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'File 8/16 Bahrain Intelligence Reports' [‎32r] (63/146)

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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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SECRET.. BAHRjA t ”M TT\T TELL IGENC E SLIMARY 12 FOR PERIOD
" 16TH TO 30TH JUNE, 1946.
128.
MOVEMENTS OF OFFICIALS .
(i) Cn the 17th Field Marshal Lord Montgomery
passed through Bahrain en route to India. He was met at
the aerodrore hy 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 ^ne Persian
Gulf, 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. , and the Secretary to 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 The historical term used to describe the body of water between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. .
(ii) or the 17th Air Vice Marshal S.G. Stafford,
Air Officer Commanding, Iraq Command, arrived at Sharjah
and left the same day.
(iii) Reference paragraph 117 (iii) ci Intelligence
Summary No. 11.
Cn the 18th 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. returned from
Qatar.
'(iv) On the 27th the Hon*ble Lieutenant-Colonel
W.R. Hay, C..S. I. , C.I.E., 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, left iy air for.Kuwait via Basra.
(v) Cn tne 27th Captain J.E.H. Hudson, political
Officer, Tmeial Coast, left by air for Sharjah.
(vi) Cn ihe 29th the Hcn*ble Mr. A«'/» Alexander,
First Lord of the Admiralty, arrived by air from India
and left the next morning en route to the United Kingvom.
He stayed with commodore I.W. Whitehorn, B.ih, Senior
Naval Officer, Persian Gulf The historical term used to describe the body of water between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. . 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. , Captain
Ranee, and Mr. C.J. Pelly were invited to meet Mr. Alexander
at the Nava.:. Base on the evening of the 29th..
(vii) On ^he 30th Lord I ©thick Lawrence, Seerv/taiy
of State fo India, and Sir S-afford^Cripps, president of
the Board of Trade, accompanied by Sir William croir and
the staff of the Cabinet Mission to India, arrived by air
from India and left one hour later. The whole party were
met at the Marine Air Base by 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. , Mr.
pelly, and Captain Ranee, from where they were invited to
the Agency An office of the East India Company and, later, of the British Raj, headed by an agent. . His Highness Shaikh Sir Salman bin Hamad al
Khalifah, k Cd.E. , Ruler of Bahrain, accompanied oy Shaikh
Abdullah 9 bin iSa al Khalifah. C.I.E., and Mr. C.D. Belgrave,
C.B.E., Adviser to the Bahrain Government, called on Lord
pethick Lawrence and Sir Stafford Cripps. The Shaikh
displayed a lamentable lack of interest in one Cabinet^
Mission’s work, and. beyond expressing a pious hope thao
everything it us i? ali right" ir India and tha o the various ^
communities were not fighting contented h—mself w^.-h asking
the Secretary of State repeatedly to visit his Island which
, he described in glowing terms. I understaw* ^ that Shaikh
Abdullah put more sparkle into his conversation, at which
Mr. Pelly interpreted, with Sir Stafford Cripps.
129. VISITORS .
(i) Reference paragraph 103 (iii) c intelligence
Summary No. 10.
Cn the 13th Shaikh Mohammed bin Caqr, brother
of the Ruler of Sharjah, and his son Khalid, returned^to
Sharjah having called first ci 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. . His
Highness /

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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)
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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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