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'File 8/16 Bahrain Intelligence Reports' [‎61r] (121/146)

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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.
No,20.
BAHRAIN INTELLIGENCE SUMMARY FOR PERIOD 16TH
TO 31ST OCTOBEL, 1946.
235. MOVEMENTS OF OFFIC IALS.
(i) Reference paragraph 221(i:.i) of intelligence Summary-
No. 19.
On the 16th Air Vice-Marshal S.C. Strafford, C.B.,
C.B.E., D.F.C., Air Officer Commandiig, ‘Iraq, left Bahrain by
air for Habbaniya.
(ii) On the 22nd the Hon«ble Lh-Col. A.C. Galloway, C.I.E..
O.B.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 The historical term used to describe the body of water between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. , accompanied by
Mrs. Galloway, andC.J. Pelly, Esq., O.B.E., I.C.S., 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. , left for Qatar in the frigate H.M.S.
,! Loch Qoich”, Commander Fenton, O.B.E., R.N. ,. This was the
first occasion since the war that 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. had
visited Qatar in one of His Majesty's ships. The Shaikh welcomed
the presence of the Navy in Dohah and gave a dinner party in
honour of 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. and Mrs. Galloway which was
attended by Mr. Pelly and by Commander Fenton and several other
officers from’Loch Qoich’ 1 . 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. and his party
returned to Bahrain in H.M.S. "Loch Qoich" on the 24th.
(iii) On the 22nd the Hon'ble Sir Geoffrey prior, K.C.I.E.,
passed through Bahrain by B.O.A.C. ‘plane from the united Kingdom
en route to India.
236. CALLS.
On the 21st 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 Assistant
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. called on Shaikh Mohammed bin Isa al Khalifah,
senior uncle of His Highness, at his Muharraq residence.
2 37. DUBAI-ABU DHABI DISPUTE .
(i) On the 15th a caravan of foodstuffs belonging to five
members of the Najadat tribe, was intercepted by a party from
Dubai at a place called Owayyah. Five camels and five rifles
were handed over but through the intervention of the Beni Ka’ab
escort 11 camels were left to the caravan which then continued it
journey to Buraimi. Later all the remaining camels and rifles
were recovered through the efforts of Shaikh Sultan bin Ahmad as-
Saif.
(ii) Reference para.l98(i) of Intelligence Summary No.17.
On the 20th Shaikh Muhammad bin Ali bin Huwaidin
visited Sharjah after an absence of nearly four months. He
called on the Residency An office of the East India Company and, later, of the British Raj, established in the provinces and regions considered part of, or under the influence of, British India. Agent who asked him why he had so far
failed to make his peace with Abu Dhabi. Shaikh Muhammad replied
that he had given a pledge to the Shaikh of Dubai not to make a
separate peace, and added that he was afraid that if he did make
a separate peace both Dubai and Abu Dhabi would combine against
the Beni Qitab. He confirmed in conversation with the Residency An office of the East India Company and, later, of the British Raj, established in the provinces and regions considered part of, or under the influence of, British India.
Agent that the Shaikh of Dubai had supplied him with arms and
ammunition but went on to say that most of the latter had proved
to be "dud".
238. RAS AL KHAIMAH .
(i) Reference para. 211 of Intelligence Summary No.18.
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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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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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