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‘File 28/35 Defence of Qatar’ [‎29r] (57/150)

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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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PETROLEUM CONCESSIONS LTD.
BAH RAIN
PERSIAN GULF Historically used by the British to refer to the sea area between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. Often referred to as The Gulf or the Arabian Gulf. .
DO/CAT.3/2505
19th June, 1941
Dear
S.A.A. FOR QATAR
In your No.c/587 dated the 11th June 1941 you men
tioned 1000 rounds of ammunition .303. The box was
marked ”1248 rounds”. When checked the enclosed packing
slips were found. The yellow chit shows that 48 rounds
have been taken out. Dickson has made his remarks at
the foot of this yellow chit from which you will see that
the box originally contained 1248 rounds of which 48 had
been taken out before issue to us leaving 1200.
The ammunition was packed in boxes without clips or
charges. Will you please amend your letters and our
receipts to read 1200 rounds and not 1000.
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Yours sincerely,
Enel
Major R.G.Alban,
H.B.M.’s 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.
Bahrain.
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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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