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Coll 30/210(2/1) 'Bahrain: appointments to Bahrain State Police' [‎31r] (61/103)

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The record is made up of 1 file (50 folios). It was created in 11 Oct 1945-18 Jul 1950. 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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expenses of messing and servants with the other British
Police.
4. The Detachment arrived at a time of the year when
the climate was at its very worst, the weather was hot
and excessively sticky. Inspector Crowe and the men who
arrived with him were entertained by me in my house until
Inspector Crowe said that they could carry on independently
at the Fort. At the time I was waiting for an air passage
to England, proceeding home on leave after seven years
without home leave, and I was extremely busy. I did not
take my meals with the British Police in my dining room.
I understand that this created an unfortunate impression
in Inspector Crowe’s mind. I had several long talks with
him and with Sergeant Cochrane before I left Bahrain and
I explained to him the work and the duties which the
Police were to undertake.
5. The Police were provided with eight new bicycles .
and one motor bicycle, the Police pick-up and lorries were
also available. Inspector Crowe was authorised by me
to use taxis when necessary for duty, these were available.
6. Inspector Crowe stated to me that he was told in
England that all Bahrain Government buildings are air
conditioned. This is not so, no buildings are air
conditioned but a few A.C. units, suitable for small rooms,
exist, though as no spares have been obtainable during the
war only three or four of these machines were in working
order, most of them being in use in the hospital.
7. A quantity of china, kitchen equipment etc., etc.,
which had been ordered from India many months befoi*e, did not
arrive be fore the Police reached Bahrain. No electric
refrigerators could be obtained in Bahrai''' so two ice
boxes were made by the State Engineer's Department by my
orda'anfor use at the Fort.

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The file concerns the employment by the Bahrain State Police of a detachment of British police officers seconded from the United Kingdom. The file is a direct continuation of IOR/L/PS/12/3951A.

The papers include correspondence concerning the resignation of Inspector Charles H Crowe, Inspector of Police in charge of the detachment, including a letter from Charles Dalrymple Belgrave, Adviser to the Government of Bahrain, describing Crowe's 'unsuitable' conduct during his tenure as Inspector of Police (folios 30-34), and comments in support of Belgrave's views by the Political Agent A mid-ranking political representative (equivalent to a Consul) from the diplomatic corps of the Government of India or one of its subordinate provincial governments, in charge of a Political Agency. , Bahrain and the Political Resident A senior ranking political representative (equivalent to a Consul General) from the diplomatic corps of the Government of India or one of its subordinate provincial governments, in charge of a Political Residency. 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. .

The papers also cover: the supply of uniforms and equipment; salary; recruitment; and air passages for individual members of the detachment.

There are no papers in the file dated 1948-49.

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 (50 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 52; 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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