'Flags Flown by the Sheikh of Qatar. (Bahrain and Trucial Coast)' [45r] (93/142)
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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Copy of Express Letter No»?.33/14/132-II dated
the Ist February 1936 from the Political Besident in
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. .
Joreign and Political Department Express Letter
No. D.3202-N/35 dated the 26th July 1935.
2. The first nolnt raised hy the Lords Commissioners
of the Admiralty is whether there is any ohjection to
changing the title of the flag at present called "Trucial
Coast Flag" at Plate 31 in rt Flags of All Nations" to
" Trucial Coast The historic term used by the British to refer to the Gulf coast of Trucial Oman, now called United Arab Emirates. Flag No, 2 (Sharjah and Eas-al-Khaimah)*.
3. This is the flag known as "white pierced red' 1
prescribed in the General Treaty of 1820 to he flown hy
all the signatories.to the Treaty, viz., Bahrain, Ahu
Dhahi, Dihai, Sharjah, Ajman, Uinm-al-Qaiwain, and Bas-
al-Khaimah. In practice it is now, and has for many
years "been, flown only hy the Bulers of Shar.lah and Bas-
al-Khaimah, and is now regarded exclusively as the triPal
flag of the Jowasimi family.
4. I see no ohjection to this Admiralty proposal
provided their second noint with which I am ahout to
deal, and on which it is dependent, is accepted accord
ing to my recommendation.
5. This proposal is that an ohlong flag, the length
"being approximately three times the Preadth, ahQ,ut five-
sixths of the flag heing red and the remaining sixth
(that nearest the mast) white, should he included in
"Flags of All Nations", under the title of "Trucial
Coast Flag No. 1 (Ahu Dhahi, Ajman, DelDai, Qatar and
Umm-al-Qaiwain)*. The Admiralty say that this flag is
flown hy all the Trucial Sheikhs other than Shar.lah and
6. This flag is in fact flown only hy the Bulers of
Ahu Dhahi, Ajman, Dehai and Umm-al-Q.aiwain. It is not
flown hy Qatar which has its own separate flag, vide,
"Flags of All Nations", Plate 118 A, and correspondence
ending with my Express Letter No.l228/l4/132-I i flated
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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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