Military operations in central Oman

FO 1016/631 1958
Description

This file contains correspondence relating to:

  • The Minutes of the Fifteenth Meeting of the Military Co-ordination Committee (Persian Gulf)
  • A proclamation addressed to the people of Jebel Akhdar, informing them of an alliance between the land and air forces of Britain and the Sultan of Muscat and Oman Saeed Bin Taimur
  • A letter from Major F C L Chauncy to Sir B A B Burrows on the former's meetings with Sultan Saeed, Brigadier P R M Waterfield, Colonel D de C Smiley and Sayyed Ahmad Bin Ibrahim on the War and the limits of the current blockade against Imam Ghalib Bin Ali Al Hina'i, Taleb Bin Ali Al Hina'i and Sheikh Sulaiman Bin Himyar Al Nabhani. It includes a warning by Imam Ghalib to anyone who helps the tyrants and aggressors
  • The possibility of accommodation for British forces at Azaybah, Saih Mali or Bayt Al Falaj
  • The discussions surrounding the feasibility, timing and implementation of Operation Dermot. It includes the 'Outline Plan for Operation Dermot' with two annexes and six appendices
  • The Minutes of the Eighteenth Meeting of the Military Co-ordination Committee (Persian Gulf)
  • The Minutes of the Nineteenth Meeting of the Military Co-ordination Committee (Persian Gulf)
  • The clarification of the role of the Royal Marines seconded to the Sultan's Armed Forces
  • The Sultan's views on calling a meeting of Oman Sheikhs to consider a political settlement
  • The 'Arrangements for Press Coverage on Operations in the Persian Gulf' with appendices
  • Minutes of the twenty-first meeting of the Military Co-ordination Committee (Persian Gulf)
  • A report by an elder of Istal, Abdulla Bin Nasir Al Kharusi on conditions at Jebel Akhdar
  • A message addressed to the people of Jebel Akhdar to be broadcast via loudspeakers
  • A broadcast by the Sultan's cousin Faisal Bin Ali to the people of Dhofar on Sawt Al Arab.