"Last week, from gently-heaving transports in Haifa harbor, men of Britain's 40th Royal Marines in khaki shorts and green berets, took a last look shoreward. Alongside the transports were the aircraft carrier H.M.S. TRIUMPH, a cruiser and five destroyers... From shore came note by note the sound of a bugler blowing 'Last Post.'"
"When sure that the last of his command had embarked, the lone figure, Lt. General Gordon H.A. MacMillan, chief of British forces in Palestine, climbed aboard his launch and headed for the cruiser PHOEBE. He was the last British Soldier to leave the Holy Land."
The British reign over Palestine lasted 31 years.