Timeframe: Anatomy in Trucial times

A new exhibition, The Trucial Scouts: Life and Times will run at Al Jahili Fort from November 1 to April 28

Staff Sergeant John P. Hindley, left, of Blackburn, Lancs, a British N.C.O serving with the Trucial Oman Scouts, uses a cutaway model of the human body as he instructs two Arab medical orderlies at the Scouts' headquarters in Sharjah, on Aug. 9, 1961. The model is used to explain the workings of the body. A British-financed defense force, the Scouts were formed 10 years ago to maintain security in the seven independent Sheikhdoms known as the Trucial states. (AP Photo)
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The Trucial Oman Levies were formed in 1951 by the British to ensure stability along the Trucial Coast. Based in Sharjah, they became the Trucial Oman Scouts in 1956. And as this photograph from August 9, 1961, shows, their remit had spread to medical instruction.

Here, a British staff sergeant John P Hindley, left, uses a model of the human body to instruct two medical students. The force also had a base at Al Jahili Fort in Al Ain. A new exhibition, The Trucial Scouts: Life and Times which explores the force's history will open at the fort on Thursday and will run until April 26. Why not take a drive to the Garden City to see the historic fort and exhibition?


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The Trucial Scouts: Life and Times exhibition, Al Jahili Fort, Al Ain, November 2 to April 26, see abudhabievents.ae/en/pages