HC Deb 25 June 1956 vol 555 c19W
Captain Kerby

asked the Secretary of State for War the average period during which British Regular officers are at present seconded for service with the Trucial Oman Levies or Oman Scouts; and if he will consider extending such seconded service to three or four years, especially in the case of officers who have qualified as interpreters in Arabic.

Mr. Head

For health and other reasons, the initial tour is eighteen months, but applications to remain with this force for a further tour can be made.