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'File 82/27 III (F 84) APOC: Qatar Oil' [‎182r] (365/638)

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The record is made up of 1 volume (319 folios). It was created in 22 Feb 1934-30 Apr 1934. 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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(iii) Minor raiding,
4# xii© Council uro fully laindful of the deterrent ex^ec'
which woulci re^ul& it. it -^exe ^ener^ll^ r jtziown ^liG
Majesty's GoTermaent would be pre .ared to support the Sheikh ir,
[email protected] dvent oi his being &%, oaciced* I 4 hey liiu.'t observe, however 9
that tiiese contingencies all relate to aggression by land fro,a
the hinterland; and that in tiiese cirouxastancea it is
inevitable that the protejetive .measure a, apart from the
provision ox such detacnsienti.: as i t .ni, ..nt oe necessan r and
practicable to land from Lis Majesty 1 s ..ar ships for local
deienoe ox towns and aerodromes, and of such other land
forces as it might be found practicable to send frorn
elsewhere, must devolve upon the air forces nonaall/ located
in Iraq*
5* These forces, however, are situated a long distance
from Qatar, to which they would have to proceed by a route
where tne possibility of delays due to climatic Conditions
cannot be overlooked* again, these forces, wilier are already
fee low tne strength which the Council nave long regarded as
necessary in tne Middle hast, have to meet an ever increasing
number and diversity ox calls upon them, including
reiiuorceaent of distant theatres; and the Council certainly
could not undertake that they would be available under all
oireu instances to deal with contingencies in ..atar . X'iiese
difficulties would for all practical urposes be overcome if
a Air i'crce Squadron were located at Baiirein, but the
Council assume that the importance of the issue involved is
a ot in itself such as to justify the provision of such an
additional unit, and therefore cio not at present propose to
suggest such an increase#
^ Under these conditions the Air Council take the view
that the nature and limits of the protection which might be
given if the forces are available, are as follows:-

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The volume contains correspondence and notes of meetings between 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. at Bahrain and 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. at Bushire, 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. in London and ‘Abdullāh bin Jāsim Āl Thānī, Shaikh of Qatar, the Foreign Office, the Anglo-Persian Oil Company (APOC) and H.M.'s Ministry at Jedda in regard to the southern borders of Qatar, the Qatar oil concession and the relations of the Shaikhdom with the King of Saudi Arabia, ‘Abd al-‘Azīz bin ‘Abd al-Raḥmān bin Fayṣal Āl Sa‘ūd (Ibn Sa‘ūd). There are documents in Arabic, mainly letters to and from the Sheikh of Qatar. Some of the documents in the volume are marked as confidential.

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1 volume (319 folios)
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The documents in the volume are arranged in chronological order. There are notes at the end of the volume (folios 305-311). The notes refer to documents within the volume; they give a brief description of the correspondence with a reference number in blue or red crayon or ink, which refers back to that correspondence in the volume.

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The main foliation is in pencil in circled numbers, in the top right of the recto The front of a sheet of paper or leaf, often abbreviated to 'r'. of each folio. The numbering starts starts on the first folio of writing with 1A, 1B, 1C, 1D; and runs through to 312, which is the last number given on the last folio of the volume. There is a blank page at the beginning and three at the end of the volume.There is also another sequence, which is incomplete, written in pencil, in the top right corner, starting with 39 on folio 37 and ending with 299 on folio 312.

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