1930's PALESTINE TRANSJORDAN FRONTIER FORCE BUTTON
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1930's PALESTINE TRANSJORDAN FRONTIER FORCE BUTTON # 1
You are bidding on an exceptional hard to find 1930's Palestine Transjordan Frontier Force button.
Uniform button shank type called "inserted shank" depicts the Palestine Transjordan Frontier Force emblem, the legend: "Transjordan Frontier Force" in English.
The Trans-Jordan Frontier Force was created on 1 April 1926, to replace the disbanded Palestine Gendarmerie. It was a creation of the British High Commissioner for Palestine whose intention was that the Force should defend Trans-Jordan's northern and southern borders.
The TJFF was responsible to the British High Commissioner in Jerusalem rather than to Amir Abdullah of Trans-Jordan. The Force officially came under British Imperial Troops and appeared in British orders of battle.
Jews and town Arabs, being better educated served in the technical and administrative posts and by 1935 just under 25 percent of the Force were Circassians - a small ethnic, Muslim minority living in Trans-Jordan.
The senior commanders were all British however junior officers were Palestinian Arabs, Circassians, Syrian Arabs, Sudanese and a few Jews. In 1930 during the year the strength of the TJFF was 980 men, including 28 Jews.
Throughout this pre-war period, the TJFF was called upon to help quell Arab ... read more