§ Mr. George Thomson
The situation in Aden outside Crater is normal. In Crater both the Aden Armed Police and the Civil Police are maintaining mobile and static patrols and British forces are controlling the approaches to the township. After the incidents involving British troops on 20th June the shooting in Crater seems to have taken on an inter-factional character but this has now largely died down. The British Commissioner of Police has visited Crater several times and found the situation quiet, on the surface. But the atmosphere remains tense.