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‘File 28/35 Defence of Qatar’ [‎10r] (19/150)

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The record is made up of 1 file (73 folios). It was created in 6 Feb 1939-20 Aug 1941. 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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Wt. 36569/2597 1,485,000 2/38 D.P.W. T51-1253
Form 348 (Medium)
From
To: —
Date
Ret:—
Air Headquarters,
British. Forces in ’Iraq.
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. , BAHREIN. ^
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i <*l July, 1939.
S.10547/4/Air 0.
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With reference to the Honourable
Political Resident’s letter C/234 dated 28th
June, 1939, herewith copy of a report made
by Air Liaison Officer, BAHREIN on a
reconnaissance carried out by him with the
object of selecting suitable sites for a
possible landing ground near the ’’Petroleum
Development (QATAR) Ltd.” oil camp on QATAR
Peninsular. The re rt also includes a
paragraph on the suitability of D0IIAT-ES-
ZEKRIT as an alighting area for flying boats.
Relevant maps and sketches are also attached.
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Air Vice Marshal,
C ommanding British Forces in ’I raq.

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The file, while entitled ‘Defence of Qatar’, chiefly concerns the issue of six rifles and 1,200 rounds of small arms ammunition (SAA) to British personnel employed by Petroleum Concessions Limited (PCL) in Qatar during the war. The principal correspondents in the file are: 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 (Hugh Weightman; Major Reginald George Evelin William Alban) and the Manager of PCL at Bahrain (Ernest Vincent Packer).

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1 file (73 folios)
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The file’s contents are arranged in approximate chronological order, from the earliest item at the front to the latest at the end. The file notes at the end of the file (ff 69-74) mirror the chronological arrangement.

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Foliation: the main foliation sequence (used for referencing) commences at the front cover with 1 and terminates at the back cover with 75; 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 also present in parallel between ff 1-74; 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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English and Arabic in Latin and Arabic script
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