Between the close of the Second World War and the handover of Hong Kong back to China the United Kingdom went through the process of decolonisation, withdrawing troops and influence from the former British Empire. The Aden Emergency was one flashpoint during this long process.
One of the most ungovernable places on Earth, the modern state of Yemen (which is again embroiled in a terrible civil war) was born out of the unification of North Yemen and South Yemen.
British troops fought against Yemeni hill tribesmen in the mountainous Radfan region, and urban nationalist guerrillas in and around the port of Aden between 1963 and 1967.
Our model Yemeni hill tribesmen wear traditional dress including the Janbiya dagger, an item without which no Yemeni man leaves the house. They are armed with captured and stockpiled weapons including an MG-4 light machine-gun.
The figures representing the British troops are available wearing bush hats or the glengarry cap.
The 'Glengarried Men' represent the famous Argyll and Sutherland regiment, which re-took the town of Crater, in Aden, from Arab nationalist guerrillas in a text book operation, preceding the final withdrawal of British troops from the region.
The figures are carrying L1A1 rifles, Sterling SMGs and 7.62 L7A2 machine-guns.