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This file contains copies of the financial records of the Government of Bahrain that were sent to the British Political Agency in Bahrain by Charles Belgrave, Adviser to the Government of Bahrain. The records cover the years 1354-1359AH (1935-1940). These records include details of the expenditure and budget of the government.The file also contains correspondence that discusses Bahrain's financial situation, notably the improved economic situation in the country caused by increased oil royalties being received by the government.This correspondence is primarily between Charles Belgrave and British government officials including Percy Gordon Loch, Tom Hickinbotham and Hugh Weightman (all of whom served as Political Agent in Bahrain during this period) and Trenchard Craven Fowle and Charles Geoffrey Prior (both of whom served as Political Resident in the Persian Gulf).The file contains a copy (in English and Arabic) of a letter sent from Shaikh Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa [Shaikh Ḥamad bin ‘Īsá Āl Khalīfah] to Charles Geoffrey Prior (f 238). It also contains a copy of the Iraqi newspaper Al Nas from 11 July 1940 (ff 251-252) accompanied by an English translation (f 253) of an article contained in the paper that criticises the political situation in the Persian Gulf.
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This file contains copies of the financial records of the Government of Bahrain that were sent to the British Political Agency in Bahrain by Charles Belgrave, Adviser to the Government of Bahrain. The records cover the years 1359-1363AH (1941-1945). These records include details of the expenditure and budget of the government. A number of lists containing details of the salaries and allowances of members of the Al Khalifa family are also included throughout the file.The file contains correspondence that discusses Bahrain's financial situation, notably details of how and where investments should be made for Bahrain's state reserve fund, details of Shaikh Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa's [Shaikh Ḥamad bin ‘Īsá Āl Khalīfah] excessive spending habits and the impact of the Second World War on Bahrain.The file also contains copies (in English and Arabic) of correspondence between Charles Geoffrey Prior, the Political Resident in the Persian Gulf and the Shaikh Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa.Of note are folios 198v and 199v, on which financial details from 1943/44 have been printed on the reverse of two unrelated British Government propaganda posters - presumably due to a paper shortage during war time.
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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.
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Oblique photograph taken during an aerial reconnaissance of the Qatar Peninsula on 11 October 1935 by Squadron Leader J H Dand, Air Headquarters, British Forces in Iraq, Hinaidi. A copy of a report of the reconnaissance can be found at IOR/L/PS/12/2136, ff 38-39.Inscribed: 800 feet.Another print of this photograph can be found at IOR/R/15/2/159, f 28.
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Oblique photograph taken in the course of an aerial reconnaissance of the Qatar Peninsula on 11 October 1935 by Squadron Leader J H Dand, Air Headquarters, British Forces in Iraq, Hinaidi. There is a report on the reconnaissance at IOR/R/15/2/159, folios 18-20.Inscribed: 800 feet.
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Oblique photograph taken in the course of an aerial reconnaissance of the Qatar Peninsula on 11 October 1935 by Squadron Leader J H Dand, Air Headquarters, British Forces in Iraq, Hinaidi. There is a report on the reconnaissance at IOR/R/15/2/159, folios 18-20.Inscribed: 800 feet.
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Oblique photograph taken during an aerial reconnaissance of the Qatar Peninsula on 11 October 1935 by Squadron Leader J H Dand, Air Headquarters, British Forces in Iraq, Hinaidi. A copy of a report of the reconnaissance can be found at IOR/L/PS/12/2136, ff 38-39.Inscribed: 800 feet.Another print of this photograph can be found at IOR/R/15/2/159, f 27.
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Oblique photograph taken in the course of an aerial reconnaissance of the Qatar Peninsula on 11 October 1935 by Squadron Leader J H Dand, Air Headquarters, British Forces in Iraq, Hinaidi. There is a report on the reconnaissance at IOR/R/15/2/159, folios 18-20.Inscribed: 700 feet.
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Oblique photograph taken during an aerial reconnaissance of the Qatar Peninsula on 11 October 1935 by Squadron Leader J H Dand, Air Headquarters, British Forces in Iraq, Hinaidi. A copy of a report of the reconnaissance can be found at IOR/L/PS/12/2136, ff 38-39.Inscribed: 700 feet.Another print of this photograph can be found at IOR/R/15/2/159, f 22.
Description
Oblique photograph taken in the course of an aerial reconnaissance of the Qatar Peninsula on 11 October 1935 by Squadron Leader J H Dand, Air Headquarters, British Forces in Iraq, Hinaidi. There is a report on the reconnaissance at IOR/R/15/2/159, folios 18-20.Inscribed: 800 feet.
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Oblique photograph taken during an aerial reconnaissance of the Qatar Peninsula on 11 October 1935 by Squadron Leader J H Dand, Air Headquarters, British Forces in Iraq, Hinaidi. A copy of a report of the reconnaissance can be found at IOR/L/PS/12/2136, ff 38-39.Inscribed: 800 feet.Another print of this photograph can be found at IOR/R/15/2/159, f 24.
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Oblique photograph taken during an aerial reconnaissance of the Qatar Peninsula on 11 October 1935 by Squadron Leader J H Dand, Air Headquarters, British Forces in Iraq, Hinaidi. A copy of a report of the reconnaissance can be found at IOR/L/PS/12/2136, ff 38-39.Inscribed: 800 feet.Another print of this photograph can be found at IOR/R/15/2/159, f 23.
Description
Oblique photograph taken in the course of an aerial reconnaissance of the Qatar Peninsula on 11 October 1935 by Squadron Leader J H Dand, Air Headquarters, British Forces in Iraq, Hinaidi. There is a report on the reconnaissance at IOR/R/15/2/159, folios 18-20.Inscribed: 800 feet.
Description
Oblique photograph taken in the course of an aerial reconnaissance of the Qatar Peninsula on 11 October 1935 by Squadron Leader J H Dand, Air Headquarters, British Forces in Iraq, Hinaidi. There is a report on the reconnaissance at IOR/R/15/2/159, folios 18-20.Inscribed: 800 feet.
Description
Oblique photograph taken during an aerial reconnaissance of the Qatar Peninsula on 11 October 1935 by Squadron Leader J H Dand, Air Headquarters, British Forces in Iraq, Hinaidi. A copy of a report of the reconnaissance can be found at IOR/L/PS/12/2136, ff 38-39.Inscribed: 800 feet.Another print of this photograph can be found at IOR/R/15/2/159, f 25.
Description
Oblique photograph taken in the course of an aerial reconnaissance of the Qatar Peninsula on 11 October 1935 by Squadron Leader J H Dand, Air Headquarters, British Forces in Iraq, Hinaidi. There is a report on the reconnaissance at IOR/R/15/2/159, folios 18-20.Inscribed: 800 feet.