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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)' [‎51r] (101/129)

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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From: Brigadier R.'H.A.G. Calthorpe, C.B.B. DBMo(A) ^
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The War Office,
Whitehall,
S.W.l.
3.71695/1/1 w4
ff t, 1£
Please refer to your letter WS 17u73 of the
Ibta July 1946, to Atki.,son concerning the provision
Oj. Sunni T'oslem officers for the rilitary Mission to
Saudi Arabia.
Indian Army. The British Army is of course equally
snort, but Ido not wish to press this point in suggesting
that l ndia might be prepared tu provide some officers
for the Mission, since we shall have to produce the
no min rn +• o s-i 1 1 ^ -y* to-v-, -f- r • x
oi Midule Bast oil, and the fact that the importance of
Saudi Arabia^ will increase in this resoect, the Indian-
Government might like to be represented on this rilitary
i ission. In consequence it would only be right that India
should have the opportunity of considering the proiect
in the above light. I would be grateful therefore if
'ou could take this matter up officially and let me have
an early answer.
I appreciate the shortage of officers in the
requisite number of British Officers in any case.
,, ^ , I feel, however, in view of the value to India
/I should
Brigadier G.B. Lewis, G.B.3.,
"lor Staif,
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. .

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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)' [‎51r] (101/129), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/L/PS/12/2164, in Qatar Digital Library <https://www.qdl.qa/archive/81055/vdc_100041970672.0x000068> [accessed 22 November 2019]

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