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Coll 6/91(2) 'Saudi Arabia: Policy of H.M.G. Assistance to King Ibn Saud (British Military Mission to Saudi Arabia)' [‎12r] (23/129)

The record is made up of 1 file (63 folios). It was created in Feb 1946-14 Mar 1947. 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.

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are providing civilians as batmehi
The inclusion of
CIPHER TELEGRAM
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This message will not be distributed outside British Government Departments
or Headquarters or re-transmitted, even in cipher, without being paraphrased.
(Messages marked O.T.P. need not be paraphrased). /i , (
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0179/255(M04)
To
From War Offico
C-in-C MELF
RESTRICTED 76276 ' (MO 4)
Reforoncc para fivo of our signal 65540(M04) of
DTO 091450 2/Jan
Desp. 9 Jan '47
16 Aug and para two of your lottcr SD1A/BM/1829 of
16 Sep 46.
(a) One instructor (major or captain) .
(b) Throe assistant instructors (havildars)
(c) One Medical officer
(d) Two batmen
Total Indians two officers five ORs
These figures are the ones we asked for in the light
of Appendix ’E’ to your BM/SE1A/1829 of 16 Sep.
by you in your establishment ME/2893/2 forwarded under
L 97829 SD2B of. 10 Dec are
(major or captain)
(b) One instructor supporting arms (Havildars)
(c) Seven drivers i/c
Total Indians one officer eight ORs
and one of the havildars in- (b). Please state v/hother
you want (c). We,presume you won’t want (d) as you
ORE
Government of India have now agreed to participate
in Mission to Saudi Arabia by providing following Sunni
TWO Latest requirements for Sunni Moslems as stated
(a) One instructor in tactics and amid 0
THREE Reference para one we presume you still, want (a)

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This file concerns arrangements for a military mission to Saudi Arabia, financed by the British Government. The file consists of correspondence between War Office, Foreign Office, 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 Government of India officials regarding the War Office's proposal for a proportion of Sunni Moslem [Muslim] officers to be recruited for the mission from the Indian Army, in accordance with the Saudi Government's reported preference for a Sunni Moslem presence among the mission's officers. Other notable correspondents include the Viceroy of India (Archibald Percival Wavell) and the Secretary of State for India (Frederick William Pethick-Lawrence).

The file includes a divider which gives a list of correspondence references contained in the file by year. This is placed at the back of the correspondence (folio 2).

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1 file (63 folios)
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The papers are arranged in approximate chronological order from the rear to the front of the file.

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Foliation: the foliation sequence (used for referencing) commences at the inside front cover with 1, and terminates at the last folio with 64; 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.

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Coll 6/91(2) 'Saudi Arabia: Policy of H.M.G. Assistance to King Ibn Saud (British Military Mission to Saudi Arabia)' [‎12r] (23/129), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/L/PS/12/2164, in Qatar Digital Library <https://www.qdl.qa/archive/81055/vdc_100041970672.0x00001a> [accessed 22 November 2019]

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