Tensions in the Middle East after the Second World War were heightened with the creation of Israel as a state. Surrounding Muslim countries opposed the creation of the Jewish state and by the mid-1950s, there were three main resistance groups in the Aden Colony, Yemen, and tribal factions in the Protectorates.
A photograph from the 1967 Aden operation.
Nigel attended Oakham School between 1944 and 1946. He was a Day boy.
Nigel had a career in the army being a Major and later a Colonel in the The Royal Sussex Regiment, Queen’s Regiment and Oman Scouts.
The badge of the Royal Sussex Regiment.
He also worked in local government in emergency planning.
Nigel was awarded an OBE and a DSM.