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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)' [‎25r] (49/129)

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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fro*: Colonel J.L. Carter, M.C
9th October, 1%£.
I mb sorry not to hare answered/your D*0. Ijo.0179/236/^04
dattd let October to General Uayne* "*1 handed this to our
External Department fbr oonsidemtion, since It had been
ruled that in future all correspondence dealing with thi*
subject should be dealt with by that Department, particularly
since approach to India on the c^iesticn of SunX ifttMi ■Ibm» fbr
the Military IUssion to Saudi Arabia must be on a Oowemnantal
as opposed to a G.K*Q* level. The External Department have
written to Baxter, of the Foreign Office, asking him far the
necessary material on #dch to base a latter to the
Government of India. I understand you have a oopy of this
letter which was dated 3th October.
If you have ary particular points which you want us to
press unoffiololiy would you forward then to us and we will
erplain then to the External Department*
Major General C.S. Sugden, CB. ,
D»M*0« 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)' [‎25r] (49/129), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/L/PS/12/2164, in Qatar Digital Library <https://www.qdl.qa/mirador/81055/vdc_100041970672.0x000034> [accessed 14 November 2019]

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