Most of Goode's career had been spent in South East Asia (including a period as POW of the Japanese. He went to Aden as chief secretary in 1949 but within a year he found himself the acting governor.
Unfortunately, he was not able to bridge the gap created by an implacable Arab hostility to British rule in Aden. He found it very difficult to find common political ground. He therefore concentrated on pragmatic improvements to infrastructure and local administration. He was successful in generating finance and funds for much needed development in the colony.
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