Al Jahra Force

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Al Jahra Force
Kuwaiti Army 1973.JPG
The Jahra Force in the Golan Heights
Active 1973 - 1974
Country Kuwait
Allegiance Coat of arms of Kuwait.svg
Branch Kuwaiti Armed Forces
Type Shock Troop Striking Force
Role Combat support of the Arab Armed Forces
Size 3,000+
Patron

Mubarak Abdullah Al-Jaber Al-Sabah

Saleh Mohammed Al-Sabah
Motto

الشرف والإخلاص لله والوطن والامير

( Honor & Fidelity to God, Country & The Emir)
Engagements 1973 October War Egyptian & Syrian Front

The Al Jahra Force was a Kuwaiti military shock troop striking force requested by then, Kuwaiti Defense Minister, His Highness Sheikh Saad Al-Salim Al-Sabah under war operation order 3967 and formed by Major General Sheikh Mubarak Abdullah Al-Jaber Al-Sabah and his deputy Brigadier General Sheikh Saleh Mohammed Al-Sabah; subsequently being tasked to its respective combat commanders on October 15, 1973, after the outbreak of the Yom Kippur War.[1][2][3][4] The force, consisting of more than 3,000 men, was organized into a tank battalion, an infantry battalion, two companies of artillery, an anti-aircraft company and a company of the Kuwait 25th Commando Brigade.[5] It also included medical, engineering and signal units. The brigade remained active until the end of September 1974, and then returned to Kuwait after a farewell ceremony in Damascus.

The force was equipped with Vickers tanks, Ferret armoured car,and Alvis Saracen. The Artillery Units had Mk F3 155mm self-propelled guns for the first company while the second company had 120 mm mortars. The Anti-tank units had Carl Gustav recoilless rifle. The anti-aircraft company was equipped with triple barrel anti-aircraft guns 20 mm.

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  1. ^ [1], List of Arab contributions by country; Kuwait Defense Minsiter, His Highness Sheikh Saad Al-Salim Al-Sabah visiting Egyptian front in 1972 and issues war operation order 3967 to enact Al-Jahra Force
  2. ^ [2], Kuwaiti Ministry of Defense,(Section Arabic Read الجيش الكويتي)
  3. ^ [3], Knights of the Kuwait Armed Forces,(Section Arabic Read)
  4. ^ [4], Knights of the Kuwait Armed Forces,(Section Arabic Read)
  5. ^ [5], Kuwaiti Ministry of Defense,(Section Arabic Read الجيش الكويتي)