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'File 8/16 Bahrain Intelligence Reports' [‎15r] (29/146)

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The record is made up of 1 file (71 folios). It was created in 1 Jan 1946-31 Dec 1946. 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 Documents collected in a private capacity. .


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55 * b.a.f. »plans mishap :
On the 18th March an R.A.F. Wellington flew over the
s. s. 1 'Afghanistan" anchored off the island of Abu Musa to drop a
message on board. Unfortunately in doing so the pilot misjudged
his height and struck the top of one of the ship's masts,
carrying it away, and damaging the tail and rudder of his air
craft. After jettisoning its petrol the ’plane made a belly
landing on the island. The crew were uninjured and were taken
to Sharjah the. same day by launch.
The engines were undamaged but the 'plane has been
’’written off* and offered, with the dismantled engines, to the
Shaikh of Sharjah. There is quite a brisk trade springing up on
the Trucial Coast A name used by Britain from the nineteenth century to 1971 to refer to the present-day United Arab Emirates. of beating out trays from ’pranged' aircraft.
Reference paragraph 29 of Intelligence Summary No.3.
Messrs. Gray Mackenzie have now sold Messrs. Cable
and Wireless a plot of ground for their new Telephone Exchange
and Town Office.
(i) At the request of the Amir Saud bin Abdulla bin Jalawi
llu / s ^ assa ? Group/captain H.P.G. Leigh, the Bahrain State Engineer,
made an examination of the tom of/S**e«a where the Mir proposes
to instal an electric plant. Group/Capl;. Leigh left by launch
for A1 Khobar on the 20th and returned to Bahrain on the 25th.
(ii) An unconfirmed report states that the Saudi Trade
Agent in Bahrain recently received telegraphic instructions to
close down the Bahrain Office and proceed with his staff to Saudi
Arabia. ^He has replied that he will require a month to wind up
his affairs before he is ready to move,.
On the 20th March 31 Kuwaiti students accompanied by
4 Egyptian teachers arrived from Kuwait in a Bahrain Government
launch as guests of the Bahrain Education Department. They were
quartered in the Qudhaibiyeh house of Shaikh Abdulla bin Isa,
Minister of Education, and were entertained to dinner during
A?f i ?n Stay by both His Highness Shaikh Sir Salman and by Shaikh
Abdulla bin Isa. They also visited the Refinery and the new
pier at Sitra.
0 n the 24th they attended a display of physical drill
by the students of Bahrain at which His Highness and the other
members of the A1 Khalifah family were present.
^ , On the 25th they left by launch for A1 Khobar on
their return journey.
_ . 0n the 26th Shaikh Muhammad bin Isa al Khalifah, uncle
of His Highness, returned to Bahrain by air from his annua]
visit to Egypt.
Ten ships (4 British, 4 American, 1 Canadian and 1
Panamanian) called at the port of Bahrain during the period

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The file contains fortnightly intelligence summaries produced by the Political Agency An office of the East India Company and, later, of the British Raj, headed by an agent. at Bahrain for the year 1946. The reports, marked as secret, were sent to the Government of India, 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. , and numerous diplomatic, political, and military offices in the Middle East. Each report is numbered from 1 to 24 and covers a two week period.

The reports are divided into short sections that relate to a particular subject. Contained within the file is intelligence on the following:

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1 file (71 folios)

The file is arranged chronologically.

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Foliation: the main foliation sequence (used for referencing) commences at the front cover with 1, and terminates at the inside back cover with 73; these numbers are written in pencil, are circled, and are located 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. An additional foliation sequence is present in parallel between ff 1-73; these numbers are also written in pencil, but are not circled, and are located in the same position as the main sequence.

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'File 8/16 Bahrain Intelligence Reports' [‎15r] (29/146), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/R/15/2/317, in Qatar Digital Library <> [accessed 23 April 2024]

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