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'Muscat Levy Corps' [‎50r] (112/292)

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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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C onfidential *
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Ko.83,T of 1930.
Office of the Polltieal Resident
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. #
Camp, Mueof-t,
Dated the 27th November 1930.
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From • (?he Hon'ble Lt.Colonel H.V^Biscoe, I.A.,
Political Hesident 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.
To - the Foreign secretary to the Government of
India,
Hew Belhi*
MUSCAT LiWY C0RP£ .
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I have the honour to forward herewith a copy of a
memorandum received from the 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. , Musott, on the
sul&jeot of a policy for the ^fusost ^evy Corps, together with
a note prepared by the Commandant of the Corps on the
subjeot*
2. From the table of actual expenditure forwarded
therewith it will be seen that the expenditure has steadily
decreated from year to yeer^ while its atrength hes also
been reduced from 240 rank and file to the present strength
of 149 other ranks* This Viae been necessitated by the
imperious deinands of the state treasury, and I share the
views of the Political JMsent that the time has now come to
consider the future policy to be adopted in respect of the
Corps*
3* There is obviously a limit beyond which the Corps
cannot be reduced without losing its whole value as a fight
ing unit# Aa pointed out in my despatch Ho*81#T of to
day's date, so long as the Muscat State expect the British
Government •••

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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)
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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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