'7/2 General Correspondence on Military Matters'
This file contains correspondence between the British Political Agent at Bahrain; the British Political Resident in the Persian Gulf at Bushire; R H Peck, Squadron Leader, No.84 (Bombing) Squadron, Royal Air Force; Shaikh Ḥamad bin ‘Īsá Āl Khalīfah; and Charles Dalrymple Belgrave, Adviser to the Bahrain Government.The correspondence concerns general military matters affecting Bahrain and the wider Persian Gulf. These include:Stationing of troops in the Persian Gulf;Influence of the Indian communities in Muscat and Bahrain on Indian infantry stationed there;Arrangements for Royal Air Force visits to Bahrain, including No.84 (Bombing) Squadron's 1924 visit to Bahrain;A possible air route from Hasa to Riyad as detailed in 'Notes on the Route Hasa-Riyadh with special reference to the movements of aircraft', which contains a sketch map of a possible route (ff. 29-35);The question of withdrawal of military detachments in the Persian Gulf and strengthening the Levy Corps at Bahrain (1925-26);Military intelligence on Nadj tribes (ff. 73-83);Withdrawal of 3rd Battalion 16th Punjab Regiment from Manamah following a period of unrest in 1926 and their replacement by an armed State Police Force;A rough defence scheme ('Alarm Orders') in the event of raids being made on Manama prepared by the Bahrain Commandant of Police;The deployment of Captain R L O'Connor in 1930 to compile Military Intelligence in the Persian Gulf.
1 file (112 folios)
This file is arranged approximately in chronological order.
Foliation: The foliation sequence commences at the front cover and terminates at the back cover; these numbers are written in pencil, are circled and can be found in the top right of the recto side of each folio. A second incomplete foliation sequence written in blue crayon runs between ff. 2-22.
- Item contributor:
- British Library. India Office Records and Private Papers
- Data contributor:
- Qatar National Library
- 1 file (112 folios)
- DC rights:
Open Government Licence
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- British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers