Bahrain Defence Force

FCO 8/2417 1975 Jan 01 - 1975 Dec 31

This file contains correspondence relating to the Bahrain Defence Force (BDF), including reference to:

  • The proposed visit of two BDF officers to the British Army Air Corp’s headquarters
  • The future establishment of a BDF Air Wing
  • The British Army’s assistance in setting up a reserve force to support the BDF
  • The BDF’s interest in air defence
  • Background information on the BDF and the Bahrain State Police
  • BDF training in the UK
  • The Minister of Defence and Commander-in-Chief of the BDF Sheikh Hamad Bin Isa Al Khalifa’s request that HMG provide him with maps and photographs from a British military survey of Bahrain conducted in 1970-71