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'Flags Flown by the Sheikh of Qatar. (Bahrain and Trucial Coast)' [‎42r] (87/142)

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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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Copy of endorsement No.! 1 #2.1775/36 dated the
30th March 1936 from 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. , London.
I am directed hy the Secretary of State for India
to refer to Admiralty letter of 29th June, 1935, No. N.L.
1981/35, concerning the flags of the States of the
Trucial Coast The historic term used by the British to refer to the Gulf coast of Trucial Oman, now called United Arab Emirates. , and to forward copy of the letters noted
Political Besident*s Express Letter of 1st February,1936,
No.233/14/132-11
Government of India's Letter of 28th February, No.F.
356-N/35.
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in the margin.
2. The Marquess of Zetland coticurs in the suggestion
that the Persian Gulf Historically used by the British to refer to the sea area between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. Often referred to as The Gulf or the Arabian Gulf. Trucial Coast The historic term used by the British to refer to the Gulf coast of Trucial Oman, now called United Arab Emirates. flag (as shoxvn in
"Flags of all Nations - , plate 31) should in future he
jir
described as tbucial Coast Flag No.2 (Sharjah and Eas-
al-Khaimah)* 1 . He also concurs in the suggestion in
regard to the flag flown hy the other Trucial Sheikhs
(i.e. an ohlong flag, the length being approximately
three times the breadth; about five-sixths of the
flag being red and the remaining one-sixth, that nearest
the mast, white) provided that the mention of Qatar
is excluded. The future description of the fla^,^/
should therefore read ^ Trucial Coast The historic term used by the British to refer to the Gulf coast of Trucial Oman, now called United Arab Emirates. Fla^ No,l(Abu
Dhabi, Ajman, Debai and the Umm-al-Qaiwain)' 1 .
3. His Lordship agrees that the two Trucial Coast The historic term used by the British to refer to the Gulf coast of Trucial Oman, now called United Arab Emirates.
flags described above should in future be employed in
lieu of the Muscat Ensign when saluting the Trucial
Sheikhs.
4. In regard to the proposal that the title of the
Bahrain State flag should be changed to "Bahrain
National Flag", His Lordship agrees with the views
expressed by the Political Resident A senior ranking political representative (equivalent to a Consul General) from the diplomatic corps of the Government of India or one of its subordinate provincial governments, in charge of a Political Residency. and the Government
of India, and would prefer that no change should be
made in its designation. . / /,, 5 /<r/

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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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1 file (69 folios)
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Foliation: Begins on front cover, circled, and continues to page before back cover.

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English and Arabic in Latin and Arabic script
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