Military operations in central Oman

FO 1016/630 1958

This file contains correspondence relating to:

  • The hand-over of Izki from the Trucial Oman Scouts (TOS) to Sultan's Armed Forces (SAF)
  • The notes on a meeting about the Jebel Akhdar Campaign at Nizwa on 11 June 1958
  • The minutes of the Seventh Meeting of the Military Coordination Committee (Persian Gulf)
  • The shooting of Colour Sergeant J L Halford of the Royal Marines while on patrol near Muti
  • The perceived disaffection of individuals and tribes with leaders of the Imamate of Oman and the reluctance of defectors to openly acknowledge the authority of the Sultan of Muscat, Saeed Bin Taimur in the absence of a conclusive victory by the Sultan over the forces commanded by Sheikh Sulaiman Bin Himyar Al Nabhani and Taleb Bin Ali Al Hina'i
  • The possible objections of the Ruler of Sharjah, Sheikh Saqr Bin Sultan Al Qasimi to the use of air facilities in the Sheikhdom by British aircraft engaged in the Jabal Akhdar War
  • The draft of a leaflet by Sayyed Tariq Bin Taimur to be distributed among the Bani Riyam. It includes several hand-written drafts in Arabic as well as an English translation of the leaflet
  • An explosion at the vehicle park of Petroleum Development (Oman) Limited
  • A report on the 'Rebel Forces on Jabal Akhdar and Surrounding Area', 28 June 1958
  • The establishment and operation of naval search patrols along the Batinah and Trucial Coast
  • The report of the interrogation of Saif Bin Sheikhan by Foreign Intelligence Officer E J Lagnado, 30 June 1958
  • The minutes of the Eighth Meeting of the Military Co-ordination Committee (Persian Gulf)
  • 'Intelligence Summary on Jabal Akhdar, Oman, by Lagnado for Period June 1958'
  • A memorandum on the future of Oman, and effects of another operation elsewhere in the Gulf
  • A series of exchanges between the Foreign Secretary Selwyn Lloyd and the Secretary of State for War Christopher Soames MP about Taleb Bin Ali and the Jebel Akhdar War
  • The minutes of the ninth Meeting of the Military Co-ordination Committee (Persian Gulf)
  • The differences of opinion between Brigadier P R M Waterfield and Colonel D de C Smiley
  • The minutes of the Eleventh Meeting of the Military Co-ordination Committee (Persian Gulf)
  • The delegation of responsibility for 'helping the Imam of Oman' by the King of Saudi Arabia Saud Bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud to the Amir of Dammam, Saud Bin Abdulla Bin Jiluwi Al Saud
  • A letter from Brigadier Waterfield to Sir B A B Burrows dated from Muscat, 19 July 1958
  • An alleged plot by a certain Al Rafifi to assassinate the Imam of Oman Ghalib Bin Ali Al Hina'i and Sulaiman Bin Himyar as reported by Damascus Radio on 14 June 1958.