Out Of Aden

On November 30th 1967, the last British forces slipped out of Aden, not to the strains of God Save the Queen but to 'Fings Ain't Wot They Used to Be.

The ironic notes were lost amidst the din of the bitter civil war that followed.

Nearly 160 years of British rule unravelled rapidly amidst pain, recrimination and bloodshed, leaving bitter memories and a deep sense of betrayal on all sides.

Alan Dein hears from British civilians, soldiers and ordinary Adenis about those last years and days of British rule and the coming of independence.

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On November 30th 1967, the last British forces slipped out of Aden, not to the strains of God Save the Queen but to 'Fings Ain't Wot They Used to Be.

The ironic notes were lost amidst the din of the bitter civil war that followed.

Nearly 160 years of British rule unravelled rapidly amidst pain, recrimination and bloodshed, leaving bitter memories and a deep sense of betrayal on all sides.

Alan Dein hears from British civilians, soldiers and ordinary Adenis about those last years and days of British rule and the coming of independence.