, and a sea defence wing of four fast patrol boats. The ADDF was disbanded and became the Western Command of the UDF in 1976.

Contact me if you recognise this belt -
intelligence@stablebelts.co.uk

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