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Coll 30/211 'DEFENCE OF: Land, Sea & Air Facilities placed at the disposal of H.M.G. by the Rulers concerned.' [‎4r] (7/18)

The record is made up of 1 file (7 folios). It was created in 24 Jul 1942-17 Oct 1942. 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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In 1934 it was d.ecided to transfer the Navad Base in the
Persian Gulf Historically used by the British to refer to the sea area between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. Often referred to as The Gulf or the Arabian Gulf. from Basidu and Henjam^on the Persian side,to the
Arabiw side. After some discussion it ws^ jagrsed InJ^I 935 that
the main base should be at Bahrain with KhoijUiiwai as an ''auxiliary
depot". (PZ 1347/35, PZ 1529/35, PZ 12:40/35). (o^ CM -'/
The Admiralty load purcliased lands in IJuharraq, Jufair and
Oudhaibiyah (Mananah) in April 1934, which were being administered
by the Air l.Iinistry until the Admiralty were ready to develop
thef (PZ ?T%/y+, 5636/34, PZ 6588/34) .
The changeover took place on the 10th to the 13 th April 1935*
haikh of Bahrain,who had been informed ti*? nvo of
impending arrival, welcomed the establishaent of the Naval Base,
ed to asg^-st with the buildings, and granted ’'Customs and other
Hities’yPjp- ^ 4239/35V/a,n;es 3 ono. 4,1?^ 2689/35, '
269 4 / 35 , r pSA5A7A J*
. Bslirain intended to be a^purely recreational base ) and it
•M*;- proposed to construct a causeway, an electrical distributor,
water pumps and a sewage system; and to build a house for the
6lerk in Charge, an officers’ club, mens canteen, K.I.N. quarters
and storehouses etc., as well as gardens, football, hockey and
cricket grounds, tennis courts and a swinming bath. It is not
clear how far these schemes have materialised. (PZ 1347/35,
2694/35*) - ' / 1
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•113• AHi^g/y facilities., at g.^r.alQc
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We do not appear to have any inforroation regarding military
facilities at Bahrain.
2. "Necessaxy facilities" granted by the
"The necessary facilities’.’ at Unseat granted by tne Sultan
in return for his subsidy etc. were never precisely defined. It was
simply/

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The file contains information collected by Miss M Odgers of the 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. , detailing land, sea, and air facilities available for the defence of the Persian Gulf Historically used by the British to refer to the sea area between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. Often referred to as The Gulf or the Arabian Gulf. , which had been placed at the disposal of the British Government ( HMG Her or His Majesty’s Government in London. ) by the rulers concerned.

The information covers Kuwait, Bahrein [Bahrain], Dubai, Sharjah, Ras-el-Kaimah [Ras al Khaimah], Kalba, and Muscat and Oman.

The file also contains charts of local defence arrangements: (1) original, and (2) existing, covering Koweit [Kuwait], Bahrain, Qatar, Sharjah, and Muscat and Oman. The charts give information on: regular forces, arms, ammunition, organisation, transport, irregular forces, defences, and protection of oil wells.

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.

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1 file (7 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 front cover with 1, and terminates at the inside back cover with 9; 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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