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Coll 30/194 ‘Persian Gulf Defence. SHARJAH & DIBAI.’ [‎22r] (42/67)

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The record is made up of 1 file (32 folios). It was created in 3 Mar 1939-29 Jan 1943. 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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The latter would be either those under your Command,
if the emergency arose before the use of this tyye oi
aircraft were discontinued in the Gulf, or Royal Air
Force flying boats from other Commands which would use
this route on their way to Singapore etc. In regard
to (c) I presume that Sharjah is the more probable ?
(3)« It may, however, be impossible to give a definite
reply to either (a) or (b) as this will depend on whc
our actual enemies may be.
(4) «> There are so many uncertainties connected with the
above points that probably the best course tc pursue
would be to adhere to the present scheme, which covers
all eventualities, and when the emergency arises to
modify it according to circumstances. Do you concur ?
(5) • With regard to the provision of funds for subsidies
to important hinterland tribes suggested by Weightmar,
I have been promised ample funds in the event of a
major war.
(6). in regard to paragraph 20 (c) of the Scheme. I agree
with /eightman that the question of accommodation and
supplies for the reinforcements from India would have
to be gone into. Presumably you could send an
Officer to make this examination, but this is a detail
which does not affect the Scheme as a whole#
yeightman’s paragraph 4,
(^-)« agree -rith his suggested re-dr aft of paragraph 3
of the Scheme.
(2). I agree with his comment on paragraph 6 of the
Scheme.
(3).
Weightman’s comments on paragraphs 11 and 12 of the

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The file contains papers relating to the defence of Sharjah and Dubai (also spelled Dibai in the file).

The papers consist of correspondence, and a copy of a report entitled ‘Appreciation of the Situation Regarding the Defence of Sharjah and Dibai Alighting Area Against Tribal Attack and Sabotage’, by Major R G Price, Air Headquarters, British Forces in Iraq, dated January 1939, which includes a ‘Sketch map showing approximate layout of SHARJAH & DIBAI’ [IOR/L/PS/12/3935, f 18].

The correspondents and recipients are as follows: 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. ; 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 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; the Air Ministry; the War Office; the Commander in Chief, Middle East; and the Air Officer Commanding, British Forces in Iraq.

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 (32 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 33; 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.

A previous foliation sequence, which is also circled, has been superseded and therefore crossed out.

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