NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST)
3rd March, 1928 : British forces are taking measures to counter a huge raid by 20,000 Wahabi religious tribesmen aimed at Kuwait and the Iraq frontier. These marauders, mounted on camels, are sweeping across the desert and King ibn Saud, their nominal sovereign, has little authority over them. His threat to send a force to deal with them has never materialised, and the duty of protecting Southern Iraq and Kuwait against their aggression has fallen on the British.
The tribesmen have already lost a number of men from strafing by the RAF, although they have shot down one aeroplane, killing the pilot.