Intro Section 1
1914-1920
Section 2
1920-1923
Section 3
1923-1927
Section 4
1927-1929
Section 5
1930-1936
Section 6
1936-1939
Section 7
1937-1939
Section 8
1939-1943
Section 9
1943-1945
Section 10
1945-1946
Section 11
Jan-May 1947
Section 12
May-Nov 1947
Section 13
Dec 1947-April 1948
Section 14
Evacuation 1948
Stand Down
July 1948



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The Mandate becomes Official

i. Mandate becomes Official

i. Reformation of the Port Police

ii. 1926 Disbandment of the British Gendarmerie

iii. The Transjordon Frontier Force

iv. At Ground Level in 1920s Gaza

iv. The Police and the Western Wall

A.S. Mavrogordato

A.S.MavrogordatoThe British Mandate to administer Palestine became official in 1923. Unfortunately this happened when Britain was going through an era of austerity. Using the official end of OETA as an excuse, the British government withdrew its troops and made a squadron of the RAF responsible for the military security of Palestine. It also cut the pay of the British Gendarmerie so the pay was half that Irish members had received when they were in the Royal Irish Constabulary. Half the members of the British Gendarmerie did not renew their contracts at the end of the first year Lt-Colonel Bramley retired and was replaced by A.S. Mavrogordato.

A.S.Mavrogordato, Esq OBE, who had previously served in Cyprus and Sierra Leone, took over as director of Public Security in 1923. He had previously served in the Cyprus and Sierra Leone Police Forces.

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