The 11th Hussars were posted to Aden in 1960 to counter the insurgency. The 10th Hussars were in Aden for a year from 1964.

The 11th Hussars were in Aden from November 1960 for a year, where they were equipped with Ferret Scout cars. The role was to be in aid to the civil power with detachments spread over a wide area. A Squadron was at Sharjah in the Trucial States with troops at Nizwa, Bait and Buraimi. B Squadron was in support of the Aden Protectorate Levies with troops at Dhala, Mukeiras and Ataq. C Squadron was responsible for internal security duties in Aden city. After 6 months the squadrons rotated locations and roles. From June to October 1961 British Forces were deployed to Kuwait from Aden to assist in countering the threat of an Iraqi invasion. Regimental Headquarters and A Squadron were flown in to activate the stockpile of vehicles already prepositioned in Kuwait, and C Squadron then relieved A Squadron.

The 10th Hussars were in the Arabian Peninsula from August 1964 for 14 months, having converted from tanks to Ferret and Saladin armoured cars. The 10th initially deployed to the Trucial States. In September 1964 two troops of C Squadron were deployed to RAF Salalah in the Dhofar Province of Oman. The remainder of the 10th deployed to the former Aden Protectorate. Initially B Squadron was on operations in the Radfan mountains, and A Squadron was in the remote desert centred on Beihan. Most enemy activity centred on the Radfan where mortar and small arms attacks were frequent, and the Saladin provided fire support for the infantry. Mines were hard to detect, and 2nd Lieutenant Ian Scott was killed in action when his Ferret Scout Car was blown up in April 1965 between Thumier and Dhala.