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'Historical Summary of Events in the Persian Gulf Shaikhdoms and the Sultanate of Muscat and Oman, 1928-1953: Appendices, Genealogical Tables' [‎123v] (33/142)

The record is made up of 1 volume (65 folios). It was created in c 1953. 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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APPENDIX J
Correspondence about the Formation of a Small British Military Headquarters
in Bahrain—1953
(i)
(Paragraph 117)
Letter, dated September 14 1953, 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. , Bahrain, to the
Ruler of Bahrain
I have the honour to refer to my conversation with Your Highness on
September 8th, in which I mentioned that it was desired to increase the staff of
the Military Adviser to His Excellency 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. 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.
so as to form a small Headquarters.
2. The work of this Headquarters would be, as I explained orally to Your
Highness, to supervise the training and administration of those land forces 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. for which Her Majesty's Government are responsible; to co-ordinate
the supply of equipment, instructors, &c., to the various police and military forces
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. Shaikhdoms and the Sultanate of Oman; and, in general, to
maintain communication and co-operation on all military matters between the
Political Residency A diplomatic office of the British Government established in the provinces and regions considered part of, or under the influence of, British India. , the Senior Officer of the Royal Navy and the Royal Air Force
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. and the British Military Authorities in the Middle East.
3. It is desired to establish the Headquarters in Bahrain because of Bahrain's
central position in the Gulf and the ease of its communications with the rest of
the world.
4. The establishment would be a small one; it is proposed to appoint not
more than four officers and fifteen other ranks, and some of these would be
stationed in Sharjah. The Headquarters in Bahrain would be situated in the
Royal Air Force Camp at Muharraq and the men employed there would live with
the men of the Royal Air Force, Muharraq.
5. In our conversation Your Highness made the observations that it was
desirable that the men should be under the same discipline as regards their
movements and conduct as the men of the Royal Air Force now stationed here;
and that the numbers of the proposed Headquarters' Staff should be limited.
6. On these two points I can inform Your Highness that the men employed
will be under the same discipline as other members of the British armed forces
in Bahrain and that their numbers will not exceed the minimum necessary to carry
out those administrative duties which I have described.
7. I should be grateful if Your Highness would be so good as to confirm the
agreement to this proposal which you expressed to me orally.
(ii)
(Paragraph 117)
Letter dated September 26 1953, from the Ruler of Bahrain 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. ,
Bahrain
With reference to your letter (119012/3/53G) reaarding the increase in the
staff of the Military Adviser to His Excellency 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. . We have no
objection to the proposal provided that the increase in the number of men and
officers does not exceed the number stated in your letter and provided that the
men in question live in the R.A.F. Camp at Muharraq and are under the same
disciplinary rules as the officers and men of the R.A.F. at Muharraq
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Appendices to IOR/R/15/1/731(1). The appendices relate to the chapter on general matters, and to the chapters on Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar, the Trucial States, and Muscat. Also includes genealogical tables of Ruling Families in the Gulf at the end of the volume and (separately filed) further handwritten genealogical tables.

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1 volume (65 folios)
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There is a list of contents at the front of the volume.

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Foliation: the foliation sequence commences at 110 on the front cover and terminates at 176 on the last of the loose folios stored in polyester sheets. These numbers are written in pencil, are enclosed in a circle, and appear in the top right hand corner of the recto The front of a sheet of paper or leaf, often abbreviated to 'r'. page of each folio. The foliation sequence is a continuation of that in the main part of the document - IOR/R/15/1/731(1).

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