'Flags Flown by the Sheikh of Qatar. (Bahrain and Trucial Coast)' [18r] (35/142)
The record is made up of 1 file (69 folios). It was created in 7 Aug 1929-13 Dec 1938. It was written in English and Arabic. 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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Bth ^arch 1934.
WltJi reference to your letter of •♦•he 24th Jtine 1938,
Hoc^.^c 3301/38, concerning Ifce flaps of Bahrain and Hatar,
I air? coraraanded hy My Lords CorHnifiSioners of the Admiralty
to acquaint you for the information of the Secretary of
State, that the flag of Qatar as described in your letter
■was reproduced in the Admiralty ^lag Book "flags of All
Nations and issued to ships in the-fersian imlf and
the flagship of the Commander-in-Chief, Kast indies.
'i *he Commander-in-Chief has not; forwarded a report
in which it is stated that, on the occasion of H.M.S.BIDB-
fORD^S visit to Doha in November last, the Shaikh was
observed to he flying from his motor-dhow a flag of
On beirg sicwn the flag recently
issued, he disclaimed all knowledge of it. ^e later gave
the Commanding Officer, H.M .S. BIDBfORD, one of the flags
as flown from his dhow, and on his palaces and motor-cars.
A sketch of ihis flag is enclosed herewith, together with
o Bahrain, a sample of its material, and 1 am to request that thev
may he returned in due course
I an to request that, if the Secretary of State, concixrs
further information as to the correct flag may "be obtained«.
My Lords observe that Bahrain has a Shaikh s Standard as well
as a S+ate flag, and would suggest that it is possible that
there mav be in the same way two distinct flags for Hatar
I am, &Ct,
Sd c V.W.BABDEIKY
The T T nder S eC j. e tary of State,
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This file contains correspondence between the British officials in Bahrain, Bushire, Baghdad, the 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 the Government of India, as well as with Khalīl bin Ibrāhīm Kanoo [Kānū].
These papers concern various enquiries made by the British Admiralty between 1929 and 1938 regarding flags flown by the sheikhs of Qatar, Bahrain and the Trucial Coast The historic term used by the British to refer to the Gulf coast of Trucial Oman, now called United Arab Emirates. . Contained within this file are descriptions and sketches of various flags, as well as a specimen of fabric (f. 38) demonstrating the colour of the flag flown by the Shaikh of Qatar, ‘Abdullāh bin Jāsim Āl Thānī.
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