Trucial States: internal security and policing (excluding Abu Dhabi)

FO 1016/852 1966 Jan 01 - 1966 Dec 31

This file contains correspondence relating to:

  • The consideration of P J McGill and J K Humphreys for the posts of Commandant at Sharjah and Deputy Commandant at Dubai [including details of M J McKinlay and L A H Lack] and the possible consideration of P F Murch serving as officer in the Special Branch; and the assessment by Major F C L Chauncy of McGill's earlier service in Muscat
  • The loyalty of locally enlisted police forces with particular reference to the Dubai Police Force
  • The proposal for the secondment of an Arab police officer from Amman to serve in Sharjah
  • A proposal to award contracts to two Special Branch officers in Trucial Oman Scouts (TOS)
  • The contract between the Ruler of Dubai Sheikh Rashid Bin Saeed Al Maktoum and William Victor Aubrey for the post of Assistant Superintendent of Dubai Police Force
  • The recommendations of the Gulf Counter-Subversion Committee on employing policemen
  • The application of R Horwood for the post of Commandant of Police at Ras Al Khaimah
  • The recruitment by the Ministry of Overseas Development of seven police and Special Branch officers for the Trucial States and the possible means of instruction in colloquial Arabic
  • The predicted budget for the Sharjah Police Force, including services and capital expenditures; and the assistance by the Ruler of Abu Dhabi Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan
  • An application by John L Sullivan of the Kenya Police for a position in the Trucial States
  • An application by W L Aucutt of the Oman Gendarmerie for a position in the Trucial States
  • The selection of by Major J Briggs of J I Burns (Commandant at Sharjah), W B Peskett (Special Branch, TOS), H J Pugsley (Special Branch Dubai), D D Henchman (Head of Special Branch, TOS), A T Bevan (Commandant at Ras Al Khaimah), Humphreys (Deputy Commandant at Dubai) and Murch (Special Branch Dubai) to serve in the Trucial States.