Aden Airport attack

The Aden Airport attack was a grenade attack which took place on 17 September 1965 and resulted in the injury of nine people. Great Britain accused the attackers of being "externally controlled", referring to Gamal Abdel Nasser's Republic of Egypt. The attack prompted Great Britain to suspend the constitution of the Aden Protectorate on 25 September, in an attempt to put an end to the violence. High Commissioner of Aden Richard Turnbull thus governed the protectorate alone under the suspension order signed by Queen Elizabeth II.[1]

Aden Airport attack
Part of Aden Emergency
Date17 September 1965
 United Kingdom National Liberation Front
Front for the Liberation of Occupied South Yemen
Commanders and leaders
 United Kingdom Unknown Unknown
unknown unknown
Casualties and losses
9 wounded unknown


  1. ^ "Britain Moves to Halt Aden Violence Outbreak". Rome News-Tribune. 26 September 1965.