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Jordan marks 58th anniversary of army Arabisation

By JT - Mar 01,2014 - Last updated at Mar 01,2014

AMMAN — Jordan on Saturday marked the 58th anniversary of the Arabisation of the Jordan Armed Forces (JAF).

In 1956, His Majesty King Hussein Arabised the high command of the JAF through the removal of British officers, particularly Lt. Gen. John Bagot Glubb, the British commander of the Arab Legion.

In March 1957, the Anglo-Jordanian Agreement was abrogated, followed by the evacuation of British forces from the Kingdom.

On the occasion, His Majesty King Abdullah and HRH Crown Prince Hussein received cables of congratulations from senior officials and officers, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported.

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