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'Muscat Levy Corps' [‎3r] (18/292)

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The record is made up of 1 volume (135 folios). It was created in 30 Jan 1926-27 May 1931. 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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l:o» 52- of 1926.
British ' eaidency and Conisula e-(.enerai,
Bushire, 30th January 1926.
he Hon r ble Lieut-Col. E. ric!eau>:, O.o.l., C.I. . ,
oliticai evident in the ereian Gulf.
question of the comraand of the Jahr&in mux . ascat -cvy Cox'ps,
in view of the fact that bo me difficulty i» experienced in
obtaining suitable young officera from the Indian Army for
the s e ap jo in tmen t b .
2. ven after they have been obtained, it is generally
found that they are not eager to stay for moer; than -heir
first year; they also con3it er themselves entitled to two
months privilege leave each year, an officer in civil
employ would oe more likely to accumulate his leave.
3. ujor aly has suggested that, in ^lace of an
Indian irroy ( fficer, it would be better and cheaper to enjUife
an e>-officer from ■ ngland who would be a State servant ^ure
and simple and would serve for a considerable ijeriod ol years.
I do not ©are for this suggestion, aB consider it essential
that the Government of India should exercise some control ovei
these officers, more especially in view of the fact that the
i»evy Corps will shortly have to perform the duties now carriec
out by two detachments of the Indian Infantry regiment in the
ersian Gulf.
he foreign Secretary to the Oovernmen c of India
in the foreign and oiitical department, Telhi.
Command of h&fj ^orpe in the Persian OfttXT•
£ ir,
I have the honour to address you on the t nneral
whi le

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Correspondence discusses the Muscat Levy Corp: its organisation, composition, strength, budget and activities.

On termination of command it was customary for the Commanding Officer to submit a report on the Muscat Levy Corp and the following reports are included:

In response to requests in 1931 from S.E, Hedgcock, Financial Adviser, for financial savings in the Muscat Levy Corps, Captain Walker comments on the road building capacity of the Levy as it achieves this for the State without cost of additional expenditure. Correspondence discusses cuts in pay in the Muscat Levy to achieve financial savings given the financial situation of the Muscat state and the position of the Government of India. Data included is a comparison between the pay of the Muscat Infantry and that of the Customs Department.

Correspondents include Robert William George Stephens; Allan Robertson Walker, Commandants, Muscat Levy; Trenchard Craven Fowle, 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. , Muscat; Francis Beville Prideaux, 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. , 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. ; Foreign Secretary to the Government of India.

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1 volume (135 folios)

The papers are arranged chronologically from front to rear of file.

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Foliation: There is an incomplete foliation sequence and a complete foliation sequence. The complete sequence, which should be used for referencing, is circled in pencil, in the top right corner of the recto The front of a sheet of paper or leaf, often abbreviated to 'r'. of each folio. It begins on the title page, on number 1, and ends on the last folio of writing, on number 135. Foliation errors: f.1 is followed by f.1A.

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