UK military operations in Muscat and Oman. Code BA file 1195 (papers 28 to 47)

FO 371/140168 1959

This file relates to UK military operations in Muscat and Oman. It contains correspondence on:

  • [Documents retained in department] (28, 34)
  • Meeting of the Defence Committee regarding action to be taken in a recaptured territory, and a correction to a record of the meeting (29)
  • Comments on the proposal for the establishment of a gendarmerie in Muscat and Oman (30)
  • Quote from Cairo Radio reporting 22 British troops as killed and three wounded in a battle in Oman (32)
  • Arrival in Muscat of a delegation from villages in the mountains to affirm their allegiance to the Sultan of Muscat and Oman, Saeed Bin Taimur, headed by Sheikh Ahmad Bin Mubarak and Sheikh Salaam Bin Amer of the Beni Riyam (36)
  • Plans for the Sultan to visit Nizwa and the Jebel Akhdar mountain on 27-28 February 1959, in order to meet the military, travelling to and from Salalah by RAF (37)
  • Letter sent from the Sultan to the Minister of the Interior cancelling pardons for all rebels captured in the future (38)
  • Details of a short paragraph on Muscat operations to be included in the Secretary of State's memorandum on army estimates (39)
  • Letter to M S Weir, the First Secretary in Washington, DC, reporting a conversation between G McClanahan of the US Embassy and A R Walmsley, on operations in Oman and on the Khor Al Odaid [Khawr Al Udayd] (40)
  • Warning of a potential attempt by rebel leaders Sulaiman Bin Himyar Al Riyami and Ghalib Bin Ali Al Hinai' to get to Zanzibar (42)
  • Issue of publicity of the British involvement in operations in Muscat and Oman, including draft statements and an extract from a letter from Lord John Hope's son about the forces in Muscat and Oman [enclosed] (43)
  • Rehabilitation of the Jebel Akhdar area, including a report by Jack Eyre of the Middle East Development Division and a schedule of costs [both enclosed] (44)
  • Letters from Consul General in Muscat W N Monteith about a decree made by the Sultan relating to Jebel Akhdar (45)
  • Compiling of a list regarding arms and ammunition captured in Oman (46)
  • Necessity of proceeding with rehabilitation plans for Jebel Akhdar and the issue of the Sultan's resistance (47)