Coll 6/91(2) 'Saudi Arabia: Policy of H.M.G. Assistance to King Ibn Saud (British Military Mission to Saudi Arabia)' [18r] (35/129)
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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^ G-overnment of India,
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Reference my telegram 11034 of tZth May,
194 ^* and connected^correspondence.
Proposal fof^^desp^ch of British Military
Mission t^Saudi Arabia is under urgent
confideratiOTi. This Mission is to consist
of 45 all ranks and will be headed by
a Brigadier. p.in.C. Middle East has^strongly
recamiepded that^ small portiorTof Mi^aion
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should consist of Sunni Moslems viz:-
(a7^ at leasC^one instructor (j^ador or
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(bj 3 assistant instructors (Sejcge^nts)
(cY Medical officer
(d)'" ba^mdh for officers above.
3- H.M.G. would accordingly be^glad to
know v^iether^Government of India would wish
;o be associated in Mission to this extent
and whether Sunni Moslems referred to above
could be made available from Indian Arny.
They feel^uhat inclusion of such an element would
ba of greatest assistance to Mission/for liaison
with'the" Saudi Military authorities, and would
at the same time redound to the advantage
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of [thrj India^iArw^jand therefore of India^in a
countfjTwhich must headways of importance to
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India so long as Indian pilgrims make Uaire
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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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