Coll 6/91(2) 'Saudi Arabia: Policy of H.M.G. Assistance to King Ibn Saud (British Military Mission to Saudi Arabia)' [21r] (41/129)
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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about Sunni Moslems for the British Military liission
in Saudi Arabia. I am not sure if this is your affair
or Military; if the latter, mil you please pass it on?
When in Cairo I used to be strongly in favour
of introducing Indian Moslems into Saudi Arabia, and
deprecated what appeared to be timidity on the part of
the Foreign Office. I think this was chiefly in
connection with a Financial Adviser. The Government
of India had an excellent Moslem whan they were prepared
to make available, but the Foreign Office seemed to be
afraid of annoying the Americans by playing one of our
strong cards, which consists of the fact that we can
produce Moslems when the Americans can’t. The Foreign
Office seem now to have changed their minds on this
subject, as regards the Military Mission, but I don’t
know how the matter is looked at from our point of view.
5 OCT 1946 )*1
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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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