Coll 6/91(2) 'Saudi Arabia: Policy of H.M.G. Assistance to King Ibn Saud (British Military Mission to Saudi Arabia)' [20r] (39/129)
The record is made up of 1 file (63 folios). It was created in Feb 1946-14 Mar 1947. 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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The War Staff,
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British Military Mission to Saudi Arabia .
With reference to Sir W. Crofts note of 14th
October, it is correct that about two years ago, Ibn
Saud asked us to send a Military Mission of Sunni-Moslems
Arabia. The Government of India were prepared
'aeoap favourable but the proposal fell
through owing to complications with the Americans.
When the matter was taken up again recently the
Foreign Office, after being consulted, stated in their
letter of 1?th September that they did not think thegp could
sufficiently strong case to justify our asking
the Government of India to supply Sunni-Moslem Indian
officers from the Indian Army. As a result of General
Dempsey*s recommendations, however, they have now
changed their view in Sir Orme Sargent's letter of
10th October. /k- Wfi’ ^ ^
(lc*r is 17 ** 'y I Dtr, ) ,
A draft telegram to the Government of India is
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This file concerns arrangements for a military mission to Saudi Arabia, financed by the British Government. The file consists of correspondence between War Office, Foreign Office, 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. , and Government of India officials regarding the War Office's proposal for a proportion of Sunni Moslem [Muslim] officers to be recruited for the mission from the Indian Army, in accordance with the Saudi Government's reported preference for a Sunni Moslem presence among the mission's officers. Other notable correspondents include the Viceroy of India (Archibald Percival Wavell) and the Secretary of State for India (Frederick William Pethick-Lawrence).
The file includes a divider which gives a list of correspondence references contained in the file by year. This is placed at the back of the correspondence (folio 2).
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