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Legacy of Mad Mitch

I guess the BBC see some similarities to current operations in Iraq/Afghanistan. Or else it was a slow news day.


Lt Col Colin Mitchell became a national hero when he led his Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders back into the Crater area of Aden in July 1967.

The British army had earlier pulled out of the district after 24 soldiers were killed by insurgents.

But Mitchell's reputation has been tarnished by allegations of brutality.

Aden, in what is now Yemen, had for more than 100 years been Britain's only Arab colony - but its rule was coming to an end amid an armed uprising by nationalists.
A fine story about a fine CO wish there was many more like him today, nothing mad about him just determined, "the british army will not bend"
one of his favourite ones the old and bold say

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