Conflict in Oman 1957-1960
As part of its policy to protect trade route to India, the British supported the interests of local Arab rulers in Southern Arabia.
In 1957, three hundred rebels supported by Saudi Arabia occupied
a fort on the border between Saudi Arabia and Oman. This helped
to trigger a wider rebellion in the area against the Sultan of Oman.
British troops served under the Sultan and were crucial in putting down the rebellion by 1960.