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‘File 7/29 Accidental discharge of machine guns of R.A.F. aircraft’ [‎2r] (7/16)

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The record is made up of 1 file (5 folios). It was created in 16 Jan 1944-22 Jan 1944. 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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20th January
I have the honour tff refer to your meraorandura
G/i34 dated 17th January 1944.
2. I enclose herewith a copy of the report by the
Pilot of the aircraft concerned, and a report by the Officer
Commanding, Ho,43 Staging Post,
3. Prom p/Lt, Clements 1 remarks it ax>pears evident
that there is a sgrious fault in the aircraft in that the
safety factor of^so-called safety catch for the firing
button is practically nil; and this point is being taken
up 'by us with Higher Authority,
4. The accident is much regretted and steps have
been taken to ensure against a repetition.
I have the honour to be.
Sir,
Your obedient servant.
(«7,A, GHA3S - 3/L. )
Squadron Leader,
Air Liaison Officer,
JFI.B.r,'s 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. ,
Jahrein - 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. ,

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The letter relates to an incident involving the accidental discharge of machine gun from an RAF plane at Muharraq. The incident was reported by Shaikh ‘Abdullāh bin ‘Īsá Āl Khalīfah to Charles Dalrymple Belgrave, Adviser to the Bahrain Government, who in turn reported the matter to 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. , enclosing two of the discharged bullets (not included in the file) with his letter (folio 1B). A report of the incident is included in the file (folio 3), which is described as being an accident, not helped by the poor design of the gun’s safety catch.

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1 file (5 folios)
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The contents of the file are arranged in chronological order, from the earliest item at the front of the file to the latest at the end. There is a set of office notes at the end of the file (folio 5) which mirrors the chronological arrangement.

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Foliation: The foliation sequence begins on the front cover and ends on the back cover; these numbers are written in pencil, and can be found in the top right corner of the recto The front of a sheet of paper or leaf, often abbreviated to 'r'. side of each folio. The following foliation anomalies occur: 1, 1A, and 1B.

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