South Arabian Armed Forces
SOUTH ARABIAN ARMED FORCES
Short-lived army of the Federation of South Arabia.
The armed forces of the ill-fated Federation of South Arabia were created by the merger of the Federal National Guard and the Federal Regular Army in mid-1967, on the eve of South Yemen's rushed independence. By this time, however, the national struggle had rendered these forces unreliable, and they were to play no real part in the collapse of the federation and the transfer of power from the British to the National Liberation Front (NLF).
robert d. burrowes