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‘File 7/29 Accidental discharge of machine guns of R.A.F. aircraft’ [‎4r] (11/16)

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The record is made up of 1 file (5 folios). It was created in 16 Jan 1944-22 Jan 1944. It was written in English. The original is part of the British Library: India Office The department of the British Government to which the Government of India reported between 1858 and 1947. The successor to the Court of Directors. Records and Private Papers.


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No .C/ 177.
political Agency An office of the British Government and, earlier, of the East India Company. ,
Bahrain, 2.2nd January 1944.
The Politic ai ^^sgont, Bahrain, presents his compliment &
to ! -
The Adviser to the
Bahrain Government, Bahrain,
and has the honour to transmit to him a copy of the under^
mentioned document(s)^ f or infornation.
Reference to previoir .s correspondence;
Adviser's memorandum N0.129-9A dated the 16th January 19-14
No. and date of Enclosure
Letter No.BAH/G.701/3/?/! dated
the 20th January 1944 from the
Air Liaison Officer, Bahrain,
with enclo3ure.
Subj ec t
Machine gun firing at
Maharraq on' 1^-1-1944,

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The letter relates to an incident involving the accidental discharge of machine gun from an RAF plane at Muharraq. The incident was reported by Shaikh ‘Abdullāh bin ‘Īsá Āl Khalīfah to Charles Dalrymple Belgrave, Adviser to the Bahrain Government, who in turn reported the matter to the Political Agent A mid-ranking political representative (equivalent to a Consul) from the diplomatic corps of the Government of India or one of its subordinate provincial governments, in charge of a Political Agency. , enclosing two of the discharged bullets (not included in the file) with his letter (folio 1B). A report of the incident is included in the file (folio 3), which is described as being an accident, not helped by the poor design of the gun’s safety catch.

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1 file (5 folios)

The contents of the file are arranged in chronological order, from the earliest item at the front of the file to the latest at the end. There is a set of office notes at the end of the file (folio 5) which mirrors the chronological arrangement.

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Foliation: The foliation sequence begins on the front cover and ends on the back cover; these numbers are written in pencil, and can be found in the top right corner of the recto The front of a sheet of paper or leaf, often abbreviated to 'r'. side of each folio. The following foliation anomalies occur: 1, 1A, and 1B.

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